|Noah Webster's Dictionary|
1. (v. t.) To show superiority; to go beyond or surpass in good qualities or laudable deeds; to outdo or outgo, in a good sense.
2. (v. t.) To exceed or go beyond; to surpass.
3. (v. i.) To surpass others in good qualities, laudable actions, or acquirements; to be distinguished by superiority; as, to excel in mathematics, or classics.
Excel (12 Occurrences)
1 Corinthians 12:31 But earnestly desire the best gifts. Moreover, I show a most excellent way to you. (Root in WEB KJV WEY ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
1 Corinthians 14:12 Even so ye, forasmuch as ye are zealous of spiritual gifts, seek that ye may excel to the edifying of the church. (KJV WEY WBS RSV NIV)
2 Corinthians 8:7 But as you abound in everything, in faith, utterance, knowledge, all earnestness, and in your love to us, see that you also abound in this grace. (See RSV NIV)
1 Thessalonians 4:1 Finally then, brothers, we beg and exhort you in the Lord Jesus, that as you received from us how you ought to walk and to please God, that you abound more and more. (See NAS)
1 Thessalonians 4:10 for indeed you do it toward all the brothers who are in all Macedonia. But we exhort you, brothers, that you abound more and more; (See NAS)
Genesis 49:4 Boiling over as water, you shall not excel; because you went up to your father's bed, then defiled it. He went up to my couch. (WEB KJV JPS WBS NIV)
1 Chronicles 15:21 And Mattithiah, and Elipheleh, and Mikneiah, and Obededom, and Jeiel, and Azaziah, with harps on the Sheminith to excel. (KJV WBS)
Psalms 103:20 Bless the LORD, ye his angels, that excel in strength, that do his commandments, hearkening unto the voice of his word. (KJV WBS)
Proverbs 31:29 "Many women do noble things, but you excel them all." (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS NAS RSV)
Isaiah 10:10 As my hand hath found the kingdoms of the idols, and whose graven images did excel them of Jerusalem and of Samaria; (KJV ASV WBS NIV)
Jeremiah 5:28 They have become fat and strong: they have gone far in works of evil: they give no support to the cause of the child without a father, so that they may do well; they do not see that the poor man gets his rights. (See NAS)
Jeremiah 22:15 Shall you reign, because you strive to excel in cedar? Didn't your father eat and drink, and do justice and righteousness? then it was well with him. (WEB JPS ASV)