Proverbs 1:26

“I also will laugh at your calamity; I will mock when your fear cometh;”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

I also will laugh at your calamitie, I wil mocke when your feare commeth.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

I will also laugh at your calamity; I will mock when your dread comes,
- New American Standard Version (1995)

I also will laugh in `the day of' your calamity; I will mock when your fear cometh;
- American Standard Version (1901)

So in the day of your trouble I will be laughing; I will make sport of your fear;
- Basic English Bible

I also will laugh in your calamity, I will mock when your fear cometh;
- Darby Bible

I also will laugh at your calamity; I will mock when your fear cometh;
- Webster's Bible

I also will laugh at your disaster. I will mock when calamity overtakes you;
- World English Bible

I also in your calamity do laugh, I deride when your fear cometh,
- Youngs Literal Bible

I also, in your calamity, will laugh, I will mock when your dread cometh;
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Proverbs 1:26


1:26 Your fear - The misery you do or should fear.


Discussion for Proverbs 1

  • A disciple
    Brandie; It is so glaringly apparent that the Churches are teaching FALSE DOCTRINE! God was not more severe to the people of old time under the first covenant, than to the people from the time of Christ's first coming; but for Jesus' sake He waits for the fullness of the Nations to come in.
  • Brandie Burleson
    In response to Sinner82, this is the old testament before Jesus came. God's judgment was harsher before Jesus. He did not enjoy destroying the wicked, that's why He sent His son to die so that sinners like us would no longer be destroyed, but have a way for forgiveness.
  • A disciple
    Sinner; Perhaps you should try and read the chapter again a few times, slowly; and take note. It is not about God taking pleasure in bringing evil upon you, as you blasphemously suggest; but about men, as God's sons, should hear their Father's instructions, and take a course in life after His good character; and not be a defiant sinner and heathen; in the end good for nothing but to be destroyed.
  • BSP
    Verse 5: A wise person is willing to listen and learn.
  • Sinner82
    I thought He took no pleasure in the destruction of the wicked.....this doesn't add up
  • BSP
    Verse 10: Those who are doing bad things may try to entice others to join them in their bad course but here we are warned not to follow them and consent.

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