Psalm 119:96
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New International Version
To all perfection I see a limit, but your commands are boundless.

King James Bible
I have seen an end of all perfection: but thy commandment is exceeding broad.

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

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

Young's Literal Translation
Of all perfection I have seen an end, Broad is Thy command -- exceedingly!

Psalm 119:96 Parallel
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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

I have seen an end of all perfection - Literally, "Of all consummations I have seen the end:" as if one should say, Every thing of human origin has its limits and end, howsoever extensive, noble, and excellent. All arts and sciences, languages, inventions, have their respective principles, have their limits and ends; as they came from man and relate to man, they shall end with man: but thy law, thy revelation, which is a picture of thy own mind, an external manifestation of thy own perfections, conceived in thy infinite ideas, in reference to eternal objects, is exceeding broad; transcends the limits of creation; and extends illimitably into eternity! This has been explained as if it meant: All the real or pretended perfection that men can arrive at in this life is nothing when compared with what the law of God requires. This saying is false in itself, and is no meaning of the text. Whatever God requires of man he can, by his grace, work in man.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

I have seen. That is, I have seen that all human wisdom or knowledge, however extensive, noble, and excellent, has it sounds, and limits, and end; but Thy law, a transcript of Thine own mind, is infinite, and extends to eternity.

Psalm 39:5,6 Behold, you have made my days as an handbreadth; and my age is as nothing before you...

1 Samuel 9:2 And he had a son, whose name was Saul, a choice young man, and a goodly...

1 Samuel 17:8,49-51 And he stood and cried to the armies of Israel, and said to them, Why are you come out to set your battle in array...

1 Samuel 31:4,5 Then said Saul to his armor bearer, Draw your sword, and thrust me through therewith...

2 Samuel 14:25 But in all Israel there was none to be so much praised as Absalom for his beauty...

2 Samuel 16:23 And the counsel of Ahithophel, which he counceled in those days, was as if a man had inquired at the oracle of God...

2 Samuel 17:23 And when Ahithophel saw that his counsel was not followed, he saddled his donkey, and arose, and got him home to his house, to his city...

2 Samuel 18:14,17 Then said Joab, I may not tarry thus with you. And he took three darts in his hand, and thrust them through the heart of Absalom...

Ecclesiastes 1:2,3 Vanity of vanities, said the Preacher, vanity of vanities; all is vanity...

Ecclesiastes 2:11 Then I looked on all the works that my hands had worked, and on the labor that I had labored to do: and, behold...

Ecclesiastes 7:20 For there is not a just man on earth, that does good, and sins not.

Ecclesiastes 12:8 Vanity of vanities, said the preacher; all is vanity.

Matthew 5:18 For truly I say to you, Till heaven and earth pass, one stroke or one pronunciation mark shall in no wise pass from the law...

Matthew 24:35 Heaven and earth shall pass away, but my words shall not pass away.

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Psalm 19:7,8 The law of the LORD is perfect, converting the soul: the testimony of the LORD is sure, making wise the simple...

Matthew 5:28 But I say to you, That whoever looks on a woman to lust after her has committed adultery with her already in his heart.

Matthew 22:37-40 Jesus said to him, You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind...

Mark 12:29-34 And Jesus answered him, The first of all the commandments is, Hear, O Israel; The Lord our God is one Lord...

Romans 7:7-12,14 What shall we say then? Is the law sin? God forbid. No, I had not known sin, but by the law: for I had not known lust...

Hebrews 4:12,13 For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any two edged sword...

Library
Notes on the First Century:
Page 1. Line 1. An empty book is like an infant's soul.' Here Traherne may possibly have had in his mind a passage in Bishop Earle's "Microcosmography." In delineating the character of a child, Earle says: "His soul is yet a white paper unscribbled with observations of the world, wherewith at length it becomes a blurred note-book," Page 14. Line 25. The entrance of his words. This sentence is from Psalm cxix. 130. Page 15. Last line of Med. 21. "Insatiableness." This word in Traherne's time was often
Thomas Traherne—Centuries of Meditations

'Time for Thee to Work'
'It is time for Thee, Lord, to work; for they have made void Thy Law. 127. Therefore I love Thy commandments above gold, yea, above fine gold. 128. Therefore I esteem all Thy precepts concerning all things to be right; and I hate every false way.' --PSALM cxix. 126-128. If much that we hear be true, a society to circulate Bibles is a most irrational and wasteful expenditure of energy and money. We cannot ignore the extent and severity of the opposition to the very idea of revelation, even if we would;
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture

And in Jeremiah He Thus Declares his Death and Descent into Hell...
And in Jeremiah He thus declares His death and descent into hell, saying: And the Lord the Holy One of Israel, remembered his dead, which aforetime fell asleep in the dust of the earth; and he went down unto them, to bring the tidings of his salvation, to deliver them. [255] In this place He also renders the cause of His death: for His descent into hell was the salvation of them that had passed away. And, again, concerning His cross Isaiah says thus: I have stretched out my hands all the day long
Irenæus—The Demonstration of the Apostolic Preaching

Progress of Reform in Germany
Luther's mysterious disappearance excited consternation throughout all Germany. Inquiries concerning him were heard everywhere. The wildest rumors were circulated, and many believed that he had been murdered. There was great lamentation, not only by his avowed friends, but by thousands who had not openly taken their stand with the Reformation. Many bound themselves by a solemn oath to avenge his death. The Romish leaders saw with terror to what a pitch had risen the feeling against them. Though at
Ellen Gould White—The Great Controversy

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