'Degree' in the Bible
And this hath been a small thing in thy sight, O God; and thou hast spoken of thy servant's house for a great while to come, and hast regarded me according to the rank of a man of high degree, Jehovah Elohim.
Both men of low and men of high degree, rich and poor alike.
Men of low degree are only vanity; men of high degree, a lie: laid in the balance, they go up together lighter than vanity.
On the first of the week let each of you put by at home, laying up in whatever degree he may have prospered, that there may be no collections when I come.
For I reckon that in nothing I am behind those who are in surpassing degree apostles.
I have become a fool; ye have compelled me; for I ought to have been commended by you; for I have been nothing behind those who were in surpassing degree apostles, if also I am nothing.
for those who shall have ministered well obtain for themselves a good degree, and much boldness in faith which is in Christ Jesus.