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Dictionary of Bible Themes – 5818 contempt
5818 contempt

5818 contempt

An attitude of scorn and derision. Examples are given of the way in which a rebellious and fallen world treats its creator with contempt.

Contempt of some people for others

Eliab for David 1Sa 17:28

Nabal for David 1Sa 25:10-11,14

King Hanun for David’s men 2Sa 10:4-5

Sanballat, Geshem and Tobiah for Nehemiah’s men Ne 2:19; Ne 4:3

Contempt for parents

Pr 15:5,20; Pr 23:22

Contempt from the godless

Job 16:10; Ps 31:18 See also Job 19:18; Job 30:1; Ps 35:21; Ps 42:10; Ps 69:19-20; Ps 119:22; Isa 28:9-10,14; Jer 20:7

God’s contempt for the godless

Ps 2:4 See also Job 12:21; Pr 1:26; Na 3:6

God will bring contempt on his people

Jer 18:16 See also Jer 25:9,18; Eze 22:4; Da 9:16; Mic 6:16

Human contempt for God

For God himself Nu 14:11 See also Nu 14:23; Nu 16:30; Ps 14:1; Ps 73:11

For his law Ps 78:10 See also Lev 22:9; Isa 30:9; Hos 4:6; Mk 7:9 pp Mt 15:3; Heb 10:28

For his prophets 2Ch 36:16 See also Am 7:12-13; Mt 5:12

For his works Zec 4:10 See also Hab 1:5; Ac 13:41

For his day Ne 13:15-21; Am 8:5

For his worship and service Mal 1:6-8,12-13; Mal 2:11; Mal 3:8-9,14

For his gospel Mt 7:6

For his kindness Ro 2:4

For his authority 2Pe 2:10

For his patience 2Pe 3:3-4,9

Jesus Christ as the object of contempt

Anticipated in prophecy Ps 22:6-8 See also Mt 27:43
Ps 69:19-21 See also Isa 53:3

During his earthly ministry Mt 13:54-57 pp Mk 6:1-4 See also Mt 9:24; Lk 16:14; Jn 9:34

While on the cross Mt 27:39 pp Mk 15:29 See also Mk 15:32; Lk 23:39

Contempt will be punished

Pr 1:26 See also Pr 3:34; Pr 19:29; Pr 22:10; Eze 25:3-7; Eze 36:2-5

Final punishment is contempt

Da 12:2

See also

1670symbols
5838disrespect
5893insults
5900laughter
6151dirt
6222rebellion against God
8721doubt
8782mockery
8815ridicule
8819scoffing

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