Parallel Verses

Darby Translation

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

Bible in Basic English

When my thoughts were turned to see the reason of this, it was a weariness in my 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 said, I will speak thus, behold, I should be faithless to the generation of thy children. 16 When I thought to be able to know this, it was a grievous task in mine eyes; 17 Until I went into the sanctuaries of God; then understood I their end.


Cross References

Ecclesiastes 8:17

then I saw that all is the work of God, and that man cannot find out the work that is done under the sun: because however man may labour to seek it out, yet doth he not find it; and even, if a wise man think to know it, he shall not be able to find it out.

Psalm 36:6

Thy righteousness is like the high mountains; thy judgments are a great deep: thou, Jehovah, preservest man and beast.

Psalm 39:6

Verily, man walketh in a vain show; verily they are disquieted in vain; he heapeth up riches, and knoweth not who shall gather them.

Psalm 77:19

Thy way is in the sea, and thy paths are in the great waters; and thy footsteps are not known.

Psalm 97:2

Clouds and darkness are round about him; righteousness and judgment are the foundation of his throne.

Proverbs 30:2-3

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

Luke 18:32-34

for he shall be delivered up to the nations, and shall be mocked, and insulted, and spit upon.

John 16:18-19

They said therefore, What is this which he says of the little while? We do not know of what he speaks.

Romans 11:33

O depth of riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of God! how unsearchable his judgments, and untraceable his ways!

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