'Comparison' in the Bible
I am less than nothing in comparison with all your mercies and your faith to me your servant; for with only my stick in my hand I went across Jordan, and now I have become two armies.
And he said unto them, What have I done now in comparison of you? Is not the gleaning of the grapes of Ephraim better than the vintage of Abiezer?
God hath delivered into your hands the princes of Midian, Oreb and Zeeb: and what was I able to do in comparison of you? Then their anger was abated toward him, when he had said that.
For we are given up, I and my people, to destruction and death and to be cut off. If we had been taken as men-servants and women-servants for a price, I would have said nothing, for our trouble is little in comparison with the king's loss.
It can neither be compared with the topaz of Ethiopia nor valued in comparison to pure gold."
For who is there in the heavens in comparison with the Lord? who is like the Lord among the sons of the gods?
She is of more value than jewels, and nothing for which you may have a desire is fair in comparison with her.
For wisdom is better than jewels, and all things which may be desired are nothing in comparison with her.
I have made a comparison of you, O my love, to a horse in Pharaoh's carriages.
The Beloved to the Maidens: My beloved is dazzling and ruddy; he stands out in comparison to all other men.
Whom then is God like, in your opinion? or what will you put forward as a comparison with him?
Who in your eyes is my equal? or what comparison will you make with me?
“For the moth will eat them like a garment,And the worm will eat them like wool.But My righteousness and justice [faithfully promised] will exist forever,And My salvation to all generations.”
What example am I to give you? what comparison am I to make for you, O daughter of Jerusalem? what am I to make equal to you, so that I may give you comfort, O virgin daughter of Zion? for your destruction is great like the sea: who is able to make you well?
Furthermore, Samaria did not commit half of your sins, but you have greatly increased your repulsive acts more than they. So you have made your [wicked] sisters [Samaria and Sodom] appear righteous and justified by [comparison to] all the disgusting things which you have done.
Son of man, give out a dark saying, and make a comparison for the children of Israel,
Your mother was in comparison like a vine, planted by the waters: she was fertile and full of branches because of the great waters.
And make a comparison for this uncontrolled people, and say to them, This is what the Lord has said: Put on the cooking-pot, put it on the fire and put water in it:
No cedars were equal to it in the garden of God; the fir-trees were not like its branches, and plane-trees were as nothing in comparison with its arms; no tree in the garden of God was so beautiful.
But he responded to Daniel, "I fear my master the king. He is the one who has decided your food and drink. What would happen if he saw that you looked malnourished in comparison to the other young men your age? If that happened, you would endanger my life with the king!"
Who is left among you that saw this house in her first glory? and how do ye see it now? is it not in your eyes in comparison of it as nothing?
but [in comparison with My love for Jacob] I have hated Esau (Edom), and I have made his mountains a wasteland, and have given his inheritance to the jackals of the wilderness.”
But what comparison may I make of this generation? It is like children seated in the market-places, crying out to one another,
He told them many things in parables, saying, “Listen carefully: a sower went out to sow [seed in his field];
He gave them another parable [to consider], saying, “The kingdom of heaven is like a mustard seed, which a man took and sowed in his field;
And he said, Whereunto shall we liken the kingdom of God? or with what comparison shall we compare it?
What comparison am I to make of the men of this generation? what are they like?
Then he said, What is the kingdom of God like? what comparison may I make of it?
“If anyone comes to Me, and does not hate his own father and mother and wife and children and brothers and sisters, yes, and even his own life [in the sense of indifference to or relative disregard for them in comparison with his attitude toward God]—he cannot be My disciple.
What follows? This comparison. Through one man sin entered into the world, and through sin death, and so death passed to all mankind in turn, in that all sinned.
I am of the opinion that there is no comparison between the pain of this present time and the glory which we will see in the future.
As it is written and forever remains written, “Jacob I loved (chose, protected, blessed), but Esau I hated (held in disregard compared to Jacob).”
But you should be eager for the greater gifts. And now I will show you a way that is beyond comparison.
This light, temporary nature of our suffering is producing for us an everlasting weight of glory, far beyond any comparison,
I am not saying this as a command, but I am testing the genuineness of your love by comparison with the eagerness of others.
For we will not make comparison of ourselves with some of those who say good things about themselves: but these, measuring themselves by themselves, and making comparison of themselves with themselves, are not wise.
To my shame I must say that we have been weak by comparison.But in whatever respect anyone else is bold—I speak in foolishness—I am just as bold myself.
I have become a fool. You yourselves forced me to do it, for I should have been commended by you. For I lack nothing in comparison to those "super-apostles," even though I am nothing.
For in what respect were you treated as inferior to the rest of the churches, except [for the fact] that I did not burden you [with my financial support]? Forgive me [for doing you] this injustice!
But each one must carefully scrutinize his own work [examining his actions, attitudes, and behavior], and then he can have the personal satisfaction and inner joy of doing something commendable without comparing himself to another.
Just consider and meditate on Him who endured from sinners such bitter hostility against Himself [consider it all in comparison with your trials], so that you will not grow weary and lose heart.