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Lexicon :: Strong's H937 - bûz

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Part of Speech
masculine noun
Root Word (Etymology)
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TWOT Reference: 213a

Strong’s Definitions

בּוּז bûwz, booz; from H936; disrespect:—contempt(-uously), despised, shamed.

KJV Translation Count — Total: 11x

The KJV translates Strong's H937 in the following manner: contempt (7x), despised (2x), contemptuously (1x), shamed (1x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 11x
The KJV translates Strong's H937 in the following manner: contempt (7x), despised (2x), contemptuously (1x), shamed (1x).
  1. contempt

    1. springing from evil

    2. springing from prosperity

    3. springing from judgment

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
בּוּז bûwz, booz; from H936; disrespect:—contempt(-uously), despised, shamed.
STRONGS H937: Abbreviations
† II. בּוּז noun masculineProverbs 18:3 contemptבּ׳ absolute Genesis 38:23 + 9 times; construct Job 31:34; — (Wisdom Literature & poetry, except Genesis 38:23 J).
1. contempt springing from pride and wickedness Job 31:34; Psalm 123:3; Psalm 123:4 (|| לַעַג); joined in one adverb. phrase with גאוה Psalm 31:19 וָב׳ בְּג׳; springing from prosperity and ease Job 12:5; = object of contempt Genesis 38:23; Proverbs 12:8; || חֶרְפָּה Psalm 119:22; Proverbs 18:3.
2. judicial, poured out (שׁפך) by God, in judgment Job 12:21 = Psalm 107:40.
Brown-Driver-Briggs Hebrew and English Lexicon, Unabridged, Electronic Database.
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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs


38:23; 38:23; 38:23


12:5; 12:21; 31:34; 31:34


31:19; 107:40; 119:22; 123:3; 123:4


12:8; 18:3; 18:3


Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H937 matches the Hebrew בּוּז (bûz),
which occurs 11 times in 11 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 38:23 - And Judah said, Let her take it to her, lest we be shamed: H937 behold, I sent this kid, and thou hast not found her.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 12:5 - He that is ready to slip with his feet is as a lamp despised H937 in the thought of him that is at ease.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 12:21 - He poureth contempt H937 upon princes, and weakeneth the strength of the mighty.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 31:34 - Did I fear a great multitude, or did the contempt H937 of families terrify me, that I kept silence, and went not out of the door?
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 31:18 - Let the lying lips be put to silence; which speak grievous things proudly and contemptuously H937 against the righteous.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 107:40 - He poureth contempt H937 upon princes, and causeth them to wander in the wilderness, where there is no way.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 119:22 - Remove from me reproach and contempt; H937 for I have kept thy testimonies.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 123:3 - Have mercy upon us, O LORD, have mercy upon us: for we are exceedingly filled with contempt. H937
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 123:4 - Our soul is exceedingly filled with the scorning of those that are at ease, and with the contempt H937 of the proud.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 12:8 - A man shall be commended according to his wisdom: but he that is of a perverse heart shall be despised. H937
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 18:3 - When the wicked cometh, then cometh also contempt, H937 and with ignominy reproach.
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