Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

I have seen a limit to all perfection;
Your commandment is exceedingly broad.

King James Version

I have seen an end of all perfection: but thy commandment is exceeding broad.

Holman Bible

I have seen a limit to all perfection,
but Your command is without limit.

International Standard Version

I have observed that all things have their limit, but your commandment is very broad. Mem

A Conservative Version

I have seen an end of all perfection. Thy commandment is exceedingly broad.

American Standard Version

MEM. I have seen an end of all perfection; But thy commandment is exceeding broad.


I have seen that all [human] perfection has its limits [no matter how grand and perfect and noble];
Your commandment is exceedingly broad and extends without limits [into eternity].

Bible in Basic English

I have seen that nothing on earth is complete; but your teaching is very wide.

Darby Translation

I have seen an end of all perfection: thy commandment is exceeding broad.

Julia Smith Translation

I saw the end to all perfection: thy command is exceeding broad.

King James 2000

I have seen a limit to all perfection: but your commandment is exceedingly broad.

Lexham Expanded Bible

I have seen a limit to every perfection; your command [is] very broad.

Modern King James verseion

I have seen an end to all perfection; Your Commandment is exceedingly broad.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

I see that all things come to an end, but thy commandment is exceeding broad.

NET Bible

I realize that everything has its limits, but your commands are beyond full comprehension.

New Heart English Bible

I have seen a limit to all perfection, but your commands are boundless.

The Emphasized Bible

To all perfection, have I seen an end, Broad is thy commandment, exceedingly.


I have seen an end of all perfection: but thy commandment is exceeding broad.

World English Bible

I have seen a limit to all perfection, but your commands are boundless. MEM

Youngs Literal Translation

Of all perfection I have seen an end, Broad is Thy command -- exceedingly!





Context Readings


95 The wicked wait for me to destroy me;
I shall diligently consider Your testimonies.
96 I have seen a limit to all perfection;
Your commandment is exceedingly broad.
97 Mem.
O how I love Your law!
It is my meditation all the day.

Cross References

1 Samuel 9:2

He had a son whose name was Saul, a choice and handsome man, and there was not a more handsome person than he among the sons of Israel; from his shoulders and up he was taller than any of the people.

1 Samuel 17:8

He stood and shouted to the ranks of Israel and said to them, “Why do you come out to draw up in battle array? Am I not the Philistine and you servants of Saul? Choose a man for yourselves and let him come down to me.

1 Samuel 17:49-51

And David put his hand into his bag and took from it a stone and slung it, and struck the Philistine on his forehead. And the stone sank into his forehead, so that he fell on his face to the ground.

1 Samuel 31:4-5

Then Saul said to his armor bearer, “Draw your sword and pierce me through with it, otherwise these uncircumcised will come and pierce me through and make sport of me.” But his armor bearer would not, for he was greatly afraid. So Saul took his sword and fell on it.

2 Samuel 14:25

Now in all Israel was no one as handsome as Absalom, so highly praised; from the sole of his foot to the crown of his head there was no defect in him.

2 Samuel 16:23

The advice of Ahithophel, which he gave in those days, was as if one inquired of the word of God; so was all the advice of Ahithophel regarded by both David and Absalom.

2 Samuel 17:23

Now when Ahithophel saw that his counsel was not followed, he saddled his donkey and arose and went to his home, to his city, and set his house in order, and strangled himself; thus he died and was buried in the grave of his father.

2 Samuel 18:14

Then Joab said, “I will not waste time here with you.” So he took three spears in his hand and thrust them through the heart of Absalom while he was yet alive in the midst of the oak.

2 Samuel 18:17

They took Absalom and cast him into a deep pit in the forest and erected over him a very great heap of stones. And all Israel fled, each to his tent.

Psalm 19:7-8

The law of the Lord is perfect, restoring the soul;
The testimony of the Lord is sure, making wise the simple.

Psalm 39:5-6

“Behold, You have made my days as handbreadths,
And my lifetime as nothing in Your sight;
Surely every man at his best is a mere breath. Selah.

Ecclesiastes 1:2-3

Vanity of vanities,” says the Preacher,
Vanity of vanities! All is vanity.”

Ecclesiastes 2:11

Thus I considered all my activities which my hands had done and the labor which I had exerted, and behold all was vanity and striving after wind and there was no profit under the sun.

Ecclesiastes 7:20

Indeed, there is not a righteous man on earth who continually does good and who never sins.

Ecclesiastes 12:8

Vanity of vanities,” says the Preacher, “all is vanity!”

Matthew 5:18

For truly I say to you, until heaven and earth pass away, not the smallest letter or stroke shall pass from the Law until all is accomplished.

Matthew 5:28

but I say to you that everyone who looks at a woman with lust for her has already committed adultery with her in his heart.

Matthew 22:37-40

And He said to him, “‘You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind.’

Matthew 24:35

Heaven and earth will pass away, but My words will not pass away.

Mark 12:29-34

Jesus answered, “The foremost is, ‘Hear, O Israel! The Lord our God is one Lord;

Romans 7:7-12

What shall we say then? Is the Law sin? May it never be! On the contrary, I would not have come to know sin except through the Law; for I would not have known about coveting if the Law had not said, “You shall not covet.”

Romans 7:14

For we know that the Law is spiritual, but I am of flesh, sold into bondage to sin.

Hebrews 4:12-13

For the word of God is living and active and sharper than any two-edged sword, and piercing as far as the division of soul and spirit, of both joints and marrow, and able to judge the thoughts and intentions of the heart.

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