Parallel Verses

Holman Bible

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

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.

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 too brutish and stupid to be called a man, and I have not the understanding of a man [for all my secular learning is as nothing].

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.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

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

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 son of Jakeh. The oracle.The man’s oration to Ithiel, to Ithiel and Ucal: 2 I am more stupid than any other man,
and I lack man’s ability to understand.
3 I have not gained wisdom,
and I have no knowledge of the Holy One.


Cross References

Psalm 73:22

I was stupid and didn’t understand;
I was an unthinking animal toward You.

Job 42:3-6

You asked, “Who is this who conceals My counsel with ignorance?”
Surely I spoke about things I did not understand,
things too wonderful for me to know.

Psalm 49:10

For one can see that wise men die;
foolish and stupid men also pass away.
Then they leave their wealth to others.

Psalm 92:6

A stupid person does not know,
a fool does not understand this:

Proverbs 5:12

and you will say, “How I hated discipline,
and how my heart despised correction.

Isaiah 6:5

Then I said:Woe is me for I am ruined
because I am a man of unclean lips
and live among a people of unclean lips,
and because my eyes have seen the King,
the Lord of Hosts.

Jeremiah 10:14

Everyone is stupid and ignorant.
Every goldsmith is put to shame
by his carved image,
for his cast images are a lie;
there is no breath in them.

Romans 11:25

So that you will not be conceited, brothers, I do not want you to be unaware of this mystery: A partial hardening has come to Israel until the full number of the Gentiles has come in.

1 Corinthians 3:18

No one should deceive himself. If anyone among you thinks he is wise in this age, he must become foolish so that he can become wise.

1 Corinthians 8:2

If anyone thinks he knows anything, he does not yet know it as he ought to know it.

James 1:5

Now if any of you lacks wisdom, he should ask God, who gives to all generously and without criticizing, and it will be given to him.

2 Peter 2:12-16

But these people, like irrational animals—creatures of instinct born to be caught and destroyed—speak blasphemies about things they don’t understand, and in their destruction they too will be destroyed,

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