Parallel Verses

International Standard Version

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

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.

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 A discourse by the faithful collector. This is what this valiant man declared to the God with me, to the God with me, who then prevailed: 2 Surely I am beyond the senselessness of any man; I do not perceive things the way human beings do. 3 I never acquired wisdom, but I know what the Holy One knows.


Cross References

Psalm 73:22

Then, I was too stupid and didn't realize I was acting like a wild animal with you.

Job 42:3-6

You asked, "Who is this that darkens counsel without knowledge?' Well now, I have talked about what I don't understand awesome things beyond me that I don't know.

Psalm 49:10

Indeed, he will see wise people die; the stupid and the senseless will meet their doom and leave their wealth to others.

Psalm 92:6

A stupid man doesn't know, and a fool can't comprehend this:

Proverbs 5:12

and you will say, "How I hated instruction, and my heart rejected correction!

Isaiah 6:5

"How terrible it will be for me!" I cried, "because I am ruined! I'm a man with unclean lips, and I live among a people with unclean lips! And my eyes have seen the King, the LORD of the Heavenly Armies!"

Jeremiah 10:14

Everyone is stupid and without knowledge. Every goldsmith is put to shame by his idols, for his images are false. There is no life in them.

Romans 11:25

For I want to let you know about this secret, brothers, so that you will not claim to be wiser than you are: Stubbornness has come to part of Israel until the full number of the gentiles comes to faith.

1 Corinthians 3:18

Let no one deceive himself. If any of you thinks he is wise in the ways of this world, he must become a fool to become really wise.

1 Corinthians 8:2

If anyone thinks he really knows something, he has not yet learned it as he ought to know it.

James 1:5

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

2 Peter 2:12-16

These people, like irrational animals, are mere creatures of instinct that are born to be caught and killed. They insult what they don't understand, and like animals they, too, will be destroyed,

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