327 verses

Gen 17:17

(NIV)
Abraham fell face down; he laughed and said to himself, ‘Will a son be born to a man a hundred years old? Will Sarah bear a child at the age of ninety?’
(ESV)
Then Abraham fell on his face and laughed and said to himself, “Shall a child be born to a man who is a hundred years old? Shall Sarah, who is ninety years old, bear a child?”

Gen 18:12

(NIV)
So Sarah laughed to herself as she thought, ‘After I am worn out and my lord is old, will I now have this pleasure?’

(ESV)
So Sarah laughed to herself, saying, After I am worn out, and my lord is old, shall I have pleasure?”

Gen 18:13

(NIV)
Then the Lord said to Abraham, ‘Why did Sarah laugh and say, “Will I really have a child, now that I am old?”
(ESV)
The Lord said to Abraham, “Why did Sarah laugh and say, ‘Shall I indeed bear a child, now that I am old?’

Gen 18:15

(NIV)
Sarah was afraid, so she lied and said, ‘I did not laugh.’

But he said, ‘Yes, you did laugh.’

(ESV)
But Sarah denied it, saying, “I did not laugh,” for she was afraid. He said, “No, but you did laugh.”

Gen 19:14

(NIV)
So Lot went out and spoke to his sons-in-law, who were pledged to marry his daughters. He said, ‘Hurry and get out of this place, because the Lord is about to destroy the city!’ But his sons-in-law thought he was joking.

(ESV)
So Lot went out and said to his sons-in-law, who were to marry his daughters, Up! Get out of this place, for the Lord is about to destroy the city.” But he seemed to his sons-in-law to be jesting.

Gen 21:6

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

Gen 21:9

(NIV)
But Sarah saw that the son whom Hagar the Egyptian had borne to Abraham was mocking,
(ESV)
But Sarah saw the son of Hagar the Egyptian, whom she had borne to Abraham, laughing.

Gen 26:8

(NIV)
When Isaac had been there a long time, Abimelek king of the Philistines looked down from a window and saw Isaac caressing his wife Rebekah.
(ESV)
When he had been there a long time, Abimelech king of the Philistines looked out of a window and saw Isaac laughing with Rebekah his wife.

Gen 27:12

(NIV)
What if my father touches me? I would appear to be tricking him and would bring down a curse on myself rather than a blessing.’

(ESV)
Perhaps my father will feel me, and I shall seem to be mocking him and bring a curse upon myself and not a blessing.”

Gen 30:23

(NIV)
She became pregnant and gave birth to a son and said, ‘God has taken away my disgrace.’
(ESV)
She conceived and bore a son and said, “God has taken away my reproach.”

Gen 31:7

(NIV)
yet your father has cheated me by changing my wages ten times. However, God has not allowed him to harm me.
(ESV)
yet your father has cheated me and changed my wages ten times. But God did not permit him to harm me.

Gen 34:14

(NIV)
They said to them, ‘We can’t do such a thing; we can’t give our sister to a man who is not circumcised. That would be a disgrace to us.
(ESV)
They said to them, “We cannot do this thing, to give our sister to one who is uncircumcised, for that would be a disgrace to us.

Gen 39:14

(NIV)
she called her household servants. ‘Look,’ she said to them, ‘this Hebrew has been brought to us to make sport of us! He came in here to sleep with me, but I screamed.
(ESV)
she called to the men of her household and said to them, “See, he has brought among us a Hebrew to laugh at us. He came in to me to lie with me, and I cried out with a loud voice.

Gen 39:17

(NIV)
Then she told him this story: ‘That Hebrew slave you brought us came to me to make sport of me.
(ESV)
and she told him the same story, saying, “The Hebrew servant, whom you have brought among us, came in to me to laugh at me.

Gen 42:23

(NIV)
They did not realise that Joseph could understand them, since he was using an interpreter.

(ESV)
They did not know that Joseph understood them, for there was an interpreter between them.

