Psalm 73:16



Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

When I pondered to understand this, It was troublesome in my sight

King James Version

When I thought to know this, it was too painful for me;

International Standard Version

When I tried to understand this, it was too difficult for me

A Conservative Version

When I thought how I might understand this, it was too painful for me,

American Standard Version

When I thought how I might know this, It was too painful for me;

Amplified

But when I considered how to understand this, it was too great an effort for me and too painful

Bible in Basic English

When my thoughts were turned to see the reason of this, it was a weariness in my eyes;

Darby Translation

When I thought to be able to know this, it was a grievous task in mine eyes;

Holman Bible

When I tried to understand all this, it seemed hopeless

Jubilee 2000 Bible

I shall meditate that I might understand this; it is very hard for me to see.

Julia Smith Translation

And I shall think to know this, it is labor in mine eyes.

King James 2000

When I thought to know this, it was too painful for me;

Lexham Expanded Bible

When I thought about [how] to understand this, it [was] troubling in my eyes

Modern King James verseion

When I thought deeply in order to understand this, it was painful for me,

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Then thought I to understand this; but it was too hard for me,

NET Bible

When I tried to make sense of this, it was troubling to me.

New Heart English Bible

When I tried to understand this, it was too painful for me;

New simplified Bible

When I thought to know this, it was too painful for me.

The Emphasized Bible

When I reasoned, that I might understand this, A vexation, it was in mine eyes:

Webster

When I thought to know this, it was too painful for me;

World English Bible

When I tried to understand this, it was too painful for me;

Youngs Literal Translation

And I think to know this, Perverseness it is in mine eyes,

Context Readings

God's Ways Vindicated

15 If I had said, "I will speak thus," Behold, I would have betrayed the generation of Your children. 16 When I pondered to understand this, It was troublesome in my sight 17 Until I came into the sanctuary of God; Then I perceived their end.


Cross References

Ecclesiastes 8:17

and I saw every work of God, I concluded that man cannot discover the work which has been done under the sun Even though man should seek laboriously, he will not discover; and though the wise man should say, "I know," he cannot discover.

Psalm 36:6

Your righteousness is like the mountains of God; Your judgments are like a great deep O LORD, You preserve man and beast.

Psalm 39:6

"Surely every man walks about as a phantom; Surely they make an uproar for nothing; He amasses riches and does not know who will gather them.

Psalm 77:19

Your way was in the sea And Your paths in the mighty waters, And Your footprints may not be known.

Psalm 97:2

Clouds and thick darkness surround Him; Righteousness and justice are the foundation of His throne.

Proverbs 30:2-3

Surely I am more stupid than any man, And I do not have the understanding of a man.

Luke 18:32-34

"For He will be handed over to the Gentiles, and will be mocked and mistreated and spit upon,

John 16:18-19

So they were saying, "What is this that He says, 'A little while'? We do not know what He is talking about."

Romans 11:33

Oh, the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable are His judgments and unfathomable His ways!



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