'Despise' in the Bible
I will make My dwelling among you, and My soul will not reject nor separate itself from you.
And if ye shall despise my statutes, or if your soul abhor my judgments, so that ye will not do all my commandments, but that ye break my covenant:
Yet, despite all of these things, when they're in the land of their enemies, I won't reject or despise them so as to completely destroy them and by doing so violate my covenant with them, because I am the LORD their God.
The Lord said to Moses, “How long will these people despise Me? How long will they not trust in Me despite all the signs I have performed among them?
Do not despise an Edomite, because he is your brother. Do not despise an Egyptian, because you were a foreign resident in his land.
For I shall bring them into the land which I swore unto their fathers, which floweth with milk and honey; and they will eat and fill themselves, and wax fat, and will turn unto other gods, and serve them, and despise me, and break my covenant.
Why, then, do all of you despise My sacrifices and offerings that I require at the place of worship? You have honored your sons more than Me, by making yourselves fat with the best part of all of the offerings of My people Israel.’
Wherefore the LORD God of Israel saith, I said indeed that thy house, and the house of thy father, should walk before me for ever: but now the LORD saith, Be it far from me; for them that honour me I will honour, and they that despise me shall be lightly esteemed.
and the sons of worthlessness have said, 'What! this one doth save us!' and they despise him, and have not brought to him a present; and he is as one deaf.
""Why did you despise what the LORD has promised by doing what is detestable in his sight? ""You struck down Uriah the Hittite with a battle sword. ""You took his wife to be your own. ""You killed him with the sword of the Ammonite army.
only, because thou hast caused the enemies of Jehovah greatly to despise by this thing, also the son who is born to thee doth surely die.'
And the men of Israel answered the men of Judah, and said, We have ten parts in the king, and we have also more right in David than ye: why then did ye despise us, that our advice should not be first had in bringing back our king? And the words of the men of Judah were fiercer than the words of the men of Israel.
The king of Israel answered Jehoshaphat, "There is still one man through whom we can seek the Lord's will. But I despise him because he does not prophesy prosperity for me, but disaster. His name is Micaiah son of Imlah. Jehoshaphat said, "The king should not say such things."
The king of Israel answered Jehoshaphat, "There is still one man through whom we can seek the Lord's will. But I despise him because he does not prophesy prosperity for me, but always disaster. His name is Micaiah son of Imlah. Jehoshaphat said, "The king should not say such things!"
And Sanballat the Horonite heareth, and Tobiah the servant, the Ammonite, and Geshem the Arabian, and they mock at us, and despise us, and say, 'What is this thing that ye are doing? against the king are ye rebelling?'
For this deed of the queen shall come abroad unto all women, so that they shall despise their husbands in their eyes, when it shall be reported, The king Ahasuerus commanded Vashti the queen to be brought in before him, but she came not.
Behold, happy is the man whom God correcteth: therefore despise not thou the chastening of the Almighty:
Though I were perfect, yet would I not know my soul: I would despise my life.
then You dip me in a pit of mud,and my own clothes despise me!
Is it good unto thee that thou shouldest oppress, that thou shouldest despise the work of thine hands, and shine upon the counsel of the wicked?
Even young children despise me; I rise up, and they speak against me.
All of my best friends despise me,and those I love have turned against me.
They despise me and keep their distance from me;they do not hesitate to spit in my face.
If I did despise the cause of my manservant or of my maidservant, when they contended with me;
“Behold, God is mighty but does not despise any;He is mighty in strength of understanding.
As a result, I despise myself and repent in dust and ashes."
Why do the wicked despise God and say to themselves, "God will not seek justice."?
But I am a worm, not a man; people insult me and despise me.
For he does not despise nor detest the afflicted person; he does not hide his face from him, but he hears him when he cries out to him."
I despise those who trust vain idols; but I have trusted in the LORD.
He plans wickedness upon his bed;He sets himself on a path that is not good;He does not despise evil.
The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit: a broken and a contrite heart, O God, thou wilt not despise.
He will send help from heaven to deliver me from those who harass and despise me. Interlude God will send his gracious love and truth.
For the Lord listens to the needyand does not despiseHis own who are prisoners.
As a dream when one awaketh; so, O Lord, when thou awakest, thou shalt despise their image.
Till when, O God, doth an adversary reproach? Doth an enemy despise thy name for ever?
He will regard the prayer of the destitute, and not despise their prayer.
I despise the double-minded, but I love your instruction.
You despise all who stray from your statutes, for they are deceptive and unreliable.
I truly consider all of your precepts all of them to be just, while I despise every false way. Peyh
I watch the treacherous, and despise them, because they do not do what you have said.
I despise and hate falsehood, but I love your instruction.
O Lord, do I not hate those who hate you, and despise those who oppose you?
The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge: but fools despise wisdom and instruction.
My son, despise not the chastening of the LORD; neither be weary of his correction:
Men do not despise a thief, if he steal to satisfy his soul when he is hungry;
The fear of the LORD is to hate evil. Pride, arrogance, an evil lifestyle, and perverted speech I despise.
