Contempt
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
1. (n.) The act of contemning or despising; the feeling with which one regards that which is esteemed mean, vile, or worthless; disdain; scorn.

2. (n.) The state of being despised; disgrace; shame.

3. (n.) An act or expression denoting contempt.

4. (n.) Disobedience of the rules, orders, or process of a court of justice, or of rules or orders of a legislative body; disorderly, contemptuous, or insolent language or behavior in presence of a court, tending to disturb its proceedings, or impair the respect due to its authority.

Greek
1848. exoutheneo -- to despise, treat with contempt
... to despise, treat with contempt. Part of Speech: Verb Transliteration: exoutheneo
Phonetic Spelling: (ex-oo-then-eh'-o) Short Definition: I ignore, despise ...
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1847. exoudeneo -- to despise, treat with contempt
... to despise, treat with contempt. Part of Speech: Verb Transliteration: exoudeneo
Phonetic Spelling: (ex-oo-den-o'-o) Short Definition: I ignore, despise ...
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557. apelegmos -- refutation, ie by impl. contempt
... contempt. Part of Speech: Noun, Masculine Transliteration: apelegmos Phonetic Spelling:
(ap-el-eg-mos') Short Definition: refutation, rejection, disrepute ...
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4469. rhaka -- empty (an expression of contempt)
... empty (an expression of contempt). Part of Speech: Aramaic Transliterated Word
(Indeclinable) Transliteration: rhaka Phonetic Spelling: (rhak-ah') Short ...
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3456. mukterizo -- to turn up the nose or sneer at
... mukterizo Phonetic Spelling: (mook-tay-rid'-zo) Short Definition: I sneer at, disdain
Definition: (properly: I turn up the nose as a sign of contempt), I sneer ...
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2706. kataphroneo -- to think little of
... a negative (hostile) outlook; to despise, thinking on (thinking of); esteem lightly,
seeing as insignificant or detestable; to treat with contempt or disregard ...
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5195. hubrizo -- to run riot, to outrage, insult
... This expresses the work of "one whose insolence and contempt of others breaks
forth in wanton and outrageous acts" (K. Wuest,, 34). ...
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Strong's Hebrew
963. bizzayon -- contempt
... 962, 963. bizzayon. 964 . contempt. Transliteration: bizzayon Phonetic
Spelling: (biz-zaw-yone') Short Definition: contempt. Word ...
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937. buz -- contempt
... 936, 937. buz. 938 . contempt. Transliteration: buz Phonetic Spelling: (booz)
Short Definition: contempt. Word Origin from buz Definition ...
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939. buzah -- contempt
... buzah. 940 . contempt. Transliteration: buzah Phonetic Spelling: (boo-zaw') Short
Definition: despised. ... of buz Definition contempt NASB Word Usage despised (1) ...
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7589. sheat -- despite, contempt
... 7588, 7589. sheat. 7590 . despite, contempt. Transliteration: sheat
Phonetic Spelling: (sheh-awt') Short Definition: scorn. Word ...
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5006. naats -- to spurn, treat with contempt
... 5005, 5006. naats. 5007 . to spurn, treat with contempt. Transliteration: naats
Phonetic Spelling: (naw-ats') Short Definition: spurned. Word Origin a prim ...
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5007b. neatsah -- contempt, blasphemy
... 5007a, 5007b. neatsah. 5008 . contempt, blasphemy. Transliteration: neatsah
Short Definition: blasphemies. Word Origin from naats ...
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5007a. neatsah -- contempt
... neatsah. 5007b . contempt. Transliteration: neatsah Short Definition: rejection.
Word Origin from naats Definition contempt NASB Word Usage rejection (2). ...
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5007. n'atsah -- contempt
n'atsah. 5006, 5007. n'atsah. 5007a . contempt. Transliteration: n'atsah Phonetic
Spelling: (neh-aw-tsaw') Short Definition: blasphemy. blasphemy ...
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7043. qalal -- to be slight, swift or trifling
... root Definition to be slight, swift or trifling NASB Word Usage abated (2), accursed
(1), brought a curse (1), contempt (1), contemptible (1), curse (15 ...
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1860. deraon -- aversion, abhorrence
... Word Origin from an unused word Definition aversion, abhorrence NASB Word
Usage abhorrence (1), contempt (1). abhorring, contempt. ...
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Library

In Contempt of Money There is the Pattern of Justice...
... Book II. Chapter XXVII. In contempt of money there is the pattern of justice´┐Ż
In contempt of money there is the pattern of justice ...
/.../ambrose/works and letters of st ambrose/chapter xxvii in contempt of.htm

