Parallel Verses

Bible in Basic English

When my thoughts were turned to see the reason of this, it was a weariness in my eyes;

New American Standard Bible

When I pondered to understand this,
It was troublesome in my sight

King James Version

When I thought to know this, it was too painful for me;

Holman Bible

When I tried to understand all this,
it seemed hopeless

International Standard Version

When I tried to understand this, it was too difficult for me

A Conservative Version

When I thought how I might understand this, it was too painful for me,

American Standard Version

When I thought how I might know this, It was too painful for me;

Amplified


When I considered how to understand this,
It was too great an effort for me and too painful

Darby Translation

When I thought to be able to know this, it was a grievous task in mine eyes;

Julia Smith Translation

And I shall think to know this, it is labor in mine eyes.

King James 2000

When I thought to know this, it was too painful for me;

Lexham Expanded Bible

When I thought about [how] to understand this, it [was] troubling in my eyes

Modern King James verseion

When I thought deeply in order to understand this, it was painful for me,

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Then thought I to understand this; but it was too hard for me,

NET Bible

When I tried to make sense of this, it was troubling to me.

New Heart English Bible

When I tried to understand this, it was too painful for me;

The Emphasized Bible

When I reasoned, that I might understand this, A vexation, it was in mine eyes:

Webster

When I thought to know this, it was too painful for me;

World English Bible

When I tried to understand this, it was too painful for me;

Youngs Literal Translation

And I think to know this, Perverseness it is in mine eyes,

Verse Info

Context Readings

God's Ways Vindicated

15 If I would make clear what it is like, I would say, You are false to the generation of your children. 16 When my thoughts were turned to see the reason of this, it was a weariness in my eyes; 17 Till I went into God's holy place, and saw the end of the evil-doers.


Cross References

Ecclesiastes 8:17

Then I saw all the work of God, and that man may not get knowledge of the work which is done under the sun; because, if a man gives hard work to the search he will not get knowledge, and even if the wise man seems to be coming to the end of his search, still he will be without knowledge.

Psalm 36:6

Your righteousness is like the mountains of God; your judging is like the great deep; O Lord, you give life to man and beast.

Psalm 39:6

Truly, every man goes on his way like an image; he is troubled for no purpose: he makes a great store of wealth, and has no knowledge of who will get it.

Psalm 77:19

Your way was in the sea, and your road in the great waters; there was no knowledge of your footsteps.

Psalm 97:2

Dark clouds are round him; his kingdom is based on righteousness and right judging.

Proverbs 30:2-3

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

Luke 18:32-34

For he will be given up to the Gentiles, and will be made sport of and put to shame:

John 16:18-19

So they said again and again, What is this he is saying, A little time? His words are not clear to us.

Romans 11:33

O how deep is the wealth of the wisdom and knowledge of God! no one is able to make discovery of his decisions, and his ways may not be searched out.

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