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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
1. (n.) Derision; ridicule; mockery; derisive or mocking expression of scorn, contempt, or reproach.

2. (n.) An object of scorn, mockery, or derision.

3. (n.) To show insolent ridicule or mockery; to manifest contempt by derisive acts or language; -- often with at.

4. (v. t.) To treat or address with derision; to assail scornfully; to mock at.

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia

skof, skof'-er: The verb indicates the manifestation of contempt by insulting words or actions; it combines bitterness with ridicule. It is much more frequent in the Revised Version (British and American) than in the King James Version, replacing "scorn" of the latter in Psalm 1:1 Proverbs 1:22, etc. "Scorn" refers rather to an inner emotion based on a sense of superiority; "scoff," to the outward expression of this emotion.

1315b. diachleuazo -- to scoff, mock
... to scoff, mock. Transliteration: diachleuazo Short Definition: mocking. Word Origin
from dia and chleuazo Definition to scoff, mock NASB Word Usage mocking (1). ...
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5512. chleuazo -- to jest, mock, jeer
... to jest, mock, jeer. Part of Speech: Verb Transliteration: chleuazo Phonetic Spelling:
(khlyoo-ad'-zo) Short Definition: I mock, scoff Definition: I mock, scoff ...
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1592. ekmukterizo -- to hold up the nose in derision of
... up the nose in derision of. Part of Speech: Verb Transliteration: ekmukterizo Phonetic
Spelling: (ek-mook-ter-id'-zo) Short Definition: I deride, scoff at, mock ...
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1702. empaizo -- to mock at
... Definition: I mock, ridicule. 1702 (from 1722 , "" and 3815 , "play") -- properly,
to sport someone, mock (scoff). Word Origin from en ...
// - 7k

Strong's Hebrew
7046. qalas -- to mock, scoff
... 7045, 7046. qalas. 7047 . to mock, scoff. Transliteration: qalas Phonetic Spelling:
(kaw-las') Short Definition: mock. Word Origin a prim. ... mock, scoff, scorn ...
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3887. luts -- ambassador, have in derision, interpreter, make a ...
... A primitive root; properly, to make mouths at, ie To scoff; hence (from the effort
to pronounce a foreign language) to interpret, or (generally) intercede ...
/hebrew/3887.htm - 6k

3932. laag -- to mock, deride, stammer
... root Definition to mock, deride, stammer NASB Word Usage laugh (1), mock (3), mocked
(5), mocks (4), scoff (2), scoffs (1), sneer (1), stammering (1). ...
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3917b. lits -- to scorn
... NASB Word Usage carry on as scoffers (1), deride (1), envoys (1), interpreter (1),
makes a mockery (1), mediator (1), mock (1), mocker (1), scoff (1), scoffer ...
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6315. puach -- to breathe, blow
... A primitive root; to puff, ie Blow with the breath or air; hence, to fan (as a breeze),
to utter, to kindle (a fire), to scoff -- blow (upon), break, puff ...
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Of the Necessity of the Wager
... 191. And will this one scoff at the other? Who ought to scoff? And yet, the
latter does not scoff at the other, but pities him. 192. ...
// iii of the necessity.htm

Vindication of Christian Women.
... [504] You who say that we talk nonsense among women and boys, among maidens and
old women, and scoff at us for not being with you, hear what silliness prevails ...
/.../tatians address to the greeks/chapter xxxiii vindication of christian women.htm

The Epistle of Saint Jude.
... V.10. But these scoff at what they know nothing of, for what they know naturally
as brute beasts, in those things they corrupt themselves. ...
/.../the epistle of saint jude.htm

The Epistle of Judas
... 8-10). 8 Despite it all, these visionaries pollute their flesh, scorn the
Powers celestial, and scoff at the angelic Glories. ^9 ...
/.../moffat/the general epistles james peter and judas/the epistle of judas.htm

The Relation of Christ to Prophecy, Continued.
... 5. We are not afraid to meet your scoff at the Sabbath, when you call it the fetters
of Saturn. ... Your scoff is as unreasonable as it is profane. ...
/.../the relation of christ to.htm

The Blind Beggar
... Jesus. He might have heard him scoffed at, but he did not scoff. How could
he scoff at one who had opened the eyes of the blind? ...
/.../spurgeon/spurgeons sermons volume 5 1859/the blind beggar.htm

The Impossibility of Renewal.
... If these high gifts are used to scoff at the Son of God, and that with the persistence
that can spring only from the pride and self-righteousness of unbelief ...
/.../chapter v the impossibility of.htm

Of the Eternal Election, by which God Has Predestinated Some to ...
... we must beware of keeping from the faithful, lest we seem either maliciously to
deprive them of the blessing of God, or to accuse and scoff at the Spirit, as ...
/.../calvin/the institutes of the christian religion/chapter 21 of the eternal.htm

The Death which Gives Life
... The priests do not take up the people's mockery, for they know that it is based
upon a falsehood; but they scoff at His miracles, which they assume to be ...
/.../maclaren/expositions of holy scripture d/the death which gives life.htm

