Parts of Speech


Root Word (Etymology)

a primitive root

Dictionary Aids

TWOT Reference: 224

KJV Translation Count — 43x

The KJV translates Strongs H1 in the following manner: despise (36), contemptible (3), contemned (1), disdained (1), vile person (1), scorn (1)

Outline of Biblical Usage

1. to despise, hold in contempt, disdain
a. (Qal) to despise, regard with contempt
b. (Niphal)
1. to be despised
2. to be despicable
3. to be vile, worthless
c. (Hiphil) to cause to despise

Strong's Definitions

bazah, baw-zaw'; a primitive root; to disesteem: — despise, disdain, contemn(-ptible), + think to scorn, vile person.

Concordance Results Using KJV

Then Jacob gave Esau bread and pottage of lentiles; and he did eat and drink, and rose up, and went his way: thus Esau H959d his birthright.


Because he hath H959d the word of the LORD, and hath broken his commandment, that soul shall utterly be cut off; his iniquity shall be upon him.


Wherefore the LORD God of Israel saith, I said indeed that thy house, and the house of thy father, should walk before me for ever: but now the LORD saith, Be it far from me; for them that honour me I will honour, and they that H959 me shall be lightly esteemed.


But the children of Belial said, How shall this man save us? And they H959d him, and brought him no presents. But he held his peace.


And when the Philistine looked about, and saw David, he H959 him: for he was but a youth, and ruddy, and of a fair countenance.


And as the ark of the LORD came into the city of David, Michal Saul's daughter looked through a window, and saw king David leaping and dancing before the LORD; and she H959d him in her heart.


Wherefore hast thou H959d the commandment of the LORD, to do evil in his sight? thou hast killed Uriah the Hittite with the sword, and hast taken his wife to be thy wife, and hast slain him with the sword of the children of Ammon.


Now therefore the sword shall never depart from thine house; because thou hast H959d me, and hast taken the wife of Uriah the Hittite to be thy wife.


This is the word that the LORD hath spoken concerning him; The virgin the daughter of Zion hath H959d thee, and laughed thee to H959; the daughter of Jerusalem hath shaken her head at thee.


And it came to pass, as the ark of the covenant of the LORD came to the city of David, that Michal the daughter of Saul looking out at a window saw king David dancing and playing: and she H959d him in her heart.