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If you look at the footnote for the (c) on the word mock, it will send you to 1Cor. 2:14, which says:25 Thou hast also made our words powerful and great, even that we acannot write them; wherefore, when we write we behold our bweakness, and stumble because of the placing of our words; and I fear lest the Gentiles shall (c)mock at our words.
26 And when I had said this, the Lord spake unto me, saying: Fools bmock, but they shall mourn; and my grace is sufficient for the meek, that they shall take no advantage of your weakness;
The footnote for the word "mock" in Ether corresponds with the footnote (d) on the word foolishness in 1 Cor. So while the word mock could certainly mean "making fun of", I don't think that is the only definition. If the footnotes are to be trusted, then it means that anyone who is still under the power of the natural man, having not been re-born or BF&HG, cannot know the things of God, because they sound foolish to him, thus he misunderstands and misapplies there meaning.14 But the anatural man breceiveth not the things of the cSpirit of God: for they are (d)foolishness unto him: neither can he eknow them, because they are fspiritually gdiscerned.
gruden2.0 wrote:I'm surprised no one mentioned this one:
And [Elishah] went up from thence unto Beth-el: and as he was going up by the way, there came forth little children out of the city, and mocked him, and said unto him, Go up, thou bald head; go up, thou bald head. And he turned back, and looked on them, and cursed them in the name of the Lord. And there came forth two she bears out of the wood, and tare forty and two children of them. 2 Kings 2:23-24
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