Mocking or scorning is a serious issue with God.  Here are some Scripture verses to illustrate what God thinks about it.

Scripture Verses about Mocking or Scorning

Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful. But his delight is in the law of the LORD; and in his law doth he meditate day and night. And he shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that bringeth forth his fruit in his season; his leaf also shall not wither; and whatsoever he doeth shall prosper. (Psalm 1:1-3)[1]

Proverbs Passages...

He that reproveth a scorner getteth to himself shame: and he that rebuketh a wicked man getteth himself a blot. Reprove not a scorner, lest he hate thee: rebuke a wise man, and he will love thee. (Proverbs 9:7-8)

A wise son heareth his father's instruction: but a scorner heareth not rebuke. (Proverbs 13:1)

A scorner seeketh wisdom, and findeth it not: but knowledge is easy unto him that understandeth. (Proverbs 14:6)

Fools make a mock at sin: but among the righteous there is favour. (Proverbs 14:9)

A scorner loveth not one that reproveth him: neither will he go unto the wise. (Proverbs 15:12)

Whoso mocketh the poor reproacheth his Maker: and he that is glad at calamities shall not be unpunished. (Proverbs 17:5)

Judgments are prepared for scorners, and stripes for the back of fools. (Proverbs 19:29)

Cast out the scorner, and contention shall go out; yea, strife and reproach shall cease. (Proverbs 22:10)

The thought of foolishness is sin: and the scorner is an abomination to men. (Proverbs 24:9)

New Testament Passages...

Knowing this first, that there shall come in the last days scoffers, walking after their own lusts, And saying, Where is the promise of his coming? for since the fathers fell asleep, all things continue as they were from the beginning of the creation. (2 Peter 3:3-4)

But, beloved, remember ye the words which were spoken before of the apostles of our Lord Jesus Christ; How that they told you there should be mockers in the last time, who should walk after their own ungodly lusts. These be they who separate themselves, sensual, having not the Spirit. (Jude 17-19)


The fact is that people will mock or scoff at what we as Christians believe. I see it often in blogs and other places. Remember that if they do not turn, they will get their comeuppance, either in this life or the next.


[1] All scripture references are from the King James Version unless otherwise noted. Please see my about page for why I chose this translation.↩