'Insults' in the Bible
Now, one of the young men told Nabal's wife Abigail: "Look, David sent messengers from the wilderness to greet our lord, but he screamed insults at them.
"Listen, our God, because we are being mocked. Let their insults fall back on them, and let them be dragged away as captives into exile.
For it is not an enemy who insults me I could have handled that nor is it someone who hates me and who now arises against me I could have hidden myself from him
Insults broke my heart. I despaired and looked for sympathy; but there was none, for comforters, but I found none.
Remember, Lord, the reproach of your servant! I carry inside me all the insults of many people,
Then I can answer the one who insults me, for I place my trust in your word.
Be wise, my son, and make me happy, so I can reply to anyone who insults me.
I gave my back to those who beat me and my cheeks to those who pulled out my beard. I did not turn away my face from insults and spitting.
Listen to me, you who know righteousness, you people who have my instruction in their hearts. Don't fear the insults of mortals, and don't be dismayed at their hateful words.
We have been put to shame because we have heard insults. Disgrace has covered our faces because foreigners have come into the Holy Places of the LORD's house.
LORD, you listened to their insults all their plots against me,
I'm going to prepare for them the best of gardening spots. They will no longer live as victims in a land of starvation, nor will they have to bear the insults of the international community.
"I've heard Moab's insults and the curses from those Ammonites by which they defame my people and boast about their territory.
For even the Messiah did not please himself. Instead, as it is written, "The insults of those who insult you have fallen on me."
That is why I take such pleasure in weaknesses, insults, hardships, persecutions, and difficulties for the Messiah's sake, for when I am weak, then I am strong.
How much more severe a punishment do you think that person deserves who tramples on God's Son, treats as common the blood of the covenant by which it was sanctified, and insults the Spirit of grace?
At times you were made a public spectacle by means of insults and persecutions, while at other times you associated with people who were treated this way.