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Dictionaries :: Mock, Mocker, Mocking

Below are articles from the following dictionary:
Vine's Expository Dictionary of New Testament Words
A-1 Verb Strong's Number: g1702 Greek: empaizo

Mock, Mocker, Mocking:

a compound of paizo, "to play like a child" (pais), "to sport, jest," prefixed by en, "in" or "at," is used only in the Synoptists, and, in every instance, of the "mockery" of Christ, except in Mat 2:16 (there in the sense of deluding, or deceiving, of Herod by the wise men) and in Luk 14:29, of ridicule cast upon the one who after laying a foundation of a tower is unable to finish it. The word is used

(a) prophetically by the Lord, of His impending sufferings, Mat 20:19; Mar 10:34; Luk 18:32;

(b) of the actual insults inflicted upon Him by the men who had taken Him from Gethsemane, Luk 22:63; by Herod and his soldiers, Luk 23:11; by the soldiers of the governor, Mat 27:29, 31; Mar 15:20; Luk 23:36; by the chief priests, Mat 27:41; Mar 15:31.

A-2 Verb Strong's Number: g3456 Greek: mukterizo

Mock, Mocker, Mocking:

from mukter, "the nose," hence, "to turn up the nose at, sneer at, treat with contempt," is used in the Passive Voice in Gal 6:7, where the statement "God is not mocked" does not mean that men do not mock Him (see Pro 1:30, where the Sept. has the same verb); the Apostle vividly contrasts the essential difference between God and man. It is impossible to impose upon Him who discerns the thoughts and intents of the heart.

Note: Ekmukterizo, a strengthened form of the above, "to scoff at," is used in Luk 16:14; 23:35 (RV, "scoffed at;" AV, "derided").

A-3 Verb Strong's Number: g5512 Greek: chleuazo

Mock, Mocker, Mocking:

"to jest, mock, jeer at" (from chleue, "a jest"), is said of the ridicule of some of the Athenian philosophers at the Apostle's testimony concerning the resurrection of the dead, Act 17:32.

A-4 Verb Strong's Number: g5512 Greek: diachleuazo

Mock, Mocker, Mocking:

an intensive form of No. 3, "to scoff at," whether by gesture or word, is said of those who jeered at the testimony given on the Day of Penticost, Act 2:13 (some mss. have No. 3).

B-1 Noun Strong's Number: g1703 Greek: empaiktes

Mock, Mocker, Mocking:

"a mocker" (akin to A, No. 1), is used in 2Pe 3:3, RV, "mockers." (AV, "scoffers"); Jud 1:18, RV and AV, "mockers." In the Sept., Isa 3:4.

B-2 Noun Strong's Number: g1701 Greek: empaigmos

Mock, Mocker, Mocking:

the act of the empaiktes, "a mocking," is used in Hbr 11:36, "mockings." In the Sept., Psa 38:7; Eze 22:4.

B-3 Noun Strong's Number: g1702 Greek: empaigmone

Mock, Mocker, Mocking:

an abstract noun, "mockery," is used in 2Pe 3:3 (some mss. omit it, as in AV): (see also No. 1, above).


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