'Younger' in the Bible
Then the firstborn said to the younger, “Our father is old, and there is no man in the land to sleep with us as is the custom of all the land.
The next day the firstborn said to the younger, “Look, I slept with my father last night. Let’s get him to drink wine again tonight so you can go sleep with him and we can preserve our father’s line.”
That night they again got their father to drink wine, and the younger went and slept with him; he did not know when she lay down or when she got up.
The younger also gave birth to a son, and she named him Ben-ammi. He is the father of the Ammonites of today.
And the Lord said to her:Two nations are in your womb;two people will come from you and be separated.One people will be stronger than the other,and the older will serve the younger.
Then Rebekah took the best clothes of her older son Esau, which were in the house, and had her younger son Jacob wear them.
When the words of her older son Esau were reported to Rebekah, she summoned her younger son Jacob and said to him, “Listen, your brother Esau is consoling himself by planning to kill you.
Now Laban had two daughters: the older was named Leah, and the younger was named Rachel.
Jacob loved Rachel, so he answered Laban, “I’ll work for you seven years for your younger daughter Rachel.”
Laban answered, “It is not the custom in this place to give the younger daughter in marriage before the firstborn.
Complete this week of wedding celebration, and we will also give you this younger one in return for working yet another seven years for me.”
Then you said to your servants, ‘If your younger brother does not come down with you, you will not see me again.’
We told him, ‘We cannot go down unless our younger brother goes with us. So if our younger brother isn’t with us, we cannot see the man.’
But Israel stretched out his right hand and put it on the head of Ephraim, the younger, and crossing his hands, put his left on Manasseh’s head, although Manasseh was the firstborn.
But his father refused and said, “I know, my son, I know! He too will become a tribe, and he too will be great; nevertheless, his younger brother will be greater than he, and his offspring will become a populous nation.”
“I was sure you hated her,” her father said, “so I gave her to one of the men who accompanied you. Isn’t her younger sister more beautiful than she is? Why not take her instead?”
Then he said, “May the Lord bless you, my daughter. You have shown more kindness now than before, because you have not pursued younger men, whether rich or poor.
Saul’s sons were Jonathan, Ishvi, and Malchishua. The names of his two daughters were: Merab, his firstborn, and Michal, the younger.
They also cast lots the same way as their relatives the sons of Aaron did in the presence of King David, Zadok, Ahimelech, and the heads of the families of the priests and Levites—the family heads and their younger brothers alike.
But now they mock me,men younger than I am,whose fathers I would have refused to putwith my sheep dogs.
Your older sister was Samaria, who lived with her daughters to the north of you, and your younger sister was Sodom, who lived with her daughters to the south of you.
Then you will remember your ways and be ashamed when you receive your older and younger sisters. I will give them to you as daughters, but not because of your covenant.
There were also women looking on from a distance. Among them were Mary Magdalene, Mary the mother of James the younger and of Joses, and Salome.
The younger of them said to his father, ‘Father, give me the share of the estate I have coming to me.’ So he distributed the assets to them.
Not many days later, the younger son gathered together all he had and traveled to a distant country, where he squandered his estate in foolish living.
not from works but from the One who calls—she was told: The older will serve the younger.
Do not rebuke an older man, but exhort him as a father, younger men as brothers,
older women as mothers, and with all propriety, the younger women as sisters.
But refuse to enroll younger widows, for when they are drawn away from Christ by desire, they want to marry
Therefore, I want younger women to marry, have children, manage their households, and give the adversary no opportunity to accuse us.
In the same way, you younger men, be subject to the elders. And all of you clothe yourselves with humility toward one another, becauseGod resists the proudbut gives grace to the humble.