Scorner and Mocker
How long, ye simple ones, will ye love simplicity? and the scorners delight in their scorning, and fools hate knowledge?
Proverbs 3:34Cross Reference: James 4:6, 1 Peter 5:5-7
Surely he scorneth the scorners: but he giveth grace unto the lowly.
He that reproveth a scorner getteth to himself shame: and he that rebuketh a wicked man getteth himself a blot.
Proverbs 9:8Cross Reference: For reprove not a scorner see Prov 23:9, Matthew 7:6, and Matthew 15:14. For rebuke a wise man see Psalms 141:5, Galatians 2:11-14 & 2 Peter 3:15-16.
Reprove not a scorner, lest he hate thee: rebuke a wise man, and he will love thee.
If thou be wise, thou shalt be wise for thyself: but if thou scornest, thou alone shalt bear it.
A wise son heareth his father's instruction: but a scorner heareth not rebuke.
A scorner seeketh wisdom, and findeth it not: but knowledge is easy unto him that understandeth.
A scorner loveth not one that reproveth him: neither will he go unto the wise.
Whoso mocketh the poor reproacheth his Maker: and he that is glad at calamities shall not be unpunished.
Smite a scorner, and the simple will beware: and reprove one that hath understanding, and he will understand knowledge.
Judgments are prepared for scorners, and stripes for the back of fools.
When the scorner is punished, the simple is made wise: and when the wise is instructed, he receiveth knowledge.
Proud and haughty scorner is his name, who dealeth in proud wrath.
Proverbs 22:10Consider 1 Cor 5:5-6,13, Matt 18:17, and James 3:16. A little leaven leavens the whole lump! Strife is infectious, so it needs to be dealt with at the source.
Cast out the scorner, and contention shall go out; yea, strife and reproach shall cease.
A scorner is a proud person, and according to Proverbs 13:10, pride is the source of strife and contention.
Proverbs 24:9Thoughts conceive actions. Moreover, God doesn't just look at our actions. God considers the thoughts and intents of the heart (1 Samuel 16:7). If you entertain and dwell on sinful thoughts then you are sinning (Mt 5:21-22 and 27-28).
The thought of foolishness is sin: and the scorner is an abomination to men.
Scornful men bring a city into a snare: but wise men turn away wrath.
Total Verses: 16
Total Passages: 16