God's laughter[sense of humour]
in that He is preparing for us[who mourn]
to laugh with Him...
even though Man slaughter
28x=7x4 "Laugh/laughed/laughing/laugheth" in OT
"Then Abraham fell upon his face, and laughed,
and said in his heart,
Shall a child be born unto him that is an hundred years old?
and shall Sarah, that is
ninety years old, bear?"
Sarah laughed within herself, saying,
After I am waxed old shall I have
my lord being old also?"
"And the LORD said unto Abraham,
Wherefore did Sarah
of a surety bear a child, which am old?"
"Then Sarah denied, saying, Ilaughed not;
for she was afraid.
And [God]He said,
Nay; but thou didst laugh."
"And Sarah said, God hath made me to laugh,
so that all that hear will laugh with me."
"This is the word that the LORD hath spoken concerning him;
The virgin the daughter of Zion hath despised thee,
and laughed thee to scorn;
the daughter of Jerusalem hath shaken her head at thee."
"So the posts passed from city to city
through the country of Ephraim and Manasseh
even unto Zebulun:
but they laughed them to scorn,
and mocked them."
"But when Sanballat the Horonite, and Tobiah the
the Ammonite, and Geshem the Arabian, heard it,
laughed us to scorn,
despised us, and said,
What is this thing that ye do?
ye rebel against the king?"
and famine thou shalt laugh:
neither shalt thou be afraid of the beasts
of the earth."
"Till he fill thy mouth
and thy lips with rejoicing."
"If the scourge slay suddenly,
he will laugh at the trial of the innocent."
"I am as one mocked of his neighbour,
who calleth upon God,
and He answereth him:
just upright man is laughed to scorn."
"The righteous see it, and are glad:
and the innocent laugh them to scorn."
"If I laughed on them, they believed
and the light of my countenance they cast not down."
"Darts are counted as stubble:
laugheth at the shaking of a spear."
"He that sitteth in the heavens shall laugh:
the Lord shall have them in derision."
"All they that see me laugh
me to scorn:
they shoot out the lip, they shake the head saying,"
"The Lord shall laugh at him:
for He seeth that his day is coming."
"The righteous also shall see, and fear,
and shall laugh at him:"
"But thou, O LORD, shalt laugh at them;
thou shalt have all the heathen in derision."
"Thou makest us a strife unto our neighbours:
enemies laugh among themselves."
"I[wisdom] also will laugh at [fools']your
I[wisdom] will mock when [fools']your fear cometh;"
"If a wise man contendeth with a foolish man,
whether he rage or laugh, there is no rest."
"A time to weep, and a time to laugh;
a time to mourn, and a time to dance;"
"This is the word which the LORD hath spoken concerning him;
The virgin, the daughter of Zion, hath despised thee,
and laughed thee to scorn;
the daughter of Jerusalem hath
shaken her head at thee."
saith the Lord GOD;
Thou shalt drink of thy sister's cup deep and large:
thou shalt be laughed to scorn and had in derision;
it containeth much."
"Laugh/laughed" in NT
"He[Jesus] said unto them, Give place:
for the maid is not dead, but sleepeth.
And they laughed Him[Jesus] to scorn."
"And they laughed Him[Jesus] to scorn.
But when He[Jesus] had put them all out,
He[Jesus] taketh the father and the mother of the damsel,
them that were with Him[Jesus],
and entereth in where the damsel was lying."
"Blessed are ye that hunger now: for ye shall be filled.
Blessed are ye that weep now: for ye shall laugh."
"Woe unto you that are full! for ye shall hunger.
Woe unto you that laugh now! for ye shall mourn and weep."
"And they laughed Him[Jesus]
knowing that she was dead."
Do you want to enjoy man or
7x in Bible [6x in OT, 1x in NT]
was our mouth filled with laughter,
and our tongue with singing:
then said they among the heathen,
The LORD hath done great things for them."
"Even in laughter the heart
and the end of that mirth is heaviness."
"I said oflaughter, It
and of mirth, What doeth it?"
"Sorrow is better than laughter:
for by the sadness of the countenance the heart is made better."
"For as the crackling of thorns under a pot,
so is the laughter of the fool:
this also is vanity."
"A feast is made for laughter, and wine maketh merry:
but money answereth all things."
afflicted, and mourn, and weep:
let your laughter be turned to mourning,
and your joy to heaviness."
