149 verses

Gen 12:2

(NIV)
‘I will make you into a great nation,
and I will bless you;
I will make your name great,
and you will be a blessing.
(ESV)
And I will make of you a great nation, and I will bless you and make your name great, so that you will be a blessing.

Gen 19:13

(NIV)
because we are going to destroy this place. The outcry to the Lord against its people is so great that he has sent us to destroy it.’

(ESV)
For we are about to destroy this place, because the outcry against its people has become great before the Lord, and the Lord has sent us to destroy it.”

Gen 19:19

(NIV)
Your servant has found favour in your eyes, and you have shown great kindness to me in sparing my life. But I can’t flee to the mountains; this disaster will overtake me, and I’ll die.
(ESV)
Behold, your servant has found favor in your sight, and you have shown me great kindness in saving my life. But I cannot escape to the hills, lest the disaster overtake me and I die.

Gen 21:8

(NIV)
The child grew and was weaned, and on the day Isaac was weaned Abraham held a great feast.
(ESV)
And the child grew and was weaned. And Abraham made a great feast on the day that Isaac was weaned.

Gen 21:20

(NIV)
God was with the boy as he grew up. He lived in the desert and became an archer.
(ESV)
And God was with the boy, and he grew up. He lived in the wilderness and became an expert with the bow.

Gen 24:35

(NIV)
The Lord has blessed my master abundantly, and he has become wealthy. He has given him sheep and cattle, silver and gold, male and female servants, and camels and donkeys.
(ESV)
The Lord has greatly blessed my master, and he has become great. He has given him flocks and herds, silver and gold, male servants and female servants, camels and donkeys.

Gen 25:27

(NIV)
The boys grew up, and Esau became a skilful hunter, a man of the open country, while Jacob was content to stay at home among the tents.
(ESV)
When the boys grew up, Esau was a skillful hunter, a man of the field, while Jacob was a quiet man, dwelling in tents.

Gen 26:13

(NIV)
The man became rich, and his wealth continued to grow until he became very wealthy.
(ESV)
and the man became rich, and gained more and more until he became very wealthy.

Gen 38:11

(NIV)
Judah then said to his daughter-in-law Tamar, ‘Live as a widow in your father’s household until my son Shelah grows up.’ For he thought, ‘He may die too, just like his brothers.’ So Tamar went to live in her father’s household.

(ESV)
Then Judah said to Tamar his daughter-in-law, Remain a widow in your father’s house, till Shelah my son grows up”—for he feared that he would die, like his brothers. So Tamar went and remained in her father’s house.

Gen 38:14

(NIV)
she took off her widow’s clothes, covered herself with a veil to disguise herself, and then sat down at the entrance to Enaim, which is on the road to Timnah. For she saw that, though Shelah had now grown up, she had not been given to him as his wife.

(ESV)
she took off her widow’s garments and covered herself with a veil, wrapping herself up, and sat at the entrance to Enaim, which is on the road to Timnah. For she saw that Shelah was grown up, and she had not been given to him in marriage.

Gen 41:40

(NIV)
You shall be in charge of my palace, and all my people are to submit to your orders. Only with respect to the throne will I be greater than you.’

(ESV)
You shall be over my house, and all my people shall order themselves as you command. Only as regards the throne will I be greater than you.”

Gen 48:19

(NIV)
But his father refused and said, ‘I know, my son, I know. He too will become a people, and he too will become great. Nevertheless, his younger brother will be greater than he, and his descendants will become a group of nations.’
(ESV)
But his father refused and said, “I know, my son, I know. He also shall become a people, and he also shall be great. Nevertheless, his younger brother shall be greater than he, and his offspring shall become a multitude of nations.”

Gen 49:3

(NIV)
‘Reuben, you are my firstborn,
my might, the first sign of my strength,
excelling in honour, excelling in power.
(ESV)
Reuben, you are my firstborn,
my might, and the firstfruits of my strength,
preeminent in dignity and preeminent in power.

Exod 2:10

(NIV)
When the child grew older, she took him to Pharaoh’s daughter and he became her son. She named him Moses, saying, ‘I drew him out of the water.’

(ESV)
When the child grew older, she brought him to Pharaoh’s daughter, and he became her son. She named him Moses, “Because,” she said, “I drew him out of the water.”

Exod 2:11

(NIV)
One day, after Moses had grown up, he went out to where his own people were and watched them at their hard labour. He saw an Egyptian beating a Hebrew, one of his own people.
(ESV)
One day, when Moses had grown up, he went out to his people and looked on their burdens, and he saw an Egyptian beating a Hebrew, one of his people.