How Contempt of Himself Can be Produced in a Man, and How Useful ...
... Chapter 15 How contempt of himself can be produced in a man, and how useful
it is. Furthermore the more a man recognises his own ...
/.../christianbookshelf.org/albert/on cleaving to god/chapter 15 how contempt of.htm

Christians Charged with an Obstinate Contempt of Death Instances ...
... Book I. Chapter XVIII. "Christians Charged with an Obstinate Contempt of
Death Instances of the Same are Found Amongst the Heathen. ...
/.../tertullian/ad nationes/chapter xviii name charged with.htm

Of the Contempt of Temporal Things
... PART FOUR. HERE BEGIN THE CHAPTERS OF CERTAIN INSTRUCTIONS AND NOTABLE SAYINGS
OF BROTHER GILES CHAPTER VII OF THE CONTEMPT OF TEMPORAL THINGS. ...
/.../the little flowers of st francis of assisi/chapter vii of the contempt.htm

On Contempt for Pain, Poverty, and Other External Things.
... The Stromata, or Miscellanies. Book IV. Chapter V."On Contempt for Pain, Poverty,
and Other External Things. Fit objects for admiration ...
/.../clement/the stromata or miscellanies/chapter v on contempt for pain.htm

Of Contempt of all Temporal Honour
... THE THIRD BOOK. ON INWARD CONSOLATION CHAPTER XLI Of contempt of all temporal
honour. "My Son, make it no matter of thine, if thou ...
/.../kempis/imitation of christ/chapter xli of contempt of.htm

The Forty-First Chapter: Contempt for all Earthly Honor
... BOOK THREE. INTERNAL CONSOLATION The Forty-First Chapter: Contempt for All
Earthly Honor. The Voice of Christ MY CHILD, do not take ...
/.../kempis/the imitation of christ/the forty-first chapter contempt for.htm

Self-Contempt.
... CHAPTER III. THE TRIALS CONNECTED WITH THE STATE OF ABANDONMENT: SECTION
III."Self-Contempt. The third trial: interior humiliations. ...
/.../de caussade/abandonment to divine providence/section iii self-contempt.htm

That the Contempt of the Evangelical Counsels is a Great Sin.
... COMMANDMENTS, COUNSELS AND INSPIRATIONS. CHAPTER VIII. THAT THE CONTEMPT OF
THE EVANGELICAL COUNSELS IS A GREAT SIN. The words in which ...
/.../francis/treatise on the love of god/chapter viii that the contempt.htm

Christians Proved Innocent by their Contempt of Death.
... Chapter XII."Christians proved innocent by their contempt of death. For
I myself, too, when I was delighting in the doctrines ...
/.../chapter xii christians proved innocent by.htm

Thesaurus
Contempt (55 Occurrences)
... 2. (n.) The state of being despised; disgrace; shame. 3. (n.) An act or expression
denoting contempt. ... Multi-Version Concordance Contempt (55 Occurrences). ...
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Contemptible (14 Occurrences)
... (See JPS YLT). Job 12:5 In the thought of him that is at ease there is contempt
for misfortune; It is ready for them whose foot slippeth. (See JPS). ...
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Hiss (13 Occurrences)
... Easton's Bible Dictionary To express contempt (Job 27:23). ... 3. (vt) To condemn or
express contempt for by hissing. 4. (vt) To utter with a hissing sound. ...
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Scorn (65 Occurrences)
... 1. (n.) Extreme and lofty contempt; haughty disregard; that disdain which springs
from the opinion of the utter meanness and unworthiness of an object. ...
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Sneer (3 Occurrences)
... Noah Webster's Dictionary 1. (vi) To show contempt by turning up the nose,
or by a particular facial expression. 2. (vi) To insinuate ...
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Raca (1 Occurrence)
... Vain, empty, worthless, only found in Matthew 5:22. The Jews used it as a word
of contempt. It is derived from a root meaning "to spit.". ...
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Despite (18 Occurrences)
... 2. (n.) Malice; malignity; spite; malicious anger; contemptuous hate. 3. (n.) An
act of malice, hatred, or defiance; contemptuous defiance; a deed of contempt. ...
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Mock (43 Occurrences)
... 1. (vt) To imitate; to mimic; esp., to mimic in sport, contempt, or derision; to
deride by mimicry. 2. (vt) To treat with scorn or contempt; to deride. ...
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Scoff (18 Occurrences)
... Noah Webster's Dictionary 1. (n.) Derision; ridicule; mockery; derisive
or mocking expression of scorn, contempt, or reproach. 2 ...
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Shame (412 Occurrences)
... modesty prompts us to conceal. 2. (n.) Reproach incurred or suffered; dishonor;
ignominy; derision; contempt. 3. (n.) The cause or ...
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Bible Concordance
Contempt (55 Occurrences)

