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Lexicon :: Strong's H936 - bûz

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Part of Speech
Root Word (Etymology)
A primitive root
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TWOT Reference: 213

Strong’s Definitions

בּוּז bûwz, booz; a primitive root; to disrespect:—contemn, despise, × utterly.

KJV Translation Count — Total: 12x

The KJV translates Strong's H936 in the following manner: despise (10x), contemned (1x), utterly (inf. for emphasis) (1x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 12x
The KJV translates Strong's H936 in the following manner: despise (10x), contemned (1x), utterly (inf. for emphasis) (1x).
  1. to despise, hold in contempt, hold as insignificant

    1. (Qal) to despise, show despite toward

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
בּוּז bûwz, booz; a primitive root; to disrespect:—contemn, despise, × utterly.
STRONGS H936: Abbreviations
† I. [בּוּז] verb despise (Late Hebrew id.) —
Qal Perfect 3rd person masculine singular בַּז Zechariah 4:10 (compare Köi. 439); 3rd person plural בָּ֑זוּ Proverbs 1:7; Imperfect יָבוּז Proverbs 23:9; 3rd person feminine singular וְתָבֻז Proverbs 30:17; 2nd person masculine singular תָּבוּז (Jussive) Proverbs 23:22; plural יָבוּזוּ Proverbs 6:30; Songs 8:7; יָבֻזוּ Songs 8:1; Infinitive absolute בּוֺז Songs 8:7; Participle Proverbs 11:12 + 2 times; — despise, shew despite toward (Wisdom Literature & poetry) with accusative Proverbs 1:7; with Infinitive + ל Proverbs 30:17; elsewhere followed by ל + noun, Proverbs 6:30; Proverbs 11:12; Proverbs 13:13; Proverbs 14:21; Proverbs 23:9, 22; Songs 8:1, 7 (twice in verse); Zechariah 4:10.
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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs


1:7; 1:7; 6:30; 6:30; 11:12; 11:12; 13:13; 14:21; 23:9; 23:9; 23:22; 23:22; 30:17; 30:17

Song of Songs

8:1; 8:1; 8:7; 8:7; 8:7


4:10; 4:10


Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H936 matches the Hebrew בּוּז (bûz),
which occurs 12 times in 11 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 1:7 - The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge: but fools despise H936 wisdom and instruction.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 6:30 - Men do not despise H936 a thief, if he steal to satisfy his soul when he is hungry;
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 11:12 - He that is void of wisdom despiseth H936 his neighbour: but a man of understanding holdeth his peace.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 13:13 - Whoso despiseth H936 the word shall be destroyed: but he that feareth the commandment shall be rewarded.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 14:21 - He that despiseth H936 his neighbour sinneth: but he that hath mercy on the poor, happy is he.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 23:9 - Speak not in the ears of a fool: for he will despise H936 the wisdom of thy words.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 23:22 - Hearken unto thy father that begat thee, and despise H936 not thy mother when she is old.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 30:17 - The eye that mocketh at his father, and despiseth H936 to obey his mother, the ravens of the valley shall pick it out, and the young eagles shall eat it.
Unchecked Copy BoxSng 8:1 - O that thou wert as my brother, that sucked the breasts of my mother! when I should find thee without, I would kiss thee; yea, I should not be despised. H936
Unchecked Copy BoxSng 8:7 - Many waters cannot quench love, neither can the floods drown it: if a man would give all the substance of his house for love, it would utterly H936 be contemned. H936
Unchecked Copy BoxZec 4:10 - For who hath despised H936 the day of small things? for they shall rejoice, and shall see the plummet in the hand of Zerubbabel with those seven; they are the eyes of the LORD, which run to and fro through the whole earth.
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