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Theasaurus: Contempt

11 Bible Verses about Contempt

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Psalm 2:4

He who sits in the heavens will laugh. The Lord will have them in derision.

2 Chronicles 36:16

but they mocked the messengers of God, and despised his words, and scoffed at his prophets, until the wrath of Yahweh arose against his people, until there was no remedy.

Zechariah 4:10

Indeed, who despises the day of small things? For these seven shall rejoice, and shall see the plumb line in the hand of Zerubbabel. These are the eyes of Yahweh, which run back and forth through the whole earth."

Matthew 7:6

"Don't give that which is holy to the dogs, neither throw your pearls before the pigs, lest perhaps they trample them under their feet, and turn and tear you to pieces.

2 Peter 3:3

knowing this first, that in the last days mockers will come, 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, "What they are building, if a fox climbed up it, he would 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 ridiculed us, and despised us, and said, "What is this thing that you are doing? Will you rebel against the king?"

John 9:34

They answered him, "You were altogether born in sins, and do you teach us?" They threw him out.

1 Samuel 17:28

Eliab his eldest brother heard when he spoke to the men; and Eliab's anger was kindled against David, and he said, "Why have you come down? With whom have you left those few sheep in the wilderness? I know your pride, and the naughtiness of your heart; for you have come down that you might see the battle."

More verses: Psalm 80:6 Psalm 119:22

Contempt » Divine

Psalm 37:13

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

Psalm 2:4

He who sits in the heavens will laugh. The Lord will have them in derision.

Contempt » A characteristic of the wicked

Isaiah 5:24

Therefore as the tongue of fire devours the stubble, and as the dry grass sinks down in the flame, so their root shall be as rottenness, and their blossom shall go up as dust; because they have rejected the law of Yahweh of Armies, and despised the word of the Holy One of Israel.

Proverbs 18:3

When wickedness comes, contempt also comes, and with shame comes disgrace.

Contempt » The wicked exhibit towards » Christ

Matthew 27:29

They braided a crown of thorns and put it on his head, and a reed in his right hand; and they kneeled down 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 by the people.

Contempt » Self-righteousness prompts to

Isaiah 65:5

who say, Stand by yourself, don't come near to me, for I am holier than you. These are a smoke in my nose, a fire that burns all the day.

Luke 18:11

The Pharisee stood and prayed to himself like this: 'God, I thank you, that I am not like the rest of men, extortioners, 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, and whoever rejects you rejects me. Whoever rejects me rejects him who 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." Nevertheless the poor man's wisdom is despised, and his words are not heard.

Contempt » Some awaking to everlasting contempt

Daniel 12:1-2

"At that time shall Michael stand up, the great prince who 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, everyone who shall be found written in the book. Many of those who 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, even so he gave to the Son also to have life in himself. He also gave him authority to execute judgment, because he is a son of man. Don't marvel at this, for the hour comes, in which all that are in the tombs will hear his voice, read more.
and will come out; those who have done good, to the resurrection of life; and those who have done evil, to the resurrection of judgment.

Contempt » Causes saints to cry unto God

Nehemiah 4:4

"Hear, our God; for we are despised; and turn back their reproach on their own head, give them up for a spoil in a land of captivity;

Psalm 123:3

Have mercy on us, Yahweh, have mercy on us, for we have endured much contempt.

Contempt » The wicked exhibit towards » Authorities

Jude 1:8

Yet in the same way, these also in their dreaming defile the flesh, despise authority, and slander celestial beings.

Contempt » Forbidden towards » Young ministers

1 Corinthians 16:11

Therefore let no one despise him. But set him forward on his journey in peace, that he may come to me; for I expect him with the brothers.

Contempt » Exemplified » False teachers

2 Corinthians 10:10

For, "His letters," they say, "are weighty and strong, but his bodily presence is weak, and his speech is despised."

Contempt » Exemplified » Nabal

1 Samuel 25:10-11

Nabal answered David's servants, and said, "Who is David? Who is the son of Jesse? There are many servants who break away from their masters these days. Shall I then take my bread, and my water, and my meat that I have killed for my shearers, and give it to men who I don't know where they come from?"

Contempt » Forbidden towards » Parents

Contempt » Exemplified » Children of belial

1 Samuel 10:27

But certain worthless fellows said, "How shall this man save us?" They despised him, and brought him no present. 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. I don't forget your precepts.

Contempt » Towards the church » Often punished

Ezekiel 28:26

They shall dwell securely therein; yes, they shall build houses, and plant vineyards, and shall dwell securely, when I have executed judgments on all those who do them despite all around them; and they shall know that I am Yahweh their God.

Contempt » Forbidden towards » Christ's little ones

Contempt » Forbidden towards » Believing masters

1 Timothy 6:2

Those who have believing masters, let them not despise them, because they are brothers, but rather let them serve them, because those who partake of the benefit are believing and beloved. Teach and exhort these things.

Contempt » Exemplified » Michal

2 Samuel 6:16

It was so, as the ark of Yahweh came into the city of David, that Michal the daughter of Saul looked out at 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 priest's lips should keep knowledge, and they should seek the law at his mouth; for he is the messenger of Yahweh of Armies. But you have turned aside out of the way. You have caused many to stumble in the law. You have corrupted the covenant of Levi," says Yahweh of Armies. "Therefore I have also made you contemptible and base before all the people, according to the way you have not kept my ways, but have had respect for persons in the law.

Contempt » When contempt comes

Proverbs 18:3

When wickedness comes, contempt also comes, and with shame comes disgrace.

Contempt » Towards the church » Often turned into respect

Isaiah 60:14

The sons of those who afflicted you shall come bending to you; and all those who despised you shall bow themselves down at the soles of your feet; and they shall call you The city of Yahweh, The Zion of the Holy One of Israel.

Contempt » Exemplified » Hagar

Genesis 16:4

He went in to Hagar, and she conceived. When she saw that she had conceived, her mistress was despised in her eyes.

Contempt » Sin of

Job 31:13-14

"If I have despised the cause of my male servant or of my female servant, when they contended with me; What then shall I do when God rises up? When he visits, what shall I answer him?

Contempt » Forbidden towards » Weak brethren

Contempt » Forbidden towards » The poor

James 2:1-3

My brothers, don't hold the faith of our Lord Jesus Christ of glory with partiality. For if a man with a gold ring, in fine clothing, comes into your synagogue, and a poor man in filthy clothing also comes in; and you pay special attention to him who wears the fine clothing, and say, "Sit here in a good place;" and you tell the poor man, "Stand there," or "Sit by my footstool;"

Contempt » Pride and prosperity prompt to

Psalm 123:4

Our soul is exceedingly filled with the scoffing of those who are at ease, with the contempt of the proud. A Song of Ascents. By David.

Contempt » The wicked exhibit towards » The afflicted

Contempt » Saints sometimes guilty of

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Contempt, Examples Of

9;25;10

Nabal answered David's servants, and said, "Who is David? Who is the son of Jesse? There are many servants who break away from their masters these days.