'Greater' in the Bible
God made the two great lights—the greater light to have dominion over the day and the lesser light to have dominion over the night—as well as the stars.
No one in this house is greater than I am. He has withheld nothing from me except you, because you are his wife. So how could I do such a great evil and sin against God?”
You will be over my house, and all my people will obey your commands. Only with regard to the throne will I be greater than you.”
But his father refused and said, “I know, my son, I know! He too will become a tribe, and he too will be great; nevertheless, his younger brother will be greater than he, and his offspring will become a populous nation.”
Now I know that Yahweh is greater than all gods, because He did wonders when the Egyptians acted arrogantly against Israel.”
You are to increase its price in proportion to a greater amount of years, and decrease its price in proportion to a lesser amount of years, because what he is selling to you is a number of harvests.
I will strike them with a plague and destroy them. Then I will make you into a greater and mightier nation than they are.”
Water will flow from his buckets,and his seed will be by abundant water.His king will be greater than Agag,and his kingdom will be exalted.
to drive out before you nations greater and stronger than you and to bring you in and give you their land as an inheritance, as is now taking place.
“If you say to yourself, ‘These nations are greater than I; how can I drive them out?’
“Listen, Israel: Today you are about to cross the Jordan to go and drive out nations greater and stronger than you, with large cities fortified to the heavens.
the Lord will drive out all these nations before you, and you will drive out nations greater and stronger than you are.
How much better if the troops had eaten freely today from the plunder they took from their enemies! Then the slaughter of the Philistines would have been much greater.”
After this, Amnon hated Tamar with such intensity that the hatred he hated her with was greater than the love he had loved her with. “Get out of here!” he said.
The men of Israel answered the men of Judah: “We have 10 shares in the king, so we have a greater claim to David than you. Why then do you despise us? Weren’t we the first to speak of restoring our king?” But the words of the men of Judah were harsher than those of the men of Israel.
Just as the Lord was with my lord the king, so may He be with Solomon and make his throne greater than the throne of my lord King David.”
“The king’s servants have also gone to congratulate our lord King David, saying, ‘May your God make the name of Solomon more well known than your name, and may He make his throne greater than your throne.’ Then the king bowed in worship on his bed.
Solomon’s wisdom was greater than the wisdom of all the people of the East, greater than all the wisdom of Egypt.
But they did not listen; Manasseh caused them to stray so that they did greater evil than the nations the Lord had destroyed before the Israelites.
“Since Manasseh king of Judah has committed all these detestable things—greater evil than the Amorites who preceded him had done—and by means of his idols has also caused Judah to sin,
The temple that I am building will be great, for our God is greater than any of the gods.
But I tell you that you are wrong in this matter,since God is greater than man.
Greater than the roar of many waters—the mighty breakers of the sea—the Lord on high is majestic.
For I know that Yahweh is great;our Lord is greater than all gods.
ו VavThe punishment of my dear peopleis greater than that of Sodom,which was overthrown in an instantwithout a hand laid on it.
He said to me, “Son of man, do you see what they are doing here, more detestable things that the house of Israel is committing, so that I must depart from My sanctuary? You will see even more detestable things.”
Again He said to me, “You will see even more detestable things, which they are committing.”
And He said to me, “Do you see this, son of man? You will see even more detestable things than these.”
Therefore the cedar became greater in heightthan all the trees of the field.Its branches multiplied,and its boughs grew longas it spread them outbecause of the plentiful water.
“The king of the South will grow powerful, but one of his commanders will grow more powerful and will rule a kingdom greater than his.
“The final glory of this house will be greater than the first,” says the Lord of Hosts. “I will provide peace in this place”—this is the declaration of the Lord of Hosts.
The Lord will save the tents of Judah first, so that the glory of David’s house and the glory of Jerusalem’s residents may not be greater than that of Judah.
“I assure you: Among those born of women no one greater than John the Baptist has appeared, but the least in the kingdom of heaven is greater than he.
But I tell you that something greater than the temple is here!
The men of Nineveh will stand up at the judgment with this generation and condemn it, because they repented at Jonah’s proclamation; and look—something greater than Jonah is here!