Exod 8:29

(NIV)
Moses answered, ‘As soon as I leave you, I will pray to the Lord, and tomorrow the flies will leave Pharaoh and his officials and his people. Only let Pharaoh be sure that he does not act deceitfully again by not letting the people go to offer sacrifices to the Lord.’

(ESV)
Then Moses said, “Behold, I am going out from you and I will plead with the Lord that the swarms of flies may depart from Pharaoh, from his servants, and from his people, tomorrow. Only let not Pharaoh cheat again by not letting the people go to sacrifice to the Lord.”

Exod 10:2

(NIV)
that you may tell your children and grandchildren how I dealt harshly with the Egyptians and how I performed my signs among them, and that you may know that I am the Lord.’

(ESV)
and that you may tell in the hearing of your son and of your grandson how I have dealt harshly with the Egyptians and what signs I have done among them, that you may know that I am the Lord.”

Exod 32:6

(NIV)
So the next day the people rose early and sacrificed burnt offerings and presented fellowship offerings. Afterwards they sat down to eat and drink and got up to indulge in revelry.

(ESV)
And they rose up early the next day and offered burnt offerings and brought peace offerings. And the people sat down to eat and drink and rose up to play.

Lev 19:20

(NIV)
‘“If a man sleeps with a female slave who is promised to another man but who has not been ransomed or given her freedom, there must be due punishment. Yet they are not to be put to death, because she had not been freed.
(ESV)
If a man lies sexually with a woman who is a slave, assigned to another man and not yet ransomed or given her freedom, a distinction shall be made. They shall not be put to death, because she was not free;

Num 22:29

(NIV)
Balaam answered the donkey, ‘You have made a fool of me! If only I had a sword in my hand, I would kill you here and now.’

(ESV)
And Balaam said to the donkey, “Because you have made a fool of me. I wish I had a sword in my hand, for then I would kill you.”

Num 23:7

(NIV)
Then Balaam spoke his message:

‘Balak brought me from Aram,
the king of Moab from the eastern mountains.
“Come,” he said, “curse Jacob for me;
come, denounce Israel.”
(ESV)
And Balaam took up his discourse and said,

“From Aram Balak has brought me,
the king of Moab from the eastern mountains:
Come, curse Jacob for me,
and come, denounce Israel!’

Num 23:18

(NIV)
Then he spoke his message:

‘Arise, Balak, and listen;
hear me, son of Zippor.
(ESV)
And Balaam took up his discourse and said,

Rise, Balak, and hear;
give ear to me, O son of Zippor:

Num 24:3

(NIV)
and he spoke his message:

‘The prophecy of Balaam son of Beor,
the prophecy of one whose eye sees clearly,
(ESV)
and he took up his discourse and said,

“The oracle of Balaam the son of Beor,
the oracle of the man whose eye is opened,

Num 24:15

(NIV)
Then he spoke his message:

‘The prophecy of Balaam son of Beor,
the prophecy of one whose eye sees clearly,
(ESV)
And he took up his discourse and said,

“The oracle of Balaam the son of Beor,
the oracle of the man whose eye is opened,

Num 24:20

(NIV)
Then Balaam saw Amalek and spoke his message:

‘Amalek was first among the nations,
but their end will be utter destruction.’
(ESV)
Then he looked on Amalek and took up his discourse and said,

Amalek was the first among the nations,
but its end is utter destruction.”

Num 24:21

(NIV)
Then he saw the Kenites and spoke his message:

‘Your dwelling-place is secure,
your nest is set in a rock;
(ESV)
And he looked on the Kenite, and took up his discourse and said,

Enduring is your dwelling place,
and your nest is set in the rock.

Num 24:23

(NIV)
Then he spoke his message:

‘Alas! Who can live when God does this?
(ESV)
And he took up his discourse and said,

Alas, who shall live when God does this?

