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Genesis 29:19Laban said, “It is better that I give her to you than that I should give her to any other man; stay with me.”
Exodus 14:12Is not this what we said to you in Egypt: ‘Leave us alone that we may serve the Egyptians’? For it would have been better for us to serve the Egyptians than to die in the wilderness.”
Numbers 11:18And say to the people, ‘Consecrate yourselves for tomorrow, and you shall eat meat, for you have wept in the hearing of the Lord , saying, “Who will give us meat to eat? For it was better for us in Egypt.” Therefore the Lord will give you meat, and you shall eat.
Numbers 14:3Why is the Lord bringing us into this land, to fall by the sword? Our wives and our little ones will become a prey. Would it not be better for us to go back to Egypt?”
Judges 8:2And he said to them, “What have I done now in comparison with you? Is not the gleaning of the grapes of Ephraim better than the grape harvest of Abiezer?
Judges 9:2“Say in the ears of all the leaders of Shechem, ‘Which is better for you, that all seventy of the sons of Jerubbaal rule over you, or that one rule over you?’ Remember also that I am your bone and your flesh.”
Judges 11:25Now are you any better than Balak the son of Zippor, king of Moab? Did he ever contend against Israel, or did he ever go to war with them?
Judges 18:19And they said to him, “Keep quiet; put your hand on your mouth and come with us and be to us a father and a priest. Is it better for you to be priest to the house of one man, or to be priest to a tribe and clan in Israel?”
1 Samuel 14:30How much better if the people had eaten freely today of the spoil of their enemies that they found. For now the defeat among the Philistines has not been great.”
1 Samuel 15:22And Samuel said, “Has the Lord as great delight in burnt offerings and sacrifices, as in obeying the voice of the Lord ? Behold, to obey is better than sacrifice, and to listen than the fat of rams.
1 Samuel 15:28And Samuel said to him, “The Lord has torn the kingdom of Israel from you this day and has given it to a neighbor of yours, who is better than you.
1 Samuel 27:1Then David said in his heart, “Now I shall perish one day by the hand of Saul. There is nothing better for me than that I should escape to the land of the Philistines. Then Saul will despair of seeking me any longer within the borders of Israel, and I shall escape out of his hand.”
2 Samuel 14:32Absalom answered Joab, “Behold, I sent word to you, ‘Come here, that I may send you to the king, to ask, “Why have I come from Geshur? It would be better for me to be there still.” Now therefore let me go into the presence of the king, and if there is guilt in me, let him put me to death.’”
2 Samuel 17:14And Absalom and all the men of Israel said, “The counsel of Hushai the Archite is better than the counsel of Ahithophel.” For the Lord had ordained to defeat the good counsel of Ahithophel, so that the Lord might bring harm upon Absalom.
2 Samuel 18:3But the men said, “You shall not go out. For if we flee, they will not care about us. If half of us die, they will not care about us. But you are worth ten thousand of us. Therefore it is better that you send us help from the city.”
1 Kings 2:32The Lord will bring back his bloody deeds on his own head, because, without the knowledge of my father David, he attacked and killed with the sword two men more righteous and better than himself, Abner the son of Ner, commander of the army of Israel, and Amasa the son of Jether, commander of the army of Judah.
1 Kings 19:4But he himself went a day's journey into the wilderness and came and sat down under a broom tree. And he asked that he might die, saying, “It is enough; now, O Lord , take away my life, for I am no better than my fathers.”
1 Kings 21:2And after this Ahab said to Naboth, “Give me your vineyard, that I may have it for a vegetable garden, because it is near my house, and I will give you a better vineyard for it; or, if it seems good to you, I will give you its value in money.”
2 Kings 5:12Are not Abana and Pharpar, the rivers of Damascus, better than all the waters of Israel? Could I not wash in them and be clean?” So he turned and went away in a rage.
