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35 Bible Verses about Smallness

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James 3:4-5

Behold also the ships, which though they are so great are driven of fierce winds, yet they are governed with a very small rudder, wherever the governor desires. In the same manner, the tongue is a very small member and boasts of great things. Behold, how great a forest a little fire kindles!

Genesis 19:20

Behold now, this city is near to flee unto, and it is a little one; Oh, let me escape there, (is it not a little one?) and my soul shall live.

Exodus 12:4

and if the household is too small and is not able to eat the lamb, let him and his neighbour next unto his house take it according to the number of persons; each one according to his eating shall make your count for the lamb.

Joshua 17:15

And Joshua answered them, If thou art such a great people, then go up to the forest and cut down for thyself there in the land of the Perizzite and of the giants, if mountain of Ephraim is too narrow for thee.

1 Kings 17:13

And Elijah said unto her, Fear not; go and do as thou hast said; but first make me a little cake of bread baked under the ashes and bring it unto me, and afterwards thou shalt make for thee and for thy son.

1 Kings 18:44

And the seventh time he said, Behold, a little cloud like the palm of a man's hand arises out of the sea. And he said, Go and say to Ahab, Prepare thy chariot and descend that the rain not stop thee.

1 Kings 20:27

And the sons of Israel were numbered and took provisions and went against them; and the sons of Israel pitched before them like two little flocks of kids; but the Syrians filled the land.

2 Kings 4:10

Let us make a little chamber, I pray thee, on the wall, and let us set for him there a bed and a table and a stool and a lampstand so that when he comes to us, he shall turn in there.

2 Kings 6:1

The sons of the prophets said unto Elisha, Behold now, the place where we dwell with thee is too tight for us.

Proverbs 30:24-28

There are four things which are little upon the earth, but they are wiser than the wise men: The ants are a people not strong, yet they prepare their food in the summer; the conies are but a feeble folk, yet they make their houses in the rocks;read more.
the locusts have no king, yet all of them go forth by bands; the spider takes hold with her hands and is in kings' palaces.

Isaiah 49:19-20

For thy waste and thy desolate places and the land of thy destruction, shall even now be too narrow by reason of the inhabitants, and those that destroyed thee shall be separated far away. Even thy sons which were fatherless, shall say in thine ears, The place is too strait for me; give place to me that I may dwell.

Micah 5:2

But thou, Bethlehem Ephratah, though thou be little among the thousands of Judah, yet out of thee shall he come forth unto me that is to be Lord in Israel; and his goings forth are from the beginning, from the days of the ages.

Luke 17:6

And the Lord said, If ye had faith as a grain of mustard seed, ye might say unto this sycamore tree, Pluck thyself up by the root, and plant thyself in the sea, and it would obey you.

Acts 27:16

And running under a certain island which is called Clauda, we had much work to come by the boat,

Deuteronomy 1:17

Ye shall not respect persons in judgment, but 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 cause that is too hard for you, bring it unto me, and I will hear it.

1 Kings 22:31

But the king of Syria commanded his thirty-two captains that had rule over his chariots, saying, Fight neither with small nor great, but only with the king of Israel.

2 Chronicles 18:30

Now the king of Syria had commanded the captains of the chariots that were with him, saying, Fight not with small nor great, but only with the king of Israel.

2 Chronicles 15:13

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

Job 3:16-19

Or, why was I not hidden as an untimely birth, as infants who never saw light? There the wicked cease from troubling; and there the weary are at rest. There the prisoners rest together, they do not hear the voice of the oppressor.read more.
The small and the great are there, and the slave is free from his master.

Jeremiah 49:15

For, behold, I have placed thee as small among the Gentiles and despised among men.

Acts 26:22

Having, therefore, obtained help of God, I continue unto this day, witnessing both to small and great, saying no other things than those which the prophets and Moses said should come:

Revelation 11:18

And the Gentiles were angry, and thy wrath is come, and the time of the dead, that they should be judged, and that thou should give the reward unto thy slaves the prophets and to the saints and those that fear thy name, to the small and to the great, and should destroy those who destroy the earth.

Revelation 13:16

And he caused all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and slaves, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads;

Revelation 19:5

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

Revelation 20:12

And I saw the dead, great and small, stand before God; and the books were opened: and another book was opened; which is the book of life; and the dead were judged by those things which were written in the books, according to their works.

1 Samuel 18:23

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

1 Samuel 15:17

And Samuel said, When thou wast little in thine own sight, wast thou not made the head of the tribes of Israel, and the LORD anointed thee king over Israel?

1 Samuel 20:2

And he said unto him, No, in no wise; thou shalt not die. Behold, my father will do nothing either great or small, but that he will show it me, and why should my father hide this thing from me? It shall not be so.

1 Kings 2:20

Then she said, I desire one small petition of thee; I pray thee, do not deny me. And the king said unto her, Ask on, my mother, for I will not deny thee.

Amos 7:2-5

And it came to pass that when they had come to an end of eating the grass of the land, then I said, O Lord GOD, forgive, I beseech thee; who shall lift up Jacob? for he is small. The LORD repented of this; It shall not be, said the LORD. Afterward the Lord GOD showed me this: And, behold, the Lord GOD called to judge by fire, and it devoured the great deep and ate up the inheritance.read more.
Then said I, O Lord GOD, cease, I beseech thee; who shall raise up Jacob? for he is small.