Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

I said to myself concerning the sons of men, “God has surely tested them in order for them to see that they are but beasts.”

King James Version

I said in mine heart concerning the estate of the sons of men, that God might manifest them, and that they might see that they themselves are beasts.

Holman Bible

I said to myself, “This happens concerning people, so that God may test them and they may see for themselves that they are like animals.”

International Standard Version

"As for human beings," I told myself, "God puts them to the test, that they might see themselves as mere animals."

A Conservative Version

I said in my heart, [It is] because of the sons of men, that God may prove them, and that they may see that they themselves are beasts.

American Standard Version

I said in my heart, It is because of the sons of men, that God may prove them, and that they may see that they themselves are but as beasts.

Amplified

I said to myself regarding the sons of men, “God is surely testing them in order for them to see that [by themselves, without God] they are [only] animals.”

Bible in Basic English

I said in my heart, It is because of the sons of men, so that God may put them to the test and that they may see themselves as beasts.

Darby Translation

I said in my heart, It is thus with the children of men, that God may prove them, and that they should see that they themselves are but beasts.

Julia Smith Translation

I said in my heart concerning the speeches of the sons of man, for God to separate them, and for them to see that they are cattle to themselves.

King James 2000

I said in my heart concerning the condition of the sons of men, that God might reveal them, and that they might see that they themselves are beasts.

Lexham Expanded Bible

I said to myself concerning {humans}, "God sifts them in order to show them that they are like beasts."

Modern King James verseion

I said in my heart concerning the matter of sons of men, that God might reveal them, and that they might see that they themselves are beasts.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

I communed with mine own heart also concerning the children of men: how God hath chosen them, and yet letteth them appear as though they were beasts.

NET Bible

I also thought to myself, "It is for the sake of people, so God can clearly show them that they are like animals.

New Heart English Bible

I said in my heart, "As for the sons of men, God tests them, so that they may see that they themselves are like animals.

The Emphasized Bible

Said, I, in my heart, as concerning the sons of men, That God was minded to prove them, - and that they might see, that they were beasts, of themselves.

Webster

I said in my heart concerning the state of the sons of men, that God might manifest them, and that they might see that they themselves are beasts.

World English Bible

I said in my heart, "As for the sons of men, God tests them, so that they may see that they themselves are like animals.

Youngs Literal Translation

I said in my heart concerning the matter of the sons of man that God might cleanse them, so as to see that they themselves are beasts.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
דּברה 
Dibrah 
Usage: 5

of the sons

Usage: 0

of men
אדם 
'adam 
Usage: 541

אלהים 
'elohiym 
Usage: 2600

ראה 
Ra'ah 
Usage: 1308

המּה הם 
hem 
Usage: 517

References

Easton

Hastings

Context Readings

God's Mysterious Plan Allows Injustice To Exist In The World

17 I said to myself, “God will judge both the righteous man and the wicked man,” for a time for every matter and for every deed is there. 18 I said to myself concerning the sons of men, “God has surely tested them in order for them to see that they are but beasts.” 19 For the fate of the sons of men and the fate of beasts is the same. As one dies so dies the other; indeed, they all have the same breath and there is no advantage for man over beast, for all is vanity.


Cross References

Psalm 73:22

Then I was senseless and ignorant;
I was like a beast before You.

Genesis 3:17-19

Then to Adam He said, “Because you have listened to the voice of your wife, and have eaten from the tree about which I commanded you, saying, ‘You shall not eat from it’;
Cursed is the ground because of you;
In toil you will eat of it
All the days of your life.

Job 14:1-4

Man, who is born of woman,
Is short-lived and full of turmoil.

Job 15:16

How much less one who is detestable and corrupt,
Man, who drinks iniquity like water!

Job 40:8

“Will you really annul My judgment?
Will you condemn Me that you may be justified?

Psalm 49:12

But man in his pomp will not endure;
He is like the beasts that perish.

Psalm 49:14

As sheep they are appointed for Sheol;
Death shall be their shepherd;
And the upright shall rule over them in the morning,
And their form shall be for Sheol to consume
So that they have no habitation.

Psalm 49:19-20

He shall go to the generation of his fathers;
They will never see the light.

Psalm 51:4

Against You, You only, I have sinned
And done what is evil in Your sight,
So that You are justified when You speak
And blameless when You judge.

Psalm 73:18-19

Surely You set them in slippery places;
You cast them down to destruction.

Psalm 90:5-12

You have swept them away like a flood, they fall asleep;
In the morning they are like grass which sprouts anew.

Romans 3:4

May it never be! Rather, let God be found true, though every man be found a liar, as it is written,
That You may be justified in Your words,
And prevail when You are judged.”

Romans 9:23

And He did so to make known the riches of His glory upon vessels of mercy, which He prepared beforehand for glory,

Hebrews 9:27

And inasmuch as it is appointed for men to die once and after this comes judgment,

1 Peter 1:24

For,
All flesh is like grass,
And all its glory like the flower of grass.
The grass withers,
And the flower falls off,

2 Peter 2:12

But these, like unreasoning animals, born as creatures of instinct to be captured and killed, reviling where they have no knowledge, will in the destruction of those creatures also be destroyed,

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