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1.9 KiB

disobey, disobeyed, disobedience, rebellious


The term “disobey” means to not obey what someone in authority has commanded or instructed. A person who does this is being “disobedient.”

  • A person who does something he was told not to do is disobeying.
  • To disobey also means to refuse to do something that was commanded.
  • The term “disobedient” is also used to describe the character of someone who habitually disobeys or rebels. It means that they are sinful or wicked.
  • The term “disobedience” means “the act of not obeying” or “behavior that is against what God wants.”
  • A “disobedient people” could be translated by “people who keep on disobeying” or “people who do not do what God commands.”

(See also: authority, evil, sin, obey)

Bible References:

  • 1 Kings 13:21
  • Acts 26:19
  • Colossians 3:7
  • Luke 1:17
  • Luke 6:49
  • Psalms 89:30-32

Examples from the Bible stories:

  • 2:11 God said to the man, “You listened to your wife and disobeyed me.”
  • 13:7 If the people obeyed these laws, God promised that he would bless and protect them. If they disobeyed them, God would punish them.
  • 16:2 Because the Israelites kept disobeying God, he punished them by allowing their enemies to defeat them.
  • 35:12 “The older son said to his father, ‘All these years I have worked faithfully for you! I never disobeyed you, and still you did not give me one small goat so I could celebrate with my friends.’”

Word Data:

  • Strong’s: H4784, H5674, G05060, G05430, G05440, G05450, G38470, G38760