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Theasaurus: Contempt

11 Bible Verses about Contempt

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Psalm 2:4

The One enthroned in heaven laughs; the Lord ridicules them.

2 Chronicles 36:16

But they kept ridiculing God's messengers, despising His words, and scoffing at His prophets, until the Lord's wrath was so stirred up against His people that there was no remedy.

Zechariah 4:10

For who scorns the day of small things? These seven eyes of the Lord, which scan throughout the whole earth, will rejoice when they see the plumb line in Zerubbabel's hand."

Matthew 7:6

Don't give what is holy to dogs or toss your pearls before pigs, or they will trample them with their feet, turn, and tear you to pieces.

2 Peter 3:3

First, be aware of this: scoffers will come in the last days to scoff, following their own lusts,

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Contempt » For the righteous

Nehemiah 4:3

Then Tobiah the Ammonite, who was beside him, said, "Indeed, even if a fox climbed up what they are building, he would break down their stone wall!"

Nehemiah 2:19

When Sanballat the Horonite, Tobiah the Ammonite official, and Geshem the Arab heard [about this], they mocked and despised us, and said, "What is this you're doing? Are you rebelling against the king?"

John 9:34

"You were born entirely in sin," they replied, "and are you trying to teach us?" Then they threw him out.

1 Samuel 17:28

David's oldest brother Eliab listened as he spoke to the men, and became angry with him. "Why did you come down here?" he asked. "Who did you leave those few sheep with in the wilderness? I know your arrogance and your evil heart-you came down to see the battle!"

More verses: Psalm 80:6 Psalm 119:22

Contempt » Divine

Psalm 2:4

The One enthroned in heaven laughs; the Lord ridicules them.

Contempt » A characteristic of the wicked

Isaiah 5:24

Therefore, as a tongue of fire consumes straw and as dry grass shrivels in the flame, so their roots will become like something rotten and their blossoms will blow away like dust, for they have rejected the instruction of the Lord of Hosts, and they have despised the word of the Holy One of Israel.

Proverbs 18:3

When a wicked man comes, shame does also, and along with dishonor, disgrace.

Contempt » The wicked exhibit towards » Christ

Matthew 27:29

They twisted together a crown of thorns, put it on His head, and placed a reed in His right hand. And they knelt down before Him and mocked Him: "Hail, King of the Jews!"

Contempt » Self-righteousness prompts to

Isaiah 65:5

They say: Keep to yourself, don't come near me, for I am too holy for you! These practices are smoke in My nostrils, a fire that burns all day long.

Luke 18:11

The Pharisee took his stand and was praying like this: 'God, I thank You that I'm not like other people -greedy, unrighteous, adulterers, or even like this tax collector.

Contempt » Of ministers, is a despising of God

Luke 10:16

Whoever listens to you listens to Me. Whoever rejects you rejects Me. And whoever rejects Me rejects the One who sent Me."

Contempt » The wicked exhibit towards » Parents

Contempt » The wicked exhibit towards » The poor

Psalm 14:6

You [sinners] frustrate the plans of the afflicted, but the Lord is his refuge.

Ecclesiastes 9:16

And I said, "Wisdom is better than strength, but the wisdom of the poor man is despised, and his words are not heeded."

Contempt » Some awaking to everlasting contempt

Daniel 12:1-2

At that time Michael the great prince who stands watch over your people will rise up. There will be a time of distress such as never has occurred since nations came into being until that time. But at that time all your people who are found written in the book will escape. Many of those who sleep in the dust of the earth will awake, some to eternal life, and some to shame and eternal contempt.

John 5:26-29

For just as the Father has life in Himself, so also He has granted to the Son to have life in Himself. And He has granted Him the right to pass judgment, because He is the Son of Man. Do not be amazed at this, because a time is coming when all who are in the graves will hear His voice read more.
and come out-those who have done good things, to the resurrection of life, but those who have done wicked things, to the resurrection of judgment.

Contempt » Causes saints to cry unto God

Nehemiah 4:4

Listen, our God, for we are despised. Make their insults return on their own heads and let them be taken as plunder to a land of captivity.

