Funny Bible Verses

The Bible primarily contains religious and spiritual texts, but there are a few instances where you might find humorous or lighthearted elements. These instances of wit can be found across both the Old and New Testaments, offering a glimpse into the human experience through a different lens. These funny Bible verses can show how absurd situations are, critique issues in an easier way to understand, or just give us a break from serious topics. They also show that humor has always been an important way for people to connect and communicate, linking different times and traditions. While humor in the Bible can be subjective, here are some Bible verses that may have a lighter tone or elements of wit:

Wit and Funny Wordplay

  • Jeremiah 8:22 – “Is there no balm in Gilead? Is there no physician there? Why then is there no healing for the wound of my people?”
  • Matthew 5:13 – “You are the salt of the earth. But if the salt loses its saltiness, how can it be made salty again? It is no longer good for anything, except to be thrown out and trampled underfoot.”
  • 1 Samuel 20:36-41 – “But as the day was declining, Jonathan shot an arrow into the air, and he drew the bow with all his strength; and he let the arrow fly. Jonathan’s arrow soared past him, beyond him, and David sprang up from his seat and bowed down to the ground before Jonathan, three times, with his face to the ground.”

Funny and Playful Imagery

  • Matthew 10:16 – “Behold, I am sending you out as sheep in the midst of wolves, so be wise as serpents and innocent as doves.”
  • Matthew 7:3 – “And why worry about a speck in your friend’s eye when you have a log in your own?”
  • Mark 10:25 – “It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for someone who is rich to enter the kingdom of God.”

Parables with Funny Elements

  • Matthew 6:28 – “And why worry about your clothing? Look at the lilies of the field and how they grow. They don’t work or make their clothing.”
  • Luke 15:8 – “Or suppose a woman has ten silver coins and loses one. Doesn’t she light a lamp, sweep the house and search carefully until she finds it?”
  • Luke 15:4 – “Suppose one of you has a hundred sheep and loses one of them. Doesn’t he leave the ninety-nine in the open country and go after the lost sheep until he finds it?”

Funny and Unexpected Situations

  • Acts 20:9 – “And there was a young man named Eutychus sitting on the window sill, sinking into a deep sleep; and as Paul kept on talking, he was overcome by sleep and fell down from the third floor and was picked up dead.”
  • 2 Kings 6:5 – “But as he was doing so, the iron axehead fell into the water. ‘Oh no, my lord!’ he cried out. ‘It was borrowed!'”
  • Judges 3:16 – “Now Ehud had made a double-edged sword about a cubit long, which he strapped to his right thigh under his clothing.”

Embracing Funny Situations and Lightheartedness

  • Proverbs 17:22 – “A cheerful heart is good medicine, but a crushed spirit dries up the bones.”
  • Proverbs 22:13 – “The sluggard says, ‘There’s a lion outside! I’ll be killed in the public square!'”
  • Ecclesiastes 10:1 – “As dead flies give perfume a bad smell, so a little folly outweighs wisdom and honor.”


As we reflect on these funny Bible verses, we can appreciate the balance of solemnity and lightheartedness that contributes to the richness of the biblical tradition. In doing so, we’re invited to see the joy in our own spiritual journeys and to share a laugh in the most unexpected of places.

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