Do you want to suffer His slaughter?
He was slaughted
for our sake.
56x=7x8 "slaughter" in Whole Bible
[16x=8x2 Man's + 40x=8x5 God's]
"The place of the scripture which he[man of Ethiopia] read was this,
He[Jesus] was led as a sheep to the slaughter;
and like a lamb dumb before His shearer,
so opened He[Jesus] not His mouth:"
"And Saul, yet breathing out threatenings and slaughter against the disciples of the
went unto the high priest,"
"As it is written, For thy sake we are killed all the day long;
we are accounted as sheep for the slaughter."
"Ye have lived in pleasure on the earth, and been wanton;
ye have nourished your hearts, as in a day of slaughter."
"And the Philistines fought, and Israel was smitten,
and they fled every man into his tent:
and there was a very great slaughter;
for there fell of Israel thirty thousand footmen."
"And the messenger answered and said,
Israel is fled before the Philistines,
and there hath
been also a great slaughter among the people,
and thy two sons also, Hophni and Phinehas, are dead,
and the ark of God is taken."
"Behold, he is hid now in some pit, or in some other place:
and it will come to pass,
when some of them be overthrown at the first,
that whosoever heareth it will say,
There is a slaughter among the people that follow Absalom."
"Now it came to pass,
after that Amaziah was come from the slaughter of the Edomites,
that he brought the gods of the children of Seir,
and set them up to be his gods,
and bowed down himself before them,
and burned incense unto them."
"Wherefore the LORD his God delivered him into the hand of the king of Syria;
and they smote
and carried away a great multitude of them captives,
brought them to Damascus.
And he was also delivered into the hand of the king of Israel, who smote him with a great slaughter."
"Yea, for thy sake are we killed all the day long;
we are counted as sheep for the slaughter."
"He goeth after her straightway,
as an ox goeth to the slaughter,
or as a fool to the correction of the stocks;"
"Prepare slaughter for his children for the iniquity of their fathers;
that they do not rise, nor possess the land,
nor fill the face of the world with cities."
"Hath he smitten him, as he smote those that smote him?
or is he slain according to the slaughter of them that are slain
"He[Jesus] was oppressed, and He[Jesus] was afflicted,
opened not His mouth:
He[Jesus] is brought as a lamb to the slaughter,
and as a sheep before her shearers is dumb,
so He[Jesus] openeth not His mouth."
"Therefore will I number you to the sword,
and ye shall all bow down to the slaughter:
because when I called, ye did not answer;
when I spake, ye did not hear;
but did evil before mine eyes,
and did choose that wherein I delighted not."
"And the revolters are profound to make slaughter,
though I have been a rebuker of them all."
"For this Melchisedec, king of Salem,
priest of the most high God,
who met Abraham returning from the slaughter of the kings,
and blessed him;"
"And the king of Sodom went out to meet him[Abraham]
after his return from the slaughter of Chedorlaomer,
and of the kings that were with him,
at the valley of Shaveh, which is the king's dale."
"And the LORD discomfited them before Israel,
them with a great slaughter at Gibeon,
and chased them along the way that goeth up to Beth-horon,
and smote them to Azekah, and unto Makkedah."
"And it came to pass,
when Joshua and the children of Israel
had made an end of slaying them with a very great slaughter,
till they were consumed,
that the rest which remained of them entered into fenced cities."
"And he smote them from Aroer,
till thou come to Minnith,
even twenty cities, and unto the plain of the
with a very great slaughter.
Thus the children of Ammon were subdued before the children of Israel."
"And he smote them hip and thigh with a great slaughter:
and he went down and dwelt in the top of the rock Etam."
"And he smote the men of Beth-shemesh,
because they had looked into the ark of the LORD,
even he smote
of the people fifty thousand and threescore and ten men:
and the people lamented,
because the LORD had smitten many of the people with a great slaughter."
"And that first slaughter,
which Jonathan and his armourbearer made,
within as it were an half acre of land, which a
yoke of oxen might plow."
if haply the people had eaten freely
to day of
the spoil of their enemies which they found?
for had there not been now a much greater slaughter
among the Philistines?"
"And as David returned from the slaughter
of the Philistine,
Abner took him,
and brought him before
Saul with the head of the Philistine in his hand."
