From an unused root (meaning to be perverse
); (figuratively) silly
make a mock
A primitive root; properly to make mouths
at, that is, to scoff
; hence (from the effort to pronounce a foreign language) to interpret
, or (generally) intercede
Stem - Hiphil (See H8818
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811
Count - 4046
; by implication a fault
; also a sin offering
(Sometimes in the plural masculine or feminine); properly the constructively contracted form of an otherwise unused noun from H0995
; a distinction
; but used only as a preposition, between
(repeated before each noun, often with other particles); also as a conjugation, either
(literally or figuratively).
_ _ Fools make a mock at sin or, “Sin deludes fools.”
_ _ righteous ... favour that is, of God, instead of the punishment of sin.
_ _ See here, 1. How wicked people are hardened in their wickedness: they make a mock at sin. They make a laughing matter of the sins of others, making themselves and their companions merry with that for which they should mourn, and they make a light matter of their own sins, both when they are tempted to sin and when they have committed it; they call evil good and good evil (Isaiah 5:20), turn it off with a jest, rush into sin (Jeremiah 8:6) and say they shall have peace though they go on. They care not what mischief they do by their sins, and laugh at those that tell them of it. They are advocates for sin, and are ingenious at framing excuses for it. Fools make a mock at the sin-offering (so some); those that make light of sin make light of Christ. Those are fools that make light of sin, for they make light of that which God complains of (Amos 2:13), which lay heavily upon Christ, and which they themselves will have other thoughts of shortly. 2. How good people are encouraged in their goodness: Among the righteous there is favour; if they in any thing offend, they presently repent and obtain the favour of God. They have a goodwill one to another; and among them, in their societies, there is mutual charity and compassion in cases of offences, and no mocking.
Favour They find favour both with God and men.
Fools make a mock at (f) sin: but among the righteous [there is] favour.
(f) Does not know the grievousness of it, nor God's judgments against the same.
Proverbs 1:22 How long, ye simple ones, will ye love simplicity? and the scorners delight in their scorning, and fools hate knowledge?
Proverbs 10:23 [It is] as sport to a fool to do mischief: but a man of understanding hath wisdom.
Proverbs 26:18-19 As a mad [man] who casteth firebrands, arrows, and death, ... So [is] the man [that] deceiveth his neighbour, and saith, Am not I in sport?
Proverbs 30:20 Such [is] the way of an adulterous woman; she eateth, and wipeth her mouth, and saith, I have done no wickedness.
Job 15:16 How much more abominable and filthy [is] man, which drinketh iniquity like water?
Job 34:7-9 What man [is] like Job, [who] drinketh up scorning like water? ... For he hath said, It profiteth a man nothing that he should delight himself with God.
Jude 1:18 How that they told you there should be mockers in the last time, who should walk after their own ungodly lusts.
Proverbs 3:4 So shalt thou find favour and good understanding in the sight of God and man.
Proverbs 8:35 For whoso findeth me findeth life, and shall obtain favour of the LORD.
Proverbs 12:2 A good [man] obtaineth favour of the LORD: but a man of wicked devices will he condemn.
Proverbs 13:15 Good understanding giveth favour: but the way of transgressors [is] hard.
Romans 14:17-18 For the kingdom of God is not meat and drink; but righteousness, and peace, and joy in the Holy Ghost. ... For he that in these things serveth Christ [is] acceptable to God, and approved of men.
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