A fool will despise the instruction of his father, but he who guards reproof is prudent.
Speak not in the ears of a fool: for he will despise the wisdom of thy words.
Hearken unto thy father that begat thee, and despise not thy mother when she is old.
Who doth make thee as a brother to me, Sucking the breasts of my mother? I find thee without, I kiss thee, Yea, they do not despise me,
Stop bringing useless offerings.Your incense is detestable to Me.New Moons and Sabbaths,and the calling of solemn assemblies—I cannot stand iniquity with a festival.
The Lord of hosts has planned it, to defile the pride of all beauty,To despise all the honored of the earth.
Wherefore thus saith the Holy One of Israel, Because ye despise this word, and trust in oppression and perverseness, and stay thereon:
For in that day despise doth each His idols of silver, and his idols of gold, That your hands made to you -- a sin.
And when thou art spoiled, what wilt thou do? Though thou clothest thyself with crimson, though thou deckest thee with ornaments of gold, though thou rentest thy face with painting, in vain shalt thou make thyself fair; thy lovers will despise thee, they will seek thy life.
Have you completely rejected Judah? Do you despise Zion? Why have you struck us, so that there is no healing for us? We hoped for peace, but no good came, for a time of healing, but there was only terror.
Because of Your name, don’t despise us.Don’t disdain Your glorious throne.Remember Your covenant with us;do not break it.
They say still unto them that despise me, The LORD hath said, Ye shall have peace; and they say unto every one that walketh after the imagination of his own heart, No evil shall come upon you.
Hast thou not considered what this people have spoken, saying: The two families on which Jehovah fixed, He doth reject them, And my people they despise -- So that they are no more a people before them!
Jerusalem hath grievously sinned; therefore she is removed: all that honoured her despise her, because they have seen her nakedness: yea, she sigheth, and turneth backward.
Behold now [listen very carefully], I have stretched out My hand against you, reduced your portion, and handed you over to the desire of those who hate you, the daughters of the Philistines, who are ashamed of your infamous behavior.
Before thy wickedness was discovered, as at the time of thy reproach of the daughters of Syria, and all that are round about her, the daughters of the Philistines, which despise thee round about.
And there you will remember your conduct and all your deeds by which you defiled yourselves. You will despise yourselves because of all the evil deeds you have done.
You despise My holy things and profane My Sabbaths.
And they shall dwell safely therein, 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.
They hate the one who convicts the guiltyat the city gateand despise the one who speaks with integrity.
I hate, I despise your feast days, and I will not smell in your solemn assemblies.
The sovereign Lord confirms this oath by his very own life. The Lord, the God who commands armies, is speaking: "I despise Jacob's arrogance; I hate their fortresses. I will hand over to their enemies the city of Samaria and everything in it."
you who despise good and love evil, who tear off the skin of my people, along with the flesh from their bones.
A son honoureth his father, and a servant his master: if then I be a father, where is mine honour? and if I be a master, where is my fear? saith the LORD of hosts unto you, O priests, that despise my name. And ye say, Wherein have we despised thy name?
No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon.
Take heed that ye despise not one of these little ones; for I say unto you, That in heaven their angels do always behold the face of my Father which is in heaven.
Blessed [morally courageous and spiritually alive with life-joy in God’s goodness] are you when people hate you, and exclude you [from their fellowship], and insult you, and scorn your name as evil because of [your association with] the Son of Man.
No servant can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon.
Jesus answered, “I do not have a demon. On the contrary, I honor My Father, and you dishonor Me.
Or do you despise the riches of His kindness, restraint, and patience, not recognizing that God’s kindness is intended to lead you to repentance?
Let not him that eateth despise him that eateth not; and let not him which eateth not judge him that eateth: for God hath received him.
Why, then, do you criticize your brother? Or why do you despise your brother? For all of us will stand before the judgment seat of God.
What? have ye not houses to eat and to drink in? or despise ye the church of God, and shame them that have not? What shall I say to you? shall I praise you in this? I praise you not.
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 brethren.
You did not despise or reject me though my physical condition was a trial for you. On the contrary, you received me as an angel of God, as Christ Jesus Himself.
he, therefore, who is despising -- doth not despise man, but God, who also did give His Holy Spirit to us.
Despise not prophesyings.
Let no man despise thy youth; but be thou an example of the believers, in word, in conversation, in charity, in spirit, in faith, in purity.
And they that have believing masters, let them not despise them, because they are brethren; but rather do them service, because they are faithful and beloved, partakers of the benefit. These things teach and exhort.
These things speak, and exhort, and rebuke with all authority. Let no man despise thee.
And ye have forgotten the exhortation which speaketh unto you as unto children, My son, despise not thou the chastening of the Lord, nor faint when thou art rebuked of him:
But chiefly them that walk after the flesh in the lust of uncleanness, and despise government. Presumptuous are they, selfwilled, they are not afraid to speak evil of dignities.
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