'Reproach' in the Bible
So she conceived and bore a son and said, "God has taken away my reproach."
Then the LORD said to Joshua, "Today I have rolled away the reproach of Egypt from you." So the name of that place is called Gilgal to this day.
But Nahash the Ammonite said to them, "I will make it with you on this condition, that I will gouge out the right eye of every one of you, thus I will make it a reproach on all Israel."
Then David spoke to the men who were standing by him, saying, "What will be done for the man who kills this Philistine and takes away the reproach from Israel? For who is this uncircumcised Philistine, that he should taunt the armies of the living God?"
When David heard that Nabal was dead, he said, "Blessed be the LORD, who has pleaded the cause of my reproach from the hand of Nabal and has kept back His servant from evil The LORD has also returned the evildoing of Nabal on his own head " Then David sent a proposal to Abigail, to take her as his wife.
"As for me, where could I get rid of my reproach? And as for you, you will be like one of the fools in Israel. Now therefore, please speak to the king, for he will not withhold me from you."
'Perhaps the LORD your God will hear all the words of Rabshakeh, whom his master the king of Assyria has sent to reproach the living God, and will rebuke the words which the LORD your God has heard Therefore, offer a prayer for the remnant that is left.'"
"Incline Your ear, O LORD, and hear; open Your eyes, O LORD, and see; and listen to the words of Sennacherib, which he has sent to reproach the living God.
They said to me, "The remnant there in the province who survived the captivity are in great distress and reproach, and the wall of Jerusalem is broken down and its gates are burned with fire."
Then I said to them, "You see the bad situation we are in, that Jerusalem is desolate and its gates burned by fire. Come, let us rebuild the wall of Jerusalem so that we will no longer be a reproach."
Hear, O our God, how we are despised! Return their reproach on their own heads and give them up for plunder in a land of captivity.
Again I said, "The thing which you are doing is not good; should you not walk in the fear of our God because of the reproach of the nations, our enemies?
He was hired for this reason, that I might become frightened and act accordingly and sin, so that they might have an evil report in order that they could reproach me.
"I hold fast my righteousness and will not let it go. My heart does not reproach any of my days.
O sons of men, how long will my honor become a reproach? How long will you love what is worthless and aim at deception? Selah.
He does not slander with his tongue, Nor does evil to his neighbor, Nor takes up a reproach against his friend;
But I am a worm and not a man, A reproach of men and despised by the people.
Because of all my adversaries, I have become a reproach, Especially to my neighbors, And an object of dread to my acquaintances; Those who see me in the street flee from me.
"Deliver me from all my transgressions; Make me not the reproach of the foolish.
You make us a reproach to our neighbors, A scoffing and a derision to those around us.
Because for Your sake I have borne reproach; Dishonor has covered my face.
For zeal for Your house has consumed me, And the reproaches of those who reproach You have fallen on me.
When I wept in my soul with fasting, It became my reproach.
You know my reproach and my shame and my dishonor; All my adversaries are before You.
Reproach has broken my heart and I am so sick And I looked for sympathy, but there was none, And for comforters, but I found none.
Let those who are adversaries of my soul be ashamed and consumed; Let them be covered with reproach and dishonor, who seek to injure me.
He drove His adversaries backward; He put on them an everlasting reproach.
We have become a reproach to our neighbors, A scoffing and derision to those around us.
And return to our neighbors sevenfold into their bosom The reproach with which they have reproached You, O Lord.
All who pass along the way plunder him; He has become a reproach to his neighbors.
Remember, O Lord, the reproach of Your servants; How I bear in my bosom the reproach of all the many peoples,
I also have become a reproach to them; When they see me, they wag their head.
Take away reproach and contempt from me, For I observe Your testimonies.
Turn away my reproach which I dread, For Your ordinances are good.
Wounds and disgrace he will find, And his reproach will not be blotted out.
When a wicked man comes, contempt also comes, And with dishonor comes scorn.
Or he who hears it will reproach you, And the evil report about you will not pass away.
For seven women will take hold of one man in that day, saying, "We will eat our own bread and wear our own clothes, only let us be called by your name; take away our reproach!"
He will swallow up death for all time, And the Lord GOD will wipe tears away from all faces, And He will remove the reproach of His people from all the earth; For the LORD has spoken.
"Everyone will be ashamed because of a people who cannot profit them, Who are not for help or profit, but for shame and also for reproach."
'Perhaps the LORD your God will hear the words of Rabshakeh, whom his master the king of Assyria has sent to reproach the living God, and will rebuke the words which the LORD your God has heard Therefore, offer a prayer for the remnant that is left.'"
"Incline Your ear, O LORD, and hear; open Your eyes, O LORD, and see; and listen to all the words of Sennacherib, who sent them to reproach the living God.
"Listen to Me, you who know righteousness, A people in whose heart is My law; Do not fear the reproach of man, Nor be dismayed at their revilings.
"Fear not, for you will not be put to shame; And do not feel humiliated, for you will not be disgraced; But you will forget the shame of your youth, And the reproach of your widowhood you will remember no more.
To whom shall I speak and give warning That they may hear? Behold, their ears are closed And they cannot listen Behold, the word of the LORD has become a reproach to them; They have no delight in it.
