'Exceeding' in the Bible
I did not believe the report until I came and saw it with my own eyes. Behold, the half of it was not told to me. You exceed in wisdom and prosperity the report which I heard.
Then I will go to the altar of God,To God, my exceeding joy;With the lyre I will praise You, O God, my God!
For great is Your lovingkindness and graciousness toward me;And You have rescued my life from the depths of Sheol [from death].
Pe.Your testimonies are wonderful;Therefore my soul keeps them.
But we have this precious treasure [the good news about salvation] in [unworthy] earthen vessels [of human frailty], so that the grandeur and surpassing greatness of the power will be [shown to be] from God [His sufficiency] and not from ourselves.
For even though I boast rather freely about the authority the Lord gave us for building you up and not for destroying you, I will not be ashamed [of the truth],
Because of the surpassing greatness and extraordinary nature of the revelations [which I received from God], for this reason, to keep me from thinking of myself as important, a thorn in the flesh was given to me, a messenger of Satan, to torment and harass me—to keep me from exalting myself!