H959 בּזה - Strong's Hebrew Lexicon Number

A primitive root; to disesteem

KJV Usage: despise, disdain, contemn (-ptible), + think to scorn, vile person.

Brown-Driver-Briggs' Hebrew Definitions



1. to despise, hold in contempt, disdain
a. (Qal) to despise, regard with contempt
b. (Niphal)
1. to be despised
2. to be despicable
3. to be vile, worthless
c. (Hiphil) to cause to despise
Origin: a primitive root
TWOT: 224
Parts of Speech: Verb

to despise
1) to despise, hold in contempt, disdain
1a) (Qal) to despise, regard with contempt
1b) (Niphal)
1b1) to be despised
1b2) to be despicable
1b3) to be vile, worthless
1c) (Hiphil) to cause to despise

View how H959 בּזה is used in the Bible

First 30 of 43 occurrences of H959 בּזה

Genesis 25:34 despised
Numbers 15:31 Because he hath despised
1 Samuel 2:30 and they that despise
1 Samuel 10:27 us? And they despised
1 Samuel 17:42 he disdained
2 Samuel 6:16 and she despised
2 Samuel 12:9 Why hast thou despised
2 Samuel 12:10 thou hast despised
2 Kings 19:21 hath despised
1 Chronicles 15:29 and she despised
2 Chronicles 36:16 and despised
Nehemiah 2:19 and despised
Esther 1:17 with disesteem upon
Esther 3:6 And he disdained
Psalms 15:4 is despised;
Psalms 22:6 and despised
Psalms 22:24 For he hath not despised
Psalms 51:17 thou wilt not despise.
Psalms 69:33 and despiseth
Psalms 73:20 thou shalt despise
Psalms 102:17 and not despise
Psalms 119:141 and despised:
Proverbs 14:2 despiseth
Proverbs 15:20 despiseth
Proverbs 19:16 but he that despiseth
Ecclesiastes 9:16 is despised,
Isaiah 37:22 hath despised
Isaiah 53:3 He is despised
Isaiah 53:3 from him; he was despised,
Jeremiah 22:28 a despised

Distinct usage

3 and despised
2 thou hast despised
2 hath despised
2 and she despised
2 despiseth
2 is contemptible.
1 despised
1 he disdained
1 is despised;
1 and despiseth
1 and not despise
1 and despised:
1 is despised,
1 He is despised
1 from him; he was despised,
1 a despised
1 Seeing he despised
1 a vile person,
1 you contemptible
1 but he that despiseth
1 And he disdained
1 and despised
1 despised.
1 Because he hath despised
1 thou wilt not despise.
1 and they that despise
1 us? And they despised
1 For he hath not despised
1 with disesteem upon
1 that despise
1 How have we despised
1 Why hast thou despised
1 thou shalt despise
1 who hast despised
1 he despised,
1 that he hath despised,

Corresponding Greek Words

bazah G1847a; see G1847 ex oudeneo
bazah G2706 kata phroneo
bazah G3456 mukterizo
bazah ni. G820 atimos
bazah qal,ni G821 atimoo

Related words


H960 בּזה bâzôh
From H959; scorned

KJV Usage: despise.

H963 בּזּיון bizzâyôn
From H959; disesteem

KJV Usage: disesteem: - contempt.

H964 בּזיותיה bizyôthyâh
From H959 and H3050; contempts of Jah; Bizjothjah, a place in Palestine

KJV Usage: Bizjothjah.

H5240 נמבזה ne mibzeh
ne mibzeh
From H959; despised

KJV Usage: vile.