Deut 28:37

(NIV)
You will become a thing of horror, a byword and an object of ridicule among all the peoples where the Lord will drive you.

(ESV)
And you shall become a horror, a proverb, and a byword among all the peoples where the Lord will lead you away.

Deut 28:56

(NIV)
The most gentle and sensitive woman among you – so sensitive and gentle that she would not venture to touch the ground with the sole of her foot – will begrudge the husband she loves and her own son or daughter
(ESV)
The most tender and refined woman among you, who would not venture to set the sole of her foot on the ground because she is so delicate and tender, will begrudge to the husband she embraces, to her son and to her daughter,

Josh 5:9

(NIV)
Then the Lord said to Joshua, ‘Today I have rolled away the reproach of Egypt from you.’ So the place has been called Gilgal to this day.

(ESV)
And the Lord said to Joshua, “Today I have rolled away the reproach of Egypt from you.” And so the name of that place is called Gilgal to this day.

Judg 5:18

(NIV)
The people of Zebulun risked their very lives;
so did Naphtali on the terraced fields.
(ESV)
Zebulun is a people who risked their lives to the death;
Naphtali, too, on the heights of the field.

Judg 8:15

(NIV)
Then Gideon came and said to the men of Sukkoth, ‘Here are Zebah and Zalmunna, about whom you taunted me by saying, “Do you already have the hands of Zebah and Zalmunna in your possession? Why should we give bread to your exhausted men?”’
(ESV)
And he came to the men of Succoth and said, “Behold Zebah and Zalmunna, about whom you taunted me, saying, ‘Are the hands of Zebah and Zalmunna already in your hand, that we should give bread to your men who are exhausted?’”

Judg 16:10

(NIV)
Then Delilah said to Samson, ‘You have made a fool of me; you lied to me. Come now, tell me how you can be tied.’

(ESV)
Then Delilah said to Samson, “Behold, you have mocked me and told me lies. Please tell me how you might be bound.”

Judg 16:13

(NIV)
Delilah then said to Samson, ‘All this time you have been making a fool of me and lying to me. Tell me how you can be tied.’

He replied, ‘If you weave the seven braids of my head into the fabric on the loom and tighten it with the pin, I’ll become as weak as any other man.’ So while he was sleeping, Delilah took the seven braids of his head, wove them into the fabric
(ESV)
Then Delilah said to Samson, “Until now you have mocked me and told me lies. Tell me how you might be bound.” And he said to her, “If you weave the seven locks of my head with the web and fasten it tight with the pin, then I shall become weak and be like any other man.”

Judg 16:15

(NIV)
Then she said to him, ‘How can you say, “I love you,” when you won’t confide in me? This is the third time you have made a fool of me and haven’t told me the secret of your great strength.’
(ESV)
And she said to him, “How can you say, ‘I love you,’ when your heart is not with me? You have mocked me these three times, and you have not told me where your great strength lies.”

Judg 16:25

(NIV)
While they were in high spirits, they shouted, ‘Bring out Samson to entertain us.’ So they called Samson out of the prison, and he performed for them.

When they stood him among the pillars,
(ESV)
And when their hearts were merry, they said, “Call Samson, that he may entertain us.” So they called Samson out of the prison, and he entertained them. They made him stand between the pillars.

Judg 16:27

(NIV)
Now the temple was crowded with men and women; all the rulers of the Philistines were there, and on the roof were about three thousand men and women watching Samson perform.
(ESV)
Now the house was full of men and women. All the lords of the Philistines were there, and on the roof there were about 3,000 men and women, who looked on while Samson entertained.

Judg 19:25

(NIV)
But the men would not listen to him. So the man took his concubine and sent her outside to them, and they raped her and abused her throughout the night, and at dawn they let her go.
(ESV)
But the men would not listen to him. So the man seized his concubine and made her go out to them. And they knew her and abused her all night until the morning. And as the dawn began to break, they let her go.

