kom-par' (damah, mashal, [`arakh]; paraballo, sugkrino):

"Compare" is the translation of damah, "to be like" (Song of Solomon 1:9); of mashal, "to liken," "compare" (Isaiah 46:5); of `arakh, "to set in array," "compare" (Psalms 89:6; Isaiah 40:18); of shawah, "to be equal" (Proverbs 3:15; 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

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