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Scoff; Scoffer

SCOFF; SCOFFER

skof, skof'-er:

The verb indicates the manifestation of contempt by insulting words or actions; it combines bitterness with ridicule. It is much more frequent in the Revised Version (British and American) than in the King James Version, replacing "scorn" of the latter in Psalms 1:1; Proverbs 1:22, etc. "Scorn" refers rather to an inner emotion based on a sense of superiority; "scoff," to the outward expression of this emotion.


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Orr, James, M.A., D.D. General Editor. "Entry for 'SCOFF; SCOFFER'". "International Standard Bible Encyclopedia". 1915.