The queen of the south will rise up at the judgment with this generation and condemn it, because she came from the ends of the earth to hear the wisdom of Solomon; and look—something greater than Solomon is here!
Blind fools! For which is greater, the gold or the sanctuary that sanctified the gold?
Blind people! For which is greater, the gift or the altar that sanctifies the gift?
“The second is: Love your neighbor as yourself. There is no other command greater than these.”
I tell you, among those born of women no one is greater than John, but the least in the kingdom of God is greater than he.”
The queen of the south will rise up at the judgment with the men of this generation and condemn them, because she came from the ends of the earth to hear the wisdom of Solomon, and look—something greater than Solomon is here!
The men of Nineveh will rise up at the judgment with this generation and condemn it, because they repented at Jonah’s proclamation, and look—something greater than Jonah is here!
They devour widows’ houses and say long prayers just for show. These will receive greater punishment.”
For who is greater, the one at the table or the one serving? Isn’t it the one at the table? But I am among you as the One who serves.
Jesus responded to him, “Do you believe only because I told you I saw you under the fig tree? You will see greater things than this.”
You aren’t greater than our father Jacob, are You? He gave us the well and drank from it himself, as did his sons and livestock.”
For the Father loves the Son and shows Him everything He is doing, and He will show Him greater works than these so that you will be amazed.
“But I have a greater testimony than John’s because of the works that the Father has given Me to accomplish. These very works I am doing testify about Me that the Father has sent Me.
Are You greater than our father Abraham who died? Even the prophets died. Who do You pretend to be?”
My Father, who has given them to Me, is greater than all. No one is able to snatch them out of the Father’s hand.
“I assure you: A slave is not greater than his master, and a messenger is not greater than the one who sent him.
“I assure you: The one who believes in Me will also do the works that I do. And he will do even greater works than these, because I am going to the Father.
You have heard Me tell you, ‘I am going away and I am coming to you.’ If you loved Me, you would have rejoiced that I am going to the Father, because the Father is greater than I.
No one has greater love than this, that someone would lay down his life for his friends.
Remember the word I spoke to you: ‘A slave is not greater than his master.’ If they persecuted Me, they will also persecute you. If they kept My word, they will also keep yours.
“You would have no authority over Me at all,” Jesus answered him, “if it hadn’t been given you from above. This is why the one who handed Me over to you has the greater sin.”
For it was the Holy Spirit’s decision—and ours—to put no greater burden on you than these necessary things:
I am using a human analogy because of the weakness of your flesh. For just as you offered the parts of yourselves as slaves to moral impurity, and to greater and greater lawlessness, so now offer them as slaves to righteousness, which results in sanctification.
And those parts of the body that we think to be less honorable, we clothe these with greater honor, and our unpresentable parts have a better presentation.
But our presentable parts have no need of clothing. Instead, God has put the body together, giving greater honor to the less honorable,
But desire the greater gifts. And I will show you an even better way.
I wish all of you spoke in other languages, but even more that you prophesied. The person who prophesies is greater than the person who speaks in languages, unless he interprets so that the church may be built up.
And his affection toward you is even greater as he remembers the obedience of all of you, and how you received him with fear and trembling.
But avoid irreverent, empty speech, for this will produce an even greater measure of godlessness.
For when God made a promise to Abraham, since He had no one greater to swear by, He swore by Himself:
For men swear by something greater than themselves, and for them a confirming oath ends every dispute.
But the Messiah has appeared, high priest of the good things that have come. In the greater and more perfect tabernacle not made with hands (that is, not of this creation),
For he considered the reproach because of the Messiah to be greater wealth than the treasures of Egypt, since his attention was on the reward.
But He gives greater grace. Therefore He says:God resists the proud,but gives grace to the humble.
however, angels, who are greater in might and power, do not bring a slanderous charge against them before the Lord.
even if our conscience condemns us, that God is greater than our conscience, and He knows all things.
You are from God, little children, and you have conquered them, because the One who is in you is greater than the one who is in the world.
If we accept the testimony of men, God’s testimony is greater, because it is God’s testimony that He has given about His Son.
I have no greater joy than this: to hear that my children are walking in the truth.
I know your works—your love, faithfulness, service, and endurance. Your last works are greater than the first.
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