'Higher' in the Bible
The water prevailed fifteen cubits higher, and the mountains were covered.
"Water will flow from his buckets, And his seed will be by many waters, And his king shall be higher than Agag, And his kingdom shall be exalted.
"The alien who is among you shall rise above you higher and higher, but you will go down lower and lower.
"Look at the heavens and see; And behold the clouds--they are higher than you.
From the end of the earth I call to You when my heart is faint; Lead me to the rock that is higher than I.
If you see oppression of the poor and denial of justice and righteousness in the province, do not be shocked at the sight; for one official watches over another official, and there are higher officials over them.
"For as the heavens are higher than the earth, So are My ways higher than your ways And My thoughts than your thoughts.
The side chambers surrounding the temple were wider at each successive story. Because the structure surrounding the temple went upward by stages on all sides of the temple, therefore the width of the temple increased as it went higher; and thus one went up from the lowest story to the highest by way of the second story.
"But when you are invited, go and recline at the last place, so that when the one who has invited you comes, he may say to you, 'Friend, move up higher'; then you will have honor in the sight of all who are at the table with you.
John testified about Him and cried out, saying, "This was He of whom I said, 'He who comes after me has a higher rank than I, for He existed before me.'"