Discover 31 Similes in the Bible

Discover 31 Similes in the Bible

Discover 31 Similes in the Bible

Welcome to my write 31 days series for October 2017. This is my fourth year in this challenge. This year, I chose to write about the similes in the Bible. Here are my write 31 days challenges from the past.


2013: 31 Bible Verses you should know by heart
2015: 31 Quiet time thoughts, from my living room to yours
2016: 31 Unnamed women in the Bible


What is Write 31 days?


Write 31 Days is an online writing challenge started by home blogger, Myquillyn Smith (The Nester), and now hosted by Crystal Stine, where bloggers pick one topic and write a post on that topic every day in October.

As a writer, 31 Days challenges you to go deeper into one topic.

As a reader, 31 Days will most likely have a few topics that you are curious about, it’s a great time to get to know some new bloggers.


Write 31 days has helped me be more consistent in writing, connect with writers who share my faith and passion to serve the Lord through their words, explore deeper on a subject. I enjoyed writing about the unnamed women in the Bible in last year’s challenge. I have an eBook of all the unnamed women we studied in that challenge. Keep reading to find out how to get that for FREE!


31 Similes in the Bible


This year, I chose to write about the similes in the Bible. Bible is full of them! There are similes, metaphors, images, and allegories. There are so many other figures of speech that it is just overwhelming. So I’m just going to concentrate on Similes for this challenge. In this series of 31 similes in the Bible, we will discover the similes mentioned in the old and new testament, understand its context and meaning and learn to apply them in our lives.


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Before we get into the challenge I wanted to go over the difference between a simile and a metaphor since they are almost the same and could be mistaken. Don’t worry, I will not bore you too much with grammar lessons!


Discover 31 similes in the bible


What is a Simile? How to differentiate a Simile from a Metaphor?


A simile is a figure of speech involving the comparison of one thing with another thing of a different kind. It is used to make a description more emphatic or vivid. You know you’ve spotted one when you see the words like or as in a comparison. (e.g., as brave as a lion, crazy like a fox ).

metaphor is a figure of speech that describes an object or action in a way that isn’t literally true but helps explain an idea or make a comparison. It states outright that one thing is another thing. If you’re a black sheep, you get cold feet, or you think love is a highway, then you’re probably thinking metaphorically.

Jesus’ ‘I am’ sayings, such as, ‘I am the Good Shepherd’, ‘I am the bread of life’, and ‘I am the door’ are a series of metaphors.


Some examples of Similes from the Bible


For you yourselves know perfectly that the day of the Lord so comes as a thief in the night. 1 Thessalonians 5:2

Then He said to them, “Therefore every scribe instructed concerning the kingdom of heaven is like a householder who brings out of his treasure things new and old.” Matthew 13:52

A word fitly spoken is like apples of gold In settings of silver. Proverbs 25:11

I am like a pelican of the wilderness; I am like an owl of the desert. Psalm 102:6


A lot of these similes might be familiar to us. However, there are so many in Psalms and Proverbs that could help a little digging. I’m excited to explore these similes and I would love for you to join me for the next 31 days.


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Day 1 ~ As Numerous as locusts

Day 2 ~ Like an Owl of the Desert

Day 3 ~ As Grass and as the flower of the Grass

Day 4 ~ Like a Weaned child

Day 5 ~ White like wool and Snow

Day 6 ~ Wise as Serpents and Harmless as Doves

Day 7 ~ Like Apples of Gold in settings of Silver

Day 8 ~ As vinegar to the teeth and smoke to the eyes

Day 9 ~ Like the Owner of a House

Day 10 ~ Like Whitewashed Tombs

Day 11 ~ Like Treasure Hidden in a Field

Day 12 ~ As a Thief in the Night

Day 13 ~ Like an Earring of Gold

Day 14 ~ Like Grasshoppers

Day 15 ~ As the Apple of Your Eye

Day 16 ~ Like Clouds and Wind without rain

Day 17 ~ Like Sheep have gone astray

Day 18 ~ Faith as a Mustard Seed

Day 19 ~ Like a Storm or Whirlwind

Day 20 ~ Like the Feet of Deer

Day 21 ~ Like a Bridegroom and a Strong Man

Day 22 ~ Like Deep Water

Day 23 ~ Like a Gazelle from the hand of a Hunter

Day 24 ~ Skip like a Calf

Day 25 ~ Like water, like Wax, like a Potsherd

Day 26 ~ Like a Wave of the Sea

Day 27 ~ Like a Man observing his Natural Face in a Mirror

Day 28 ~ Like a Roaring Lion

Day 29 ~ Sift you as Wheat

Day 30 ~ Like a Tree planted by the Rivers of Water

Day 31 ~ One day is as a Thousand Years


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Definitions and examples were referenced from Grammarly

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I enjoy learning from God’s word, it amazes me, the wisdom and treasures of God and the way He reveals them to me day after day in a profound manner. In this space I share with you what I’ve learnt through my time with the Word. I earnestly believe that learning alone isn’t sufficient but walking in the word is crucial in a believer’s life. As much as I desire to walk in the word, it’s not always easy. My hope is to encourage you, my dear friend, in your walk with God with words that He has used to strengthen my own walk with Him.


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