Proverbs 1:26

26 I in turn will laugh when disaster strikes you; I will mock when calamity overtakes you—

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Proverbs 1:26 in Other Translations

KJV
26 I also will laugh at your calamity; I will mock when your fear cometh;
ESV
26 I also will laugh at your calamity; I will mock when terror strikes you,
NLT
26 So I will laugh when you are in trouble! I will mock you when disaster overtakes you—
MSG
26 How can I take you seriously? I'll turn the tables and joke about your troubles!
CSB
26 I, in turn, will laugh at your calamity. I will mock when terror strikes you,

Proverbs 1:26 Meaning and Commentary

Proverbs 1:26

I also will laugh at your calamity
By way of retaliation, measuring measure for measure; even as they scorned him, and delighted in their scorning, now he in his turn will "laugh" at them and their distress; which act is ascribed to the Lord by an anthropopathy; see ( Psalms 2:4 ) ( 37:13 ) ; signifying that he should not at all pity them, show no compassion to them, and have no mercy upon them; but rather express a pleasure and delight in displaying the glory of his justice in their destruction: the plain sense is, that no favour would be shown them, ( Isaiah 27:11 ) . The word translated "calamity" signifies a "vapour" F6, or cloud; denoting it would be a very dark dispensation with the Jews, as it was when "wrath came upon them to the uttermost", ( 1 Thessalonians 2:16 ) ; even on their nation, city, and temple; as in their last destruction by the Romans, which is here intended; I will mock when your fear cometh;
which is the same thing in different words; for by "fear" is meant the dreadful calamity on which brought dread, terror, and consternation with it, and of which they had fearful apprehensions beforehand: wherefore this is mentioned among the signs of Jerusalem's destruction, "men's hearts failing them for fear", ( Luke 21:26 ) .


FOOTNOTES:

F6 (dya) "significat vaporem", Vatablus, Mercerus, Amama.

Proverbs 1:26 In-Context

24 But since you refuse to listen when I call and no one pays attention when I stretch out my hand,
25 since you disregard all my advice and do not accept my rebuke,
26 I in turn will laugh when disaster strikes you; I will mock when calamity overtakes you—
27 when calamity overtakes you like a storm, when disaster sweeps over you like a whirlwind, when distress and trouble overwhelm you.
28 “Then they will call to me but I will not answer; they will look for me but will not find me,

Cross References 4

  • 1. S Psalms 2:4
  • 2. ver 33; S Psalms 59:8
  • 3. S 2 Kings 19:21
  • 4. Deuteronomy 28:63; Proverbs 6:15; Proverbs 10:24
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