24 Bible Verses about Laughing

Ecclesiastes 3:4 ESV / 31 helpful votes

A time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance;

Psalm 2:4 ESV / 18 helpful votes

He who sits in the heavens laughs; the Lord holds them in derision.

Genesis 21:6 ESV / 18 helpful votes

And Sarah said, “God has made laughter for me; everyone who hears will laugh over me.”

Psalm 126:2 ESV / 16 helpful votes

Then our mouth was filled with laughter, and our tongue with shouts of joy; then they said among the nations, “The Lord has done great things for them.”

Psalm 37:13 ESV / 16 helpful votes

But the Lord laughs at the wicked, for he sees that his day is coming.

Habakkuk 1:10 ESV / 13 helpful votes

At kings they scoff, and at rulers they laugh. They laugh at every fortress, for they pile up earth and take it.

Job 39:18 ESV / 12 helpful votes

When she rouses herself to flee, she laughs at the horse and his rider.

Proverbs 31:25 ESV / 10 helpful votes

Strength and dignity are her clothing, and she laughs at the time to come.

Job 41:29 ESV / 9 helpful votes

Clubs are counted as stubble; he laughs at the rattle of javelins.

Luke 10:17 ESV / 8 helpful votes

The seventy-two returned with joy, saying, “Lord, even the demons are subject to us in your name!”

Psalm 52:6 ESV / 8 helpful votes

The righteous shall see and fear, and shall laugh at him, saying,

2 Chronicles 30:10 ESV / 7 helpful votes

So the couriers went from city to city through the country of Ephraim and Manasseh, and as far as Zebulun, but they laughed them to scorn and mocked them.

Luke 8:53 ESV / 6 helpful votes

And they laughed at him, knowing that she was dead.

Mark 5:40 ESV / 6 helpful votes

And they laughed at him. But he put them all outside and took the child's father and mother and those who were with him and went in where the child was.

Matthew 9:24 ESV / 6 helpful votes

He said, “Go away, for the girl is not dead but sleeping.” And they laughed at him.

Nehemiah 2:19 ESV / 6 helpful votes

But when Sanballat the Horonite and Tobiah the Ammonite servant and Geshem the Arab heard of it, they jeered at us and despised us and said, “What is this thing that you are doing? Are you rebelling against the king?”

Genesis 18:12-15 ESV / 6 helpful votes

So Sarah laughed to herself, saying, “After I am worn out, and my lord is old, shall I have pleasure?” The Lord said to Abraham, “Why did Sarah laugh and say, ‘Shall I indeed bear a child, now that I am old?’ Is anything too hard for the Lord? At the appointed time I will return to you, about this time next year, and Sarah shall have a son.” But Sarah denied it, saying, “I did not laugh,” for she was afraid. He said, “No, but you did laugh.”

Revelation 21:4 ESV / 5 helpful votes

He will wipe away every tear from their eyes, and death shall be no more, neither shall there be mourning, nor crying, nor pain anymore, for the former things have passed away.”

1 Peter 5:8 ESV / 4 helpful votes

Be sober-minded; be watchful. Your adversary the devil prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour.

James 1:2 ESV / 3 helpful votes

Count it all joy, my brothers, when you meet trials of various kinds,

2 Timothy 4:3-4 ESV / 2 helpful votes

For the time is coming when people will not endure sound teaching, but having itching ears they will accumulate for themselves teachers to suit their own passions, and will turn away from listening to the truth and wander off into myths.

Romans 5:1 ESV / 2 helpful votes

Therefore, since we have been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ.

Ecclesiastes 1:18 ESV / 2 helpful votes

For in much wisdom is much vexation, and he who increases knowledge increases sorrow.

Genesis 1:26 ESV / 2 helpful votes

Then God said, “Let us make man in our image, after our likeness. And let them have dominion over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the heavens and over the livestock and over all the earth and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth.”

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