… insolence …

“And the word of the Lord came to me, saying: “This is what the Lord says, ‘So I will destroy the insolence of Judah and the insolence of Jerusalem, this great insolence, those who are unwilling to listen to my words and have gone after foreign gods, to serve them and worship them. They will be like this girdle that is useful for nothing.’”

(Jeremiah 13:8–10, LES)

in•so•lence \ˈin(t)-s(ə-)lən(t)s\ noun
14th century
1: the quality or state of being insolent
2: an instance of insolent conduct or treatment
in•so•lent -s(ə-)lənt\ adjective
[Middle English, from Latin insolent-, insolens unaccustomed, overbearing, from in- + solens, present participle of solēre to be accustomed; perhaps akin to Latin sodalis comrade—more at SIB] 14th century
1: insultingly contemptuous in speech or conduct: OVERBEARING
2: exhibiting boldness or effrontery: IMPUDENT synonym see PROUD—insolent noun—in•so•lent•ly adverb
overbearing adjective
1 a: tending to overwhelm: OVERPOWERING
b: decisively important: DOMINANT
2: harshly and haughtily arrogant synonym see PROUD—over•bear•ing•ly -iŋ-lē\ adverb
im•pu•dent -dənt\ adjective
[Middle English, from Latin impudent-, impudens, from in- + pudent-, pudens, present participle of pudēre to feel shame] 14th century
1 obsolete: lacking modesty
2: marked by contemptuous or cocky boldness or disregard of others: INSOLENT—im•pu•dent•ly adverb
Inc Merriam-Webster, Merriam-Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary. (Springfield, MA: Merriam-Webster, Inc., 2003).

“We have heard of the pride of Moab— how proud he is!— of his arrogance, his pride, and his insolence; in his idle boasting he is not right.”

(Isaiah 16:6, ESV)

“And since they did not see fit to acknowledge God, God gave them up to a debased mind to do what ought not to be done. They were filled with all manner of unrighteousness, evil, covetousness, malice. They are full of envy, murder, strife, deceit, maliciousness. They are gossips, slanderers, haters of God, insolent, haughty, boastful, inventors of evil, disobedient to parents, foolish, faithless, heartless, ruthless. Though they know God’s righteous decree that those who practice such things deserve to die, they not only do them but give approval to those who practice them. Therefore you have no excuse, O man, every one of you who judges. For in passing judgment on another you condemn yourself, because you, the judge, practice the very same things.”

(Romans 1:28–2:1, ESV)

“But if you do not hear, your soul will weep in secret on account of the presence of insolence. And your eyes will bring down tears, for the flock of the Lord has been crushed. Say to the king and to those who rule: “Be humbled and sit down, because your crown of glory has been removed from your head.””

(Jeremiah 13:17–18, LES)

“We have heard of the pride of Moab— he is very proud— of his loftiness, his pride, and his arrogance, and the haughtiness of his heart. I know his insolence, declares the LORD; his boasts are false, his deeds are false. Therefore I wail for Moab; I cry out for all Moab; for the men of Kir-hareseth I mourn.”

(Jeremiah 48:29–31, ESV)

“Pharaoh with his abundance of chariots, the former ruler of this Egypt, exalted with lawless insolence and boastful tongue, you destroyed together with his arrogant army by drowning them in the sea, manifesting the light of your mercy on the nation of Israel. Sennacherib exulting in his countless forces, oppressive king of the Assyrians, who had already gained control of the whole world by the spear and was lifted up against your holy city, speaking grievous words with boasting and insolence, you, O Lord, broke in pieces, showing your power to many nations.”

(3 Maccabees 6:4–5, NRSV)

“You rebuke the insolent, accursed ones, who wander from your commandments; take away from me their scorn and contempt, for I have kept your decrees.”

(Psalm 119:21–22, NRSV)

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