11 Bible Verses about

Contempt

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Contempt, Examples Of

1 Samuel 25:10

And Nabal answered David's servants, and said, Who is David? and who is the son of Jesse? there are many servants now days that break away each man from his master.

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Zechariah 4:10

For who has despised the day of small things? for they shall rejoice, and shall see the plumbline in the hand of Zerubbabel; these 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 your pearls before swine, lest they trample them under their feet, and turn again and tear you.

2 Peter 3:3

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

2 Peter 2:10

But chiefly them that walk after the flesh in the lust of uncleanness, and despise authority. Presumptuous are they, self-willed, they are not afraid to speak evil of the glorious ones.

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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 goes up, he shall even break down their stone wall.

Nehemiah 2:19

But when Sanballat the Horonite, and Tobiah the servant, the Ammonite, and Geshem the Arabian, heard it, they laughed at us, and despised us, and said, What is this thing that you do? will you 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 Joses, and Simon, and Judas?

John 9:34

They answered and said unto him, You were altogether born in sins, and do you 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 came you down here? and with whom have you left those few sheep in the wilderness? I know your pride, and the insolence of your heart; for you are come down that you 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 you, O LORD, shall laugh at them; you shall have all the nations in derision.

Proverbs 1:26

I also will laugh at your calamity; I will mock when your fear comes;

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 up as dust: because they have rejected the law of the LORD of hosts, and despised the word of the Holy One of Israel.

Proverbs 18:3

When the wicked comes, then comes also contempt, and with dishonor comes 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, Hail, 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

Luke 18:9

And he spoke this parable unto certain who trusted in themselves that they were righteous, and despised others:

Isaiah 65:5

Who say, Stand by yourself, come not near to me; for I am holier than you. These are a smoke in my nostrils, a fire that burns all the day.

Luke 18:11

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

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 said I, Wisdom is better than strength: nevertheless the poor man's wisdom 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 which stands for the children of your people: and there shall be a time of trouble, such as never was since there was a nation even to that same time: and at that time your people shall be delivered, every one that shall be found written in the book. And many of them that sleep in the dust of the earth shall awake, some to everlasting life, and some to shame and everlasting contempt.

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 given him authority to execute judgment also, because he is the Son of man. Marvel not at this: for the hour is coming, in which all that are in the graves shall hear his voice, read more.
And shall come forth; they that have done good, unto the resurrection of life; and they that have done evil, unto the resurrection of condemnation.

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 spoil in a land of captivity:

Psalm 123:3

Have mercy upon us, O LORD, have mercy upon us: for we are exceedingly filled with contempt.

Contempt » The wicked exhibit towards » Authorities

2 Peter 2:10

But chiefly them that walk after the flesh in the lust of uncleanness, and despise authority. Presumptuous are they, self-willed, they are not afraid to speak evil of the glorious ones.

Jude 1:8

Likewise also these filthy dreamers defile the flesh, despise authority, and speak evil of the glorious ones.

Contempt » Forbidden towards » Young ministers

1 Corinthians 16:11

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

Contempt » Exemplified » False teachers

2 Corinthians 10:10

For his letters, say they, 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 servants, and said, Who is David? and who is the son of Jesse? there are many servants now days that break away each man from his master. Shall I then take my bread, and my water, and my meat that I have killed for my shearers, and give it unto men, whom I know not from where they be?

Contempt » Forbidden towards » Parents

Contempt » Exemplified » Children of belial

1 Samuel 10:27

But some worthless fellows said, How shall this man save us? And they despised him, and brought him no presents. But he held his peace.

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 do I not forget your precepts.

Contempt » Towards the church » Often punished

Ezekiel 28:26

And they shall dwell safely in it, and shall build houses, and plant vineyards; yea, they shall dwell with confidence, when I have executed judgments upon all those that despise 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 they that have believing masters, let them not despise them, because they are brethren; but rather do them service, because they are believers and beloved, partakers of the benefit. These things teach and exhort.

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 should preserve knowledge, and they should seek the law from his mouth: for he is the messenger of the LORD of hosts. But you have departed out of the way; you have caused many to stumble at the law; you have corrupted the covenant of Levi, says the LORD of hosts. Therefore have I also made you contemptible and base before all the people, according as you 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 dishonor comes reproach.

Contempt » Towards the church » Often turned into respect

Isaiah 60:14

The sons also of them that afflicted you shall come bending low unto you; and all they that despised you shall bow themselves down at the soles of your feet; and they shall call you, 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 did despise the cause of my manservant or of my maidservant, when they contended with me; What then shall I do when God rises up? and when he comes, what shall I answer him?

Contempt » Forbidden towards » Weak brethren

Romans 14:3

Let not him that eats despise him that eats not; and let not him who eats not judge him that eats: for God has received him.

Contempt » Forbidden towards » The poor

James 2:1-3

My brethren, have not the faith of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Lord of glory, with respect of persons. For if there come unto your assembly a man with a gold ring, in fine apparel, and there come in also a poor man in shabby clothing; And you have respect to him that wears the fine clothing, and say unto him, Sit here in a good place; and say to the poor, Stand there, or sit here under my footstool:

Contempt » Pride and prosperity prompt to

Psalm 123:4

Our soul is exceedingly filled with the scorn of those that are at ease, and with the contempt of the proud.

Contempt » The wicked exhibit towards » The afflicted

Contempt » Saints sometimes guilty of