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Theasaurus: Contempt

11 Bible Verses about Contempt

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Psalm 2:4

He who sits in the heavens laughs; the Lord scoffs at them.

2 Chronicles 36:16

but they mocked God's messengers, despised his words, and scoffed at his prophets, until there was no remedy for the wrath of the LORD that arose to punish his people.

Zechariah 4:10

For who has despised the time of insignificant things? They will rejoice to see the plumb line in the hand of Zerubbabel. These seven lights represent the eyes of the LORD, which are looking throughout all of the earth."

Matthew 7:6

"Never give what is holy to dogs or throw your pearls before pigs. Otherwise, they will trample them with their feet and then turn around and attack you."

2 Peter 3:3

First of all you must understand this: In the last days mockers will come and, following their own desires, will ridicule us

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Contempt » For the righteous

Nehemiah 4:3

Tobiah the Ammonite stood to the side, commenting, "If a fox were to jump onto what they're building, it would collapse their stone wall!"

Nehemiah 2:19

But when Sanballat the Horonite, his servant Tobiah the Ammonite, and Geshem the Arab heard about it, they jeered at us and despised us when they said, "What is this thing that you're doing? You're rebelling against the king, aren't you?"

Matthew 13:55

This is the builder's son, isn't it? His mother is named Mary, isn't she? His brothers are James, Joseph, Simon, and Judas, aren't they?

John 9:34

They asked him, "You were born a sinner and you are trying to instruct us?" And they threw him out.

1 Samuel 17:28

Eliab his oldest brother heard him talking to the men. Eliab was angry with David and said, "Why did you come down here? And who did you leave those few sheep with in the wilderness? I know your insolence and wicked intentions. You came down just to see the battle!"

More verses: Psalm 80:6 Psalm 119:22

Contempt » Divine

Psalm 37:13

But the Lord laughs at him because he sees that his day is coming!

Psalm 2:4

He who sits in the heavens laughs; the Lord scoffs at them.

Psalm 59:8

But you, LORD, will laugh at them; you will mock all the nations.

Contempt » A characteristic of the wicked

Isaiah 5:24

Therefore, as flames of fire devour straw, as dry grass collapses in flames, so their root will be rotten, and their blossom will blow away like dust, because they have rejected the instruction of the LORD of the Heavenly Armies, and have despised the word of the Holy One of Israel.

Proverbs 18:3

When an evil person comes, contempt also comes, along with dishonor and disgrace.

Contempt » The wicked exhibit towards » Christ

Isaiah 53:3

"He was despised and rejected by others, and a man of sorrows, intimately familiar with suffering; and like one from whom people hide their faces; and we despised him and did not value him.

Matthew 27:29

Twisting some thorns into a victor's crown, they placed it on his head and put a stick in his right hand. They knelt down in front of him and began making fun of him, saying, "Long live the king of the Jews!"

Psalm 22:6

But as for me, I am only a worm and not a man, scorned by mankind and despised by people.

Contempt » Self-righteousness prompts to

Isaiah 65:5

who say, "Keep to yourself!' "Don't touch me!' and "I am too holy for you!' "Such people are smoke in my nostrils, a fire that keeps burning all day long.

Luke 18:11

The Pharisee stood by himself and prayed, "O God, I thank you that I'm not like other people thieves, dishonest people, adulterers, or even this tax collector.

Contempt » Of ministers, is a despising of God

Luke 10:16

The person who listens to you listens to me, and the person who rejects you rejects me. The person who 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 would frustrate the plans of the oppressed, but the LORD is their refuge.

Ecclesiastes 9:16

So I concluded, "Wisdom is better than strength. Nevertheless, the wisdom of the poor is rejected his words are never heard."

Contempt » Some awaking to everlasting contempt

Daniel 12:1-2

""At that time, Michael will arise, the great prince who will stand up on behalf of your people, and a time of trouble will come like there has never been since nations began until that time. Also at that time, your people will be delivered everyone who will have been written in the book. Many of those who are sleeping in the dust of the earth will awaken some to life everlasting, and some to disgrace and everlasting contempt.

John 5:26-29

Just as the Father has life in himself, so also he has granted the Son to have life in himself, and he has given him authority to judge, because he is the Son of Man. Don't be amazed at this, because the time is approaching when everyone in their graves will hear the Son of Man's voice read more.
and will come out those who have done what is good to the resurrection that leads to life, and those who have practiced what is evil to the resurrection that ends in condemnation.

Contempt » Causes saints to cry unto God

Nehemiah 4:4

"Listen, our God, because we are being mocked. Let their insults fall back on them, and let them be dragged away as captives into exile.

