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35 Bible Verses about Smallness

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James 3:4-5

Behold also the ships, which are so great, and driven by violent winds, are turned about by a very small rudder, wherever the pleasure of the helmsman will. Thus also the tongue is a little member, and boasts great things. See how little a fire, how large a wood it kindles!

Genesis 19:20

Behold now, this city is near to flee to, and it is small: I pray thee, let me escape thither is it not small? and my soul shall live.

Exodus 12:4

And if the household be too small for a lamb, let him and his neighbour next unto his house take it according to the number of the souls; each according to the measure of his eating shall ye count for the lamb.

Joshua 17:15

And Joshua said unto them, If thou art a great people, then get thee up to the wood, and cut down for thyself there in the land of the Perizzites and of the giants, if the hill-country of Ephraim is too narrow for thee.

1 Kings 17:13

And Elijah said to her, Fear not; go, do as thou hast said; but make me thereof a little cake first; and bring it to me; and afterwards make for thee and for thy son.

1 Kings 18:44

And it came to pass at the seventh time that he said, Behold there is a cloud, small as a man's hand, arising out of the sea. And he said, Go up, say to Ahab, Harness and go down, that the pour of rain stop thee not.

1 Kings 20:27

And the children of Israel were numbered and victualled, and they went against them; and the children of Israel encamped before them like two little flocks of goats; but the Syrians filled the land.

2 Kings 4:10

Let us make, I pray thee, a small upper chamber with walls, and let us set for him there a bed, and a table, and a seat, and a lampstand; and it shall be when he cometh to us, he shall turn in thither.

2 Kings 6:1

And the sons of the prophets said to Elisha, Behold now, the place where we dwell before thee is too strait for us.

Proverbs 30:24-28

There are four things little upon the earth, and they are exceeding wise: The ants, a people not strong, yet they provide their food in the summer; the rock-badgers are but a feeble folk, yet they make their house in the cliff;read more.
the locusts have no king, yet they go forth all of them by bands; thou takest hold of the lizard with the hands, yet is she in kings' palaces.

Isaiah 49:19-20

For in thy waste and thy desolate places, and thy destroyed land, thou shalt even now be too straitened by reason of the inhabitants, and they that swallowed thee up shall be far away. The children of thy bereavement shall yet say in thine ears, The place is too narrow for me: make room for me, that I may dwell.

Luke 17:6

But the Lord said, If ye have faith as a grain of mustard seed, ye had said to this sycamine tree, Be thou rooted up, and be thou planted in the sea, and it would have obeyed you.

Acts 27:16

But running under the lee of a certain island called Clauda, we were with difficulty able to make ourselves masters of the boat;

Deuteronomy 1:17

Ye shall not respect persons in judgment: ye shall hear the small as well as the great; ye shall not be afraid of the face of man, for the judgment is God's; and the matter that is too hard for you shall ye bring to me, that I may hear it.

1 Kings 22:31

And the king of Syria commanded the thirty-two captains of his chariots saying, Fight neither with small nor great, but with the king of Israel only.

2 Chronicles 18:30

And the king of Syria commanded the captains of his chariots saying, Fight neither with small nor great, but with the king of Israel only.

2 Chronicles 15:13

and that whoever would not seek Jehovah the God of Israel should be put to death, whether small or great, whether man or woman.

Job 3:16-19

Or as a hidden untimely birth I had not been; as infants that have not seen the light. There the wicked cease from troubling; and there the wearied are at rest. The prisoners together are at ease; they hear not the voice of the taskmaster.read more.
The small and great are there, and the bondman freed from his master.

Jeremiah 49:15

For behold, I have made thee small among the nations, despised among men.

Acts 26:22

Having therefore met with the help which is from God, I have stood firm unto this day, witnessing both to small and great, saying nothing else than those things which both the prophets and Moses have said should happen,

Revelation 11:18

And the nations have been full of wrath, and thy wrath is come, and the time of the dead to be judged, and to give the recompense to thy servants the prophets, and to the saints, and to those who fear thy name, small and great; and to destroy those that destroy the earth.

Revelation 13:16

And it causes all, the small and the great, and the rich and the poor, and the free and the bondmen, that they should give them a mark upon their right hand or upon their forehead;

Revelation 19:5

And a voice came out of the throne, saying, Praise our God, all ye his bondmen, and ye that fear him, small and great.

Revelation 20:12

And I saw the dead, great and small, standing before the throne, and books were opened; and another book was opened, which is that of life. And the dead were judged out of the things written in the books according to their works.

1 Samuel 18:23

And Saul's servants spoke those words in the ears of David. And David said, Is it a light thing in your eyes to be the king's son-in-law, seeing that I am a poor man, and lightly esteemed?

1 Samuel 15:17

And Samuel said, Was it not when thou wast little in thine eyes that thou becamest the head of the tribes of Israel, and Jehovah anointed thee king over Israel?

1 Samuel 20:2

And he said to him, God forbid; thou shalt not die: behold, my father will do nothing either great or small, and not apprise me; and why should my father hide this thing from me? it is not so.

1 Kings 2:20

Then she said, I desire one small petition of thee; refuse me not. And the king said to her, Ask, my mother, for I will not refuse thee.

Isaiah 49:6

and he saith, It is a small thing that thou shouldest be my servant to raise up the tribes of Jacob, and to restore the preserved of Israel; I have even given thee for a light of the nations, that thou mayest be my salvation unto the end of the earth.

Amos 7:2-5

And it came to pass, when they had wholly eaten the grass of the land, that I said, O Lord Jehovah, forgive, I beseech thee! How shall Jacob arise? for he is small. Jehovah repented for this: It shall not be, said Jehovah. Thus did the Lord Jehovah shew unto me; and behold, the Lord Jehovah called to contend by fire; and it devoured the great deep, and ate up the inheritance.read more.
Then said I, O Lord Jehovah, cease, I beseech thee! How shall Jacob arise? for he is small.