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Theasaurus: Contempt

11 Bible Verses about Contempt

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Psalm 2:4

[He who] sits [enthroned] in the heavens laughs. The Lord derides them.

2 Chronicles 36:16

But they were mocking the messengers of God and despising his words and scoffing at his prophets until the wrath of Yahweh rose against his people until there was no remedy.

Psalm 78:10

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

Zechariah 4:10

For whoever has despised the day of small [things] will rejoice and will see the {plumb line} in the hand of Zerubbabel." These seven [are] the eyes of Yahweh which [are] ranging {throughout the whole earth}.

Matthew 7:6

"Do not give what is holy to dogs, or throw your pearls in front of pigs, lest they trample them with their feet, and turn around [and] tear you to pieces.

2 Peter 3:3

above all knowing this, that in the last days scoffers will come with scoffing, following according to their own desires

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Contempt » For the righteous

Nehemiah 4:3

Tobiah the Ammonite was beside him and said, "Their wall of stone that they are building would break down if a fox went on it!"

Nehemiah 2:19

But Sanballat the Horonite, the Ammonite servant Tobiah, and Geshem the Arab heard it, and they mocked and despised us, saying, "What is this thing that you are doing? Are you rebelling against the king?"

Matthew 13:55

Is not this one the son of the carpenter? Is not his mother called Mary and his brothers James and Joseph and Simon and Judas?

John 9:34

They answered and said to him, "You were born completely in sin, and are you attempting to teach us?" And they threw him out.

1 Samuel 17:28

His oldest brother Eliab heard while he was speaking to the men, {and Eliab became very angry against David} and said, "Why have you come down today, and with whom have you left those few sheep in the wilderness? I know your presumptuousness and the evil of your heart! For you have come down in order to see the battle!"

More verses: Psalm 80:6 Psalm 119:22

Contempt » Divine

Psalm 2:4

[He who] sits [enthroned] in the heavens laughs. The Lord derides them.

Psalm 59:8

But you, O Yahweh, will laugh at them; you will mock all [the] nations.

Contempt » A characteristic of the wicked

Isaiah 5:24

Therefore as the tongue of fire devours the stubble, and dry grass sinks down [in the] flame, so their root will become like [the] stench, and their blossom will go up like [the] dust. For they have rejected the instruction of Yahweh of hosts, and they have treated the word of the holy one of Israel with contempt.

Proverbs 18:3

With the coming of wickedness comes contempt also, and with dishonor, disgrace.

Contempt » The wicked exhibit towards » Christ

Isaiah 53:3

[He was] despised and rejected [by] men, a man of suffering, and acquainted with sickness, and like {one from whom others hide their faces}, [he was] despised, and we did not hold him in high regard.

Matthew 27:29

and weaving a crown of thorns, they put [it] on his head, and [put] a reed in his right hand. And kneeling down before him, they mocked him, saying, "Hail, king of the Jews!"

Psalm 22:6

But I [am] a worm and not a man, scorned by humankind and despised by people.

Contempt » Self-righteousness prompts to

Isaiah 65:5

{who say}, "{Keep to yourself}! You must not come near me, for I am [too] holy for you!" These [are] a smoke in my {nostrils}, a fire burning all day.

Luke 18:11

The Pharisee stood [and] prayed these [things] with reference to himself: 'God, I give thanks to you that I am not like other people--swindlers, unrighteous [people], adulterers, or even like this tax collector!

Contempt » Of ministers, is a despising of God

Luke 10:16

The one who listens to you listens to me, and the one who rejects you rejects me. But the one 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 put to shame [the] plan of [the] poor, because Yahweh [is] his refuge.

Ecclesiastes 9:16

So I concluded that wisdom [is] better than might, yet the wisdom of the poor is despised, and his words are not heard.

Contempt » Some awaking to everlasting contempt

Daniel 12:1-2

"Now at that time, Michael, the great prince, will arise, {the protector} over the sons of your people, and it will be a time of distress that has not been since [your people] {have been} a nation until that time. And at that time your people will escape, {everyone who is found} written in the scroll. And many from [those] sleeping {in the dusty ground} will awake, some to {everlasting life} and some to disgrace and {everlasting contempt}.

John 5:26-29

For just as the Father has life in himself, thus also he has granted to the Son to have life in himself. And he has granted him authority to carry out judgment, because he is the Son of Man. "Do not be astonished [at] this, because an hour is coming in which all those in the tombs will hear his voice read more.
and they will come out--those who have done good [things] to a resurrection of life, but those who have practiced evil [things] to a resurrection of judgment.

