'Great' in the Bible
And great crowds followed Him, coming from Galilee, from the Ten Towns, from Jerusalem, and from beyond the district on the other side of the Jordan.
Be joyful and triumphant, because your reward is great in the Heavens; for so were the Prophets before you persecuted.
Whoever therefore breaks one of these least commandments and teaches others to break them, will be called the least in the Kingdom of the Heavens; but whoever practises them and teaches them, he will be acknowledged as great in the Kingdom of the Heavens.
nor by the earth, for it is the footstool under His feet; nor by Jerusalem, for it is the City of the Great King.
"Sir," he said, "my servant at home is lying ill with paralysis, and is suffering great pain."
Jesus listened to this reply, and was astonished, and said to the people following Him, "I solemnly tell you that in no Israelite have I found faith as great as this.
Seeing great crowds about Him Jesus had given directions to cross to the other side of the Lake,
But suddenly there arose a great storm on the Lake, so that the waves threatened to engulf the boat; but He was asleep.
Aware of this, Jesus departed elsewhere; and a great number of people followed Him, all of whom He cured.
"O woman," replied Jesus, "great is your faith: be it done to you as you desire." And from that moment her daughter was restored to health.
Soon great crowds came to Him, bringing with them those who were crippled in feet or hands, blind or dumb, and many besides, and they hastened to lay them at His feet. And He cured them,
But Jesus called them to Him, and said, "You know that the rulers of the Gentiles lord it over them, and their great men exercise authority over them.
Not so shall it be among you; but whoever desires to be great among you shall be your servant,
and because of the prevalent disregard of God's law the love of the great majority will grow cold;
for it will be a time of great suffering, such as never has been from the beginning of the world till now, and assuredly never will be again.
Then will appear the Sign of the Son of Man in the sky; and then will all the nations of the earth lament, when they see the Son of Man coming on the clouds of the sky with great power and glory.
He had scarcely finished speaking when Judas came--one of the Twelve--accompanied by a great crowd of men armed with swords and bludgeons, sent by the High Priests and Elders of the People.
He then laid it in his own new tomb which he had hewn in the solid rock, and after rolling a great stone against the door of the tomb he went home.
But to their amazement there had been a great earthquake; for an angel of the Lord had descended from Heaven, and had come and rolled back the stone, and was sitting upon it.
yet when sown it springs up and becomes larger than all the herbs, and throws out great branches, so that the birds build under its shadow."
Feeding there, on the mountain slope, was a great herd of swine.
Others asserted that He was Elijah. Others again said, "He is a Prophet, like one of the great Prophets."
for Herod stood in awe of John, knowing him to be an upright and holy man, and he protected him. After listening to him he was in great perplexity, and yet he found a pleasure in listening.
If I were to send them home hungry, they would faint on the way, some of them having come a great distance."
At these words his brow darkened, and he went away sad; for he was possessed of great wealth.
Jesus, however, called them to Him and said to them, "You are aware how those who are deemed rulers among the Gentiles lord it over them, and their great men make them feel their authority;
but it is not to be so among you. No, whoever desires to be great among you must be your servant;
They came to Jericho; and as He was leaving that town--Himself and His disciples and a great crowd--Bartimaeus (the son of Timaeus)
"You see all these great buildings?" Jesus replied; "not one stone will be left here upon another--not thrown down."
And then will they see the Son of Man coming in clouds with great power and glory.
For he will be great in the sight of the Lord; no wine or fermented drink shall he ever drink; but he will be filled with the Holy Spirit from the very hour of his birth.
He will be great and He will be called 'Son of the Most High.' And the Lord God will give Him the throne of His forefather David;
Because the mighty One has done great things for me--Holy is His name!--
and her neighbours and relatives heard how the Lord had had great compassion on her; and they rejoiced with her.
But the angel said to them, "Put away all fear; for I am bringing you good news of great joy--joy for all the People.
There was also Anna, a prophetess, the daughter of Phanuel, belonging to the tribe of Asher. She was of a very great age, having had after her maidenhood seven years of married life,
But all the more the report about Him spread abroad, and great multitudes crowded to hear Him and to be cured of their diseases;
Levi also gave a great entertainment at his house in honour of Jesus, and there was a large party of tax-gatherers and others at table with them.
With these He came down till He reached a level place, where there was a great crowd of His disciples, and a multitude of people from every part of Judaea, from Jerusalem, and from the sea-side district of Tyre and Sidon, who came to hear Him and to be cured of their diseases;
"Be glad at such a time, and dance for joy; for your reward is great in Heaven; for that is just the way their forefathers behaved to the Prophets!
Nevertheless love your enemies, be beneficent; and lend without hoping for any repayment. Then your recompense shall be great, and you will be sons of the Most High; for He is kind to the ungrateful and wicked.
Shortly afterwards He went to a town called Nain, attended by His disciples and a great crowd of people.
And just as He reached the gate of the town, they happened to be bringing out for burial a dead man who was his mother's only son; and she was a widow; and a great number of the townspeople were with her.
All were awe-struck, and they gave glory to God--some saying, "A Prophet, a great Prophet, has risen up among us." Others said, "God has not forgotten His People."
And when a great crowd was assembling, and was receiving additions from one town after another, He spoke a parable to them.
"What is your name?" Jesus asked him. "Legion," he replied--because a great number of demons had entered into him;
Now there was a great herd of swine there feeding on the hill-side; and the demons begged Him to give them leave to go into them, and He gave them leave.
Then the whole population of the Gerasenes and of the adjacent districts begged Him to depart from them; for their terror was great. So He went on board and returned.
On the following day, when they were come down from the mountain, a great crowd came to meet Him;
"I tell you that it will be more endurable for Sodom on the great day than for that town.
