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Want to know what the Bible says about Excellence? Here are 82 Bible verses about Excellence from the Old and New Testaments of the Holy Bible, New International Version (NIV), sorted from the most relevant to the least relevant.

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Daniel 6:3 NIV
Now Daniel so distinguished himself among the administrators and the satraps by his exceptional qualities that the king planned to set him over the whole kingdom.
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Colossians 3:23 NIV
Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters,
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Philippians 4:8 NIV
Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things.
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Titus 2:7 NIV
In everything set them an example by doing what is good. In your teaching show integrity, seriousness
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2 Corinthians 8:7 NIV
But since you excel in everything —in faith, in speech, in knowledge, in complete earnestness and in the love we have kindled in you —see that you also excel in this grace of giving.
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Philippians 1:9-10 NIV
9 And this is my prayer: that your love may abound more and more in knowledge and depth of insight, 10 so that you may be able to discern what is best and may be pure and blameless for the day of Christ,
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Daniel 5:12 NIV
He did this because Daniel, whom the king called Belteshazzar, was found to have a keen mind and knowledge and understanding, and also the ability to interpret dreams, explain riddles and solve difficult problems. Call for Daniel, and he will tell you what the writing means.
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2 Peter 1:3-4 NIV
3 His divine power has given us everything we need for a godly life through our knowledge of him who called us by his own glory and goodness. 4 Through these he has given us his very great and precious promises, so that through them you may participate in the divine nature, having escaped the corruption in the world caused by evil desires.
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Proverbs 22:29 NIV
Do you see someone skilled in their work?
    They will serve before kings;
    they will not serve before officials of low rank.
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1 Peter 2:9 NIV
But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God’s special possession, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light.
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Ephesians 6:7-8 NIV
7 Serve wholeheartedly, as if you were serving the Lord, not people, 8 because you know that the Lord will reward each one for whatever good they do, whether they are slave or free.
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Joshua 1:8 NIV
Keep this Book of the Law always on your lips; meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do everything written in it. Then you will be prosperous and successful.
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Psalm 119:99 NIV
I have more insight than all my teachers,
    for I meditate on your statutes.
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Matthew 5:14-16 NIV
14 “You are the light of the world. A town built on a hill cannot be hidden. 15 Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house. 16 In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.
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2 Peter 1:5 NIV
For this very reason, make every effort to add to your faith goodness; and to goodness, knowledge;
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1 Corinthians 12:31 NIV
31 Now eagerly desire the greater gifts.
And yet I will show you the most excellent way.
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2 Timothy 3:16 NIV
All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness,
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Proverbs 17:27 NIV
The one who has knowledge uses words with restraint,
    and whoever has understanding is even-tempered.
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Colossians 3:23-24 NIV
23 Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters, 24 since you know that you will receive an inheritance from the Lord as a reward. It is the Lord Christ you are serving.
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1 Timothy 6:11 NIV
But you, man of God, flee from all this, and pursue righteousness, godliness, faith, love, endurance and gentleness.
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82 Bible Verses about Excellence

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