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People who show contempt for others. Habakkuk predicted the Babylonians would be scoffers as they conquered the Near East (Habakkuk 1:10 ). 2 Peter 3:3 warns that the last days will see scoffers laughing at the idea of Christ's return (compare Jude 1:18 ). The wisdom writers repeatedly warned their students not to become scoffers (Job 11:3; Proverbs 9:7-12; Proverbs 13:1; Proverbs 14:6; Proverbs 15:12; Proverbs 19:25; Proverbs 21:24; Proverbs 22:10; Proverbs 24:9; compare Psalm 1:1; Isaiah 28:14 ,Isaiah 28:14,28:22 ). Still, God is a scoffer, jeering at the feeble efforts of those who oppose Him (Psalm 2:4; Proverbs 3:34 ). Jesus endured scoffing (Luke 16:14; compare Acts 13:41 ).

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Butler, Trent C. Editor. Entry for 'Scoffer'. Holman Bible Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/​dictionaries/​eng/​hbd/​s/scoffer.html. 1991.
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