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Theasaurus: Contempt

11 Bible Verses about Contempt

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Psalm 2:4

He that sits in the heavens shall laugh: the Lord shall have them in derision.

2 Chronicles 36:16

But they mocked the messengers of God and despised his words and misused his prophets until the wrath of the LORD arose against his people, and there was no remedy.

Psalm 78:10

They did not keep the covenant of God and refused to walk in his law

Zechariah 4:10

For who has despised the day of small beginnings? for they shall rejoice, and shall see the plummet in the hand of Zerubbabel. Those seven are the eyes of the LORD, which run to and fro through the whole earth.

Matthew 7:6

Give not that which is holy unto the dogs, neither cast ye your pearls before swine, lest they trample them under their feet and turn again and rend you.

2 Peter 3:3

knowing this first, that there shall come in the last days scoffers, walking after their own lusts

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Contempt » For the righteous

Nehemiah 4:3

Now Tobiah, the Ammonite, was by him, and he said, Even that which they build, if a fox were to go up it, he would break down their stone wall.

Nehemiah 2:19

But when Sanballat, the Horonite, and Tobiah, the slave, the Ammonite, and Geshem, the Arabian, heard it, they laughed us to scorn and despised us and said, What is this thing that ye do? Will ye rebel against the king?

Matthew 13:55

Is not this the carpenter's son? is not his mother called Mary? and his brothers, James and Joseph and Simon and Judas?

John 9:34

They answered and said unto him, Thou wast altogether born in sins, and dost thou teach us? And they cast him out.

1 Samuel 17:28

And Eliab, his eldest brother, heard when he spoke unto the men, and Eliab's anger was kindled against David, and he said, Why didst thou come down here? And with whom hast thou left those few sheep in the wilderness? I know thy pride and the malice of thy heart, for thou art come down that thou might see the battle.

More verses: Psalm 80:6 Psalm 119:22

Contempt » Divine

Psalm 37:13

The Lord shall laugh at him, for he sees that his day is coming.

Psalm 2:4

He that sits in the heavens shall laugh: the Lord shall have them in derision.

Psalm 59:8

But thou, O LORD, shalt laugh at them; thou shalt have all the Gentiles in derision.

Contempt » A characteristic of the wicked

Isaiah 5:24

Therefore as the fire devours the stubble and the flame consumes the chaff, so their root shall be as rottenness, and their blossom shall go away as dust because they have cast away the law of the LORD of the hosts and despised the word of the Holy One of Israel.

Proverbs 18:3

When the wicked comes, then comes also contempt, and with him who dishonours, reproach.

Contempt » The wicked exhibit towards » Christ

Matthew 27:29

And when they had platted a crown of thorns, they put it upon his head and a reed in his right hand; and they bowed the knee before him and mocked him, saying, Receive joy, King of the Jews!

Psalm 22:6

But I am a worm, and no man; a reproach of men and despised of the people.

Contempt » Self-righteousness prompts to

Isaiah 65:5

who say, Stand by thyself, do not come near to me; for I am holier than thou. These are a smoke in my nose, a fire that burns all the day.

Luke 18:11

The Pharisee stood and prayed thus with himself, God, I thank thee that I am not as other men are: extortioners, unjust, adulterers, or even as this publican.

Contempt » Of ministers, is a despising of God

Luke 10:16

He that hears you hears me, and he that despises you despises me, and he that despises me despises him that sent me.

Contempt » The wicked exhibit towards » Parents

Contempt » The wicked exhibit towards » The poor

Ecclesiastes 9:16

Then I said, Wisdom is better than strength: even though the poor man's knowledge is despised, and his words are not heard.

Contempt » Some awaking to everlasting contempt

Daniel 12:1-2

And at that time shall Michael stand up, the great prince who is for the sons of thy people, and it shall be a time of trouble, such as never was since there were people until now, but in that time thy people shall escape, all those that are found written in the book. And many of those that sleep in the dust of the earth shall be awakened, some for eternal life, and some for shame and everlasting confusion.

John 5:26-29

For as the Father has life in himself, so has he given to the Son to have life in himself and has also given him power and authority to execute judgment because he is the Son of man. Marvel not at this, for an hour shall come when all that are in the graves shall hear his voice, read more.
and those that have done good shall come forth unto the resurrection of life; but those that have done evil, unto the resurrection of judgment.

