Strong's Concordance, Hebrew Dictionary

Despise, disdain, vile person, to disesteem

Hebrew: בָּזָה, bāzâ (H959)

41 King James Bible Verses

Here are despise, disdain, contemn and related words in the Bible. What does the source Hebrew word בָּזָה mean and how is it used in the Bible? Below are the English definition details. Also below are examples within Bible verses highlighted in yellow (follow this link to go there). Tap or hover on blue, underlined words to see more original scripture and meanings. Information sourced from Strong's Concordance[1].

Definition Details

Strong's Number: H959

Hebrew Base Word: בָּזָה

Part of speech: Verb

Usage: Despise, disdain, contemn(-ptible), + think to scorn, vile person

Definition: To disesteem.

Detailed definition:

  1. To despise, hold in contempt, disdain.
    1. (Qal) to despise, regard with contempt.
    2. (Niphal).
      1. To be despised.
      2. To be despicable.
      3. To be vile, worthless.
    3. (Hiphil) to cause to despise.

Derived terms: A primitive root.


  1. Biblical International Phonetic Alphabet: bɔːˈd͡zɔː
  2. Modern International Phonetic Alphabet: bɑːˈzɑː
  3. Transliteration: bāzâ
  4. Biblical Pronunciation: baw-DZAW
  5. Modern Pronunciation: ba-ZA

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