'Greater' in the Bible
And God made two great lights: the greater light to rule the day, and the lesser light to rule the night; he made the stars also.
And Cain said unto the LORD, My iniquity is greater than I can bear.
there is none greater in this house than I; neither has he kept back anything from me but thee because thou art his wife; how then can I do this great wickedness and sin against God?
Thou shalt be over my house, and according unto thy word shall all my people be ruled; only in the throne will I be greater than thou.
And his father refused and said, I know it, my son, I know it; he also shall become a people, and he also shall be great; but truly his younger brother shall be greater than he, and his seed shall become a multitude of Gentiles.
The blessings of thy father were greater than the blessings of my progenitors; unto the borders of the eternal hills they shall be upon the head of Joseph and on the crown of the Nazarite of his brethren.
Now I know that the LORD is greater than all gods; for in the thing in which they dealt proudly he prevailed against them.
I will smite them with the pestilence and disinherit them and will make of thee a greater nation and mightier than they.
Where shall we go up? Our brethren have discouraged our heart, saying, This people is greater and taller than we; the cities are great and walled up to heaven; and moreover we have seen the sons of the Anakims there.
to drive out Gentiles from before thee greater and mightier than thou art, to bring thee in, to give thee their land for an inheritance, as it is this day.
When the LORD thy God shall bring thee into the land into which thou must enter to inherit it and has cast out many Gentiles before thee, the Hittite and the Girgashite and the Amorite and the Canaanite and the Perizzite and the Hivite and the Jebusite, seven nations greater and mightier than thou;
Hear, O Israel: Thou art ready to pass over the Jordan this day to enter in to inherit that of Gentiles greater and mightier than thyself, cities great and fenced up to heaven,
Let me alone that I may destroy them and blot out their name from under heaven; and I will make of thee a nation mightier and greater than they.
then the LORD will drive out all these Gentiles from before you, and ye shall possess nations greater and mightier than yourselves.
they feared greatly because Gibeon was a great city, as one of the royal cities, and because it was greater than Ai, and all the men thereof were mighty.
should ye tarry for them until they are grown? Should ye stay without husbands because of them? No, my daughters, for I have greater bitterness than you because the hand of the LORD has come out against me.
How much more if haply the people had eaten freely today of the spoil of their enemies which they found? Would there not have been now a much greater slaughter among the Philistines?
Then Amnon hated her exceedingly so that the hatred with which he hated her was greater than the love with which he had loved her. And Amnon said unto her, Arise, be gone.
And she said unto him, There is no cause; this evil in sending me away is greater than the other that thou didst unto me. But he would not hearken unto her.
As the LORD has been with my lord the king, even so let him be with Solomon and let him make his throne greater than the throne of my lord King David.
And moreover, the king's slaves came to bless our lord King David, saying, God make the name of Solomon better than thy name and make his throne greater than thy throne. And the king worshipped upon the bed.
So David waxed greater and greater, for the LORD of the hosts was with him.
And the greater house he covered with fir wood, which he overlaid with fine gold, and set thereon palm trees and chains.
For Mordecai was great in the king's house, and his fame went out throughout all the provinces, for this man Mordecai waxed greater and greater.
Behold, in this thou art not just; I will answer thee, that God is greater than man.
He said furthermore unto me, Son of man, seest thou what they do? even the great abominations that the house of Israel commits here to cause me to go far away from my sanctuary? but turn thee yet again, and thou shalt see greater abominations.
He also said unto me: Turn thee yet again, and thou shalt see greater abominations that they do.
Then said he unto me, Hast thou seen this, O son of man? turn thee yet again, and thou shalt see greater abominations than these.
And there was an enlarging and a winding about in the chambers to the highest part; for the winding about of the house went very high round about inside the house; therefore the house had greater breadth upward, and from the lowest chamber it rose to the highest by the one in the middle.
And from the middle rim of the ground even to the lower settle, two cubits, and the breadth one cubit; and from the lesser settle to the greater settle, four cubits, and the breadth a cubit.
because Daniel, whom the king named Belteshazzar, was found to have a more excellent spirit and greater knowledge and understanding interpreting dreams, unraveling questions, and dissolving doubts. Now let Daniel be called, and he will show thee the interpretation.
I have heard of thee, that the spirit of the holy God is in thee and that light and understanding and greater wisdom was found in thee.
also regarding the ten horns that were in its head, and of the other which came up, and before whom three fell; and that same horn had eyes and a mouth that spoke very grand things, whose appearance was greater than his fellows.
Thus he said, The fourth beast shall be a fourth king in earth, which shall be greater than all the other kingdoms and shall devour the whole earth and shall tread it down, and break it in pieces.
And the ten horns signify that of this kingdom ten kings shall arise; and another shall rise after them; and he shall be greater than the first kings, and he shall bring down three kings.
And now will I show thee the truth. Behold, there shall yet be three kings in Persia, and the fourth shall obtain far greater riches than they all; and by his strengthening himself with his riches he shall stir up all against the realm of Grecia.
And the king of the north shall put another multitude greater than the former in the field and at the end of a time of some years shall come in great haste with a great army and with much riches.
Pass unto Calneh and see, and from there go to Hamath the great; then go down to Gath of the Palestinians. Are they better than these kingdoms? or their border greater than your border?
