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35 Bible Verses about Smallness

Most Relevant Verses

James 3:4-5

And consider ships: Though very large and driven by fierce winds, they are guided by a very small rudder wherever the will of the pilot directs. So too, though the tongue is a small part of the body, it boasts great things. Consider how large a forest a small fire ignites.

Genesis 19:20

Look, this town is close enough for me to run to. It is a small place. Please let me go there—it’s only a small place, isn’t it?—so that I can survive.”

Exodus 12:4

If the household is too small for a whole animal, that person and the neighbor nearest his house are to select one based on the combined number of people; you should apportion the animal according to what each person will eat.

Joshua 17:15

“If you have so many people,” Joshua replied to them, “go to the forest and clear an area for yourselves there in the land of the Perizzites and the Rephaim, because Ephraim’s hill country is too small for you.”

1 Kings 17:13

Then Elijah said to her, “Don’t be afraid; go and do as you have said. But first make me a small loaf from it and bring it out to me. Afterward, you may make some for yourself and your son,

1 Kings 18:44

On the seventh time, he reported, “There’s a cloud as small as a man’s hand coming from the sea.”Then Elijah said, “Go and tell Ahab, ‘Get your chariot ready and go down so the rain doesn’t stop you.’”

1 Kings 20:27

The Israelites mobilized, gathered supplies, and went to fight them. The Israelites camped in front of them like two little flocks of goats, while the Arameans filled the landscape.

2 Kings 4:10

so let’s make a small room upstairs and put a bed, a table, a chair, and a lamp there for him. Whenever he comes, he can stay there.”

2 Kings 6:1

The sons of the prophets said to Elisha, “Please notice that the place where we live under your supervision is too small for us.

Proverbs 30:24-28

Four things on earth are small,
yet they are extremely wise: the ants are not a strong people,
yet they store up their food in the summer; hyraxes are not a mighty people,
yet they make their homes in the cliffs;read more.
locusts have no king,
yet all of them march in ranks; a lizard can be caught in your hands,
yet it lives in kings’ palaces.

Isaiah 49:19-20

For your waste and desolate places
and your land marked by ruins—
will now be indeed too small for the inhabitants,
and those who swallowed you up will be far away. Yet as you listen, the children
that you have been deprived of will say,
‘This place is too small for me;
make room for me so that I may settle.’

Luke 17:6

“If you have faith the size of a mustard seed,” the Lord said, “you can say to this mulberry tree, ‘Be uprooted and planted in the sea,’ and it will obey you.

Acts 27:16

After running under the shelter of a little island called Cauda, we were barely able to get control of the skiff.

Deuteronomy 1:17

Do not show partiality when deciding a case; listen to small and great alike. Do not be intimidated by anyone, for judgment belongs to God. Bring me any case too difficult for you, and I will hear it.

1 Kings 22:31

Now the king of Aram had ordered his 32 chariot commanders, “Do not fight with anyone at all except the king of Israel.”

2 Chronicles 18:30

Now the king of Aram had ordered his chariot commanders, “Do not fight with anyone, small or great, except the king of Israel.”

2 Chronicles 15:13

Whoever would not seek the Lord God of Israel would be put to death, young or old, man or woman.

Job 3:16-19

Or why was I not hidden like a miscarried child,
like infants who never see daylight? There the wicked cease to make trouble,
and there the weary find rest. The captives are completely at ease;
they do not hear the voice of their oppressor.read more.
Both small and great are there,
and the slave is set free from his master.

Jeremiah 49:15

Look, I will certainly make you insignificant among the nations,
despised among humanity.

Acts 26:22

To this very day, I have obtained help that comes from God, and I stand and testify to both small and great, saying nothing else than what the prophets and Moses said would take place—

Revelation 11:18

The nations were angry,
but Your wrath has come.
The time has come
for the dead to be judged
and to give the reward
to Your servants the prophets,
to the saints, and to those who fear Your name,
both small and great,
and the time has come to destroy
those who destroy the earth.

Revelation 13:16

And he requires everyone—small and great, rich and poor, free and slave—to be given a mark on his right hand or on his forehead,

Revelation 19:5

A voice came from the throne, saying:Praise our God,
all His slaves, who fear Him,
both small and great!

Revelation 20:12

I also saw the dead, the great and the small, standing before the throne, and books were opened. Another book was opened, which is the book of life, and the dead were judged according to their works by what was written in the books.

1 Samuel 18:23

Saul’s servants reported these words directly to David, but he replied, “Is it trivial in your sight to become the king’s son-in-law? I am a poor man who is common.”

1 Samuel 15:17

Samuel continued, “Although you once considered yourself unimportant, have you not become the leader of the tribes of Israel? The Lord anointed you king over Israel

1 Samuel 20:2

Jonathan said to him, “No, you won’t die. Listen, my father doesn’t do anything, great or small, without telling me. So why would he hide this matter from me? This can’t be true.”

1 Kings 2:20

Then she said, “I have just one small request of you. Don’t turn me down.”“Go ahead and ask, mother,” the king replied, “for I won’t turn you down.”

Amos 7:2-5

When the locusts finished eating the vegetation of the land, I said, “Lord God, please forgive! How will Jacob survive since he is so small?” The Lord relented concerning this. “It will not happen,” He said. The Lord God showed me this: The Lord God was calling for a judgment by fire. It consumed the great deep and devoured the land. read more.
Then I said, “Lord God, please stop! How will Jacob survive since he is so small?”

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