Mark 9:12 "Elijah," He replied, "does indeed come first and reforms everything; but how is it that it is written of the Son of Man that He will endure much suffering and be held in contempt?
(WEY NAS RSV)

Luke 18:9 He spoke also this parable to certain people who were convinced of their own righteousness, and who despised all others.
(See NAS)

Luke 23:11 Herod with his soldiers humiliated him and mocked him. Dressing him in luxurious clothing, they sent him back to Pilate.
(See NAS RSV)

Acts 4:11 This Jesus is the Stone treated with contempt by you the builders, but it has been made the Cornerstone.
(WEY)

Romans 14:3 Don't let him who eats despise him who doesn't eat. Don't let him who doesn't eat judge him who eats, for God has accepted him.
(See NAS)

Romans 14:10 But you, why do you judge your brother? Or you again, why do you despise your brother? For we will all stand before the judgment seat of Christ.
(See NAS)

1 Corinthians 11:22 Why, have you no homes in which to eat and drink? Or do you wish to show your contempt for the Church of God and make those who have no homes feel ashamed? What shall I say to you? Shall I praise you? In this matter I certainly do not praise you.
(WEY)

Galatians 4:14 and yet the bodily infirmity which was such a trial to you, you did not regard with contempt or loathing, but you received me as if I had been an angel of God or Christ Jesus Himself!
(WEY DBY NIV)

1 Thessalonians 5:20 Don't despise prophesies.
(See NIV)

Hebrews 6:6 And then let themselves be turned away, it is not possible for their hearts to be made new a second time; because they themselves put the Son of God on the cross again, openly shaming him.
(See RSV)

Hebrews 12:2 simply fixing our gaze upon Jesus, our Prince Leader in the faith, who will also award us the prize. He, for the sake of the joy which lay before Him, patiently endured the cross, looking with contempt upon its shame, and afterwards seated Himself-- where He still sits--at the right hand of the throne of God.
(WEY)

Genesis 16:4 And he went in unto Hagar, and she conceived; and when she saw that she had conceived, her mistress was despised in her eyes.
(See RSV)

Genesis 16:5 And Sarai said unto Abram: 'My wrong be upon thee: I gave my handmaid into thy bosom; and when she saw that she had conceived, I was despised in her eyes: the LORD judge between me and thee.'
(See RSV)

Exodus 32:25 And Moses seeth the people that it 'is' unbridled, for Aaron hath made it unbridled for contempt among its withstanders,
(YLT)

Leviticus 22:9 "'They shall therefore follow my requirements, lest they bear sin for it, and die therein, if they profane it. I am Yahweh who sanctifies them.
(See NIV)

Numbers 14:11 Yahweh said to Moses, "How long will this people despise me? and how long will they not believe in me, for all the signs which I have worked among them?
(See NIV)

Numbers 14:23 surely they shall not see the land which I swore to their fathers, neither shall any of those who despised me see it:
(See NIV)

Numbers 16:30 But if Yahweh make a new thing, and the ground open its mouth, and swallow them up, with all that appertain to them, and they go down alive into Sheol; then you shall understand that these men have despised Yahweh."
(See NIV)

Deuteronomy 17:12 The man who does presumptuously, in not listening to the priest who stands to minister there before Yahweh your God, or to the judge, even that man shall die: and you shall put away the evil from Israel.
(See NIV)

1 Samuel 2:17 And the sin of the young men was very great before the LORD; for the men dealt contemptuously with the offering of the LORD.
(Root in JPS RSV NIV)

1 Samuel 25:39 And when David heard that Nabal was dead, he said: 'Blessed be the LORD, that hath pleaded the cause of my reproach from the hand of Nabal, and hath kept back His servant from evil; and the evil-doing of Nabal hath the LORD returned upon his own head.' And David sent and spoke concerning Abigail, to take her to him to wife.
(See NIV)

2 Samuel 12:14 However, because by this deed you have given great occasion to Yahweh's enemies to blaspheme, the child also who is born to you shall surely die."
(See NIV)

2 Samuel 19:43 The men of Israel answered the men of Judah, and said, "We have ten parts in the king, and we have also more claim to David than you. Why then did you despise us, that our advice should not be first had in bringing back our king?" The words of the men of Judah were fiercer than the words of the men of Israel.
(See NAS NIV)

2 Chronicles 32:17 He wrote also letters, to rail on Yahweh, the God of Israel, and to speak against him, saying, As the gods of the nations of the lands, which have not delivered their people out of my hand, so shall the God of Hezekiah not deliver his people out of my hand.
(See RSV)

