'Excel' in the Bible
"Reuben, you're my firstborn, my strength, and the first fruit of my vitality. You excel in rank and excel in power.
Unstable as water, thou shalt not excel; because thou wentest up to thy father's bed; then defiledst thou it: he went up to my couch.
The blessings of your father excelthe blessings of my ancestorsand the bounty of the eternal hills.May they rest on the head of Joseph,on the crown of the prince of his brothers.
Then all of the assembled people, including the elders who were there, said, "We are witnesses! May the LORD make this woman who enters your house like Rachel and Leah, who together established the house of Israel. May you prosper in Ephrathah, and may you excel in Bethlehem!
And Mattithiah, and Elipheleh, and Mikneiah, and Obededom, and Jeiel, and Azaziah, with harps on the Sheminith to excel.
Bless the LORD, ye his angels, that excel in strength, that do his commandments, hearkening unto the voice of his word.
“Many daughters have done nobly,But you excel them all.”
Do not excel at wickedness, nor be a fool. Why die before your time?
As my hand hath found the kingdoms of the idols, and whose graven images did excel them of Jerusalem and of Samaria;
‘They are fat, they are sleek,They also excel in deeds of wickedness;They do not plead the cause,The cause of the orphan, that they may prosper;And they do not defend the rights of the poor.
Are you a king because you excel in cedar?Didn’t your father eat and drinkand administer justice and righteousness?Then it went well with him.
Be devoted to each other with mutual affection. Excel at showing respect for each other.
But always seek to excel in the greater gifts. And now I will point out to you a way of life which transcends all others.
Even so ye, forasmuch as ye are zealous of spiritual gifts, seek that ye may excel to the edifying of the church.
For if there was glory in the ministry that produced condemnation, how much more does the ministry that produces righteousness excel in glory!
Now as you excel in everything—faith, speech, knowledge, and in all diligence, and in your love for us—excel also in this grace.
And God is able to make every grace overflow to you, so that in every way, always having everything you need, you may excel in every good work.
And may the Lord cause you to increase and excel and overflow in love for one another, and for all people, just as we also do for you;
Finally then, brethren, we request and exhort you in the Lord Jesus, that as you received from us instruction as to how you ought to walk and please God (just as you actually do walk), that you excel still more.
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