'Excellent' in the Bible
“The Almighty—we cannot find Him;He is exalted in powerAnd He will not do violence to [nor disregard] justice and abundant righteousness.
O Lord, our Lord,How majestic and glorious and excellent is Your name in all the earth!You have displayed Your splendor above the heavens.
O Lord, our Lord,How majestic and glorious and excellent is Your name in all the earth!
As for the saints (godly people) who are in the land,They are the majestic and the noble and the excellent ones in whom is all my delight.
You are glorious and resplendent,More majestic than the mountains of prey.
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].
“Listen, for I will speak excellent and noble things;And the opening of my lips will reveal right things.
Have I not written to you excellent thingsIn counsels and knowledge,
Wisdom along with an inheritance is goodAnd an [excellent] advantage for those who see the sun.
The Song of Songs [the best of songs], which is Solomon’s.
“His legs are [strong and steady] pillars of alabasterSet upon pedestals of fine gold.His appearance is like Lebanon,Stately and choice as the cedars.
In that day the Branch of the Lord will be splendid and glorious, and the fruit of the land will be excellent and lovely to those of Israel who have survived.
Sing praises to the Lord, for He has done excellent and glorious things;Let this be known throughout the earth.
This also comes from the Lord of hosts,Who has made His counsel wonderful and His wisdom great.
It was because an extraordinary spirit, knowledge and insight, the ability to interpret dreams, clarify riddles, and solve complex problems were found in this Daniel, whom the king named Belteshazzar. Now let Daniel be called and he will give the interpretation.”
Then this Daniel, because of the extraordinary spirit within him, began distinguishing himself among the commissioners and the satraps, and the king planned to appoint him over the entire realm.
“Therefore I tell you, stop being worried or anxious (perpetually uneasy, distracted) about your life, as to what you will eat or what you will drink; nor about your body, as to what you will wear. Is life not more than food, and the body more than clothing?
A good tree cannot bear bad fruit, nor can a bad tree bear good fruit.
And someone came to Him and said, “Teacher, what [essentially] good thing shall I do to obtain eternal life [that is, eternal salvation in the Messiah’s kingdom]?”
it seemed fitting for me as well, [and so I have decided] after having carefully searched out and investigated all the events accurately, from the very beginning, to write an orderly account for you, most excellent Theophilus;
“Therefore, salt is good; but if salt has become tasteless, with what will it be seasoned?
And he said to him, ‘Well done, good servant! Because you proved yourself faithful and trustworthy in a very little thing, you shall [now] have authority over ten cities [in my kingdom].’
Every branch in Me that does not bear fruit, He takes away; and every branch that continues to bear fruit, He [repeatedly] prunes, so that it will bear more fruit [even richer and finer fruit].
in every way and in every place, most excellent Felix, we acknowledge this with all gratitude.
Now if I habitually do what I do not want to do, [that means] I agree with the Law, confessing that it is good (morally excellent).
But earnestly desire and strive for the greater gifts [if acquiring them is going to be your goal].And yet I will show you a still more excellent way [one of the choicest graces and the highest of them all: unselfish love].
so that you may learn to recognize and treasure what is excellent [identifying the best, and distinguishing moral differences], and that you may be pure and blameless until the day of Christ [actually living lives that lead others away from sin];
This is a faithful and trustworthy saying: if any man [eagerly] seeks the office of overseer (bishop, superintendent), he desires an excellent task.
This is a faithful and trustworthy saying; and concerning these things I want you to speak with great confidence, so that those who have believed God [that is, those who have trusted in, relied on, and accepted Christ Jesus as Savior,] will be careful to participate in doing good and honorable things. These things are excellent [in themselves] and profitable for the people.
having become as much superior to angels, since He has inherited a more excellent and glorious name than they [that is, Son—the name above all names].
And so [because of the oath’s greater strength and force] Jesus has become the certain guarantee of a better covenant [a more excellent and more advantageous agreement; one that will never be replaced or annulled].
But as it is, Christ has acquired a [priestly] ministry which is more excellent [than the old Levitical priestly ministry], for He is the Mediator (Arbiter) of a better covenant [uniting God and man], which has been enacted and rests on better promises.