Psalm 123:3

Have mercy on us, LORD, have mercy, for we have had more than enough of contempt.

Contempt » The wicked exhibit towards » Authorities

Jude 1:8

In a similar way, these dreamers also defile their flesh, reject the Lord's authority, and slander his glorious beings.

Contempt » Forbidden towards » Young ministers

1 Corinthians 16:11

Therefore, no one should treat him with contempt. Send him on his way in peace so that he may come to me, because I am expecting him along with the brothers.

Contempt » Exemplified » False teachers

2 Corinthians 10:10

For someone is saying, "His letters are impressive and forceful, but his bodily presence is weak and his speech contemptible."

Contempt » Exemplified » Nabal

1 Samuel 25:10-11

Nabal answered David's servants: "Who is David? Who is this son of Jesse? There are many servants today who are breaking away from their masters. Should I take my food, my water, and my meat that I've slaughtered for my shearers and give it to men who came from who knows where?"

Contempt » Forbidden towards » Parents

Contempt » Exemplified » Children of belial

1 Samuel 10:27

But some troublemakers said, "How can this man deliver us?" They despised him and did not bring him a gift. But Saul remained silent.

Contempt » Ministers should give no occasion for

Contempt » Folly of

Contempt » The wicked exhibit towards » Saints

Psalm 119:141

Though I may be small and despised, I do not neglect your precepts.

Contempt » Towards the church » Often punished

Ezekiel 28:26

"When I gather the house of Israel from the nations to which I've scattered them, I will show them my holiness before the watching world, and they will live on the land that I gave to my servant Jacob. They will live in safety in the land, building houses and planting vineyards. They'll live in safety while I judge everyone who maligns them among those who surround them. At that time they'll learn that I am the LORD their God.'"

Contempt » Forbidden towards » Christ's little ones

Contempt » Forbidden towards » Believing masters

1 Timothy 6:2

Moreover, those who have believing masters should be respectful to them, because they are fellow believers. In fact, they must serve them even better, because those who benefit from their service are believers and dear to them. These are the things you must teach and exhort.

Contempt » Exemplified » Michal

2 Samuel 6:16

As the ark of the LORD was coming into the City of David, Saul's daughter Michal was peering out a window, watching King David jumping and dancing in the LORD's presence, and she despised him in her heart.

Contempt » Who the lord made contemptible

Malachi 2:7-9

For the lips of a priest should preserve knowledge, and people should seek instruction from his mouth, because he's the messenger of the LORD of the Heavenly Armies. "But you priests turned aside from the way, and by your teaching you caused many to stumble. You have violated the covenant of Levi," says the LORD of the Heavenly Armies. "So I also made you despised, humiliating you before all of the people, because you aren't following my ways and are showing partiality when you teach."

Contempt » When contempt comes

Proverbs 18:3

When an evil person comes, contempt also comes, along with dishonor and disgrace.

Contempt » Towards the church » Often turned into respect

Isaiah 60:14

"All the descendants of those who oppressed you will come bending low before you, and all those who despised you will bow down at your feet. They'll call you "The City of the LORD,' "Zion of the Holy One of Israel.'"

Contempt » Exemplified » Hagar

Genesis 16:4

He had sex with Hagar, and she became pregnant. When she realized that she was pregnant, she looked with contempt on her mistress.

Contempt » Sin of

Job 31:13-14

"If I've refused to help my male and female servants when they complain against me, what will I do when God stands up to act? When he asks the questions, how will I answer him?

Contempt » Forbidden towards » Weak brethren

Romans 14:3

The person who eats any kind of food must not ridicule the person who does not eat them, and the person who does not eat certain foods must not criticize the person who eats them, for God has accepted him.

Contempt » Forbidden towards » The poor

James 2:1-3

My brothers, do not let your faith in our glorious Lord Jesus, the Messiah, be tainted by favoritism. Suppose a man wearing gold rings and fine clothes comes into your assembly, and a poor man in dirty clothes also comes in. If you give special attention to the man wearing fine clothes and say, "Please take this seat," but you say to the poor man, "Stand over there" or "Sit on the floor at my feet,"

Contempt » Pride and prosperity prompt to

Psalm 123:4

Our lives overflow with scorn from those who live at ease, with contempt from those who are proud. A Davidic Song of Ascents

Contempt » The wicked exhibit towards » The afflicted

Contempt » Saints sometimes guilty of

Topics on Contempt

Contempt, Examples Of

9;25;10

Nabal answered David's servants: "Who is David? Who is this son of Jesse? There are many servants today who are breaking away from their masters.

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