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Strong's #936 - בּוּז

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1) to despise, hold in contempt, hold as insignificant

1a) (Qal) to despise, show despite toward

Greek Equivalent Words:
Strong #: 1847 ‑ ἐξουδενέω (ex‑oo‑den‑o'‑o);  818 ‑ ἀτιμάζω (at‑im‑ad'‑zo);  3456 ‑ μυκτηρίζω (mook'‑tay‑rid'‑zo);  2706 ‑ καταφρονέω (kat‑af‑ron‑eh'‑o);  
Frequency Lists
Verse Results
KJV (12)
Proverbs 8
Song of Solomon 3
Zechariah 1
NAS (11)
Proverbs 7
Song of Solomon 3
Zechariah 1
HCS (14)
2 Kings 1
Proverbs 8
Song of Solomon 3
Isaiah 1
Zechariah 1
BSB (11)
Proverbs 8
Song of Solomon 3
ESV (9)
Proverbs 8
Zechariah 1
WEB (12)
Proverbs 8
Song of Solomon 3
Zechariah 1
Ancient Hebrew Lexicon Definitions

1030) zb (בז BZ) AC: Spoil CO: Spoils AB: Despise: The pictograph b represents a house. The z represents an agricultural implement or a weapon. Combined these pictographs have the meaning of “a house cut” or “attacked”. An enemy would plunder a household for goods to supply themselves as a bird of prey attacks its prey. (eng: buzzard)

A) zb (בז BZ) AC: ? CO: Spoils AB: ?: The removal of what is of value as when an attacking army takes from the defeated all that is of value or the loss of value of a food due to spoilage.

Nm) zb (בז BZ) - Spoils: [df: gb] KJV (26): prey, spoil, booty - Strongs: H897 (בַּג), H957 (בַּז)

Nf1 ) ezb (בזה BZH) - Spoils: KJV (10): spoil, prey - Strongs: H961 (בִּזָּה)

B) zzb (בזז BZZ) AC: ? CO: Spoil AB: ?

V) zzb (בזז BZZ) - Spoil: KJV (43): (vf: Paal, Niphal, Pual) spoil, take away, prey, rob, take, caught, gathering. robber - Strongs: H962 (בָּזַז)

E) azb (בזא BZA) AC: Divide CO: ? AB: ?: A division of what is plundered.

V) azb (בזא BZA) - Divide: A division made by cutting into pieces. KJV (2): (vf: Paal) spoiled - Strongs: H958 (בָּזָא)

H) ezb (בזה BZH) AC: Despise CO: ? AB: ?: To treat something as spoiled, no longer of value.

V) ezb (בזה BZH) - Despise: KJV (43): (vf: Paal, Niphal, Hiphil) despise, disdain, scorn, contemned - Strongs: H959 (בָּזָה)

cm) efzb (בזוה BZWH) - Despised: Something that is considered vile. KJV (1): despise - Strongs: H960 (בָּזֹה)

fjm) nfizb (בזיונ BZYWN) - Despised: Something that is treated as spoiled, no longer of value. KJV (1): contempt - Strongs: H963 (בִּזָּיוֹן)

J) zfb (בוז BWZ) AC: Despise CO: ? AB: ?: To treat something as spoiled, no longer of value.

V) zfb (בוז BWZ) - Despise: KJV (12): (vf: Paal) despise, contemned - Strongs: H936 (בּוּז)

Nm) zfb (בוז BWZ) - Despised: KJV (11): contempt, despise, shame - Strongs: H937 (בּוּז)

Nf1) ezfb (בוזה BWZH) - Despised: KJV (1): despised - Strongs: H939 (בּוּזָה)

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Jeff Benner, Ancient Hebrew Research Center Used by permission of the author.
Brown-Driver-Briggs Expanded Definition
 I. [בּוּז] verb despise (Late Hebrew id.) —

Qal Perfect 3 masculine singular בַּז Zechariah 4:10 (compare Kö i. 439); 3 plural בָּ֑זוּ Proverbs 1:7; Imperfect יָבוּז Proverbs 23:9; 3 feminine singular וְתָבֻז Proverbs 30:17; 2 masculine singular תָּבוּז (Jussive) Proverbs 23:22; plural יָבוּזוּ Proverbs 6:30; Song of Solomon 8:7; יָבֻזוּ Song of Solomon 8:1; Infinitive absolute בּוֺז Song of Solomon 8:7; Participle Proverbs 11:12 2t.; — despise, shew despite toward (Wisdom Literature & poetry) with accusative Proverbs 1:7; with Infinitive + ל Proverbs 30:17; elsewhere followed by ל + noun, Proverbs 6:30; Proverbs 11:12; Proverbs 13:13; Proverbs 14:21; Proverbs 23:9,22; Song of Solomon 8:1,7 (twice in verse); Zechariah 4:10.

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Gesenius' Hebrew and Chaldee Definition

בּוּז fut. יָבּוּז to contemn, to despise, kindred to בָּזָה. (Both of these are properly as it appears to me i.q. בּוּס to trample with the feet, which is applied to contempt, comp. Proverbs 27:7.) Const. followed by an acc. Proverbs 1:7 more often by לְ 11:12 13:13 14:21 23:9. Song of Solomon 8:1, Proverbs 6:30, לֹא יָבוּזוּ לַגַּנָּב “they do not despise a thief,” i.e. “they do not let him go unpunished,” comp. 30:17. Zechariah 4:10, בַּז in 3 pret. stands for בָּז, as if from בָּזַז. Hence the following words

בּוּז m.

(1)  contempt, Job 12:5, 31:34.

(2) [Buz], pr.n.

(a) of the second son of Nahor, Genesis 22:21 also of a people and region of Arabia Deserta, Jeremiah 25:23. The Gent. noun is בּוּזִי Job 32:2 (b) m. 1 Chronicles 5:14.

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List of Word Forms
בָּ֣ז בָּֽזוּ׃ בָּז־ בּ֖וֹז בוז בז בז־ בזו׃ וְתָב֪וּז ותבוז יָ֝ב֗וּז יָב֣וּזוּ יָב֥וּזוּ יבוז יבוזו תָּ֝ב֗וּז תבוז bā·zū baz bāz bāz- Bazu bāzū bō·wz bōwz boz tā·ḇūz tāḇūz taVuz vetaVuz wə·ṯā·ḇūz wəṯāḇūz yā·ḇū·zū yā·ḇūz yāḇūz yāḇūzū yaVuz yaVuzu
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