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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
1. (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Mock.

2. (a.) Imitating, esp. in derision, or so as to cause derision; mimicking; derisive.

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia

mok, mok'er, mok'-ing (hathal, la`agh, empaizo): To mock is the translation of hathal, "to play upon," "mock," "deride" (Judges 16:10, 13, 15 1 Kings 18:27, "Elijah mocked them"; Job 13:9 twice, the Revised Version (British and American) "deceiveth," "deceive," margin "mocketh," "mock"); of la`agh, "to stammer" or "babble in mimicry," "to mock" or "scorn" (2 Chronicles 30:10 Nehemiah 4:1 Job 11:3; Job 21:3 Proverbs 1:26; Proverbs 17:5; Proverbs 30:17 Jeremiah 20:7). Other words are tsachaq, "to laugh," etc. (Genesis 19:14; Genesis 21:9; Genesis 39:14, 17); qalac, "to call out," or "cry after," "to scoff" or "mock at" (2 Kings 2:23 Ezekiel 22:5); sachaq, "to laugh," "mock" (Job 39:22 Lamentations 1:7); luts, "to scorn" (Proverbs 14:9); sechoq, "laughter," "derision" (Job 12:4); empaizo, "to treat as a child," "mock" (Matthew 2:16; Matthew 20:19; Matthew 27:29, 31, 41 Luke 14:29, etc.); diachleuazo, "to mock," "laugh," etc. (Acts 2:13; Acts 17:32); mukterizo, "to sneer at," "mock," literally, "to turn up the nose" (Galatians 6:7, "God is not mocked," "will not let himself be mocked"); epigelao, "laugh" (Job 2:8; 1Ma 7:34; compare 2Ma 7:39; 2Ma 8:17).

Mocker, hathulim, "deceivers," "mockers" (Job 17:2); luts (Proverbs 20:1 Isaiah 28:22 the King James Version); la`egh, "stammering," "mocking" (Psalm 35:16; compare Isaiah 28:11); sachaq (Jeremiah 15:17); empaiktes, "a mocker," "scoffer," literally, "sporting as children" (Jude 1:18; compare 2 Peter 3:3).

Mocking is the translation of qallacah "mocking," "derision" (Ezekiel 22:4); of empaigmos the Septuagint for qallacah) (Hebrews 11:36; Wis 12:25; Ecclesiasticus 27:28, "mockery"; 2Ma 7:7, "mocking-stock," the Revised Version (British and American) "the mocking"; 2 Maccabees 7:10, "made a mocking-stock" (empaizo)); of mokos (Ecclesiasticus 33:6).

For "mocked of" (Job 12:4) the Revised Version (British and American) has "a laughing-stock to"; for "mockers" (Isaiah 28:22), the English Revised Version "scorner," the American Standard Revised Version "scoffer"; for "the mockers" (Jeremiah 15:17), "them that made merry"; for "scorneth" (Proverbs 19:28), "mocketh at"; for "As one man mocketh another, do ye so mock him?" (Job 13:9), "As one deceiveth a man will ye deceive him?" (margin, "mocketh," "mock"); "mock" for "laugh" (Job 9:23); for "There shall come in the last days scoffers" (2 Peter 3:3), "In the last days (margin, "Greek in the last of the days") mockers shall come with mockery" (empaigmone empaiktai).

W. L. Walker

1701b. empaigmos -- a mocking
... empaigmos. 1702 . a mocking. Transliteration: empaigmos Short Definition: mockings.
Word Origin from empaizo Definition a mocking NASB Word Usage mockings (1) ...
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1701. empaigmos -- mockery
... Cognate: 1701 -- scoffing (mocking). See 1702 (). mocking. From empaizo; derision --
mocking. see GREEK empaizo. (empaigmone) -- 1 Occurrence. ...
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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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1701a. empaigmone -- mockery
... mockery. Transliteration: empaigmone Short Definition: mocking. Word Origin from
empaizo Definition mockery NASB Word Usage mocking (1). 1701, 1701a. ...
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1702. empaizo -- to mock at
... Word Origin from en and paizo Definition to mock at NASB Word Usage mock (2),
mocked (5), mocking (4), ridicule (1), tricked (1). mock. ...
// - 7k

5512. chleuazo -- to jest, mock, jeer
... 5512 (from , "a joke") -- properly, to joke (jest), ie to scoff (ridicule)
using barbed humor and mocking jeers (used only in Ac 17:32). ...
// - 6k

Strong's Hebrew
4485. manginah -- (mocking, derisive) song
... 4484, 4485. manginah. 4486 . (mocking, derisive) song. Transliteration: manginah
Phonetic Spelling: (man-ghee-naw') Short Definition: song. ...
/hebrew/4485.htm - 6k

3934. laeg -- mocking
... 3933, 3934. laeg. 3935 . mocking. Transliteration: laeg Phonetic Spelling:
(law-ayg') Short Definition: jesters. Word Origin from ...
/hebrew/3934.htm - 6k

3933. laag -- a mocking, derision
... 3932, 3933. laag. 3934 . a mocking, derision. Transliteration: laag Phonetic
Spelling: (lah'-ag) Short Definition: derision. Word ...
/hebrew/3933.htm - 6k