1Sam 6:6

(NIV)
Why do you harden your hearts as the Egyptians and Pharaoh did? When Israel’s god dealt harshly with them, did they not send the Israelites out so that they could go on their way?

(ESV)
Why should you harden your hearts as the Egyptians and Pharaoh hardened their hearts? After he had dealt severely with them, did they not send the people away, and they departed?

1Sam 10:12

(NIV)
A man who lived there answered, ‘And who is their father?’ So it became a saying: ‘Is Saul also among the prophets?’
(ESV)
And a man of the place answered, “And who is their father?” Therefore it became a proverb, “Is Saul also among the prophets?”

1Sam 11:2

(NIV)
But Nahash the Ammonite replied, ‘I will make a treaty with you only on the condition that I gouge out the right eye of every one of you and so bring disgrace on all Israel.’

(ESV)
But Nahash the Ammonite said to them, “On this condition I will make a treaty with you, that I gouge out all your right eyes, and thus bring disgrace on all Israel.”

1Sam 17:10

(NIV)
Then the Philistine said, ‘This day I defy the armies of Israel! Give me a man and let us fight each other.’
(ESV)
And the Philistine said, “I defy the ranks of Israel this day. Give me a man, that we may fight together.”

1Sam 17:25

(NIV)
Now the Israelites had been saying, ‘Do you see how this man keeps coming out? He comes out to defy Israel. The king will give great wealth to the man who kills him. He will also give him his daughter in marriage and will exempt his family from taxes in Israel.’

(ESV)
And the men of Israel said, “Have you seen this man who has come up? Surely he has come up to defy Israel. And the king will enrich the man who kills him with great riches and will give him his daughter and make his father’s house free in Israel.”

1Sam 17:26

(NIV)
David asked the men standing near him, ‘What will be done for the man who kills this Philistine and removes this disgrace from Israel? Who is this uncircumcised Philistine that he should defy the armies of the living God?’

(ESV)
And David said to the men who stood by him, “What shall be done for the man who kills this Philistine and takes away the reproach from Israel? For who is this uncircumcised Philistine, that he should defy the armies of the living God?”

1Sam 17:36

(NIV)
Your servant has killed both the lion and the bear; this uncircumcised Philistine will be like one of them, because he has defied the armies of the living God.
(ESV)
Your servant has struck down both lions and bears, and this uncircumcised Philistine shall be like one of them, for he has defied the armies of the living God.”

1Sam 17:45

(NIV)
David said to the Philistine, ‘You come against me with sword and spear and javelin, but I come against you in the name of the Lord Almighty, the God of the armies of Israel, whom you have defied.
(ESV)
Then David said to the Philistine, “You come to me with a sword and with a spear and with a javelin, but I come to you in the name of the Lord of hosts, the God of the armies of Israel, whom you have defied.

1Sam 18:7

(NIV)
As they danced, they sang:

‘Saul has slain his thousands,
and David his tens of thousands.’
(ESV)
And the women sang to one another as they celebrated,

Saul has struck down his thousands,
and David his ten thousands.”

1Sam 24:13

(NIV)
As the old saying goes, “From evildoers come evil deeds,” so my hand will not touch you.

(ESV)
As the proverb of the ancients says, ‘Out of the wicked comes wickedness.’ But my hand shall not be against you.

1Sam 25:39

(NIV)
When David heard that Nabal was dead, he said, ‘Praise be to the Lord, who has upheld my cause against Nabal for treating me with contempt. He has kept his servant from doing wrong and has brought Nabal’s wrongdoing down on his own head.’

Then David sent word to Abigail, asking her to become his wife.
(ESV)
When David heard that Nabal was dead, he said, Blessed be the Lord who has avenged the insult I received at the hand of Nabal, and has kept back his servant from wrongdoing. The Lord has returned the evil of Nabal on his own head.” Then David sent and spoke to Abigail, to take her as his wife.