Num 6:5

(NIV)
‘“During the entire period of their Nazirite vow, no razor may be used on their head. They must be holy until the period of their dedication to the Lord is over; they must let their hair grow long.

(ESV)
All the days of his vow of separation, no razor shall touch his head. Until the time is completed for which he separates himself to the Lord, he shall be holy. He shall let the locks of hair of his head grow long.

Num 14:17

(NIV)
‘Now may the Lord’s strength be displayed, just as you have declared:
(ESV)
And now, please let the power of the Lord be great as you have promised, saying,

Deut 21:17

(NIV)
He must acknowledge the son of his unloved wife as the firstborn by giving him a double share of all he has. That son is the first sign of his father’s strength. The right of the firstborn belongs to him.

(ESV)
but he shall acknowledge the firstborn, the son of the unloved, by giving him a double portion of all that he has, for he is the firstfruits of his strength. The right of the firstborn is his.

Josh 3:7

(NIV)
And the Lord said to Joshua, ‘Today I will begin to exalt you in the eyes of all Israel, so that they may know that I am with you as I was with Moses.
(ESV)
The Lord said to Joshua, “Today I will begin to exalt you in the sight of all Israel, that they may know that, as I was with Moses, so I will be with you.

Josh 4:14

(NIV)
That day the Lord exalted Joshua in the sight of all Israel; and they stood in awe of him all the days of his life, just as they had stood in awe of Moses.

(ESV)
On that day the Lord exalted Joshua in the sight of all Israel, and they stood in awe of him just as they had stood in awe of Moses, all the days of his life.

Judg 11:2

(NIV)
Gilead’s wife also bore him sons, and when they were grown up, they drove Jephthah away. ‘You are not going to get any inheritance in our family,’ they said, ‘because you are the son of another woman.’
(ESV)
And Gilead’s wife also bore him sons. And when his wife’s sons grew up, they drove Jephthah out and said to him, “You shall not have an inheritance in our father’s house, for you are the son of another woman.”

Judg 13:24

(NIV)
The woman gave birth to a boy and named him Samson. He grew and the Lord blessed him,
(ESV)
And the woman bore a son and called his name Samson. And the young man grew, and the Lord blessed him.

Ruth 1:13

(NIV)
would you wait until they grew up? Would you remain unmarried for them? No, my daughters. It is more bitter for me than for you, because the Lord’s hand has turned against me!’

(ESV)
would you therefore wait till they were grown? Would you therefore refrain from marrying? No, my daughters, for it is exceedingly bitter to me for your sake that the hand of the Lord has gone out against me.”

1Sam 2:21

(NIV)
And the Lord was gracious to Hannah; she gave birth to three sons and two daughters. Meanwhile, the boy Samuel grew up in the presence of the Lord.

(ESV)
Indeed the Lord visited Hannah, and she conceived and bore three sons and two daughters. And the boy Samuel grew in the presence of the Lord.

1Sam 3:19

(NIV)
The Lord was with Samuel as he grew up, and he let none of Samuel’s words fall to the ground.
(ESV)
And Samuel grew, and the Lord was with him and let none of his words fall to the ground.

1Sam 12:24

(NIV)
But be sure to fear the Lord and serve him faithfully with all your heart; consider what great things he has done for you.
(ESV)
Only fear the Lord and serve him faithfully with all your heart. For consider what great things he has done for you.

1Sam 20:41

(NIV)
After the boy had gone, David got up from the south side of the stone and bowed down before Jonathan three times, with his face to the ground. Then they kissed each other and wept together – but David wept the most.

(ESV)
And as soon as the boy had gone, David rose from beside the stone heap and fell on his face to the ground and bowed three times. And they kissed one another and wept with one another, David weeping the most.

1Sam 26:24

(NIV)
As surely as I valued your life today, so may the Lord value my life and deliver me from all trouble.’

(ESV)
Behold, as your life was precious this day in my sight, so may my life be precious in the sight of the Lord, and may he deliver me out of all tribulation.”

2Sam 5:10

(NIV)
And he became more and more powerful, because the Lord God Almighty was with him.

(ESV)
And David became greater and greater, for the Lord, the God of hosts, was with him.

2Sam 7:22

(NIV)
‘How great you are, Sovereign Lord! There is no one like you, and there is no God but you, as we have heard with our own ears.
(ESV)
Therefore you are great, O Lord God. For there is none like you, and there is no God besides you, according to all that we have heard with our ears.

