|Noah Webster's Dictionary|
1. (n.) Derision; ridicule; mockery; derisive or mocking expression of scorn, contempt, or reproach.
2. (n.) An object of scorn, mockery, or derision.
3. (n.) To show insolent ridicule or mockery; to manifest contempt by derisive acts or language; -- often with at.
4. (v. t.) To treat or address with derision; to assail scornfully; to mock at.
Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia
skof, skof'-er: The verb indicates the manifestation of contempt by insulting words or actions; it combines bitterness with ridicule. It is much more frequent in the Revised Version (British and American) than in the King James Version, replacing "scorn" of the latter in Psalm 1:1 Proverbs 1:22, etc. "Scorn" refers rather to an inner emotion based on a sense of superiority; "scoff," to the outward expression of this emotion.
Scoff (18 Occurrences)
Acts 17:32 When they heard Paul speak of a resurrection of dead men, some began to scoff. But others said, "We will hear you again on that subject." (WEY)
1 Kings 9:8 Though this house is so high, yet shall everyone who passes by it be astonished, and shall hiss; and they shall say,'Why has Yahweh done thus to this land, and to this house?' (See NIV)
2 Kings 2:23 And he goeth up thence to Beth-El, and he is going up in the way, and little youths have come out from the city, and scoff at him, and say to him, 'Go up, bald-head! go up, bald-head!' (YLT)
Job 11:3 Thy devices make men keep silent, Thou scornest, and none is causing blushing! (See NAS)
Job 16:20 My friends scoff at me. My eyes pour out tears to God, (WEB ASV NAS)
Psalms 59:8 But you, Yahweh, laugh at them. You scoff at all the nations. (WEB NAS NIV)
Psalms 73:8 They scoff and speak with malice. In arrogance, they threaten oppression. (WEB JPS ASV RSV NIV)
Psalms 74:10 How long, God, shall the adversary reproach? Shall the enemy blaspheme your name forever? (See RSV)
Psalms 74:22 Arise, God! Plead your own cause. Remember how the foolish man mocks you all day. (See RSV)
Proverbs 9:12 If thou art wise, thou art wise for thyself; And if thou scoffest, thou alone shalt bear it. (Root in ASV NAS RSV)
Isaiah 28:22 Now therefore don't be scoffers, lest your bonds be made strong; for I have heard a decree of destruction from the Lord, Yahweh of Armies, on the whole earth. (Root in WEB JPS ASV NAS RSV)
Jeremiah 19:8 I will make this city an astonishment, and a hissing; everyone who passes thereby shall be astonished and hiss because of all its plagues. (See NIV)
Jeremiah 49:17 Edom shall become an astonishment: everyone who passes by it shall be astonished, and shall hiss at all its plagues. (See NIV)
Jeremiah 50:13 Because of the wrath of Yahweh she shall not be inhabited, but she shall be wholly desolate: everyone who goes by Babylon shall be astonished, and hiss at all her plagues. (See NIV)
Lamentations 2:15 All that pass by clap their hands at you. They hiss and wag their head at the daughter of Jerusalem, saying, Is this the city that men called The perfection of beauty, The joy of the whole earth? (See NIV)
Lamentations 2:16 All your enemies have opened their mouth wide against you; They hiss and gnash the teeth; they say, We have swallowed her up; Certainly this is the day that we looked for; we have found, we have seen it. (See NIV)
Ezekiel 22:5 The near and the far-off from thee scoff at thee, O defiled of name -- abounding in trouble. (YLT)
Habakkuk 1:10 Yes, he scoffs at kings, and princes are a derision to him. He laughs at every stronghold, for he builds up an earthen ramp, and takes it. (Root in WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT RSV NIV)