Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

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

King James Version

Surely I am more brutish than any man, and have not the understanding of a man.

Holman Bible

I am more stupid than any other man,
and I lack man’s ability to understand.

International Standard Version

Surely I am beyond the senselessness of any man; I do not perceive things the way human beings do.

A Conservative Version

Surely I am more brutish than any man, and have not the understanding of a man,

American Standard Version

Surely I am more brutish than any man, And have not the understanding of a man;

Amplified


Surely I am more brutish and stupid than any man,
And I do not have the understanding of a man [for I do not know what I do not know].

Bible in Basic English

For I am more like a beast than any man, I have no power of reasoning like a man:

Darby Translation

Truly I am more stupid than any one; and I have not a man's intelligence.

Julia Smith Translation

For I am brutish more than man, and not the understanding of a man to me.

King James 2000

Surely I am more senseless than any man, and have not the understanding of a man.

Lexham Expanded Bible

Certainly I [am more] stupid than a man, and the understanding of humankind [is] not for me.

Modern King James verseion

Surely I am more like an animal than any man, and do not have the understanding of a man.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

For though I am the least of all, and have no man's understanding

NET Bible

Surely I am more brutish than any other human being, and I do not have human understanding;

New Heart English Bible

"Surely I am the most ignorant man, and do not have a man's understanding.

The Emphasized Bible

Surely, more brutish, am, I, than any man, nor doth, the understanding of a son of earth, pertain to me;

Webster

Surely I am more brutish than any man, and have not the understanding of a man.

World English Bible

"Surely I am the most ignorant man, and don't have a man's understanding.

Youngs Literal Translation

For I am more brutish than any one, And have not the understanding of a man.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
בּער 
Ba`ar 
Usage: 5

אישׁ 
'iysh 
Usage: 692

and have not the understanding
בּינה 
Biynah 
Usage: 38

Verse Info

Context Readings

The Oracle Of Agur

1 The words of Agur the son of Jakeh, the oracle.The man declares to Ithiel, to Ithiel and Ucal: 2 Surely I am more stupid than any man,
And I do not have the understanding of a man.
3 Neither have I learned wisdom,
Nor do I have the knowledge of the Holy One.


Cross References

Psalm 73:22

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

Job 42:3-6

‘Who is this that hides counsel without knowledge?’
Therefore I have declared that which I did not understand,
Things too wonderful for me, which I did not know.”

Psalm 49:10

For he sees that even wise men die;
The stupid and the senseless alike perish
And leave their wealth to others.

Psalm 92:6

A senseless man has no knowledge,
Nor does a stupid man understand this:

Proverbs 5:12

And you say, “How I have hated instruction!
And my heart spurned reproof!

Isaiah 6:5

Then I said,
Woe is me, for I am ruined!
Because I am a man of unclean lips,
And I live among a people of unclean lips;
For my eyes have seen the King, the Lord of hosts.”

Jeremiah 10:14

Every man is stupid, devoid of knowledge;
Every goldsmith is put to shame by his idols;
For his molten images are deceitful,
And there is no breath in them.

Romans 11:25

For I do not want you, brethren, to be uninformed of this mystery—so that you will not be wise in your own estimation—that a partial hardening has happened to Israel until the fullness of the Gentiles has come in;

1 Corinthians 3:18

Let no man deceive himself. If any man among you thinks that he is wise in this age, he must become foolish, so that he may become wise.

1 Corinthians 8:2

If anyone supposes that he knows anything, he has not yet known as he ought to know;

James 1:5

But if any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all generously and without reproach, and it will be given to him.

2 Peter 2:12-16

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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