Esther 1:17 For this deed of the queen will become known to all women, causing them to show contempt for their husbands, when it is reported,'King Ahasuerus commanded Vashti the queen to be brought in before him, but she didn't come.'
(WEB JPS ASV DBY YLT NAS RSV)

Esther 1:18 Today, the princesses of Persia and Media who have heard of the queen's deed will tell all the king's princes. This will cause much contempt and wrath.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV)

Job 12:5 In the thought of him who is at ease there is contempt for misfortune. It is ready for them whose foot slips.
(WEB JPS ASV NAS RSV NIV)

Job 12:21 He pours contempt on princes, and loosens the belt of the strong.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Job 16:10 They have gaped on me with their mouth. They have struck me on the cheek reproachfully. They gather themselves together against me.
(See NAS)

Job 31:34 because I feared the great multitude, and the contempt of families terrified me, so that I kept silence, and didn't go out of the door-
(WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Psalms 31:11 Because of all my adversaries I have become utterly contemptible to my neighbors, A fear to my acquaintances. Those who saw me on the street fled from me.
(Root in WEB NIV)

Psalms 31:18 Let the lying lips be mute, which speak against the righteous insolently, with pride and contempt.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Psalms 107:40 He pours contempt on princes, and causes them to wander in a trackless waste.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Psalms 119:22 Take reproach and contempt away from me, for I have kept your statutes.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Psalms 123:3 Have mercy on us, Yahweh, have mercy on us, for we have endured much contempt.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Psalms 123:4 Our soul is exceedingly filled with the scoffing of those who are at ease, with the contempt of the proud.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Proverbs 6:33 A wound and contempt shall he get; and his reproach shall not be wiped away.
(DBY)

Proverbs 14:31 He who oppresses the poor shows contempt for his Maker, but he who is kind to the needy honors him.
(WEB NIV)

Proverbs 17:5 Whoever makes sport of the poor puts shame on his Maker; and he who is glad because of trouble will not go free from punishment.
(See NIV)

Proverbs 18:3 When wickedness comes, contempt also comes, and with shame comes disgrace.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Proverbs 27:11 My son, be wise and make my heart glad, so that I may give back an answer to him who puts me to shame.
(See NIV)

Isaiah 9:1 But there shall be no more gloom for her who was in anguish. In the former time, he brought into contempt the land of Zebulun and the land of Naphtali; but in the latter time he has made it glorious, by the way of the sea, beyond the Jordan, Galilee of the nations.
(WEB ASV NAS RSV)

Isaiah 16:14 But now Yahweh has spoken, saying, "Within three years, as a worker bound by contract would count them, the glory of Moab shall be brought into contempt, with all his great multitude; and the remnant will be very small and feeble."
(WEB JPS ASV RSV)

Isaiah 23:9 Yahweh of Armies has planned it, to stain the pride of all glory, to bring into contempt all the honorable of the earth.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV WBS)

Ezekiel 22:7 In you have they set light by father and mother; in the midst of you have they dealt by oppression with the foreigner; in you have they wronged the fatherless and the widow.
(See RSV NIV)

Ezekiel 28:24 There shall be no more a pricking brier to the house of Israel, nor a hurting thorn of any that are around them, that did despite to them; and they shall know that I am the Lord Yahweh.
(See RSV)

Ezekiel 28:26 And they have dwelt on it confidently, And builded houses, and planted vineyards, And dwelt confidently -- in My doing judgments, On all those despising them round about, And they have known that I, Jehovah, 'am' their God!'
(See RSV)

Ezekiel 36:5 therefore thus says the Lord Yahweh: Surely in the fire of my jealousy have I spoken against the residue of the nations, and against all Edom, that have appointed my land to themselves for a possession with the joy of all their heart, with despite of soul, to cast it out for a prey.
(See RSV)

Daniel 12:2 Many of those who sleep in the dust of the earth shall awake, some to everlasting life, and some to shame and everlasting contempt.
(WEB KJV ASV DBY WBS NAS RSV NIV)

Hosea 12:14 Ephraim has bitterly provoked anger. Therefore his blood will be left on him, and his Lord will repay his contempt.
(WEB NIV)

Micah 7:6 For the son dishonors the father, the daughter rises up against her mother, the daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law; a man's enemies are the men of his own house.
(See NAS RSV)

Nahum 3:6 I will throw abominable filth on you, and make you vile, and will set you a spectacle.
(See RSV NIV)

Habakkuk 2:16 You are filled with shame, and not glory. You will also drink, and be exposed! The cup of Yahweh's right hand will come around to you, and disgrace will cover your glory.
(See RSV)

