'Higher' in the Bible
The foreigners who reside among you will become higher and higher over you and you will become lower and lower.
After this Manasseh built up the outer wall of the City of David on the west side of the Gihon in the valley to the entrance of the Fish Gate and all around the terrace; he made it much higher. He placed army officers in all the fortified cities in Judah.
I prayed, "O my God, I am ashamed and embarrassed to lift my face to you, my God! For our iniquities have climbed higher than our heads, and our guilt extends to the heavens.
It is higher than the heavens -- what can you do? It is deeper than Sheol -- what can you know?
Gaze at the heavens and see; consider the clouds, which are higher than you!
If you see the extortion of the poor, or the perversion of justice and fairness in the government, do not be astonished by the matter. For the high official is watched by a higher official, and there are higher ones over them!
for just as the sky is higher than the earth, so my deeds are superior to your deeds and my plans superior to your plans.
You say, "When will the new moon festival be over, so we can sell grain? When will the Sabbath end, so we can open up the grain bins? We're eager to sell less for a higher price, and to cheat the buyer with rigged scales!