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kom -pār ´ (דּמה , dāmāh , משׁל , māshal , ערך , [‛ārakh ; παραβάλλω , parabállō , συγκρίνω , sugkrı́nō ): "Compare" is the translation of דּמה , dāmāh , "to be like" (Song of Solomon 1:9 ); of משׁל , mashal , "to liken," "compare" (Isaiah 46:5 ); of ערך , ‛ārakh , "to set in array," "compare" (Psalm 89:6 ; Isaiah 40:18 ); of שׁוה , shāwāh , "to be equal" (Proverbs 3:15 ; Proverbs 8:11 ).

In the New Testament sugkrinō , "to judge" or "sift together," is translated "comparing," "comparing spiritual things with spiritual" (1 Corinthians 2:13 the English Revised Version), the American Standard Revised Version "combining" ("adapting the discourse to the subject," Thayer), the Revised Version, margin "interpreting spiritual things to spiritual (men)."

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Orr, James, M.A., D.D. General Editor. Entry for 'Compare'. International Standard Bible Encyclopedia. 1915.

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