Gen 21:6

Sarah said, ‘God has brought me laughter, and everyone who hears about this will laugh with me.’
And Sarah said, God has made laughter for me; everyone who hears will laugh over me.”

Job 8:21

He will yet fill your mouth with laughter
and your lips with shouts of joy.
He will yet fill your mouth with laughter,
and your lips with shouting.

Job 12:4

‘I have become a laughing-stock to my friends,
though I called on God and he answered –
a mere laughing-stock, though righteous and blameless!
I am a laughingstock to my friends;
I, who called to God and he answered me,
a just and blameless man, am a laughingstock.

Ps 126:2

Our mouths were filled with laughter,
our tongues with songs of joy.
Then it was said among the nations,
‘The Lord has done great things for them.’
Then our mouth was filled with laughter,
and our tongue with shouts of joy;
then they said among the nations,
“The Lord has done great things for them.”

Prov 10:23

A fool finds pleasure in wicked schemes,
but a person of understanding delights in wisdom.
Doing wrong is like a joke to a fool,
but wisdom is pleasure to a man of understanding.

Prov 14:13

Even in laughter the heart may ache,
and rejoicing may end in grief.
Even in laughter the heart may ache,
and the end of joy may be grief.

Eccl 2:2

‘Laughter,’ I said, ‘is madness. And what does pleasure accomplish?’
I said of laughter, “It is mad,” and of pleasure, “What use is it?”

Eccl 7:3

Frustration is better than laughter,
because a sad face is good for the heart.
Sorrow is better than laughter,
for by sadness of face the heart is made glad.

Eccl 7:6

Like the crackling of thorns under the pot,
so is the laughter of fools.
This too is meaningless.
For as the crackling of thorns under a pot,
so is the laughter of the fools;
this also is vanity.

Eccl 10:19

A feast is made for laughter,
wine makes life merry,
and money is the answer for everything.
Bread is made for laughter,
and wine gladdens life,
and money answers everything.

Jer 20:7

You deceived me, Lord, and I was deceived;
you overpowered me and prevailed.
I am ridiculed all day long;
everyone mocks me.
O Lord, you have deceived me,
and I was deceived;
you are stronger than I,
and you have prevailed.
I have become a laughingstock all the day;
everyone mocks me.

Jer 48:26

‘Make her drunk,
for she has defied the Lord.
Let Moab wallow in her vomit;
let her be an object of ridicule.
“Make him drunk, because he magnified himself against the Lord, so that Moab shall wallow in his vomit, and he too shall be held in derision.

Jer 48:27

Was not Israel the object of your ridicule?
Was she caught among thieves,
that you shake your head in scorn
whenever you speak of her?
Was not Israel a derision to you? Was he found among thieves, that whenever you spoke of him you wagged your head?

Jer 48:39

‘How shattered she is! How they wail!
How Moab turns her back in shame!
Moab has become an object of ridicule,
an object of horror to all those around her.’
How it is broken! How they wail! How Moab has turned his back in shame! So Moab has become a derision and a horror to all that are around him.”

Lam 3:14

I became the laughing-stock of all my people;
they mock me in song all day long.
I have become the laughingstock of all peoples,
the object of their taunts all day long.

Ezek 23:32

‘This is what the Sovereign Lord says:

‘You will drink your sister’s cup,
a cup large and deep;
it will bring scorn and derision,
for it holds so much.
Thus says the Lord God:

“You shall drink your sister’s cup
that is deep and large;
you shall be laughed at and held in derision,
for it contains much;

Jas 4:9

Grieve, mourn and wail. Change your laughter to mourning and your joy to gloom.
Be wretched and mourn and weep. Let your laughter be turned to mourning and your joy to gloom.
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