Shoes of Iron, and Strength Sufficient: a New Year's Promise
... I know that there are mockers who scoff at the very mention of unction; but I pray
that to myself and my brethren the promise may be fulfilled, "He shall dip ...
/.../spurgeon/spurgeons sermons volume 35 1889/shoes of iron and strength.htm

Scoff (18 Occurrences)
...SCOFF; SCOFFER. ... "Scorn" refers rather to an inner emotion based on a sense of
superiority; "scoff," to the outward expression of this emotion. ...
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Scorn (65 Occurrences)
... 5. (n.) To treat with extreme contempt; to make the object of insult; to
mock; to scoff at; to deride. 6. (vi) To scoff; to mock ...
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Jeer (2 Occurrences)
... 3. (v.) To utter sarcastic or scoffing reflections; to speak with mockery or derision;
to use taunting language; to scoff; as, to jeer at a speaker. ...
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Deride (7 Occurrences)
... Noah Webster's Dictionary (vt) To laugh at with contempt; to ridicule; to laugh;
to scorn; to turn to ridicule or make sport of; to mock; to scoff at. ...
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Scoffer (11 Occurrences)
...SCOFF; SCOFFER. ... "Scorn" refers rather to an inner emotion based on a sense of
superiority; "scoff," to the outward expression of this emotion. ...
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Scissors (5 Occurrences)

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Neigh (2 Occurrences)
... Noah Webster's Dictionary 1. (vi) To utter the cry of the horse; to whinny. 2.
(vi) To scoff or sneer; to jeer. 3. (n.) The cry of a horse; a whinny. Int. ...
/n/neigh.htm - 7k

Laugh (23 Occurrences)
... NIV). Psalms 59:8 But you, Yahweh, laugh at them. You scoff at all the nations.
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Gall (17 Occurrences)
... sarcasm. 9. (vt) To injure; to harass; to annoy; as, the troops were galled
by the shot of the enemy. 10. (vi) To scoff; to jeer. 11. (n ...
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Intercessors (2 Occurrences)
... Multi-Version Concordance Intercessors (2 Occurrences). Job 16:20 My friends scoff
at me: But mine eye poureth out tears unto God, (See JPS). ...
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Scoff (18 Occurrences)

Acts 17:32
When they heard Paul speak of a resurrection of dead men, some began to scoff. But others said, "We will hear you again on that subject."

1 Kings 9:8
Though this house is so high, yet shall everyone who passes by it be astonished, and shall hiss; and they shall say,'Why has Yahweh done thus to this land, and to this house?'
(See NIV)

2 Kings 2:23
And he goeth up thence to Beth-El, and he is going up in the way, and little youths have come out from the city, and scoff at him, and say to him, 'Go up, bald-head! go up, bald-head!'

Job 11:3
Thy devices make men keep silent, Thou scornest, and none is causing blushing!
(See NAS)

Job 16:20
My friends scoff at me. My eyes pour out tears to God,

Psalms 59:8
But you, Yahweh, laugh at them. You scoff at all the nations.

Psalms 73:8
They scoff and speak with malice. In arrogance, they threaten oppression.

Psalms 74:10
How long, God, shall the adversary reproach? Shall the enemy blaspheme your name forever?
(See RSV)

Psalms 74:22
Arise, God! Plead your own cause. Remember how the foolish man mocks you all day.
(See RSV)

Proverbs 9:12
If thou art wise, thou art wise for thyself; And if thou scoffest, thou alone shalt bear it.
(Root in ASV NAS RSV)

Isaiah 28:22
Now therefore don't be scoffers, lest your bonds be made strong; for I have heard a decree of destruction from the Lord, Yahweh of Armies, on the whole earth.

Jeremiah 19:8
I will make this city an astonishment, and a hissing; everyone who passes thereby shall be astonished and hiss because of all its plagues.
(See NIV)

Jeremiah 49:17
Edom shall become an astonishment: everyone who passes by it shall be astonished, and shall hiss at all its plagues.
(See NIV)

Jeremiah 50:13
Because of the wrath of Yahweh she shall not be inhabited, but she shall be wholly desolate: everyone who goes by Babylon shall be astonished, and hiss at all her plagues.
(See NIV)

Lamentations 2:15
All that pass by clap their hands at you. They hiss and wag their head at the daughter of Jerusalem, saying, Is this the city that men called The perfection of beauty, The joy of the whole earth?
(See NIV)

Lamentations 2:16
All your enemies have opened their mouth wide against you; They hiss and gnash the teeth; they say, We have swallowed her up; Certainly this is the day that we looked for; we have found, we have seen it.
(See NIV)

Ezekiel 22:5
The near and the far-off from thee scoff at thee, O defiled of name -- abounding in trouble.

Habakkuk 1:10
Yes, he scoffs at kings, and princes are a derision to him. He laughs at every stronghold, for he builds up an earthen ramp, and takes it.



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