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35 Bible Verses about Smallness

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James 3:4-5

Behold also ships: [although they] are so large and are driven by strong winds, they are guided by a very small rudder wherever the inclination of the pilot wishes. So also the tongue is a small member [of the body] and boasts great [things]. Behold how small a fire sets ablaze how great a forest!

Genesis 19:20

Behold, this city [is] near [enough] to flee there, and it [is a] little [one]. Please, let me flee there. Is it not a little [one]? Then my life shall be saved."

Exodus 12:4

And if the household is too small for a lamb, he and the neighbor nearest to his house will take [one] according to the number of persons; you will count out portions of the lamb {according to how much each one can eat}.

Joshua 17:15

And Joshua said to them, "If you [are] many people, go up to the forest and clear [a place] there for yourselves in the land of the Perizzites and Rephaim, since the hill country of Ephraim is [too] narrow for you."

1 Kings 17:13

Elijah said to her, "Don't be afraid. Go and do according to your word; only make for me a small bread cake from it first, and bring it out to me. Make it for yourself and for your son afterward.

1 Kings 18:44

It happened that at the seventh time, he said, "Look, there is a small cloud, as [the] hand of a man, coming up from the sea." Then [Elijah] said, "Go up, say to Ahab, 'Harness [your horses] and go down, lest the rain stop you.'"

1 Kings 20:27

The {Israelites} had been mustered and provisioned, and they went to engage them. The {Israelites} encamped opposite them as two flocks of goats, but the Arameans filled the land.

2 Kings 4:10

let us make a small enclosed room [upstairs] and put a bed, table, chair, and lampstand there for him, so that when he comes to us, he can turn and stay there.

2 Kings 6:1

Then the sons of the prophets said to Elisha, "Please look; the place where we are living before you [is] too cramped for us.

Proverbs 30:24-28

There [are] four small things on the earth, and they [are] {exceedingly wise}: The ants [are] a people [who are] not strong, yet they prepare their food in the summer; the badgers [are] a people [who are] not mighty, yet they set their house on the rock;read more.
there is no king for the locust, yet it marches in rank; a lizard you [can] seize with hands, yet it is in palaces of kings.

Isaiah 49:19-20

Surely your sites of ruins and desolate [places] and land of ruins, surely now you will be {too cramped for your} inhabitants, and those who engulfed you will be far away. Yet the children {born when you were bereaved} will say in your {hearing}, "The place is [too] cramped for me; {make room} for me so that I can dwell."

Luke 17:6

So the Lord said, "If you have faith like a mustard seed, you could say to this mulberry tree, 'Be uprooted and planted in the sea,' and it would obey you.

Acts 27:16

And running under the lee of a certain small island called Cauda, we were able with difficulty to get the ship's boat under control.

Deuteronomy 1:17

You must not {be partial} {in your judgment}; hear [out] the small [person] as [also] the great [person]; {do not be intimidated by any person}, because the judgment [is] God's; and the case that is too difficult for you, bring [it] to me, and I will hear it [out].'

1 Kings 22:31

The king of Aram commanded his thirty-two chariot commanders, saying, "You shall not fight with small or great, but only against the king of Israel, him alone!"

2 Chronicles 18:30

Now the king of Aram had commanded the commanders of his chariots, saying, "Do not fight with the small [or] the great, but only with the king of Israel."

2 Chronicles 15:13

but all who will not seek Yahweh the God of Israel should be killed, from young to old, from men to women.

Job 3:16-19

Or [why] was I not hidden like a miscarriage, like infants [who] did not see [the] light? There [the] wicked cease from troubling, and there [the] {weary} are at rest; [the] prisoners are at ease together; they do not hear [the] oppressor's voice.read more.
[The] small and [the] great [are] there, and [the] slave [is] free from his masters.

Jeremiah 49:15

"For look, I will make you small among the nations, despised by the humankind.

Acts 26:22

Therefore I have experienced help from God until this day, [and] I stand here testifying to both small and great, saying nothing except what both the prophets and Moses have said were going to happen,

Revelation 11:18

And the nations were angry, and your wrath has come, and the time for the dead to be judged, and to give their reward to your slaves the prophets and to the saints and to the ones who fear your name, the small and the great, and to destroy those who destroy the earth."

Revelation 13:16

And he causes all [people], the small and the great, and the rich and the poor, and the free and the slave, that they give them a mark on their right hand or on their forehead,

Revelation 19:5

And a voice came out from the throne, saying, "Praise our God all his slaves, and those who fear him, the small and the great!"

Revelation 20:12

And I saw the dead--the great and the small--standing before the throne, and books were opened. And another book was opened, which is the [book] of life, and the dead were judged by what was written in the books, according to their deeds.

1 Samuel 18:23

And Saul's servants spoke these words {to David privately}. But David said, "[Is] it insignificant {in your sight} to become the son-in-law of the king, [as] I am a poor and lightly esteemed man?"

1 Samuel 15:17

Samuel said, "Even though you [are] small in your [own] eyes, are you not the head of the tribes of Israel? Yahweh has anointed you as king over Israel.

1 Samuel 20:2

And he said to him, "Far from it! You will not die! Look, my father does not do {anything large or small unless he reveals it to me}. Why should my father hide this thing or anything from me?"

1 Kings 2:20

She said, "I have one small request I am asking from you. Do {not refuse me}." The king said to her, "Ask, my mother, for I will {not refuse you}."

Amos 7:2-5

And then when they finished eating the vegetation of the land, I said, "O Lord Yahweh, please forgive! How can Jacob stand, because he [is] small?" Yahweh relented concerning this. "It will not be," said Yahweh. This is what my Lord Yahweh showed me, and look, my Lord Yahweh was going to call for a legal case with fire, and it devoured the great deep and it ate up the plots of ground.read more.
Then I said, " Lord Yahweh, please stop! How can Jacob stand, because he [is] small?"