1Sam 31:4

(NIV)
Saul said to his armour-bearer, ‘Draw your sword and run me through, or these uncircumcised fellows will come and run me through and abuse me.’

But the armour-bearer was terrified and would not do it; so Saul took his own sword and fell on it.
(ESV)
Then Saul said to his armor-bearer, “Draw your sword, and thrust me through with it, lest these uncircumcised come and thrust me through, and mistreat me.” But his armor-bearer would not, for he feared greatly. Therefore Saul took his own sword and fell upon it.

2Sam 2:14

(NIV)
Then Abner said to Joab, ‘Let’s have some of the young men get up and fight hand to hand in front of us.’

‘All right, let them do it,’ Joab said.

(ESV)
And Abner said to Joab, “Let the young men arise and compete before us.” And Joab said, “Let them arise.”

2Sam 6:5

(NIV)
David and all Israel were celebrating with all their might before the Lord, with castanets, harps, lyres, tambourines, rattles and cymbals.

(ESV)
And David and all the house of Israel were celebrating before the Lord, with songs and lyres and harps and tambourines and castanets and cymbals.

2Sam 6:21

(NIV)
David said to Michal, ‘It was before the Lord, who chose me rather than your father or anyone from his house when he appointed me ruler over the Lord’s people Israel – I will celebrate before the Lord.
(ESV)
And David said to Michal, “It was before the Lord, who chose me above your father and above all his house, to appoint me as prince over Israel, the people of the Lord—and I will celebrate before the Lord.

2Sam 13:13

(NIV)
What about me? Where could I get rid of my disgrace? And what about you? You would be like one of the wicked fools in Israel. Please speak to the king; he will not keep me from being married to you.’
(ESV)
As for me, where could I carry my shame? And as for you, you would be as one of the outrageous fools in Israel. Now therefore, please speak to the king, for he will not withhold me from you.”

2Sam 21:21

(NIV)
When he taunted Israel, Jonathan son of Shimeah, David’s brother, killed him.

(ESV)
And when he taunted Israel, Jonathan the son of Shimei, David’s brother, struck him down.

2Sam 23:9

(NIV)
Next to him was Eleazar son of Dodai the Ahohite. As one of the three mighty warriors, he was with David when they taunted the Philistines gathered at Pas Dammim for battle. Then the Israelites retreated,
(ESV)
And next to him among the three mighty men was Eleazar the son of Dodo, son of Ahohi. He was with David when they defied the Philistines who were gathered there for battle, and the men of Israel withdrew.

1Kgs 4:32

(NIV)
He spoke three thousand proverbs and his songs numbered a thousand and five.
(ESV)
He also spoke 3,000 proverbs, and his songs were 1,005.

1Kgs 9:7

(NIV)
then I will cut off Israel from the land I have given them and will reject this temple I have consecrated for my Name. Israel will then become a byword and an object of ridicule among all peoples.
(ESV)
then I will cut off Israel from the land that I have given them, and the house that I have consecrated for my name I will cast out of my sight, and Israel will become a proverb and a byword among all peoples.

1Kgs 18:27

(NIV)
At noon Elijah began to taunt them. ‘Shout louder!’ he said. ‘Surely he is a god! Perhaps he is deep in thought, or busy, or travelling. Maybe he is sleeping and must be awakened.’
(ESV)
And at noon Elijah mocked them, saying, “Cry aloud, for he is a god. Either he is musing, or he is relieving himself, or he is on a journey, or perhaps he is asleep and must be awakened.”

2Kgs 2:23

(NIV)
From there Elisha went up to Bethel. As he was walking along the road, some boys came out of the town and jeered at him. ‘Get out of here, baldy!’ they said. ‘Get out of here, baldy!’
(ESV)
He went up from there to Bethel, and while he was going up on the way, some small boys came out of the city and jeered at him, saying, “Go up, you baldhead! Go up, you baldhead!”
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