Contempt » Causes saints to cry unto God

Nehemiah 4:4

Hear, O our God; for we are despised; and turn their reproach upon their own head, and give them for a prey in the land of their captivity.

Psalm 123:3

Have mercy upon us, O LORD, have mercy upon us, for we are exceedingly weary of being held in contempt.

Contempt » The wicked exhibit towards » Authorities

Jude 1:8

In the same manner these deceived dreamers, defile their flesh, despise dominion, and speak evil of higher powers.

Contempt » Forbidden towards » Young ministers

1 Corinthians 16:11

Let no man therefore, despise, him, but conduct him forth in peace that he may come unto me, for I look for him with the brothers.

Contempt » Exemplified » False teachers

2 Corinthians 10:10

For his letters, they say, are weighty and powerful; but his bodily presence is weak, and his speech contemptible.

Contempt » Exemplified » Nabal

1 Samuel 25:10-11

And Nabal answered David's slaves and said, Who is David? And who is the son of Jesse? There are many slaves nowadays that break from their masters. Shall I then take my bread and my water and my slaughtered meat that I have killed for my shearers and give it unto men that I do not know where they are from?

Contempt » Forbidden towards » Parents

Contempt » Exemplified » Children of belial

1 Samuel 10:27

But the sons of Belial said, How shall this man save us? And they despised him and brought him no presents. But he pretended not to notice.

Contempt » Ministers should give no occasion for

Contempt » Folly of

Contempt » The wicked exhibit towards » Saints

Psalm 119:141

I am small and despised; yet I have not forgotten thy precepts.

Contempt » Towards the church » Often punished

Ezekiel 28:26

And they shall dwell safely therein and shall build houses and plant vineyards; and they shall dwell with confidence, when I have executed judgments in all those that spoil them round about them; and they shall 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 that have faithful masters, let them not despise them, because they are brethren, but rather serve them better, because they are faithful and beloved, partakers of the benefit. Teach and exhort this.

Contempt » Exemplified » Michal

2 Samuel 6:16

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 despised him in her heart.

Contempt » Who the lord made contemptible

Malachi 2:7-9

For the priest's lips keep wisdom, and they seek the law at his mouth; for he is an angel of the LORD of the hosts. But ye are departed out of the way; ye have caused many to stumble in the law; ye have corrupted the covenant of Levi, said the LORD of the hosts. Therefore I have also made you contemptible and base before all the people, according as ye have not kept my ways, but have been partial in the law.

Contempt » When contempt comes

Proverbs 18:3

When the wicked comes, then comes also contempt, and with him who dishonours, reproach.

Contempt » Towards the church » Often turned into respect

Isaiah 60:14

The sons also of those that afflicted thee shall come humbled unto thee; and at the steps of thy feet all those that despised thee shall bow themselves down; and they shall call thee, The city of the LORD, The Zion of the Holy One of Israel.

Contempt » Exemplified » Hagar

Genesis 16:4

And he went in unto Hagar, and she conceived; and when she saw that she had conceived, her mistress was despised in her eyes.

Contempt » Sin of

Job 31:13-14

If I had despised the right of my manslave or of my maidslave, when they contended with me; what then would I do when God rises up? And when he visits, what would I answer him?

Contempt » Forbidden towards » Weak brethren

Contempt » Forbidden towards » The poor

James 2:1-3

My brethren, do not have the faith of our Lord Jesus, the glorious Christ, with respect of persons. For if a man with a gold ring and in precious apparel comes into your synagogue and a poor person in vile raiment also comes in, and ye have respect to him that wears the precious clothing and say unto him, Sit thou here in a good place; and say to the poor, Stand thou there or sit here under my footstool:

Contempt » Pride and prosperity prompt to

Psalm 123:4

Our soul is exceedingly weary of the scorning of those that are at ease and of the contempt of the proud.

Contempt » The wicked exhibit towards » The afflicted

Contempt » Saints sometimes guilty of

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Contempt, Examples Of

1 Samuel 25:10

And Nabal answered David's slaves and said, Who is David? And who is the son of Jesse? There are many slaves nowadays that break from their masters.