2Sam 7:26

(NIV)
so that your name will be great for ever. Then people will say, “The Lord Almighty is God over Israel!” And the house of your servant David will be established in your sight.

(ESV)
And your name will be magnified forever, saying, ‘The Lord of hosts is God over Israel,’ and the house of your servant David will be established before you.

2Sam 12:3

(NIV)
but the poor man had nothing except one little ewe lamb that he had bought. He raised it, and it grew up with him and his children. It shared his food, drank from his cup and even slept in his arms. It was like a daughter to him.

(ESV)
but the poor man had nothing but one little ewe lamb, which he had bought. And he brought it up, and it grew up with him and with his children. It used to eat of his morsel and drink from his cup and lie in his arms, and it was like a daughter to him.

2Sam 22:51

(NIV)
‘He gives his king great victories;
he shows unfailing kindness to his anointed,
to David and his descendants for ever.’
(ESV)
Great salvation he brings to his king,
and shows steadfast love to his anointed,
to David and his offspring forever.”

1Kgs 1:37

(NIV)
As the Lord was with my lord the king, so may he be with Solomon to make his throne even greater than the throne of my lord King David!’

(ESV)
As the Lord 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.”

1Kgs 1:47

(NIV)
Also, the royal officials have come to congratulate our lord King David, saying, “May your God make Solomon’s name more famous than yours and his throne greater than yours!” And the king bowed in worship on his bed
(ESV)
Moreover, the king’s servants came to congratulate our lord King David, saying, ‘May your God make the name of Solomon more famous than yours, and make his throne greater than your throne.’ And the king bowed himself on the bed.

1Kgs 10:23

(NIV)
King Solomon was greater in riches and wisdom than all the other kings of the earth.
(ESV)
Thus King Solomon excelled all the kings of the earth in riches and in wisdom.

1Kgs 12:8

(NIV)
But Rehoboam rejected the advice the elders gave him and consulted the young men who had grown up with him and were serving him.
(ESV)
But he abandoned the counsel that the old men gave him and took counsel with the young men who had grown up with him and stood before him.

1Kgs 12:10

(NIV)
The young men who had grown up with him replied, ‘These people have said to you, “Your father put a heavy yoke on us, but make our yoke lighter.” Now tell them, “My little finger is thicker than my father’s waist.
(ESV)
And the young men who had grown up with him said to him, “Thus shall you speak to this people who said to you, ‘Your father made our yoke heavy, but you lighten it for us,’ thus shall you say to them, ‘My little finger is thicker than my father’s thighs.

2Kgs 4:18

(NIV)
The child grew, and one day he went out to his father, who was with the reapers.
(ESV)
When the child had grown, he went out one day to his father among the reapers.

2Kgs 10:6

(NIV)
Then Jehu wrote them a second letter, saying, ‘If you are on my side and will obey me, take the heads of your master’s sons and come to me in Jezreel by this time tomorrow.’

Now the royal princes, seventy of them, were with the leading men of the city, who were bringing them up.
(ESV)
Then he wrote to them a second letter, saying, “If you are on my side, and if you are ready to obey me, take the heads of your master’s sons and come to me at Jezreel tomorrow at this time.” Now the king’s sons, seventy persons, were with the great men of the city, who were bringing them up.

1Chr 11:9

(NIV)
And David became more and more powerful, because the Lord Almighty was with him.

(ESV)
And David became greater and greater, for the Lord of hosts was with him.

1Chr 17:24

(NIV)
so that it will be established and that your name will be great for ever. Then people will say, “The Lord Almighty, the God over Israel, is Israel’s God!” And the house of your servant David will be established before you.

(ESV)
and your name will be established and magnified forever, saying, ‘The Lord of hosts, the God of Israel, is Israel’s God,’ and the house of your servant David will be established before you.

1Chr 22:5

(NIV)
David said, ‘My son Solomon is young and inexperienced, and the house to be built for the Lord should be of great magnificence and fame and splendour in the sight of all the nations. Therefore I will make preparations for it.’ So David made extensive preparations before his death.

(ESV)
For David said, Solomon my son is young and inexperienced, and the house that is to be built for the Lord must be exceedingly magnificent, of fame and glory throughout all lands. I will therefore make preparation for it.” So David provided materials in great quantity before his death.

