Psalms 119:96

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

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

I haue seene an end of all perfection: but thy commandement is exceeding broad.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

I have seen a limit to all perfection; Your commandment is exceedingly broad.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

MEM. I have seen an end of all perfection; `But' thy commandment is exceeding broad.
- American Standard Version (1901)

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

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

I have seen an end of all perfection: but thy commandment is exceeding broad.
- Webster's Bible

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

Of all perfection I have seen an end, Broad [is] Thy command -- exceedingly!
- Youngs Literal Bible

I have seen an end to every purpose; but Thy commandment is exceeding broad.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Psalms 119:96


119:96 Perfection - Of the greatest and most perfect enjoyments in this world. Commandment - Thy word; one part of it being put for the whole. Broad - Or, large, both for extent, and for continuance: it is useful to all persons: it is of everlasting truth and efficacy; it will never deceive those who trust to it, as all worldly things will, but will make men happy both here and for ever.


Discussion for Psalms 119:96

  • verse 96. I have seen the end of all perfection. This is probably referring to men's supposed perfection. Then David takes a gaze into God's word and the commands found in scripture, and realizes that no man on his best day could claim perfection. The standards of men are always substandard to those of God simply because they don't understand the holiness of God. Adam and Eve, living in the state of innocence couldn't have known God's will for them unless God revealed it to them. How much more sinful men.
  • Gabriel Mwaisumo for verse 96
    Jesus is Alfa and omega Jesus is perfection

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