You who know, O LORD, Remember me, take notice of me, And take vengeance for me on my persecutors Do not, in view of Your patience, take me away; Know that for Your sake I endure reproach.
For each time I speak, I cry aloud; I proclaim violence and destruction, Because for me the word of the LORD has resulted In reproach and derision all day long.
"I will put an everlasting reproach on you and an everlasting humiliation which will not be forgotten."
'I will make them a terror and an evil for all the kingdoms of the earth, as a reproach and a proverb, a taunt and a curse in all places where I will scatter them.
'I will pursue them with the sword, with famine and with pestilence; and I will make them a terror to all the kingdoms of the earth, to be a curse and a horror and a hissing, and a reproach among all the nations where I have driven them,
'For after I turned back, I repented; And after I was instructed, I smote on my thigh; I was ashamed and also humiliated Because I bore the reproach of my youth.'
For thus says the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel, "As My anger and wrath have been poured out on the inhabitants of Jerusalem, so My wrath will be poured out on you when you enter Egypt And you will become a curse, an object of horror, an imprecation and a reproach; and you will see this place no more."
provoking Me to anger with the works of your hands, burning sacrifices to other gods in the land of Egypt, where you are entering to reside, so that you might be cut off and become a curse and a reproach among all the nations of the earth?
'And I will take away the remnant of Judah who have set their mind on entering the land of Egypt to reside there, and they will all meet their end in the land of Egypt; they will fall by the sword and meet their end by famine Both small and great will die by the sword and famine; and they will become a curse, an object of horror, an imprecation and a reproach.
"For I have sworn by Myself," declares the LORD, "that Bozrah will become an object of horror, a reproach, a ruin and a curse; and all its cities will become perpetual ruins."
We are ashamed because we have heard reproach; Disgrace has covered our faces, For aliens have entered The holy places of the LORD'S house.
Let him give his cheek to the smiter, Let him be filled with reproach.
You have heard their reproach, O LORD, All their schemes against me.
Remember, O LORD, what has befallen us; Look, and see our reproach!
'Moreover, I will make you a desolation and a reproach among the nations which surround you, in the sight of all who pass by.
'So it will be a reproach, a reviling, a warning and an object of horror to the nations who surround you when I execute judgments against you in anger, wrath and raging rebukes. I, the LORD, have spoken.
before your wickedness was uncovered, so now you have become the reproach of the daughters of Edom and of all who are around her, of the daughters of the Philistines--those surrounding you who despise you.
"And you, son of man, prophesy and say, 'Thus says the Lord GOD concerning the sons of Ammon and concerning their reproach,' and say: 'A sword, a sword is drawn, polished for the slaughter, to cause it to consume, that it may be like lightning--
"You have become guilty by the blood which you have shed, and defiled by your idols which you have made Thus you have brought your day near and have come to your years; therefore I have made you a reproach to the nations and a mocking to all the lands.
"O Lord, in accordance with all Your righteous acts, let now Your anger and Your wrath turn away from Your city Jerusalem, Your holy mountain; for because of our sins and the iniquities of our fathers, Jerusalem and Your people have become a reproach to all those around us.
Ephraim has provoked to bitter anger; So his Lord will leave his bloodguilt on him And bring back his reproach to him.
Let the priests, the LORD'S ministers, Weep between the porch and the altar, And let them say, "Spare Your people, O LORD, And do not make Your inheritance a reproach, A byword among the nations Why should they among the peoples say, 'Where is their God?'"
The LORD will answer and say to His people, "Behold, I am going to send you grain, new wine and oil, And you will be satisfied in full with them; And I will never again make you a reproach among the nations.
"The statutes of Omri And all the works of the house of Ahab are observed; And in their devices you walk Therefore I will give you up for destruction And your inhabitants for derision, And you will bear the reproach of My people."
"I will gather those who grieve about the appointed feasts-- They came from you, O Zion; The reproach of exile is a burden on them.
Then He began to denounce the cities in which most of His miracles were done, because they did not repent.
so that you will prove yourselves to be blameless and innocent, children of God above reproach in the midst of a crooked and perverse generation, among whom you appear as lights in the world,
yet He has now reconciled you in His fleshly body through death, in order to present you before Him holy and blameless and beyond reproach--
An overseer, then, must be above reproach, the husband of one wife, temperate, prudent, respectable, hospitable, able to teach,
And he must have a good reputation with those outside the church, so that he will not fall into reproach and the snare of the devil.
These men must also first be tested; then let them serve as deacons if they are beyond reproach.
Prescribe these things as well, so that they may be above reproach.
Therefore, I want younger widows to get married, bear children, keep house, and give the enemy no occasion for reproach;
that you keep the commandment without stain or reproach until the appearing of our Lord Jesus Christ,
namely, if any man is above reproach, the husband of one wife, having children who believe, not accused of dissipation or rebellion.
For the overseer must be above reproach as God's steward, not self-willed, not quick-tempered, not addicted to wine, not pugnacious, not fond of sordid gain,
sound in speech which is beyond reproach, so that the opponent will be put to shame, having nothing bad to say about us.
considering the reproach of Christ greater riches than the treasures of Egypt; for he was looking to the reward.
So, let us go out to Him outside the camp, bearing His reproach.
But if any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all generously and without reproach, and it will be given to him.