Greek/Hebrew Definitions

Strong's #3887: luwts (pronounced loots)

a primitive root; properly, to make mouths at, i.e. to scoff; hence (from the effort to pronounce a foreign language) to interpret, or (generally) intercede:--ambassador, have in derision, interpreter, make a mock, mocker, scorn(-er, -ful), teacher.

Brown-Driver-Briggs Hebrew Lexicon:



1) to scorn, make mouths at, talk arrogantly

1a) (Qal)

1a1) to boast

1a2) to scorn

1b) (Hiphil)

1b1) to mock, deride

1b2) to interpret (language)

1b2a) interpreter (participle)

1b2b) ambassador (figuratively)

1c) (Hithpalpel) to be inflated, scoff, act as a scorner, show oneself a mocker

Part of Speech: verb

Relation: a primitive root


This word is used 27 times:

Genesis 42:23: "understood them; for he spoke unto them by an interpreter."
2 Chronicles 32:31: "Howbeit in the business of the ambassadors of the princes of Babylon, who sent unto him to inquire of the wonder"
Job 16:20: "My friends scorn me: but mine eye poureth out tears unto God."
Job 33:23: "there be a messenger with him, an interpreter, one among a thousand,"
Psalms 1:1: "nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful."
Psalms 119:51: "The proud have had me greatly in derision: yet have I not declined from thy law."
Proverbs 1:22: "How long, ye simple ones, will ye love simplicity? and the scorners delight in their scorning, and fools"
Proverbs 3:34: "Surely he scorneth the scorners: but he giveth grace unto the lowly."
Proverbs 3:34: "Surely he scorneth the scorners: but he giveth grace unto the lowly."
Proverbs 9:7: "He that reproveth a scorner getteth to himself shame: and he that rebuketh a wicked man getteth himself a blot."
Proverbs 9:8: "Reprove not a scorner, lest he hate thee: rebuke a wise man, and he will love"
Proverbs 9:12: "If thou be wise, thou shalt be wise for thyself: but if thou scornest, thou alone shalt bear"
Proverbs 13:1: "son heareth his father's instruction: but a scorner heareth not rebuke."
Proverbs 14:6: " A scorner seeketh wisdom, and findeth it not: but knowledge is easy unto him that understandeth."
Proverbs 14:9: "Fools make a mock at sin: but among the righteous there is favor."
Proverbs 15:12: " A scorner loveth not one that reproveth him: neither will he go unto the wise."
Proverbs 19:25: "Smite a scorner, and the simple will beware: and reprove one that hath understanding, and he will understand knowledge."
Proverbs 19:28: "An ungodly witness scorneth judgment: and the mouth of the wicked devoureth iniquity."
Proverbs 19:29: "Judgments are prepared for scorners, and stripes for the back of fools."
Proverbs 20:1: "Wine is a mocker, strong drink is raging: and whosoever is deceived thereby is not wise."
Proverbs 21:11: " When the scorner is punished, the simple is made wise: and when the wise is instructed, he receiveth knowledge."
Proverbs 21:24: "Proud and haughty scorner is his name, who dealeth in proud wrath."
Proverbs 22:10: "Cast out the scorner, and contention shall go out; yea, strife and reproach shall cease."
Proverbs 24:9: "The thought of foolishness is sin: and the scorner is an abomination to men."
Isaiah 28:22: "Now therefore be ye not mockers, lest your bands be made strong: for I have heard"
Isaiah 29:20: "For the terrible one is brought to naught, and the scorner is consumed, and all that watch for iniquity"
Isaiah 43:27: "Thy first father hath sinned, and thy teachers have transgressed"

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