Contempt » Causes saints to cry unto God

Nehemiah 4:4

Hear, our God, for we are despised. Turn their scorn on their head and give them over to plunder in the land of captivity.

Psalm 123:3

Be gracious to us, O Yahweh, be gracious to us, for long enough we have had our fill of contempt.

Contempt » The wicked exhibit towards » Authorities

Jude 1:8

Despite that, in the same way also these [men], [because of their] dreams, defile the flesh and reject authority and blaspheme majestic beings.

Contempt » Forbidden towards » Young ministers

1 Corinthians 16:11

Therefore do not let anyone disdain him, but send him [on his way] in peace in order that he may come to me, for I am expecting him with the brothers.

Contempt » Exemplified » False teachers

2 Corinthians 10:10

because it is said, "His letters [are] severe and powerful, but his bodily presence [is] weak and his speech is of no account."

Contempt » Exemplified » Nabal

1 Samuel 25:10-11

But Nabal answered David's servants and said, "Who [is] David? And who [is] the son of Jesse? Today, [there] are many servants breaking away from the presence of their masters. Should I take my bread and my water and my meat which I have slaughtered for my shearers and give [it] to men whom I do not know where they [are] from?

Contempt » Forbidden towards » Parents

Contempt » Exemplified » Children of belial

1 Samuel 10:27

However, some {worthless men} said, "How can this [man] deliver us?" So they despised him and brought no gift to him, but he kept silent.

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 do not forget your precepts.

Contempt » Towards the church » Often punished

Ezekiel 28:26

And they will live on it in safety, and they will build houses, and they will plant vineyards, and they will live in safety when I execute my judgments on all {those who despise them from all around them}, and [then] they will know that I [am] Yahweh their God."

Contempt » Forbidden towards » Christ's little ones

Contempt » Forbidden towards » Believing masters

1 Timothy 6:2

And those who have believing masters must not look down on [them] because they are brothers, but rather they must serve, because those who benefit by their service are believers and dearly loved.

Contempt » Exemplified » Michal

2 Samuel 6:16

It happened that when the ark of Yahweh came [into] the city of David, Michal the daughter of Saul looked down through the window and saw King David leaping and dancing before Yahweh, and she despised him in her heart.

Contempt » Who the lord made contemptible

Malachi 2:7-9

For the lips of [the] priest should guard knowledge, and they should seek instruction from his mouth, for he [is] the messenger of Yahweh of hosts. But you, you have turned from the way; you have caused many to stumble by [your] instruction; you have ruined the covenant of Levi," says Yahweh of hosts. "And in turn I have made you despised and humbled before all the people, inasmuch as you [are] not keeping my way, but are {favoring your own instruction}."

Contempt » When contempt comes

Proverbs 18:3

With the coming of wickedness comes contempt also, and with dishonor, disgrace.

Contempt » Towards the church » Often turned into respect

Isaiah 60:14

And the children of those who oppressed you shall come to you bending low, and all those who treated you disrespectfully shall bow down at the soles of your feet. And they shall call you the city of Yahweh, Zion [of] the holy one of Israel.

Contempt » Exemplified » Hagar

Genesis 16:4

And he went in to Hagar, and she conceived. And [when] she saw that she had conceived, then her mistress grew small in her eyes.

Contempt » Sin of

Job 31:13-14

"If I have rejected my male or female slave's case when their complaint [was] against me, then what shall I do when God rises up? And when he enquires, how shall I answer him?

Contempt » Forbidden towards » Weak brethren

Contempt » Forbidden towards » The poor

James 2:1-3

My brothers, do not hold your faith in our glorious Lord Jesus Christ with partiality. For if someone enters into your assembly in fine clothing with a gold ring on his finger, and a poor person in filthy clothing also enters, and you look favorably on the one wearing the fine clothing and you say, "Be seated here in a good place," and to the poor person you say, "You stand or be seated there by my footstool,"

Contempt » Pride and prosperity prompt to

Psalm 123:4

For long enough our soul has had its fill of the derision of the self-confident, the contempt of [the] arrogant.

Contempt » The wicked exhibit towards » The afflicted

Contempt » Saints sometimes guilty of

Topics on Contempt

Contempt, Examples Of

9;25;10

But Nabal answered David's servants and said, "Who [is] David? And who [is] the son of Jesse? Today, [there] are many servants breaking away from the presence of their masters.