Proverbs 21:24

24 The proud and arrogant person—“Mocker” is his name— behaves with insolent fury.

Proverbs 21:24 in Other Translations

King James Version (KJV)
24 Proud and haughty scorner is his name, who dealeth in proud wrath.
English Standard Version (ESV)
24 "Scoffer" is the name of the arrogant, haughty man who acts with arrogant pride.
New Living Translation (NLT)
24 Mockers are proud and haughty; they act with boundless arrogance.
The Message Bible (MSG)
24 You know their names - Brash, Impudent, Blasphemer - intemperate hotheads, every one.
American Standard Version (ASV)
24 The proud and haughty man, scoffer is his name; He worketh in the arrogance of pride.
GOD'S WORD Translation (GW)
24 An arrogant, conceited person is called a mocker. His arrogance knows no limits.
Holman Christian Standard Bible (CSB)
24 The proud and arrogant person, named "Mocker," acts with excessive pride.
New International Reader's Version (NIRV)
24 A proud person is called a "mocker." He thinks much too highly of himself.

Proverbs 21:24 Meaning and Commentary

Proverbs 21:24

Proud [and] haughty scorner [is] his name
He shall be called a proud fool, a haughty fellow, a scornful blockhead; he shall get himself an ill name, and be treated with contempt; who dealeth in proud wrath;
whose pride shows itself in wrathful expressions and actions; who is proud and passionate in all his dealings with men, and who as it were makes a trade of pride and passion: to none is this character more applicable than to antichrist, the man of sin, that sits in the seat of the scornful; exalts himself above all that is called God, has a mouth speaking blasphemies, and a look more stout than his fellows, and deals in proud wrath against the saints of the most High.

Proverbs 21:24 In-Context

22 One who is wise can go up against the city of the mighty and pull down the stronghold in which they trust.
23 Those who guard their mouths and their tongues keep themselves from calamity.
24 The proud and arrogant person—“Mocker” is his name— behaves with insolent fury.
25 The craving of a sluggard will be the death of him, because his hands refuse to work.
26 All day long he craves for more, but the righteous give without sparing.

Cross References 1

  • 1. Jeremiah 43:2; Psalms 1:1; Proverbs 1:22; Isaiah 16:6; Jeremiah 48:29
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