MEANINGS FOR EXCELLENCE

Pastor Dwain Excellence

DEFINITION AND BIBLICAL MEANINGS FOR EXCELLENCE

 

Excellence means:

To go beyond the norm, to do
the best you can do, to possess superior merit, to be remarkably good, to have
superior quality…Doing things excellently

 

Opposites:

Mediocrity,; average,
commonplace, of ordinary quality, typical

Apathy: absent of emotion,
lacking interest or concern

Inferior: low or lower in
quality or grade, of little or less value or excellence.

Half-heartedness

 

EXAMINING THE ROOT WORDS FOR MEANING

There are several different
words in the Bible that have been interpreted as Excellent.  Here are a few of them and their original
meanings as listed in the Strongs Exhaustive concordance.

 

Psalm 8:1  To the chief Musician upon Gittith, A Psalm
of David. O LORD our Lord, how excellent
is thy name in all the earth! who hast set thy glory above the heavens.

 

EXCELLENT

117. ‘addiyr, ad-deer’; from
H142; wide or (gen.) large; fig. powerful:–excellent, famous, gallant,
glorious, goodly, lordly, mighty (-ier, one), noble, principal, worthy.

 

Psalm 16:3  But to the saints that are in the earth, and
to the excellent, in whom is all my
delight.

NASB  3  As
for the saints who are in the earth, They are the majestic ones in whom is all my delight.

NIV  3  As
for the saints who are in the land, they are the glorious ones in whom is all my delight.

 

Proverbs 8:6
Hear; for I will speak of excellent things;
and the opening of my lips shall be right things.  7  For
my mouth shall speak truth; and wickedness is an abomination to my lips.

 

EXCELLENT

5057. nagiyd, naw-gheed’;
or  nagid, naw-gheed’; from H5046; a
commander (as occupying the front), civil, military or religious; gen. (abstr.
plur.); honorable themes:–captain, chief,
excellent thing, (chief) governor, leader, noble, prince, (chief) ruler.

 

 

Prov 17:27  He that hath knowledge spareth his words: and
a man of understanding is of an excellent
spirit.

 

EXCELLENT

7119. qar, kar; contr. from
an unused root mean. to chill; cool; fig. quiet;–cold, excellent [from the
marg.].

 

Isa 28: 29  This also cometh forth from the LORD of
hosts, which is wonderful in counsel, and excellent
in working.

 

EXCELLENT

1431. gadal, gaw-dal’; a
prim. root; prop. to twist [comp. H1434], i.e. to be (caus. make) large (in
various senses, as in body, mind, estate or honor, also in pride):–advance,
boast, bring up, exceed, excellent, be (-come, do, give, make, wax), great
(-er, come to . . estate, + things), grow (up), increase, lift up, magnify
(-ifical), be much set by, nourish (up), pass, promote, proudly [spoken],
tower.