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Vine's Expository Dictionary of NT Words

Scoff

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1: ἐκμυκτηρίζω

(Strong's #1592 — Verb — ekmukterizo — ek-mook-ter-id'-zo )

"to hold up the nose in derision at" (ek, "from," used intensively, mukterizo, "to mock;" from mukter, "the nose"), is translated "scoffed at" in Luke 16:14 , RV (AV, "derided"), of the Pharisees in their derision of Christ on account of His teaching; in Luke 23:35 (ditto), of the mockery of Christ on the Cross by the rulers of the people. In the Sept., Psalm 2:4; 22:7; 35:16 .

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Vines, W. E., M. A. Entry for 'Scoff'. Vine's Expository Dictionary of NT Words. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/ved/s/scoff.html. 1940.

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