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Author: Ron Graham


Bible Metaphors and Similes
—A simple list

Selected Examples from Scripture. Theme: Wisdom

  • "Wisdom is like honey for your soul" (Proverbs 24:13-14).
  • "As newborn babes, desire the pure milk of the word, so that by it you may grow" (1Peter 2:2).
  • "The wise will shine like the brightness of the heavens, and those who lead many to righteousness will shine like the stars forever and ever." (Daniel 12:3 BSB).
  • "As a deer pants for streams of water, so my soul longs for you my God." (Psalm 42:1 ).
  • "I am the light of the world. He who follows me will not walk in darkness but will have the light of life." (John 8:12 Jesus).
  • "Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path" (Psalm 119:105).
  • "Though your sins are like scarlet, they shall be as white as snow. Though they are red like crimson, they shall be as wool." (Isaiah 1:18).
  • "I am the vine, you are the branches. Whoever abides in me and I in him, he will bear much fruit, for without me you can do nothing." (John 15:5 Jesus).
  • "Be sober, be vigilant, because your enemy the devil roams like a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour." (1Peter 5:8).
  • "Put on the full armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the schemes of the devil..." (Ephesians 11:10-18).
  • "Just as Christ was raised from the dead through the glory of the Father, so we too may walk in newness of life..." (Romans 6:3-11).
  • "Everyone who hears these words of mine, and does them, will be like a wise man who built his house on the rock... But everyone who hears these words of mine, and does not do them, is like a foolish man who built his house on sand..." (Matthew 7:24-27 Jesus).
  • "I know your deeds. Behold, I have placed before you an open door which no one can shut." (Revelation 3:8 Jesus).
  • "I am the door [of the sheepfold]. If anyone enters through me, he will be saved, and will go in and out and find pasture" (John 10:9 Jesus).
  • "Thus says the LORD: 'Stand at the crossroads and see, and ask for the old paths where the good way is, and walk in it. Then you will find rest for your souls'. But they said, 'We will not walk in it.'" (Jeremiah 6:16).
  • "Enter by the narrow gate; for wide is the gate and broad is the way that leads to destruction, and many enter by that gate. For narrow is the gate and difficult is the way which leads to life, and there are few who find it." (Matthew 7:13-14 Jesus).
  • "Behold, I send you out as sheep among wolves. Therefore be wise as serpents and harmless as doves" (Matthew 10:16 Jesus).
  • "For wisdom is better than rubies, and all that one may desire cannot compare with her" (Proverbs 8:11).
  • "Those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint." (Isaiah 40:31).
  • "You do not know what will happen tomorrow. For what is your life? It is but a mist that appears for a short time and then vanishes." (James 4:14).


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