4426. melitsah -- satire, a mocking poem
... 4425, 4426. melitsah. 4427 . satire, a mocking poem. Transliteration: melitsah
Phonetic Spelling: (mel-ee-tsaw') Short Definition: figure. ...
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7048. qallasah -- derision
... 7047, 7048. qallasah. 7049 . derision. Transliteration: qallasah Phonetic
Spelling: (kal-law-saw') Short Definition: mocking. ... mocking. ...
/hebrew/7048.htm - 6k

6711. tsachaq -- to laugh
... root Definition to laugh NASB Word Usage caressing (1), entertained* (1), jesting
(1), laugh (4), laughed (2), make sport (2), mocking (1), play (1). ...
/hebrew/6711.htm - 6k


Listen, My Brethren, to Death, Mocking the Evil One: that Caused ...
... Hymn LVII. Listen, my brethren, to Death, mocking the Evil One: that caused
the head of our race to sin, and its mother. 1. Listen ...
/.../hymns and homilies of ephraim the syrian/hymn lvii listen my brethren.htm

If, Then, You Really Intend to do an Act of Repentance for those ...
... If, then, you really intend to do an act of repentance for those evil speeches of
yours, if you are not merely mocking us by saying this, and if you are not in ...
/.../11 if then you really.htm

Sufficient Grace of the Holy Spirit is Bestowed on those to whom ...
... bestowed on those to whom the gospel is preached, whosoever they may be; so that,
if they will, they may believe: otherwise, God would only be mocking mankind. ...
/.../arminius/the works of james arminius vol 1/article viii sufficient grace of.htm

Chapter xxi
... 9. Now Sarah observed that the son of the Egyptian woman Hagar, whom she
had born to Abraham, was (always) mocking. Everything in ...
// of genesis volume 1/chapter xxi.htm

The Penitent Thief
... Hear those spiteful Pharisees mocking among themselves: "He saved others; Himself
He cannot save." The account also says that the two thieves "cast the same in ...
// of the bible/vii the penitent thief.htm

Sin the Mocker
... It is a solemn and painful subject, but perhaps this text rightly pondered may help
to save some of us from hearing the mocking laugh which echoes through the ...
/.../maclaren/expositions of holy scripture g/sin the mocker.htm

A Savage Duel.
... acquitted. It is the second mocking and the second acquittal. ... substitute. Again
Jesus is brought forward, as arrayed by the mocking soldiers. ...
// talks about jesus/a savage duel.htm

The Crucifixion.
... thou art the Son of God, ^b and come down from the cross.31 In like manner also
the chief priests ^c And the rulers also scoffed at him, ^b mocking him among ...
/.../mcgarvey/the four-fold gospel/cxxxiii the crucifixion 2.htm

... men; namely, to such as are wholly ignorant and stupid, or to such as through habitual
debauchery have brought themselves to a custom of mocking and scoffing ...
/.../clarke/a discourse concerning the being and attributes of god/introduction.htm

A Penitent Heart, the Best New Year's Gift
... as fast almost as he has made them. This is highly offensive to God, it
is mocking of him. My brethren, when grace is given us to ...
/.../whitefield/selected sermons of george whitefield/a penitent heart the best.htm

Mocking (25 Occurrences)
... & vb. n.) of Mock. 2. (a.) Imitating, esp. in derision, or so as to cause derision;
mimicking; derisive. Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia. MOCK; MOCKER; MOCKING...
/m/mocking.htm - 18k

Mocker (11 Occurrences)
... a derider. 2. (n.) A deceiver; an impostor. 3. (n.) A mocking bird. Int.
Standard Bible Encyclopedia. MOCK; MOCKER; MOCKING. mok, mok ...
/m/mocker.htm - 14k

Mock (43 Occurrences)
... 6. (n.) Imitation; mimicry. 7. (a.) Imitating reality, but not real; false; counterfeit;
assumed; sham. Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia. MOCK; MOCKER; MOCKING. ...
/m/mock.htm - 23k

Ishmael (44 Occurrences)
...mocking" (Genesis 21:9). Her jealous motherly love had quickened her sense of
observation and her faculty of reading the character of children. ...
/i/ishmael.htm - 38k

Jeering (2 Occurrences)
... 1. (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Jeer. 2. (a.) Mocking; scoffing. 3. (n.) A mocking
utterance. Multi-Version Concordance Jeering (2 Occurrences). ...
/j/jeering.htm - 7k

Likewise (149 Occurrences)
... (WEB KJV ASV DBY WBS). Matthew 27:41 Likewise the chief priests also mocking, with
the scribes, the Pharisees, and the elders, said, (WEB KJV WBS). ...
/l/likewise.htm - 35k

Mocked (40 Occurrences)
... (WEB KJV ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV). Matthew 27:41 And in like manner also the
chief priests mocking, with the scribes and elders, said, (See RSV NIV). ...
/m/mocked.htm - 18k

Teachers (87 Occurrences)
... (See NIV). Matthew 27:41 Likewise the chief priests also mocking, with the
scribes, the Pharisees, and the elders, said, (See NIV). ...
/t/teachers.htm - 31k

