Parallel Verses

Jubilee 2000 Bible

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

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 everything [human] has its limits and end [no matter how extensive, noble, and excellent]; but 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 have waited for me to destroy me, but I will consider thy testimonies. 96 I have seen an end of all perfection, but thy commandment is exceeding broad. 97 MEM. O how I love thy law! it is my meditation all the day.

Cross References

1 Samuel 9:2

And he had a son, whose name was Saul, a handsome young man. Among the sons of Israel there was not a nicer person than he; from his shoulders and upward he was higher than any of the people.

1 Samuel 17:8

And he stood and cried unto the armies of Israel and said unto them, Why are ye come out to set your battle in array? Am I not a Philistine, and ye slaves to Saul? Choose a man from among you, and let him come down to me.

1 Samuel 17:49-51

And David put his hand in his bag and took a stone from there and slang it and smote the Philistine in his forehead, that the stone remained sunk into his forehead, and he fell upon his face to the earth.

1 Samuel 31:4-5

Then said Saul unto his armourbearer, Draw thy sword and thrust me through with it lest these uncircumcised come and thrust me through and abuse me. But his armourbearer would not, for he was sore afraid. Therefore, Saul took his sword and fell upon it.

2 Samuel 14:25

And in all Israel there was no one to be so greatly praised as Absalom for his beauty; from the sole of his foot even to the crown of his head there was no blemish in him.

2 Samuel 16:23

And the counselled of Ahithophel, which he counselled in those days, was as if a man had enquired at the word of God: so was all the counselled of Ahithophel both with David and with Absalom.

2 Samuel 17:23

And when Ahithophel saw that his counsel was not followed, he saddled his ass and arose, and went home to his house, to his city, and put his household in order and hanged himself and died and was buried in the sepulchre of his father.

2 Samuel 18:14

Then Joab answered, I may not tarry thus with thee. And taking three darts in his hand, he thrust them through the heart of Absalom while he was yet alive in the midst of the oak.

2 Samuel 18:17

And they took Absalom and cast him into a great pit in the forest and laid a very great heap of stones upon him; and all Israel fled each one to his tent.

Psalm 19:7-8

The law of the LORD is perfect, converting the soul; the testimony of the LORD is sure, making wise the simple.

Psalm 39:5-6

Behold, thou hast made my days as a handbreadth, and my age is as nothing before thee; verily every man that lives is altogether vanity. Selah.

Ecclesiastes 1:2-3

Vanity of vanities, saith the Preacher, vanity of vanities; all is vanity.

Ecclesiastes 2:11

At last I looked on all the works that my hands had wrought and on the labour that I had laboured to do; and, behold, all was vanity and vexation of spirit, and there was no profit under the sun.

Ecclesiastes 7:20

For surely there is not a just man upon earth that in doing good does not sin.

Ecclesiastes 12:8

Vanity of vanities, saith the preacher; all is vanity.

Matthew 5:18

For verily I say unto you, Until heaven and earth pass away, not one jot or one tittle shall pass from the law until all is fulfilled.

Matthew 5:28

but I say unto you, That whosoever looks on a woman to lust after her has committed adultery with her already in his heart.

Matthew 22:37-40

Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart and with all thy soul and with all thy mind.

Matthew 24:35

The heaven and the earth shall pass away, but my words shall not pass away.

Mark 12:29-34

And Jesus responded unto him, The principal of all the commandments is, Hear, O Israel, The Lord our God, the Lord is one;

Romans 7:7-12

What shall we say then? Is the law sin? No, in no wise. But, I did not know sin except by the law; for neither would I have known lust if the law did not say, Thou shalt not covet.

Romans 7:14

For we now know that the law is spiritual, but I am carnal, sold unto subjection by sin.

Hebrews 4:12-13

For the word of God is alive and efficient and sharper than any twoedged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.

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