Verses with the word despise in the Old Testament (24 verses):
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:
1 Samuel 2:30
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.
2 Samuel 19:43
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.
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.
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?
If I did despise the cause of my manservant or of my maidservant, when they contended with me;
The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit: a broken and a contrite heart, O God, thou wilt not despise.
As a dream when one awaketh; so, O Lord, when thou awakest, thou shalt despise their image.
He will regard the prayer of the destitute, and not despise their prayer.
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;
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.
Wherefore thus saith the Holy One of Israel, Because ye despise this word, and trust in oppression and perverseness, and stay thereon:
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
I hate, I despise your feast days, and I will not smell in your solemn assemblies.
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?