Parallel Verses

The Emphasized Bible

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

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.

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, son of Jakeh, even the oracle, - The utterance of the man, for Ithiel, for Ithiel and Ucal. 2 Surely, more brutish, am, I, than any man, nor doth, the understanding of a son of earth, pertain to me; 3 Neither have I learned wisdom, nor, the knowledge of the Holy Ones, can I acquire.


Cross References

Psalm 73:22

But, I, was brutish, and could not perceive, Like the beasts, had I become before thee.

Job 42:3-6

Who is it that hideth counsel without knowledge? Therefore, have I declared, but not understood, things too wonderful for me, which I could not know.

Psalm 49:10

For it is seen that, the wise, die, Together with the dullard, and the brutish, do they perish, And leave, to others, their wealth:

Psalm 92:6

A man that is brutish, cannot know, And, dullard, cannot discern this: -

Proverbs 5:12

And thou shalt say - How I hated correction! and, reproof, my heart disdained;

Isaiah 6:5

Then said I - Woe to me! - for I am undone, Because a man of unclean lips, am, I, And in the midst of a people of unclean lips, do I dwell, - For the King. Yahweh of hosts, have mine eyes seen!

Jeremiah 10:14

Every son of earth hath become too brutish to discern, Every goldsmith, hath been put to shame by a graven image, - For a falsehood, is his molten image, Seeing there is no breath in them.

Romans 11:25

For I wish not, ye should be ignorant, brethren, of this sacred secret, lest within yourselves ye be presumptuous, that, a hardening in part, hath befallen Israel, until, the full measure of the nations, shall come in;

1 Corinthians 3:18

Let no one be deceiving himself: - if anyone imagineth himself to be wise among you, in this age, let him become foolish, that he may become wise;

1 Corinthians 8:2

If anyone thinketh that he knoweth anything, not yet knoweth he, as he must needs come to know,

James 1:5

But, if any of you is sinning short of wisdom, let him be asking of God, Who giveth unto all freely and upbraideth not, and it shall be given him;

2 Peter 2:12-16

These, however, as unreasoning creatures that have been bred as being, by nature, for capture and destruction, in the things they are ignorant of, uttering defamation, in their spoiling, shall also be made a spoil, -

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