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New Defender's Study Bible Notes

2:2 of laughter, It is mad. The modern addiction to “comedy” and amusements of various kinds was tried by Solomon long ago, and was found to be “mad,” producing nothing of value. There is no New Testament record of Jesus or the apostles either laughing or inducing laughter in others by humorous preaching. Instead, Jesus said: “Woe unto you that laugh now! for ye shall mourn and weep” (Luke 6:25). And the Apostle James wrote: “Let your laughter be turned to mourning” (James 4:9).

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