Parallel Verses

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.

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."

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 in my heart regarding the subject of the sons of men, God is trying (separating and sifting) them, that they may see that by themselves [under the sun, without God] they are but like beasts.

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.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

I said in my heart concerning the estate of the sons of men that God might manifest them and that they might see that they themselves are beasts one to another.

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 in mine heart, God shall judge the righteous and the wicked: for there is a time there for every purpose and for every work. 18 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. 19 For that which befalleth the sons of men befalleth beasts; even one thing befalleth them: as the one dieth, so dieth the other; yea, they have all one breath; so that a man hath no preeminence above a beast: for all is vanity.


Cross References

Psalm 73:22

So foolish was I, and ignorant: I was as a beast before thee.

Genesis 3:17-19

And unto Adam he said, Because thou hast hearkened unto the voice of thy wife, and hast eaten of the tree, of which I commanded thee, saying, Thou shalt not eat of it: cursed is the ground for thy sake; in sorrow shalt thou eat of it all the days of thy life;

Job 14:1-4

Man that is born of a woman is of few days, and full of trouble.

Job 15:16

How much more abominable and filthy is man, which drinketh iniquity like water?

Job 40:8

Wilt thou also disannul my judgment? wilt thou condemn me, that thou mayest be righteous?

Psalm 49:12

Nevertheless man being in honour abideth not: he is like the beasts that perish.

Psalm 49:14

Like sheep they are laid in the grave; death shall feed on them; and the upright shall have dominion over them in the morning; and their beauty shall consume in the grave from their dwelling.

Psalm 49:19-20

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

Psalm 51:4

Against thee, thee only, have I sinned, and done this evil in thy sight: that thou mightest be justified when thou speakest, and be clear when thou judgest.

Psalm 73:18-19

Surely thou didst set them in slippery places: thou castedst them down into destruction.

Psalm 90:5-12

Thou carriest them away as with a flood; they are as a sleep: in the morning they are like grass which groweth up.

Romans 3:4

God forbid: yea, let God be true, but every man a liar; as it is written, That thou mightest be justified in thy sayings, and mightest overcome when thou art judged.

Romans 9:23

And that he might make known the riches of his glory on the vessels of mercy, which he had afore prepared unto glory,

Hebrews 9:27

And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment:

1 Peter 1:24

For all flesh is as grass, and all the glory of man as the flower of grass. The grass withereth, and the flower thereof falleth away:

2 Peter 2:12

But these, as natural brute beasts, made to be taken and destroyed, speak evil of the things that they understand not; and shall utterly perish in their own corruption;

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