What does the Bible say about scoffers?


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Shea S. Michael Houdmann Supporter Got Questions Ministries
The word translated 'scoffer' in English can mean 'one who mocks, ridicules, or scorns the belief of another.' In Hebrew, the word translated 'scoffer' or 'mocker' can also mean 'ambassador.' So a ...

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My picture Jack Gutknecht ABC/DTS graduate, guitar music ministry Baptist church
My opinion is that a scoffer is a pessimist, Sharon, to answer your related question. As to what the Bible says about scoffers, read on:

Proverbs 13:1

A wise son heareth his father’s instruction: but a scorner heareth not rebuke.

2 Peter 3:3 (ESV)
3 knowing this first of all, that scoffers will come in the last days with scoffing, following their own sinful desires.

Proverbs 3:34 (ESV)
34 "Toward the scorners he [the LORD] is scornful, but to the humble he [the LORD] gives favor." or in the NET Bible, "Although he is scornful to arrogant scoffers, yet he shows favor to the humble."

Acts 13:41 (NET) 	
‘Look, you scoffers; be amazed and perish! 1 For I am doing a work in your days, a work you would never believe, even if someone tells you.’” 

NET © Notes	
1 Or “and die!”

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