2 Chronicles 21:13but have walked in the way of the kings of Israel and have enticed Judah and the inhabitants of Jerusalem into whoredom, as the house of Ahab led Israel into whoredom, and also you have killed your brothers, of your father's house, who were better than yourself,
Esther 1:19If it please the king, let a royal order go out from him, and let it be written among the laws of the Persians and the Medes so that it may not be repealed, that Vashti is never again to come before King Ahasuerus. And let the king give her royal position to another who is better than she.
Job 35:3that you ask, ‘What advantage have I? How am I better off than if I had sinned?’
Psalms 37:16Better is the little that the righteous has than the abundance of many wicked.
Psalms 63:3Because your steadfast love is better than life, my lips will praise you.
Psalms 84:10For a day in your courts is better than a thousand elsewhere. I would rather be a doorkeeper in the house of my God than dwell in the tents of wickedness.
Psalms 118:8It is better to take refuge in the Lord than to trust in man.
Psalms 118:9It is better to take refuge in the Lord than to trust in princes.
Psalms 119:72The law of your mouth is better to me than thousands of gold and silver pieces.
Proverbs 3:14for the gain from her is better than gain from silver and her profit better than gold.
Proverbs 3:14for the gain from her is better than gain from silver and her profit better than gold.
Proverbs 8:11for wisdom is better than jewels, and all that you may desire cannot compare with her.
Proverbs 8:19My fruit is better than gold, even fine gold, and my yield than choice silver.
Proverbs 12:9Better to be lowly and have a servant than to play the great man and lack bread.
Proverbs 15:16Better is a little with the fear of the Lord than great treasure and trouble with it.
Proverbs 15:17Better is a dinner of herbs where love is than a fattened ox and hatred with it.
Proverbs 16:8Better is a little with righteousness than great revenues with injustice.
Proverbs 16:16How much better to get wisdom than gold! To get understanding is to be chosen rather than silver.
Proverbs 16:19It is better to be of a lowly spirit with the poor than to divide the spoil with the proud.
Proverbs 16:32Whoever is slow to anger is better than the mighty, and he who rules his spirit than he who takes a city.
Proverbs 17:1Better is a dry morsel with quiet than a house full of feasting with strife.
Proverbs 19:1Better is a poor person who walks in his integrity than one who is crooked in speech and is a fool.
Proverbs 19:22What is desired in a man is steadfast love, and a poor man is better than a liar.
Proverbs 21:9It is better to live in a corner of the housetop than in a house shared with a quarrelsome wife.
Proverbs 21:19It is better to live in a desert land than with a quarrelsome and fretful woman.
Proverbs 22:1A good name is to be chosen rather than great riches, and favor is better than silver or gold.
Proverbs 25:7for it is better to be told, “Come up here,” than to be put lower in the presence of a noble. What your eyes have seen
Proverbs 25:24It is better to live in a corner of the housetop than in a house shared with a quarrelsome wife.
Proverbs 27:5Better is open rebuke than hidden love.
Proverbs 27:10Do not forsake your friend and your father's friend, and do not go to your brother's house in the day of your calamity. Better is a neighbor who is near than a brother who is far away.
Proverbs 28:6Better is a poor man who walks in his integrity than a rich man who is crooked in his ways.
Ecclesiastes 2:24There is nothing better for a person than that he should eat and drink and find enjoyment in his toil. This also, I saw, is from the hand of God,
Ecclesiastes 3:12I perceived that there is nothing better for them than to be joyful and to do good as long as they live;
Ecclesiastes 3:22So I saw that there is nothing better than that a man should rejoice in his work, for that is his lot. Who can bring him to see what will be after him?
Ecclesiastes 4:3But better than both is he who has not yet been and has not seen the evil deeds that are done under the sun.
Ecclesiastes 4:6Better is a handful of quietness than two hands full of toil and a striving after wind.
Ecclesiastes 4:9Two are better than one, because they have a good reward for their toil.
Ecclesiastes 4:13Better was a poor and wise youth than an old and foolish king who no longer knew how to take advice.
Ecclesiastes 5:1Guard your steps when you go to the house of God. To draw near to listen is better than to offer the sacrifice of fools, for they do not know that they are doing evil.
Ecclesiastes 5:5It is better that you should not vow than that you should vow and not pay.
