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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 - Then Judah said, “Let her [fn]keep them, otherwise we will become a laughingstock H937. [fn]After all, I sent this young goat, but you did not find her.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 12:5 - [fn]He who is at ease holds disaster in contempt H937,
As prepared for those whose feet slip.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 12:21 - “He pours contempt H937 on nobles,
And loosens the belt of the strong.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 31:34 - Because I feared the great multitude
And the contempt H937 of families terrified me,
And I kept silent and did not go out of doors?
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 31:18 - Let the lying lips be speechless,
Which speak arrogantly against the righteous
With pride and contempt H937.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 107:40 - He pours contempt H937 upon noblemen
And makes them wander in a pathless wasteland.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 119:22 - Take disgrace and contempt H937 away from me,
For I comply with Your testimonies.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 123:3 - Be gracious to us, LORD, be gracious to us,
For we have had much more than enough of contempt H937.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 123:4 - Our soul has had much more than enough
Of the scoffing of those who are at ease,
And with the contempt H937 of the proud.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 12:8 - A person will be praised according to his insight,
But one of perverse [fn]mind will be despised H937.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 18:3 - When a wicked person comes, contempt H937 also comes,
And with dishonor comes taunting.
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