Parallel Verses

The Emphasized Bible

When I reasoned, that I might understand this, A vexation, it was 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;

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;

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 had thought, I will relate it thus, Lo! the circle of thy sons, had I betrayed. 16 When I reasoned, that I might understand this, A vexation, it was in mine eyes: 17 Until I could enter the holy places of God, - Could give heed to their hereafter: -


Cross References

Ecclesiastes 8:17

Then I considered all the work of God, that man could not find out the work that was done under the sun, inasmuch as man toileth in seeking and yet cannot find, - yea, even though the wise man should say he knoweth, yet can he not find it out.

Psalm 36:6

Thy righteousness, is like mighty mountains, and, thy just decrees, are a great resounding deep, - Man and beast, thou savest, O Yahweh!

Psalm 39:6

Surely as a shadow, doth every man wander, Surely in vain, do they bustle about, he heapeth things up, and knoweth not who shall gather them in.

Psalm 77:19

In the sea, was thy way, And, thy path, in the mighty waters, And, thy footprints, could not be known:

Psalm 97:2

Clouds and thick darkness, are round about him, Righteousness and justice, are the establishing of his throne.

Proverbs 30:2-3

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

Luke 18:32-34

For he will be delivered up unto the nations, and be mocked, and insulted, and spit upon, -

John 16:18-19

They were saying, therefore - What is this which he saith: - A little while? We know not what he is saying.

Romans 11:33

Oh! the depth of the riches and wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable his judgments! and untraceable his ways!

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