Ecclesiastes 6:3If a man fathers a hundred children and lives many years, so that the days of his years are many, but his soul is not satisfied with life's good things, and he also has no burial, I say that a stillborn child is better off than he.
Ecclesiastes 6:9Better is the sight of the eyes than the wandering of the appetite: this also is vanity and a striving after wind.
Ecclesiastes 7:1A good name is better than precious ointment, and the day of death than the day of birth.
Ecclesiastes 7:2It is better to go to the house of mourning than to go to the house of feasting, for this is the end of all mankind, and the living will lay it to heart.
Ecclesiastes 7:3Sorrow is better than laughter, for by sadness of face the heart is made glad.
Ecclesiastes 7:5It is better for a man to hear the rebuke of the wise than to hear the song of fools.
Ecclesiastes 7:8Better is the end of a thing than its beginning, and the patient in spirit is better than the proud in spirit.
Ecclesiastes 7:8Better is the end of a thing than its beginning, and the patient in spirit is better than the proud in spirit.
Ecclesiastes 7:10Say not, “Why were the former days better than these?” For it is not from wisdom that you ask this.
Ecclesiastes 9:4But he who is joined with all the living has hope, for a living dog is better than a dead lion.
Ecclesiastes 9:16But I say that wisdom is better than might, though the poor man's wisdom is despised and his words are not heard.
Ecclesiastes 9:17The words of the wise heard in quiet are better than the shouting of a ruler among fools.
Ecclesiastes 9:18Wisdom is better than weapons of war, but one sinner destroys much good.
Song of Songs 1:2Let him kiss me with the kisses of his mouth! For your love is better than wine;
Song of Songs 4:10How beautiful is your love, my sister, my bride! How much better is your love than wine, and the fragrance of your oils than any spice!
Isaiah 56:5I will give in my house and within my walls a monument and a name better than sons and daughters; I will give them an everlasting name that shall not be cut off.
Daniel 1:15At the end of ten days it was seen that they were better in appearance and fatter in flesh than all the youths who ate the king's food.
Daniel 1:20And in every matter of wisdom and understanding about which the king inquired of them, he found them ten times better than all the magicians and enchanters that were in all his kingdom.
Hosea 2:7She shall pursue her lovers but not overtake them, and she shall seek them but shall not find them. Then she shall say, ‘I will go and return to my first husband, for it was better for me then than now.’
Amos 6:2Pass over to Calneh, and see, and from there go to Hamath the great; then go down to Gath of the Philistines. Are you better than these kingdoms? Or is their territory greater than your territory,
Jonah 4:3Therefore now, O Lord , please take my life from me, for it is better for me to die than to live.”
Jonah 4:8When the sun rose, God appointed a scorching east wind, and the sun beat down on the head of Jonah so that he was faint. And he asked that he might die and said, “It is better for me to die than to live.”
Nahum 3:8Are you better than Thebes that sat by the Nile, with water around her, her rampart a sea, and water her wall?
Matthew 5:29If your right eye causes you to sin, tear it out and throw it away. For it is better that you lose one of your members than that your whole body be thrown into hell.
Matthew 5:30And if your right hand causes you to sin, cut it off and throw it away. For it is better that you lose one of your members than that your whole body go into hell.
Matthew 18:6but whoever causes one of these little ones who believe in me to sin, it would be better for him to have a great millstone fastened around his neck and to be drowned in the depth of the sea.
Matthew 18:8And if your hand or your foot causes you to sin, cut it off and throw it away. It is better for you to enter life crippled or lame than with two hands or two feet to be thrown into the eternal fire.
Matthew 18:9And if your eye causes you to sin, tear it out and throw it away. It is better for you to enter life with one eye than with two eyes to be thrown into the hell of fire.
Matthew 19:10The disciples said to him, “If such is the case of a man with his wife, it is better not to marry.”
Matthew 26:24The Son of Man goes as it is written of him, but woe to that man by whom the Son of Man is betrayed! It would have been better for that man if he had not been born.”
