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45 Bible Verses About Joking

Here are 45 Bible verses about joking from the Old and New Testaments of the Holy Bible (King James Version), sorted from most to least relevant.

Proverbs 26:18-19 KJV

As a mad man who casteth firebrands, arrows, and death, So is the man that deceiveth his neighbour, and saith, Am not I in sport?

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Ephesians 5:4 KJV

Neither filthiness, nor foolish talking, nor jesting, which are not convenient: but rather giving of thanks.

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Matthew 12:36 KJV

But I say unto you, That every idle word that men shall speak, they shall give account thereof in the day of judgment.

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Ephesians 4:29 KJV

Let no corrupt communication proceed out of your mouth, but that which is good to the use of edifying, that it may minister grace unto the hearers.

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Matthew 24:12 KJV

And because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold.

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1 Corinthians 15:33 KJV

Be not deceived: evil communications corrupt good manners.

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Proverbs 17:22 KJV

A merry heart doeth good like a medicine: but a broken spirit drieth the bones.

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Galatians 6:7 KJV

Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap.

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Proverbs 10:23 KJV

It is as sport to a fool to do mischief: but a man of understanding hath wisdom.

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1 John 4:20 KJV

If a man say, I love God, and hateth his brother, he is a liar: for he that loveth not his brother whom he hath seen, how can he love God whom he hath not seen?

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James 5:12 KJV

But above all things, my brethren, swear not, neither by heaven, neither by the earth, neither by any other oath: but let your yea be yea; and your nay, nay; lest ye fall into condemnation.

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Colossians 3:8-9 KJV

But now ye also put off all these; anger, wrath, malice, blasphemy, filthy communication out of your mouth. Lie not one to another, seeing that ye have put off the old man with his deeds;

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Psalms 119:105 KJV

Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path.

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2 Timothy 2:15 KJV

Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.

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Luke 6:45 KJV

A good man out of the good treasure of his heart bringeth forth that which is good; and an evil man out of the evil treasure of his heart bringeth forth that which is evil: for of the abundance of the heart his mouth speaketh.

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Romans 12:21 KJV

Be not overcome of evil, but overcome evil with good.

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Philippians 4:8 KJV

Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.

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Colossians 3:17 KJV

And whatsoever ye do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God and the Father by him.

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Proverbs 14:13-14 KJV

Even in laughter the heart is sorrowful; and the end of that mirth is heaviness. The backslider in heart shall be filled with his own ways: and a good man shall be satisfied from himself.

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Proverbs 13:16 KJV

Every prudent man dealeth with knowledge: but a fool layeth open his folly.

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Jeremiah 24:9 KJV

And I will deliver them to be removed into all the kingdoms of the earth for their hurt, to be a reproach and a proverb, a taunt and a curse, in all places whither I shall drive them.

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Psalms 9:10 KJV

And they that know thy name will put their trust in thee: for thou, LORD, hast not forsaken them that seek thee.

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Ecclesiastes 3:4 KJV

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

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Proverbs 12:18 KJV

There is that speaketh like the piercings of a sword: but the tongue of the wise is health.

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Job 30:9 KJV

And now am I their song, yea, I am their byword.

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Job 12:4 KJV

I am as one mocked of his neighbour, who calleth upon God, and he answereth him: the just upright man is laughed to scorn.

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Acts 2:13 KJV

Others mocking said, These men are full of new wine.

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Habakkuk 1:10 KJV

And they shall scoff at the kings, and the princes shall be a scorn unto them: they shall deride every strong hold; for they shall heap dust, and take it.

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Ecclesiastes 5:6 KJV

Suffer not thy mouth to cause thy flesh to sin; neither say thou before the angel, that it was an error: wherefore should God be angry at thy voice, and destroy the work of thine hands?

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1 Kings 18:27 KJV

And it came to pass at noon, that Elijah mocked them, and said, Cry aloud: for he is a god; either he is talking, or he is pursuing, or he is in a journey, or peradventure he sleepeth, and must be awaked.

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Ephesians 5:3 KJV

But fornication, and all uncleanness, or covetousness, let it not be once named among you, as becometh saints;

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Colossians 3:8 KJV

But now ye also put off all these; anger, wrath, malice, blasphemy, filthy communication out of your mouth.

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Exodus 20:7 KJV

Thou shalt not take the name of the LORD thy God in vain; for the LORD will not hold him guiltless that taketh his name in vain.

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Matthew 11:30 KJV

For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.

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Psalms 44:14 KJV

Thou makest us a byword among the heathen, a shaking of the head among the people.

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Proverbs 26:18 KJV

As a mad man who casteth firebrands, arrows, and death,

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Jeremiah 20:8 KJV

For since I spake, I cried out, I cried violence and spoil; because the word of the LORD was made a reproach unto me, and a derision, daily.

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Jeremiah 10:15 KJV

They are vanity, and the work of errors: in the time of their visitation they shall perish.

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Proverbs 14:9 KJV

Fools make a mock at sin: but among the righteous there is favour.

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Psalms 89:41 KJV

All that pass by the way spoil him: he is a reproach to his neighbours.

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1 Kings 9:7 KJV

Then will I cut off Israel out of the land which I have given them; and this house, which I have hallowed for my name, will I cast out of my sight; and Israel shall be a proverb and a byword among all people:

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Psalms 109:8 KJV

Let his days be few; and let another take his office.

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Jeremiah 51:18 KJV

They are vanity, the work of errors: in the time of their visitation they shall perish.

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Genesis 19:14 KJV

And Lot went out, and spake unto his sons in law, which married his daughters, and said, Up, get you out of this place; for the LORD will destroy this city. But he seemed as one that mocked unto his sons in law.

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Proverbs 26:19 KJV

So is the man that deceiveth his neighbour, and saith, Am not I in sport?

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