41 Bible Verses about Laugh

Genesis 21:6 ESV / 156 helpful votes

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

Ecclesiastes 3:4 ESV / 144 helpful votes

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

Luke 6:21 ESV / 136 helpful votes

“Blessed are you who are hungry now, for you shall be satisfied. “Blessed are you who weep now, for you shall laugh.

Psalm 2:4 ESV / 132 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 17:22 ESV / 131 helpful votes

A joyful heart is good medicine, but a crushed spirit dries up the bones.

Genesis 18:12-15 ESV / 118 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.”

Psalm 126:2 ESV / 113 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.”

Proverbs 14:13 ESV / 104 helpful votes

Even in laughter the heart may ache, and the end of joy may be grief.

Job 8:21 ESV / 99 helpful votes

He will yet fill your mouth with laughter, and your lips with shouting.

Proverbs 31:25 ESV / 70 helpful votes

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

Luke 6:25 ESV / 53 helpful votes

“Woe to you who are full now, for you shall be hungry. “Woe to you who laugh now, for you shall mourn and weep.

James 4:9 ESV / 52 helpful votes

Be wretched and mourn and weep. Let your laughter be turned to mourning and your joy to gloom.

Psalm 37:12-13 ESV / 45 helpful votes

The wicked plots against the righteous and gnashes his teeth at him, but the Lord laughs at the wicked, for he sees that his day is coming.

Proverbs 29:9 ESV / 44 helpful votes

If a wise man has an argument with a fool, the fool only rages and laughs, and there is no quiet.

Psalm 59:8 ESV / 44 helpful votes

But you, O Lord, laugh at them; you hold all the nations in derision.

Genesis 18:12 ESV / 42 helpful votes

So Sarah laughed to herself, saying, “After I am worn out, and my lord is old, shall I have pleasure?”

Psalm 37:13 ESV / 32 helpful votes

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

Ecclesiastes 7:3 ESV / 16 helpful votes

Sorrow is better than laughter, for by sadness of face the heart is made glad.

Psalm 37:12-14 ESV / 16 helpful votes

The wicked plots against the righteous and gnashes his teeth at him, but the Lord laughs at the wicked, for he sees that his day is coming. The wicked draw the sword and bend their bows to bring down the poor and needy, to slay those whose way is upright;

Job 5:22 ESV / 16 helpful votes

At destruction and famine you shall laugh, and shall not fear the beasts of the earth.

Genesis 17:17 ESV / 12 helpful votes

Then Abraham fell on his face and laughed and said to himself, “Shall a child be born to a man who is a hundred years old? Shall Sarah, who is ninety years old, bear a child?”

Psalm 52:5-7 ESV / 11 helpful votes

But God will break you down forever; he will snatch and tear you from your tent; he will uproot you from the land of the living. Selah The righteous shall see and fear, and shall laugh at him, saying, “See the man who would not make God his refuge, but trusted in the abundance of his riches and sought refuge in his own destruction!”

Ecclesiastes 7:6 ESV / 8 helpful votes

For as the crackling of thorns under a pot, so is the laughter of the fools; this also is vanity.

Proverbs 1:26 ESV / 8 helpful votes

I also will laugh at your calamity; I will mock when terror strikes you,

Psalm 2:3-5 ESV / 7 helpful votes

“Let us burst their bonds apart and cast away their cords from us.” He who sits in the heavens laughs; the Lord holds them in derision. Then he will speak to them in his wrath, and terrify them in his fury, saying,

Genesis 18:15 ESV / 5 helpful votes

But Sarah denied it, saying, “I did not laugh,” for she was afraid. He said, “No, but you did laugh.”

Genesis 18:12-13 ESV / 5 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?’

Galatians 4:27 ESV / 4 helpful votes

For it is written, “Rejoice, O barren one who does not bear; break forth and cry aloud, you who are not in labor! For the children of the desolate one will be more than those of the one who has a husband.”

1 Corinthians 3:18-20 ESV / 4 helpful votes

Let no one deceive himself. If anyone among you thinks that he is wise in this age, let him become a fool that he may become wise. For the wisdom of this world is folly with God. For it is written, “He catches the wise in their craftiness,” and again, “The Lord knows the thoughts of the wise, that they are futile.”