"And it came to pass as they came,
when David was returned from the slaughter of the Philistine,
that the women came out of all cities of Israel,
singing and dancing, to meet king Saul,
with tabrets, with joy, and with
instruments of musick."
was war again:
and David went out, and fought with the Philistines,
and slew them with a great slaughter;
and they fled from him."
David and his men went to Keilah,
and fought with the Philistines,
and brought away their cattle,
and smote them with a great slaughter.
So David saved the inhabitants of Keilah."
"Now it came to pass after the death of Saul,
when David was returned from the slaughter of the Amalekites,
and David had abode two days in Ziklag;"
"Where the people of Israel were slain before the servants of David,
and there was there a great slaughter that day of twenty thousand men."
"And the king of Israel went out,
and smote the horses and chariots,
and slew the Syrians with a great slaughter."
"And Abijah and his people slew them with a great slaughter:
so there fell down slain of Israel five hundred thousand chosen men."
"Thus the Jews smote all their enemies with the stroke of the sword,
and slaughter, and destruction,
did what they would unto those that hated them."
"And the LORD of hosts shall stir up a scourge for him
according to the slaughter
of Midian at the rock of Oreb:
and as his rod was upon the sea,
so shall he lift it up after the manner of Egypt."
"And there shall be upon every high mountain,
and upon every high hill,
rivers and streams of waters in the day of the great slaughter,
when the towers fall."
"For the indignation of the LORD is upon all nations,
and His fury upon all their armies:
He hath utterly destroyed them,
He hath delivered them to the slaughter."
"The sword of the LORD is filled with blood,
it is made fat with fatness,
and with the blood of lambs and goats,
with the fat of the kidneys of rams:
for the LORD hath a sacrifice in Bozrah,
and a great
slaughter in the land of Idumea."
"Therefore, behold, the days come, saith the LORD,
that it shall no more be called Tophet,
nor the valley of the son of Hinnom,
but the valley of slaughter:
shall bury in Tophet, till there be no place."
"But I was like a lamb or an ox that is brought to the slaughter;
and I knew not that they had devised devices against me,
saying, Let us destroy the tree with the fruit thereof,
and let us cut him off from the land of the living,
his name may be no more remembered."
thou, O LORD, knowest me: thou hast seen me,
and tried mine heart toward thee:
pull them out like sheep for the slaughter,
and prepare them for the day of slaughter."
"Therefore, behold, the days come, saith the LORD,
that this place shall no more be called Tophet,
nor The valley of the son of Hinnom,
but The valley of slaughter."
"Howl, ye shepherds, and cry;
and wallow yourselves in the ashes,
ye principal of the flock:
for the days of your slaughter and of your dispersions are accomplished;
and ye shall fall like a pleasant vessel."
"Moab is spoiled, and gone up out of her cities,
and his chosen young men are gone down to the slaughter,
saith the King, whose name is the LORD of
"Slay all her bullocks;
let them go down to the slaughter:
woe unto them! for their day is
come, the time of their visitation."
will bring them down like lambs to the slaughter,
like rams with he goats."
"And, behold, six men came from the way of the
which lieth toward the north,
man a slaughter weapon in his hand;
and one man among them was clothed with linen,
with a writer's inkhorn by his side:
and they went in, and stood beside the brasen altar."
"It is sharpened to make a sore slaughter;
it is furbished that it may glitter:
should we then make mirth?
it contemneth the rod of my son, as every tree."
"I have set the point of the sword against all their gates,
that their heart may faint, and their ruins be multiplied:
ah! it is made bright, it is wrapped up for the slaughter."
"At his right hand was the divination for Jerusalem,
to appoint captains, to open the mouth in the slaughter,
to lift up the voice with shouting,
to appoint battering rams against the
to cast a mount, and to build a fort."
"And thou, son of man, prophesy and say,
the Lord GOD concerning the Ammonites,
and concerning their reproach;
even say thou, The sword, the sword is drawn:
for the slaughter it is furbished,
consume because of the glittering:"
saith the Lord GOD to Tyrus;
Shall not the isles shake at the sound of thy fall,
when the wounded cry,
when the slaughter is
made in the midst of thee?"
thy mighty men, O Teman, shall be dismayed,
to the end that every one of the mount of Esau may be cut off by slaughter."
"Thus saith the LORD my God;
Feed the flock of the slaughter;"
"And I will feed the flock of slaughter, even you,
O poor of the flock. And I took unto me two staves;
the one I called Beauty, and the other I called Bands;
and I fed the flock."