"A man once gave a great dinner," replied Jesus, "to which he invited a large number of guests.
The man who is honest in a very small matter is honest in a great one also; and he who is dishonest in a very small matter is dishonest in a great one also.
And there will be great earthquakes, and in places famines and pestilence; and there will be terrible sights and wonderful tokens from Heaven.
"Alas for the women who at that time are with child or who have infants; for there will be great distress in the land, and anger towards this People.
And then will they see the Son of Man coming in a cloud with great power and glory.
This gave them great pleasure, and they agreed to pay him.
To Herod the sight of Jesus was a great gratification, for, for a long time, he had been wanting to see Him, because he had heard so much about Him. He hoped also to see some miracle performed by Him.
At this they were in great perplexity, when suddenly there stood by them two men whose raiment flashed like lightning.
They worshipped Him, and returned to Jerusalem with great joy.
they came to John and reported to him, "Rabbi, he who was with you on the other side of the Jordan and to whom you bore testimony is now baptizing, and great numbers of people are resorting to him."
In these there used to lie a great number of sick persons, and of people who were blind or lame or paralyzed.
On the last day of the Festival--the great day--Jesus stood up and cried aloud. "Whoever is thirsty," He said, "let him come to me and drink.
Therefore the High Priests and the Pharisees held a meeting of the Sanhedrin. "What steps are we taking?" they asked one another; "for this man is performing a great number of miracles.
The next day a great crowd of those who had come to the Festival, hearing that Jesus was coming to Jerusalem,
But though He had performed such great miracles in their presence, they did not believe in Him--
There were also a great number of other signs which Jesus performed in the presence of the disciples, which are not recorded in this book.
The sun shall be turned into darkness and the moon into blood, to usher in the day of the Lord-- that great and illustrious day;
And, day by day, attending constantly in the Temple with one accord, and breaking bread in private houses, they took their meals with great happiness and single-heartedness,
And in no other is the great salvation to be found; for, in fact, there is no second name under Heaven that has been given among men through which we are to be saved."
while the Apostles with great force of conviction delivered their testimony as to the resurrection of the Lord Jesus; and great grace was upon them all.
and more and more believers in the Lord joined them, including great numbers both of men and women--
And Stephen, full of grace and power, performed great marvels and signs among the people.
But there came a famine throughout the whole of Egypt and Canaan--and great distress--so that our forefathers could find no food.
So Moses was educated in all the learning of the Egyptians, and possessed great influence through his eloquence and his achievements.
And Saul fully approved of his murder. At this time a great persecution broke out against the Church in Jerusalem, and all except the Apostles were scattered throughout Judaea and Samaria.
To him people of all classes paid attention, declaring, "This man is the Power of God, known as the great Power."
Simon himself also believed, and after being baptized remained in close attendance on Philip, and was full of amazement at seeing such signs and such great miracles performed.
"Lord," answered Ananias, "I have heard about that man from many, and I have heard of the great mischief he has done to Thy people in Jerusalem;
For I will let him know the great sufferings which he must pass through for My sake."
one of whom, named Agabus, being instructed by the Spirit, publicly predicted the speedy coming of a great famine throughout the world. (It came in the reign of Claudius.)
The God of this people of Israel chose our forefathers, and made the people great during their stay in Egypt, until with wondrous power He brought them out from that land.
At Iconium the Apostles went together to the Jewish synagogue and preached, with the result that a great number both of Jews and Greeks believed.
So they set out, being accompanied for a short distance by some other members of the Church; and as they passed through Phoenicia and Samaria, they told the whole story of the conversion of the Gentiles and inspired all the brethren with great joy.
Then they brought them before the praetors. "These men," they said, "are creating a great disturbance in our city.
Great was the excitement among the crowd, and among the magistrates of the city, when they heard these charges.
Meanwhile a Jew named Apollos came to Ephesus. He was a native of Alexandria, a man of great learning and well versed in the Scriptures.
There was a certain Demetrius, a silversmith, who made miniature silver sanctuaries of Diana, a business which brought great gain to the mechanics in his employ.
There is danger, therefore, not only that this our trade will become of no account, but also that the temple of the great goddess Diana will fall into utter disrepute, and that before long she will be actually deposed from her majestic rank--she who is now worshipped by the whole province of Asia; nay, by the whole world."
After listening to this harangue, they became furiously angry and kept calling out, "Great is the Ephesian Diana!"
No sooner, however, did they see that he was a Jew, than there arose from them all one roar of shouting, lasting about two hours. "Great is the Ephesian Diana," they said.
At length the Recorder quieted them down. "Men of Ephesus," he said, "who is there of all mankind that needs to be told that the city of Ephesus is the guardian of the temple of the great Diana and of the image which fell down from Zeus?
So there arose a great uproar; and some of the Scribes belonging to the sect of the Pharisees sprang to their feet and fiercely contended, saying, "We find no harm in the man. What if a spirit has spoken to him, or an angel----!"
As Paul thus made his defence, Festus exclaimed in a loud voice, "You are raving mad, Paul; and great learning is driving you mad."
Then we ran under the lee of a little island called Cauda, where we managed with great difficulty to secure the boat;
The privilege is great from every point of view. First of all, because the Jews were entrusted with God's truth.
For there is a truth, brethren, not revealed hitherto, of which I do not wish to leave you in ignorance, for fear you should attribute superior wisdom to yourselves--the truth, I mean, that partial blindness has fallen upon Israel until the great mass of the Gentiles have come in;
If it is we who sowed the spiritual grain in you, is it a great thing that we should reap a temporal harvest from you?
There are, we will suppose, a great number of languages in the world, and no creature is without a language.
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