Ecclesiastes 10:19 ESV / 4 helpful votes

Bread is made for laughter, and wine gladdens life, and money answers everything.

Ecclesiastes 3:1-4 ESV / 4 helpful votes

For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven: a time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up what is planted; a time to kill, and a time to heal; a time to break down, and a time to build up; a time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance;

Psalm 52:6 ESV / 4 helpful votes

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

Galatians 5:22 ESV / 3 helpful votes

But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness,

2 Corinthians 5:1-21 ESV / 3 helpful votes

For we know that if the tent that is our earthly home is destroyed, we have a building from God, a house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens. For in this tent we groan, longing to put on our heavenly dwelling, if indeed by putting it on we may not be found naked. For while we are still in this tent, we groan, being burdened—not that we would be unclothed, but that we would be further clothed, so that what is mortal may be swallowed up by life. He who has prepared us for this very thing is God, who has given us the Spirit as a guarantee. ...

Romans 1:1-32 ESV / 2 helpful votes

Paul, a servant of Christ Jesus, called to be an apostle, set apart for the gospel of God, which he promised beforehand through his prophets in the holy Scriptures, concerning his Son, who was descended from David according to the flesh and was declared to be the Son of God in power according to the Spirit of holiness by his resurrection from the dead, Jesus Christ our Lord, through whom we have received grace and apostleship to bring about the obedience of faith for the sake of his name among all the nations, ...

John 15:1-27 ESV / 2 helpful votes

“I am the true vine, and my Father is the vinedresser. Every branch in me that does not bear fruit he takes away, and every branch that does bear fruit he prunes, that it may bear more fruit. Already you are clean because of the word that I have spoken to you. Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit by itself, unless it abides in the vine, neither can you, unless you abide in me. I am the vine; you are the branches. Whoever abides in me and I in him, he it is that bears much fruit, for apart from me you can do nothing. ...

John 3:16-17 ESV / 2 helpful votes

“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him.

Matthew 16:1-28 ESV / 2 helpful votes

And the Pharisees and Sadducees came, and to test him they asked him to show them a sign from heaven. He answered them, “When it is evening, you say, ‘It will be fair weather, for the sky is red.’ And in the morning, ‘It will be stormy today, for the sky is red and threatening.’ You know how to interpret the appearance of the sky, but you cannot interpret the signs of the times. An evil and adulterous generation seeks for a sign, but no sign will be given to it except the sign of Jonah.” So he left them and departed. When the disciples reached the other side, they had forgotten to bring any bread. ...

Matthew 5:1-48 ESV / 2 helpful votes

Seeing the crowds, he went up on the mountain, and when he sat down, his disciples came to him. And he opened his mouth and taught them, saying: “Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. “Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted. “Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth. ...

Isaiah 1:1-31 ESV / 2 helpful votes

The vision of Isaiah the son of Amoz, which he saw concerning Judah and Jerusalem in the days of Uzziah, Jotham, Ahaz, and Hezekiah, kings of Judah. Hear, O heavens, and give ear, O earth; for the Lord has spoken: “Children have I reared and brought up, but they have rebelled against me. The ox knows its owner, and the donkey its master's crib, but Israel does not know, my people do not understand.” Ah, sinful nation, a people laden with iniquity, offspring of evildoers, children who deal corruptly! They have forsaken the Lord, they have despised the Holy One of Israel, they are utterly estranged. Why will you still be struck down? Why will you continue to rebel? The whole head is sick, and the whole heart faint. ...

Genesis 6:1-22 ESV / 2 helpful votes

When man began to multiply on the face of the land and daughters were born to them, the sons of God saw that the daughters of man were attractive. And they took as their wives any they chose. Then the Lord said, “My Spirit shall not abide in man forever, for he is flesh: his days shall be 120 years.” The Nephilim were on the earth in those days, and also afterward, when the sons of God came in to the daughters of man and they bore children to them. These were the mighty men who were of old, the men of renown. The Lord saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every intention of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually. ...

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