|Noah Webster's Dictionary|
1. (v. t.) To examine the character or qualities of, as of two or more persons or things, for the purpose of discovering their resemblances or differences; to bring into comparison; to regard with discriminating attention.
2. (v. t.) To represent as similar, for the purpose of illustration; to liken.
3. (v. t.) To inflect according to the degrees of comparison; to state positive, comparative, and superlative forms of; as, most adjectives of one syllable are compared by affixing - er and -est to the positive form; as, black, blacker, blackest; those of more than one syllable are usually compared by prefixing more and most, or less and least, to the positive; as, beautiful, more beautiful, most beautiful.
4. (v. i.) To be like or equal; to admit, or be worthy of, comparison; as, his later work does not compare with his earlier.
5. (v. i.) To vie; to assume a likeness or equality.
6. (n.) Comparison.
7. (n.) Illustration by comparison; simile.
8. (v. t.) To get; to procure; to obtain; to acquire
Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia
kom-par' (damah, mashal, [`arakh]; paraballo, sugkrino): "Compare" is the translation of damah, "to be like" (Songs 1:9); of mashal, "to liken," "compare" (Isaiah 46:5); of `arakh, "to set in array," "compare" (Psalm 89:6 Isaiah 40:18); of shawah, "to be equal" (Proverbs 3:15; Proverbs 8:11).
In the New Testament sugkrino, "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)."
W. L. Walker
Compare (22 Occurrences)
Matthew 11:16 "But to what shall I compare this generation? It is like children sitting in the marketplaces, who call to their companions (WEB WEY NAS RSV NIV)
Mark 4:30 And he said, Whereunto shall we liken the kingdom of God? or with what comparison shall we compare it? (KJV DBY WBS YLT RSV)
Luke 7:31 "To what then shall I compare the men of the present generation, and what do they resemble? (WEY NAS RSV NIV)
Luke 13:18 He said, "What is the Kingdom of God like? To what shall I compare it? (WEB WEY NAS RSV NIV)
Luke 13:20 Again he said, "To what shall I compare the Kingdom of God? (WEB WEY NAS RSV NIV)
2 Corinthians 10:12 For we are not bold to number or compare ourselves with some of those who commend themselves. But they themselves, measuring themselves by themselves, and comparing themselves with themselves, are without understanding. (WEB KJV WEY ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Hebrews 12:3 Therefore, if you would escape becoming weary and faint-hearted, compare your own sufferings with those of Him who endured such hostility directed against Him by sinners. (WEY)
1 Kings 3:13 I have also given you that which you have not asked, both riches and honor, so that there shall not be any among the kings like you, all your days. (See RSV)
Job 28:17 Gold and glass cannot be compared to it, nor vessels of fine gold be its exchange. (Root in DBY NIV)
Job 28:19 The topaz of Ethiopia shall not be compared to it, neither shall it be set in the balance with pure gold. (Root in DBY RSV NIV)
Job 39:13 "The wings of the ostrich wave proudly; but are they the feathers and plumage of love? (See NIV)
Psalms 40:5 Many things hast Thou done, O LORD my God, even Thy wonderful works, and Thy thoughts toward us; there is none to be compared unto Thee! If I would declare and speak of them, they are more than can be told. (Root in JPS NAS RSV)
Psalms 86:8 There is no one like you among the gods, Lord, nor any deeds like your deeds. (See NIV)
Psalms 89:6 For who in the skies can be compared to Yahweh? Who among the sons of the heavenly beings is like Yahweh, (Root in WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT RSV NIV)
Proverbs 3:15 She is more precious than rubies. None of the things you can desire are to be compared to her. (Root in WEB KJV JPS ASV WBS NAS RSV NIV)
Proverbs 8:11 For wisdom is better than rubies. All the things that may be desired can't be compared to it. (Root in WEB KJV JPS ASV WBS NAS RSV NIV)
Song of Songs 1:9 I have compared you, my love, to a steed in Pharaoh's chariots. (Root in WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT RSV)
Isaiah 40:18 To whom then will you liken God? Or what likeness will you compare to him? (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Isaiah 40:25 Who then seems to you to be my equal? says the Holy One. (See RSV NIV)
Isaiah 46:5 "To whom will you liken me, and make me equal, and compare me, that we may be like? (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Lamentations 2:13 What shall I testify to you? what shall I liken to you, daughter of Jerusalem? What shall I compare to you, that I may comfort you, virgin daughter of Zion? For your breach is great like the sea: who can heal you? (WEB ASV NAS RSV NIV)
Ezekiel 31:8 No cedars were equal to it in the garden of God; the fir-trees were not like its branches, and plane-trees were as nothing in comparison with its arms; no tree in the garden of God was so beautiful. (See NAS RSV NIV)