Zephaniah 2:15 This 'is' the exulting city that is dwelling confidently, That is saying in her heart, 'I 'am', and beside me there is none,' How hath she been for a desolation, A crouching-place for beasts, Every one passing by her doth hiss, He doth shake his hand!
(See NAS)

Malachi 1:6 "A son honors his father, and a servant his master. If I am a father, then where is my honor? And if I am a master, where is the respect due me? Says Yahweh of Armies to you, priests, who despise my name. You say,'How have we despised your name?'
(See NIV)

Subtopics

Contempt

Contempt of Ministers, is a Despising of God

Contempt: A Characteristic of the Wicked

Contempt: Causes Saints to Cry to God

Contempt: Children of Belial

Contempt: False Teachers

Contempt: Folly of

Contempt: Forbidden Towards: Believing Masters

Contempt: Forbidden Towards: Christ's Little Ones

Contempt: Forbidden Towards: Parents

Contempt: Forbidden Towards: The Poor

Contempt: Forbidden Towards: Weak Brethren

Contempt: Forbidden Towards: Young Ministers

Contempt: Hagar

Contempt: Michal

Contempt: Ministers should Give No Occasion For

Contempt: Nabal

Contempt: Pride and Prosperity Prompt To

Contempt: Saints Sometimes Guilty of

Contempt: Sanballat

Contempt: Self-Righteous Prompts To

Contempt: Sin of

Contempt: The Wicked Exhibit Towards: Authorities

Contempt: The Wicked Exhibit Towards: Christ

Contempt: The Wicked Exhibit Towards: Parents

Contempt: The Wicked Exhibit Towards: Saints

Contempt: The Wicked Exhibit Towards: The Afflicted

Contempt: The Wicked Exhibit Towards: The Poor

Contempt: Towards the Church: Often Punished

Contempt: Towards the Church: Often Turned Into Respect

Related Terms

Contemptible (14 Occurrences)

Hiss (13 Occurrences)

Scorn (65 Occurrences)

Sneer (3 Occurrences)

Raca (1 Occurrence)

Despite (18 Occurrences)

Mock (43 Occurrences)

Scoff (18 Occurrences)

Shame (412 Occurrences)

Gesture

Nehushtan (1 Occurrence)

Insult (25 Occurrences)

Idol (56 Occurrences)

Trample (34 Occurrences)

Disdain (6 Occurrences)

Despiteful (3 Occurrences)

Multitude (352 Occurrences)

Mingled (62 Occurrences)

Mixed (96 Occurrences)

Pours (21 Occurrences)

Pouring (21 Occurrences)

Profane (69 Occurrences)

People (13047 Occurrences)

Poureth (28 Occurrences)

Cub (4 Occurrences)

Smile (4 Occurrences)

Slight (13 Occurrences)

Sated (16 Occurrences)

Snuff (6 Occurrences)

Nobles (71 Occurrences)

Ease (46 Occurrences)

Reproach (124 Occurrences)

Queen (59 Occurrences)

Deed (71 Occurrences)

Disgrace (73 Occurrences)

Prince (160 Occurrences)

Xerxes (24 Occurrences)

Queen's (3 Occurrences)

Vashti (10 Occurrences)

Vacancy (3 Occurrences)

Vermin (1 Occurrence)

Nonimmersionist

Non-immersionist

Nazarene (19 Occurrences)

Nobility (5 Occurrences)

Names (133 Occurrences)

Nazareth (29 Occurrences)

Unbridled (4 Occurrences)

Upbraid (2 Occurrences)

Offscouring (2 Occurrences)

Oppresses (6 Occurrences)

Oppressors (31 Occurrences)

Onesimus (2 Occurrences)

Loathing (6 Occurrences)

Litter (1 Occurrence)

Ladies (8 Occurrences)

License (3 Occurrences)

Looseth (5 Occurrences)

Leader (183 Occurrences)

Loathe (19 Occurrences)

Looses (2 Occurrences)

Lording (1 Occurrence)

Loosens (2 Occurrences)

Levite (43 Occurrences)

Lord (59401 Occurrences)

Golden (86 Occurrences)

Gloom (29 Occurrences)

Galilean (5 Occurrences)

Gideon (45 Occurrences)

Gentiles (150 Occurrences)

Gaze (46 Occurrences)

Gnash (12 Occurrences)

Gazingstock (2 Occurrences)

Wastes (33 Occurrences)

Weakeneth (4 Occurrences)

Withstanders (15 Occurrences)

Whelp (4 Occurrences)

Impudent (5 Occurrences)

Indignation (56 Occurrences)

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