1Chr 29:12

(NIV)
Wealth and honour come from you;
you are the ruler of all things.
In your hands are strength and power
to exalt and give strength to all.
(ESV)
Both riches and honor come from you, and you rule over all. In your hand are power and might, and in your hand it is to make great and to give strength to all.

1Chr 29:25

(NIV)
The Lord highly exalted Solomon in the sight of all Israel and bestowed on him royal splendour such as no king over Israel ever had before.

(ESV)
And the Lord made Solomon very great in the sight of all Israel and bestowed on him such royal majesty as had not been on any king before him in Israel.

2Chr 1:1

(NIV)
Solomon son of David established himself firmly over his kingdom, for the Lord his God was with him and made him exceedingly great.

(ESV)
Solomon the son of David established himself in his kingdom, and the Lord his God was with him and made him exceedingly great.

2Chr 9:22

(NIV)
King Solomon was greater in riches and wisdom than all the other kings of the earth.
(ESV)
Thus King Solomon excelled all the kings of the earth in riches and in wisdom.

2Chr 10:8

(NIV)
But Rehoboam rejected the advice the elders gave him and consulted the young men who had grown up with him and were serving him.
(ESV)
But he abandoned the counsel that the old men gave him, and took counsel with the young men who had grown up with him and stood before him.

2Chr 10:10

(NIV)
The young men who had grown up with him replied, ‘The people have said to you, “Your father put a heavy yoke on us, but make our yoke lighter.” Now tell them, “My little finger is thicker than my father’s waist.
(ESV)
And the young men who had grown up with him said to him, “Thus shall you speak to the people who said to you, ‘Your father made our yoke heavy, but you lighten it for us’; thus shall you say to them, ‘My little finger is thicker than my father’s thighs.

Ezra 9:6

(NIV)
and prayed:

‘I am too ashamed and disgraced, my God, to lift up my face to you, because our sins are higher than our heads and our guilt has reached to the heavens.
(ESV)
saying:

“O my God, I am ashamed and blush to lift my face to you, my God, for our iniquities have risen higher than our heads, and our guilt has mounted up to the heavens.

Esth 3:1

(NIV)
After these events, King Xerxes honoured Haman son of Hammedatha, the Agagite, elevating him and giving him a seat of honour higher than that of all the other nobles.
(ESV)
After these things King Ahasuerus promoted Haman the Agagite, the son of Hammedatha, and advanced him and set his throne above all the officials who were with him.

Esth 5:11

(NIV)
Haman boasted to them about his vast wealth, his many sons, and all the ways the king had honoured him and how he had elevated him above the other nobles and officials.
(ESV)
And Haman recounted to them the splendor of his riches, the number of his sons, all the promotions with which the king had honored him, and how he had advanced him above the officials and the servants of the king.

Esth 9:4

(NIV)
Mordecai was prominent in the palace; his reputation spread throughout the provinces, and he became more and more powerful.

(ESV)
For Mordecai was great in the king’s house, and his fame spread throughout all the provinces, for the man Mordecai grew more and more powerful.

Esth 10:2

(NIV)
And all his acts of power and might, together with a full account of the greatness of Mordecai, whom the king had promoted, are they not written in the book of the annals of the kings of Media and Persia?
(ESV)
And all the acts of his power and might, and the full account of the high honor of Mordecai, to which the king advanced him, are they not written in the Book of the Chronicles of the kings of Media and Persia?

Job 2:13

(NIV)
Then they sat on the ground with him for seven days and seven nights. No one said a word to him, because they saw how great his suffering was.

(ESV)
And they sat with him on the ground seven days and seven nights, and no one spoke a word to him, for they saw that his suffering was very great.

Job 7:17

(NIV)
‘What is mankind that you make so much of them,
that you give them so much attention,
(ESV)
What is man, that you make so much of him,
and that you set your heart on him,

Job 18:7

(NIV)
The vigour of his step is weakened;
his own schemes throw him down.
(ESV)
His strong steps are shortened,
and his own schemes throw him down.

Job 18:12

(NIV)
Calamity is hungry for him;
disaster is ready for him when he falls.
(ESV)
His strength is famished,
and calamity is ready for his stumbling.

Job 19:5

(NIV)
If indeed you would exalt yourselves above me
and use my humiliation against me,
(ESV)
If indeed you magnify yourselves against me
and make my disgrace an argument against me,

Job 20:10

(NIV)
His children must make amends to the poor;
his own hands must give back his wealth.
(ESV)
His children will seek the favor of the poor,
and his hands will give back his wealth.
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