'Older' in the Bible
And Shem, the older brother of Japheth, the father of the children of Eber, had other sons in addition.
And the older daughter said to her sister, Our father is old, and there is no man to be a husband to us in the natural way:
And that night they made their father take much wine; and the older daughter went into his bed; and he had no knowledge of when she went in or when she went away.
And on the day after, the older daughter said to the younger, Last night I was with my father; let us make him take much wine this night again, and do you go to him, so that we may have offspring by our father.
And the older daughter had a son, and she gave him the name Moab: he is the father of the Moabites to this day.
And the Lord said to her, Two nations are in your body, and two peoples will come to birth from you: the one will be stronger than the other, and the older will be the servant of the younger.
Now Laban had two daughters: the name of the older was Leah, and the name of the younger was Rachel.
And Laban said, In our country we do not let the younger daughter be married before the older.
And Israel, stretching out his right hand, put it on the head of Ephraim, the younger, and his left hand on the head of Manasseh, crossing his hands on purpose, for Manasseh was the older.
And Joseph said to his father, Not so, my father, for this is the older; put your right hand on his head.
And when the child was older, she took him to Pharaoh's daughter and he became her son, and she gave him the name Moses, Because, she said, I took him out of the water.
And Israel was true to the Lord all the days of Joshua, and all the days of the older men who were still living after Joshua's death, and had seen what the Lord had done for Israel.
And the Lord had mercy on Hannah and she gave birth to three sons and two daughters. And the young Samuel became older before the Lord.
And the young Samuel, becoming older, had the approval of the Lord and of men.
And Samuel became older, and the Lord was with him and let not one of his words be without effect.
Now the sons of Saul were Jonathan and Ishvi and Malchi-shua; and these are the names of his daughters: the older was named Merab and the younger Michal;
Then King Solomon made answer and said to his mother, Why are you requesting me to give Abishag the Shunammite to Adonijah? Take the kingdom for him in addition, for he is my older brother, and Abiathar the priest and Joab, the son of Zeruiah, are on his side.
Now one day, when the child was older, he went out to his father to where the grain was being cut.
And Solomon put the base of the house of God in position; by the older measure it was sixty cubits long and twenty cubits wide.
And the people of Jerusalem made Ahaziah, his youngest son, king in his place, for the band of men who came with the Arabians to the army had put all the older sons to death. So Ahaziah, the son of Jehoram, became king.
With us are men who are grey-haired and full of years, much older than your father.
Now Elihu had kept quiet while Job was talking, because they were older than he;
And the child at the breast will be playing by the hole of the snake, and the older child will put his hand on the bright eye of the poison-snake.
Your older sister is Samaria, living at your left hand, she and her daughters: and your younger sister, living at your right hand, is Sodom and her daughters.
Then at the memory of your ways you will be overcome with shame, when I take your sisters, the older and the younger, and give them to you for daughters, but not by your agreement.
Their names were Oholah, the older, and Oholibah, her sister: and they became mine, and gave birth to sons and daughters. As for their names, Samaria is Oholah, and Jerusalem, Oholibah
Now the older son was in the field: and when he came near the house, the sounds of music and dancing came to his ears.
And they sent a letter by them, saying, The Apostles and the older brothers, to the brothers who are of the Gentiles in Antioch and Syria and Cilicia, may joy be with you:
It was said to her, The older will be the servant of the younger.
To the older women as to mothers, to the younger as to sisters, with a clean heart.
And in the same way, let the younger men be ruled by the older ones. Let all of you put away pride and make yourselves ready to be servants: for God is a hater of pride, but he gives grace to those who make themselves low.