Psalm 123:3

Show us favor, Lord, show us favor, for we've had more than enough contempt.

Contempt » The wicked exhibit towards » Authorities

Jude 1:8

Nevertheless, these dreamers likewise defile their flesh, despise authority, and blaspheme glorious beings.

Contempt » Forbidden towards » Young ministers

1 Corinthians 16:11

Therefore no one should look down on him; but you should send him on his way in peace so he can come to me, for I am expecting him with the brothers.

Contempt » Exemplified » False teachers

2 Corinthians 10:10

For it is said, "His letters are weighty and powerful, but his physical presence is weak, and his public speaking is despicable."

Contempt » Exemplified » Nabal

1 Samuel 25:10-11

Nabal asked them, "Who is David? Who is Jesse's son? Many slaves these days are running away from their masters. Am I supposed to take my bread, my water, and my meat that I butchered for my shearers and give them to men who are from I don't know where?"

Contempt » Forbidden towards » Parents

Contempt » Exemplified » Children of belial

1 Samuel 10:27

But some wicked men said, "How can this guy save us?" They despised him and did not bring him a gift, but Saul said nothing.

Contempt » Ministers should give no occasion for

Contempt » Folly of

Contempt » The wicked exhibit towards » Saints

Psalm 119:141

I am insignificant and despised, but I do not forget Your precepts.

Contempt » Towards the church » Often punished

Ezekiel 28:26

They will live there securely, build houses, and plant vineyards. They will live securely when I execute judgments against all their neighbors who treat them with contempt. Then they will know that I am the Lord their God."

Contempt » Forbidden towards » Christ's little ones

Contempt » Forbidden towards » Believing masters

1 Timothy 6:2

And those who have believing masters should not be disrespectful to them because they are brothers, but should serve them better, since those who benefit from their service are believers and dearly loved. Teach and encourage these things.

Contempt » Exemplified » Michal

2 Samuel 6:16

As the ark of the Lord was entering the city of David, Saul's daughter Michal looked down from the window and saw King David leaping and dancing before the Lord, and she despised him in her heart.

Contempt » Who the lord made contemptible

Malachi 2:7-9

For the lips of a priest should guard knowledge, and people should seek instruction from his mouth, because he is the messenger of the Lord of Hosts. "You, on the other hand, have turned from the way. You have caused many to stumble by your instruction. You have violated the covenant of Levi," says the Lord of Hosts. "So I in turn have made you despised and humiliated before all the people because you are not keeping My ways but are showing partiality in [your] instruction."

Contempt » When contempt comes

Proverbs 18:3

When a wicked man comes, shame does also, and along with dishonor, disgrace.

Contempt » Towards the church » Often turned into respect

Isaiah 60:14

The sons of your oppressors will come and bow down to you; all who reviled you will fall down on their faces at your feet. They will call you the City of the Lord, Zion of the Holy One of Israel.

Contempt » Exemplified » Hagar

Genesis 16:4

He slept with Hagar, and she became pregnant. When she realized that she was pregnant, she looked down on her mistress.

Contempt » Sin of

Job 31:13-14

If I have dismissed the case of my male or female servants when they made a complaint against me, what could I do when God stands up [to judge]? How should I answer Him when He calls [me] to account?

Contempt » Forbidden towards » Weak brethren

Contempt » Forbidden towards » The poor

James 2:1-3

My brothers, hold your faith in our glorious Lord Jesus Christ without showing favoritism. For suppose a man comes into your meeting wearing a gold ring, dressed in fine clothes, and a poor man dressed in dirty clothes also comes in. If you look with favor on the man wearing the fine clothes so that you say, "Sit here in a good place," and yet you say to the poor man, "Stand over there," or, "Sit here on the floor by my footstool,"

Contempt » Pride and prosperity prompt to

Psalm 123:4

We've had more than enough scorn from the arrogant [and] contempt from the proud.

Contempt » The wicked exhibit towards » The afflicted

Contempt » Saints sometimes guilty of

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Contempt, Examples Of

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Nabal asked them, "Who is David? Who is Jesse's son? Many slaves these days are running away from their masters.

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