Parallel Verses

Julia Smith Translation

And I shall think to know this, it is labor 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;

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 recount thus; behold, I transgressed against the generation of thy sons. 16 And I shall think to know this, it is labor in mine eyes. 17 Till I shall come to the holy place of God I shall not understand for their latter state.


Cross References

Ecclesiastes 8:17

And I saw all the work of God, that no man shall be able to find out the work that was done under the sun in whatsoever a man shall labor to seek out, and he shall not find: and also if the wise one shall say to know, he shall not be able to find.

Psalm 36:6

Thy justice as the mountains of God; thy judgments a great deep: man and cattle thou wilt save, O Jerhova

Psalm 39:6

Surely in a shadow a man will go about: surely they will be disquieted in vain: he will store up, and he knew not who shall gather them.

Psalm 77:19

In the sea thy way, and thy paths in many waters, and thy heels were not known.

Psalm 97:2

A cloud and darkness round about him: justice and judgment the preparing of his throne.

Proverbs 30:2-3

For I am brutish more than man, and not the understanding of a man to me.

Luke 18:32-34

For he shall be delivered to the nations, and be mocked, and insulted, and spit upon:

John 16:18-19

Then said they, What is this which he says, A little we know not what he says.

Romans 11:33

O the depth of the riches and wisdom and knowledge of God! his judgments how unsearchable, and his ways not traced out!

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