The glory of this latter house shall be greater than of the former, said the LORD of the hosts, and in this place I will give peace, said the LORD of the hosts.
Verily I say unto you, Among those that are born of women there has not risen a greater than John the Baptist; notwithstanding, he that is least in the kingdom of the heavens is greater than he.
But I say unto you, That in this place is one greater than the temple.
The men of Nineveh shall rise in the judgment with this generation and shall condemn it because they repented at the preaching of Jonah; and, behold, a greater than Jonah is here.
The queen of the south shall rise up in the judgment with this generation and shall condemn it, for she came from the uttermost parts of the earth to hear the wisdom of Solomon; and, behold, a greater than Solomon is here.
Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye devour widows' houses and for a pretence make long prayer; therefore, ye shall receive the greater judgment.
Ye fools and blind, for which is greater, the gold or the temple that sanctifies the gold?
Ye fools and blind, for which one is greater, the gift or the altar that sanctifies the gift?
but when it is sown, it grows up and becomes greater than all herbs and shoots out great branches, so that the fowls of the air may lodge under the shadow of it.
And the second is like it, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. There is no other commandment greater than these.
which devour widows' houses and for a pretence make long prayers: these shall receive greater judgment.
For I say unto you, Among those that are born of women there is not a greater prophet than John the Baptist, but he that is least in the kingdom of God is greater than he.
The queen of the south shall rise up in the judgment against the men of this generation and condemn them, for she came from the utmost parts of the earth to hear the wisdom of Solomon; and, behold, a greater than Solomon is here.
The men of Nineve shall rise up in the judgment with this generation, and shall condemn it, for they repented at the preaching of Jonah; and, behold, a greater than Jonah is here.
And he said, This will I do: I will pull down my storehouses and build greater, and there will I bestow all my fruits and my goods.
And Jesus, answering, said unto them, Think ye that these Galilaeans suffered such things because they were greater sinners than all the other Galilaeans?
Or those eighteen upon whom the tower in Siloam fell and slew them, think ye that they were greater debtors than all the other men that dwelt in Jerusalem?
who devour the houses of the widows and for a pretext make long prayers: the same shall receive greater damnation.
For who is greater, he that sits at the table or he that serves? Is it not he that sits at the table? But I am among you as he that serves.
Jesus answered and said unto him, Because I said unto thee, I saw thee under the fig tree, believest thou? thou shalt see greater things than these.
Art thou greater than our father Jacob, who gave us the well and drank thereof himself, and his sons and his cattle?
For the Father loves the Son and shows him all the things that he does, and he will show him greater works than these that ye may marvel.
But I have greater testimony than that of John; for the works which the Father has given me to finish, the same works that I do, bear witness of me that the Father has sent me.
Art thou greater than our father Abraham who died? and the prophets died; whom makest thou thyself?
My Father, who gave them to me, is greater than all; and no one is able to pluck them out of my Father's hand.
Verily, verily, I say unto you, The slave is not greater than his lord; neither is the apostle greater than he that sent him.
Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believes in me, the works that I do he shall do also; and greater works than these shall he do because I go unto my Father.
Ye have heard how I said unto you, I go away and come again unto you. If ye loved me, ye would rejoice because I said, I go unto the Father; for my Father is greater than I.
Greater love has no man than this, that a man lay down his soul for his friends.
Remember the word that I said unto you, The slave is not greater than his lord. If they have persecuted me, they will also persecute you; if they have kept my word, they will keep yours also.
Jesus answered, Thou could have no power at all against me, unless it were given thee from above; therefore he that delivered me unto thee has the greater sin.
For it seemed good to the Holy Spirit and to us to lay upon you no greater burden than these necessary things:
I would that ye all spoke with tongues, but rather that ye prophesied, for greater is he that prophesies than he that speaks with tongues, unless he interprets, that the congregation may receive edifying.
after that, he appeared unto more than five hundred brothers at once, of whom the greater part remain unto now, but some are fallen asleep.
How shall not the ministry of the Spirit be for greater glory?
and that you express greater charity unto them for their work's sake. And be at peace among yourselves.
For when God promised unto Abraham, because he could swear by no greater, he swore by himself,
For men verily swear by the greater, and an oath for confirmation is to them an end of all controversy.
But Christ being now come, high priest of the good things to come, by a greater and more perfect tabernacle, not made with hands, that is to say, not of this creation,
Of how much greater punishment, suppose ye, shall he be thought worthy, who has trodden underfoot the Son of God and has counted the blood of the covenant, with which he was sanctified, an unholy thing and has done despite unto the Spirit of grace?
esteeming the reproach of the Christ greater riches than the treasures in Egypt, for he had respect unto the recompense of the reward.
My brethren, make not unto yourselves many teachers, knowing that we shall receive the greater condemnation.
But he gives greater grace. Therefore he says, God resists the proud, but gives grace unto the humble.
whereas even the angels, who are greater in power and might, bring no curse of judgment against them before the Lord.
And if our heart condemns us, God is greater than our heart and knows all things.
Ye are of God, little children, and have overcome them because greater is he that is in you than he that is in the world.
If we receive the witness of men, the witness of God is greater: for this is the witness of God which he has testified of his Son.
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