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 1:26

  • Marcus Ffrench for verse 26
    I believe it aligns with Psalm 2 and Romans 1.
  • John Juai for verse 26
    The Word of God is truth because what may be known of God is manifest in them,for God has shown it them. "Because I have called and you refused. I have stretched out my hand and no one regarded. Therefore they shall eat the fruit of their own way."
    "Can two walk together unless they are agreed? If there is a calamity in the city, will not the LORD have done it? (Amos 3:3,6)"Who has made man`s mouth...Have not I the LORD? (Ex.4:11)"And did not choose the fear of the LORD." (Prov.1:29)
  • Evalena Jacobs-Latham for verse 26
    What a mighty and loving God we serve who willingly gives wisdom to those who asks. How sad for those who don't.
  • Katherine for verse 26
    Not only will others laugh when the purposeful sinner distresses, but God will as well. Since the sinner will not accept Godís mercies when they were freely given, the mercy will turn into contempt.

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