Proverbs 1:26
New International Version
I in turn will laugh when disaster strikes you; I will mock when calamity overtakes you—

New Living Translation
So I will laugh when you are in trouble! I will mock you when disaster overtakes you—

English Standard Version
I also will laugh at your calamity; I will mock when terror strikes you,

Berean Study Bible
in turn I will mock your calamity; I will sneer when terror strikes you,

King James Bible
I also will laugh at your calamity; I will mock when your fear cometh;

New King James Version
I also will laugh at your calamity; I will mock when your terror comes,

New American Standard Bible
I will also laugh at your disaster; I will mock when your dread comes,

NASB 1995
I will also laugh at your calamity; I will mock when your dread comes,

NASB 1977
I will even laugh at your calamity; I will mock when your dread comes,

Amplified Bible
I also will laugh at your disaster; I will mock when your dread and panic come,

Christian Standard Bible
I, in turn, will laugh at your calamity. I will mock when terror strikes you,

Holman Christian Standard Bible
I, in turn, will laugh at your calamity. I will mock when terror strikes you,

American Standard Version
I also will laugh in the day of your calamity; I will mock when your fear cometh;

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
I also shall laugh over your destruction and I shall rejoice when tumult and destruction suddenly comes upon you.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
therefore I also will laugh at your destruction; and I will rejoice against you when ruin comes upon you:

Contemporary English Version
"So when you are struck by some terrible disaster,

Douay-Rheims Bible
I also will laugh in your destruction, and will mock when that shall come to you which you feared.

English Revised Version
I also will laugh in the day of your calamity; I will mock when your fear cometh;

Good News Translation
So when you get into trouble, I will laugh at you. I will make fun of you when terror strikes--

GOD'S WORD® Translation
I will laugh at your calamity. I will make fun of you when panic strikes you,

International Standard Version
I will laugh at your calamity. I will mock when what you fear comes,

JPS Tanakh 1917
I also, in your calamity, will laugh, I will mock when your dread cometh;

Literal Standard Version
I also laugh in your calamity, I deride when your fear comes,

NET Bible
so I myself will laugh when disaster strikes you, I will mock when what you dread comes,

New Heart English Bible
I also will laugh at your disaster. I will mock when calamity overtakes you;

World English Bible
I also will laugh at your disaster. I will mock when calamity overtakes you;

Young's Literal Translation
I also in your calamity do laugh, I deride when your fear cometh,

Additional Translations ...
Context
Wisdom Calls Aloud
25because you neglected all my counsel, and wanted none of my correction, 26in turn I will mock your calamity; I will sneer when terror strikes you, 27when your dread comes like a storm, and your destruction like a whirlwind, when distress and anguish overwhelm you.…

Cross References
Deuteronomy 28:63
Just as it pleased the LORD to make you prosper and multiply, so also it will please Him to annihilate you and destroy you. And you will be uprooted from the land you are entering to possess.

Psalm 2:4
The One enthroned in heaven laughs; the Lord taunts them.

Psalm 59:8
But You, O LORD, laugh at them; You scoff at all the nations.

Proverbs 6:15
Therefore calamity will come upon him suddenly; in an instant he will be shattered beyond recovery.

Proverbs 10:24
What the wicked man dreads will overtake him, but the desire of the righteous will be granted.


Treasury of Scripture

I also will laugh at your calamity; I will mock when your fear comes;

Judges 10:14
Go and cry unto the gods which ye have chosen; let them deliver you in the time of your tribulation.

Psalm 2:4
He that sitteth in the heavens shall laugh: the Lord shall have them in derision.

Psalm 37:13
The Lord shall laugh at him: for he seeth that his day is coming.









(26) I also will laugh . . . I will mock.--For expressions like this, comp. Psalm 2:4; Psalm 37:13; Psalm 59:8, where the same actions are attributed to God. They are not to be taken literally, of course, for the sight of human folly can give no pleasure to Him. They signify that He will act as if He mocked when He refuses to hear their cry. Similar expressions, imputing human actions to the Almighty, are Genesis 11:5; Genesis 11:7; 2Chronicles 16:9; Psalm 18:9; human feelings, Genesis 6:6. . . . Verse 26. - I also will laugh at your calamity; or, more accurately, in the time of your calamity; as in the Vulgate, in interitu vestro ridebo. The preposition prefixed to the substantive b'eyd'chem (בְּאֵידְכֵם) refers to the time, or state, or condition (Gesenius, 'Gram.,' 154, 3). In the time of their calamity wisdom will exult or rejoice. The LXX., Τῇ ὑμετέρᾳ ἀπλείᾳ ἐπιγελάσομαι, however, favours the rendering of the Authorized Version. Calamity (אֵיד, eyd) is heavy overwhelming misfortune, that which oppresses and crushes its victims. The terrific nature of the punishment of the wicked is marked by a succession of terms all of terrible import - calamity, fear, desolation, destruction, distress, and anguish (vers. 26, 27). When these come upon them, then Wisdom will laugh and have them in derision. The verbs "laugh" (שָׂחַק, sakhak) and "mock" (גאאל לָעַג) are the same as in Psalm 2:4, where they are rendered "to mock" and "have in derision." When your fear cometh; i.e. has actually arrived. Fear (פַחַד pakhad); here used metonymically for that which causes the fear or terror (id, quod timebatis, Vulgate). There is a similar use of φόβος in 1 Peter 3:14.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
in turn
גַּם־ (gam-)
Conjunction
Strong's 1571: Assemblage, also, even, yea, though, both, and

I
אֲ֭נִי (’ă·nî)
Pronoun - first person common singular
Strong's 589: I

will mock
אֶשְׂחָ֑ק (’eś·ḥāq)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - first person common singular
Strong's 7832: To laugh, to play

your calamity;
בְּאֵידְכֶ֣ם (bə·’ê·ḏə·ḵem)
Preposition-b | Noun - masculine singular construct | second person masculine plural
Strong's 343: Oppression, misfortune, ruin

I will sneer
אֶ֝לְעַ֗ג (’el·‘aḡ)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - first person common singular
Strong's 3932: To deride, to speak unintelligibly

when terror
פַחְדְּכֶֽם׃ (p̄aḥ·də·ḵem)
Noun - masculine singular construct | second person masculine plural
Strong's 6343: A, alarm

strikes you,
בְּבֹ֣א (bə·ḇō)
Preposition-b | Verb - Qal - Infinitive construct
Strong's 935: To come in, come, go in, go


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