Along (500 Occurrences)
... (See NIV). Matthew 27:41 Likewise the chief priests also mocking, with the
scribes, the Pharisees, and the elders, said, (See NAS). ...
/a/along.htm - 33k

Laughingstock (10 Occurrences)
... (Job 12:4 twice; Jeremiah 20:7; compare Jeremiah 48:26, 27, 39 Lamentations 3:14).
See MOCK, MOCKING. Multi-Version Concordance Laughingstock (10 Occurrences). ...
/l/laughingstock.htm - 9k

Bible Concordance
Mocking (25 Occurrences)

Matthew 27:29 and having plaited him a crown out of thorns they put 'it' on his head, and a reed in his right hand, and having kneeled before him, they were mocking him, saying, 'Hail, the king of the Jews.'

Matthew 27:41 Likewise the chief priests also mocking, with the scribes, the Pharisees, and the elders, said,

Mark 15:31 Likewise, also the chief priests mocking among themselves with the scribes said, "He saved others. He can't save himself.

Luke 22:63 And the men who were holding Jesus were mocking him, beating 'him';

Luke 23:11 and Herod with his soldiers having set him at nought, and having mocked, having put around him gorgeous apparel, did send him back to Pilate,
(See NAS)

Luke 23:36 And mocking him also were the soldiers, coming near and offering vinegar to him,

John 19:3 Then they began to march up to Him, saying in a mocking voice, "Hail King of the Jews!" And they struck Him with the palms of their hands.

Acts 2:13 Others, mocking, said, "They are filled with new wine."

Acts 17:32 And having heard of a rising again of the dead, some, indeed, were mocking, but others said, 'We will hear thee again concerning this;'

Hebrews 11:36 Others were tried by mocking and scourging, yes, moreover by bonds and imprisonment.

2 Peter 3:3 knowing this first, that there shall come at the close of the days mockers with mocking, walking according to their own lusts,

Genesis 19:14 And Lot goeth out, and speaketh unto his sons-in-law, those taking his daughters, and saith, 'Rise, go out from this place, for Jehovah is destroying the city;' and he is as 'one' mocking in the eyes of his sons-in-law.

Genesis 21:9 Sarah saw the son of Hagar the Egyptian, whom she had borne to Abraham, mocking.

Genesis 27:12 My father peradventure will feel me, and I shall seem to him as a mocker; and I shall bring a curse upon me, and not a blessing.'
(See RSV)

2 Chronicles 30:10 And the runners are passing over from city to city, in the land of Ephraim and Manasseh, even unto Zebulun: and they are laughing at them, and mocking at them,

2 Chronicles 36:16 and they are mocking at the messengers of God, and despising His words, and acting deceitfully with His prophets, till the going up of the fury of Jehovah against His people -- till there is no healing.

Proverbs 17:5 Whoso is mocking at the poor Hath reproached his Maker, Whoso is rejoicing at calamity is not acquitted.

Isaiah 28:22 Now therefore be ye not mockers, lest your bands be made strong: for I have heard from the Lord GOD of hosts a consumption, even determined upon the whole earth.
(See NIV)

Isaiah 50:6 I was offering my back to those who gave me blows, and my face to those who were pulling out my hair: I did not keep my face covered from marks of shame.
(See NIV)

Jeremiah 20:7 Thou hast persuaded me, O Jehovah, and I am persuaded; Thou hast hardened me, and dost prevail, I have been for a laughter all the day, Every one is mocking at me,

Lamentations 1:7 Jerusalem remembereth in the days of her affliction and of her anguish all her treasures that she had from the days of old; now that her people fall by the hand of the adversary, and none doth help her, the adversaries have seen her, they have mocked at her desolations.
(See RSV)

Lamentations 3:14 I am become a derision to all my people, and their song all the day.
(See NAS)

Lamentations 3:63 You see their sitting down, and their rising up; I am their song.
(See NAS)

Ezekiel 22:4 You have become guilty in your blood that you have shed, and are defiled in your idols which you have made; and you have caused your days to draw near, and are come even to your years: therefore have I made you a reproach to the nations, and a mocking to all the countries.

Zephaniah 2:10 This they will have for their pride, because they have reproached and magnified themselves against the people of Yahweh of Armies.
(See NIV)



Mocking God

Mocking: Elijah Mocks the Priests of Baal

Mocking: Figurative

Mocking: Ishmael Mocks Sarah

Mocking: some Boys Mock Elisha

Mocking: The Ammonites Mock God

Mocking: The Hardened Wicked People Mock

Mocking: The Persecutors of Jesus Mock Him

Mocking: The Tormentors of Job Mock

Mocking: Tyre Mocks Jerusalem

Mocking: Zedekiah Mocks Micaiah

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Along (500 Occurrences)

Laughingstock (10 Occurrences)

Mocketh (10 Occurrences)

Hagar (15 Occurrences)

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Knelt (20 Occurrences)

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Experienced (23 Occurrences)

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Sport (99 Occurrences)

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Tried (96 Occurrences)

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