1. Great; elevated; dignified; being above every thing that can dishonor reputation; as a nobel mind; a noble courage; noble deeds of valor.
2. Exalted; elevated; sublime.
Statues, with winding ivy crown'd, belong to nobler poets for a nobler song.
3. Magnificent; stately; splendid; as a noble parade; a noble edifice.
4. Of an ancient and splendid family; as nobel by descent.
5. Distinguished from commoners by rank and title; as a noblepersonage.
6. Free; generous; liberal; as a noble heart.
7. Principal; capital; as the noble parts of the body.
8. Ingenuous; candid; of an excellent disposition; ready to receive truth. Acts 17:11.
9. Of the best kind; choice; excellent; as a noble vine. Jeremiah 2:21.
1. A person of rank above a commoner; a nobleman; a peer; as a duke, marquis, earl, viscount or baron.
2. In Scripture, a person of honorable family or distinguished by station. Exodus 24:11. Nehemiah 6:17.
6 Do not exalt yourself in the presence of the king, And do not stand in the place of the great; 7 For it is better that he say to you, “Come up here,” Than that you should be put lower in the presence of the prince, Whom your eyes have seen.
When there is a respect for small things, there will be an even greater respect towards the bigger things. When there is no respect for small things, then neither will there be for the bigger ones. This is how the Fathers maintained Tradition.
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I LEARNED LONG AGO, NEVER TO WRESTLE WITH A PIG. YOU GET DIRTY, AND BESIDES, THE PIG LIKES IT.