Mark 5:26and who had suffered much under many physicians, and had spent all that she had, and was no better but rather grew worse.
Mark 9:42“Whoever causes one of these little ones who believe in me to sin, it would be better for him if a great millstone were hung around his neck and he were thrown into the sea.
Mark 9:43And if your hand causes you to sin, cut it off. It is better for you to enter life crippled than with two hands to go to hell, to the unquenchable fire.
Mark 9:45And if your foot causes you to sin, cut it off. It is better for you to enter life lame than with two feet to be thrown into hell.
Mark 9:47And if your eye causes you to sin, tear it out. It is better for you to enter the kingdom of God with one eye than with two eyes to be thrown into hell,
Mark 14:21For the Son of Man goes as it is written of him, but woe to that man by whom the Son of Man is betrayed! It would have been better for that man if he had not been born.”
Luke 17:2It would be better for him if a millstone were hung around his neck and he were cast into the sea than that he should cause one of these little ones to sin.
John 4:52So he asked them the hour when he began to get better, and they said to him, “Yesterday at the seventh hour the fever left him.”
John 11:50Nor do you understand that it is better for you that one man should die for the people, not that the whole nation should perish.”
Romans 3:9What then? Are we Jews any better off? No, not at all. For we have already charged that all, both Jews and Greeks, are under sin,
Romans 14:5One person esteems one day as better than another, while another esteems all days alike. Each one should be fully convinced in his own mind.
1 Corinthians 7:9But if they cannot exercise self-control, they should marry. For it is better to marry than to burn with passion.
1 Corinthians 7:38So then he who marries his betrothed does well, and he who refrains from marriage will do even better.
1 Corinthians 8:8Food will not commend us to God. We are no worse off if we do not eat, and no better off if we do.
1 Corinthians 11:17But in the following instructions I do not commend you, because when you come together it is not for the better but for the worse.
2 Corinthians 11:23Are they servants of Christ? I am a better one—I am talking like a madman—with far greater labors, far more imprisonments, with countless beatings, and often near death.
2 Corinthians 12:16But granting that I myself did not burden you, I was crafty, you say, and got the better of you by deceit.
Philippians 1:23I am hard pressed between the two. My desire is to depart and be with Christ, for that is far better.
1 Timothy 6:2Those who have believing masters must not be disrespectful on the ground that they are brothers; rather they must serve all the better since those who benefit by their good service are believers and beloved. Teach and urge these things.
Hebrews 6:9Though we speak in this way, yet in your case, beloved, we feel sure of better things—things that belong to salvation.
Hebrews 7:19(for the law made nothing perfect); but on the other hand, a better hope is introduced, through which we draw near to God.
Hebrews 7:22This makes Jesus the guarantor of a better covenant.
Hebrews 8:6But as it is, Christ has obtained a ministry that is as much more excellent than the old as the covenant he mediates is better, since it is enacted on better promises.
Hebrews 8:6But as it is, Christ has obtained a ministry that is as much more excellent than the old as the covenant he mediates is better, since it is enacted on better promises.
Hebrews 9:23Thus it was necessary for the copies of the heavenly things to be purified with these rites, but the heavenly things themselves with better sacrifices than these.
Hebrews 10:34For you had compassion on those in prison, and you joyfully accepted the plundering of your property, since you knew that you yourselves had a better possession and an abiding one.
Hebrews 11:16But as it is, they desire a better country, that is, a heavenly one. Therefore God is not ashamed to be called their God, for he has prepared for them a city.
Hebrews 11:35Women received back their dead by resurrection. Some were tortured, refusing to accept release, so that they might rise again to a better life.
Hebrews 11:40since God had provided something better for us, that apart from us they should not be made perfect.
Hebrews 12:24and to Jesus, the mediator of a new covenant, and to the sprinkled blood that speaks a better word than the blood of Abel.
1 Peter 3:17For it is better to suffer for doing good, if that should be God's will, than for doing evil.
2 Peter 2:21For it would have been better for them never to have known the way of righteousness than after knowing it to turn back from the holy commandment delivered to them.
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