|Noah Webster's Dictionary|
1. (a.) Deserving of scorn or disdain; mean; vile; despicable.
2. (a.) Despised; scorned; neglected; abject.
3. (a.) Insolent; scornful; contemptuous.
Contemptible (14 Occurrences)
2 Corinthians 10:10 For his letters, say they, are weighty and powerful; but his bodily presence is weak, and his speech contemptible. (KJV WBS NAS)
1 Samuel 3:13 And you are to say to him that I will send punishment on his family for ever, for the sin which he had knowledge of; because his sons have been cursing God and he had no control over them. (See NIV)
2 Samuel 6:22 I will be yet more vile than this, and will be base in my own sight. But of the handmaids of whom you have spoken, they shall honor me." (See RSV)
Esther 1:17 For this deed of the queen will come abroad unto all women, to make their husbands contemptible in their eyes, when it shall be reported, The king Ahasuerus commanded Vashti the queen to be brought in before him, but she came not. (ASV DBY JPS YLT)
Esther 3:6 But he thought scorn to lay hands on Mordecai alone; for they had made known to him the people of Mordecai: wherefore Haman sought to destroy all the Jews that were throughout the whole kingdom of Ahasuerus, even the people of Mordecai. (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)
Job 31:34 Because I feared the great multitude, And the contempt of families terrified me, So that I kept silence, and went not out of the door- (See JPS)
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. (WEB)
Isaiah 16:14 But now Jehovah hath spoken, saying, Within three years, as the years of a hireling, the glory of Moab shall be brought into contempt, with all his great multitude; and the remnant shall be very small and of no account. (See JPS)
Daniel 11:21 In his place shall stand up a contemptible person, to whom they had not given the honor of the kingdom: but he shall come in time of security, and shall obtain the kingdom by flatteries. (WEB JPS ASV RSV NIV)
Nahum 1:14 And commanded concerning thee hath Jehovah, 'No more of thy name doth spread abroad, From the house of thy gods I cut off graven and molten image, I appoint thy grave, for thou hast been vile. (See NAS)
Malachi 1:7 You offer polluted bread on my altar. You say,'How have we polluted you?' In that you say,'Yahweh's table contemptible.' (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS NIV)
Malachi 1:12 "But you profane it, in that you say,'Yahweh's table is polluted, and its fruit, even its food, is contemptible.' (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS NIV)
Malachi 2:9 "Therefore I have also made you contemptible and base before all the people, according to the way you have not kept my ways, but have had respect for persons in the law. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS)