'Greater' in the Bible
God made the two great lights: the greater light to rule the day, and the lesser light to rule the night. He also made the stars.
Cain said to Yahweh, "My punishment is greater than I can bear.
He isn't greater in this house than I, neither has he kept back anything from me but you, because you are his wife. How then can I do this great wickedness, and sin against God?"
You shall be over my house, and according to your word will all my people be ruled. Only in the throne I will be greater than you."
His father refused, and said, "I know, my son, I know. He also will become a people, and he also will be great. However, his younger brother will be greater than he, and his seed will become a multitude of nations."
Now I know that Yahweh is greater than all gods because of the thing in which they dealt arrogantly against them."
I will strike them with the pestilence, and disinherit them, and will make of you a nation greater and mightier than they."
Where are we going up? our brothers have made our heart to melt, saying, 'The people are greater and taller than we; the cities are great and fortified up to the sky; and moreover we have seen the sons of the Anakim there.'"
to drive out nations from before you greater and mightier than you, to bring you in, to give you their land for an inheritance, as at this day.
When Yahweh your God shall bring you into the land where you go to possess it, and shall cast out many nations before you, 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 you;
Hear, Israel: you are to pass over the Jordan this day, to go in to dispossess nations greater and mightier than yourself, cities great and fortified up to the sky,
let me alone, that I may destroy them, and blot out their name from under the sky; and I will make of you a nation mightier and greater than they."
then will Yahweh drive out all these nations from before you, and you shall dispossess nations greater and mightier than yourselves.
that they were very afraid, because Gibeon was a great city, as one of the royal cities, and because it was greater than Ai, and all its men were mighty.
David grew greater and greater; for Yahweh, the God of Armies, was with him.
Then Amnon hated her with exceeding great hatred; for the hatred with which he hated her was greater than the love with which he had loved her. Amnon said to her, "Arise, be gone!"
As Yahweh has been with my lord the king, even so may he be with Solomon, and make his throne greater than the throne of my lord king David."
Moreover the king's servants came to bless our lord king David, saying, 'May your God make the name of Solomon better than your name, and make his throne greater than your throne;' and the king bowed himself on the bed.
David grew greater and greater; for Yahweh of Armies was with him.
The greater house he made a ceiling with fir wood, which he overlaid with fine gold, and ornamented it with palm trees and chains.
"Be strong and courageous, don't be afraid nor dismayed for the king of Assyria, nor for all the multitude who is with him; for there is a greater with us than with him.
For Mordecai was great in the king's house, and his fame went out throughout all the provinces; for the man Mordecai grew greater and greater.
"Behold, I will answer you. In this you are not just, for God is greater than man.
For the iniquity of the daughter of my people is greater than the sin of Sodom, That was overthrown as in a moment, and no hands were laid on her.
Then he said to me, Have you seen [this], son of man? You shall again see yet greater abominations than these.
From the bottom on the ground to the lower ledge shall be two cubits, and the breadth one cubit; and from the lesser ledge to the greater ledge shall be four cubits, and the breadth a cubit.
The king of the north shall return, and shall set forth a multitude greater than the former; and he shall come on at the end of the times, [even of] years, with a great army and with much substance.
Go to Calneh, and see; and from there go to Hamath the great; then go down to Gath of the Philistines. are they better than these kingdoms? or is their border greater than your border?
The latter glory of this house will be greater than the former,' says Yahweh of Armies; 'and in this place will I give peace,' says Yahweh of Armies."
Most certainly I tell you, among those who are born of women there has not arisen anyone greater than John the Baptizer; yet he who is least in the Kingdom of Heaven is greater than he.
But I tell you that one greater than the temple is here.
The men of Nineveh will stand up in the judgment with this generation, and will condemn it, for they repented at the preaching of Jonah; and behold, someone greater than Jonah is here.
The queen of the south will rise up in the judgment with this generation, and will condemn it, for she came from the ends of the earth to hear the wisdom of Solomon; and behold, someone greater than Solomon is here.
which indeed is smaller than all seeds. But when it is grown, it is greater than the herbs, and becomes a tree, so that the birds of the air come and lodge in its branches."
"Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you devour widows' houses, and as a pretense you make long prayers. Therefore you will receive greater condemnation.
You blind fools! For which is greater, the gold, or the temple that sanctifies the gold?
You blind fools! For which is greater, the gift, or the altar that sanctifies the gift?
yet when it is sown, grows up, and becomes greater than all the herbs, and puts out great branches, so that the birds of the sky can lodge under its shadow."
The second is like this, 'You shall love your neighbor as yourself.' There is no other commandment greater than these."
those who devour widows' houses, and for a pretense make long prayers. These will receive greater condemnation."
"For I tell you, among those who are born of women there is not a greater prophet than John the Baptizer, yet he who is least in the Kingdom of God is greater than he."
The Queen of the South will rise up in the judgment with the men of this generation, and will condemn them: for she came from the ends of the earth to hear the wisdom of Solomon; and behold, one greater than Solomon is here.
The men of Nineveh will stand up in the judgment with this generation, and will condemn it: for they repented at the preaching of Jonah, and behold, one greater than Jonah is here.
who devour widows' houses, and for a pretense make long prayers: these will receive greater condemnation."
But not so with you. But one who is the greater among you, let him become as the younger, and one who is governing, as one who serves.
For who is greater, one who sits at the table, or one who serves? Isn't it he who sits at the table? But I am in the midst of you as one who serves.
Jesus answered him, "Because I told you, 'I saw you underneath the fig tree,' do you believe? You will see greater things than these!"
Are you greater than our father, Jacob, who gave us the well, and drank of it himself, as did his children, and his livestock?"
For the Father has affection for the Son, and shows him all things that he himself does. He will show him greater works than these, that you may marvel.
But the testimony which I have is greater than that of John, for the works which the Father gave me to accomplish, the very works that I do, testify about me, that the Father has sent me.
Are you greater than our father, Abraham, who died? The prophets died. Who do you make yourself out to be?"
My Father, who has given them to me, is greater than all. No one is able to snatch them out of my Father's hand.
Most certainly I tell you, a servant is not greater than his lord, neither one who is sent greater than he who sent him.
Most certainly I tell you, he who believes in me, the works that I do, he will do also; and he will do greater works than these, because I am going to my Father.
You heard how I told you, 'I go away, and I come to you.' If you loved me, you would have rejoiced, because I said 'I am going to my Father;' for the Father is greater than I.
Greater love has no one than this, that someone lay down his life for his friends.
Remember the word that I said to you: 'A servant is not greater than his lord.' If they persecuted me, they will also persecute you. If they kept my word, they will keep yours also.
Jesus answered, "You would have no power at all against me, unless it were given to you from above. Therefore he who delivered me to you has greater sin."
For it seemed good to the Holy Spirit, and to us, to lay no greater burden on you than these necessary things:
Now I desire to have you all speak with other languages, but rather that you would prophesy. For he is greater who prophesies than he who speaks with other languages, unless he interprets, that the assembly may be built up.
Therefore we ought to pay greater attention to the things that were heard, lest perhaps we drift away.
For when God made a promise to Abraham, since he could swear by none greater, he swore by himself,
For men indeed swear by a greater one, and in every dispute of theirs the oath is final for confirmation.
But without any dispute the lesser is blessed by the greater.
But Christ having come as a high priest of the coming good things, through the greater and more perfect tabernacle, not made with hands, that is to say, not of this creation,
accounting the reproach of Christ greater riches than the treasures of Egypt; for he looked to the reward.
whereas angels, though greater in might and power, don't bring a railing judgment against them before the Lord.
because if our heart condemns us, God is greater than our heart, and knows all things.
You are of God, little children, and have overcome them; because greater is he who is in you than he who is in the world.
If we receive the witness of men, the witness of God is greater; for this is God's testimony which he has testified concerning his Son.
I have no greater joy than this, to hear about my children walking in truth.
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