Parallel Verses

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

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

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,

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 Yea, I had almost also said even as they do; but lo, then should I have condemned the generation of thy children. 16 Then thought I to understand this; but it was too hard for me, 17 until I went into the Sanctuary of God. Then understood I the end of these men.


Cross References

Ecclesiastes 8:17

I understood of all the works of God, that it is not possible for a man, to attain unto works that are done under the Sun: and though he bestow his labour to seek them out, yet can he not reach unto them: yea, though a wise man would undertake to know them, yet might he not find them.

Psalm 36:6

Thy righteousness standeth like the strong mountains; thy judgments are like the great deep. Thou, LORD, shalt save both man and beast.

Psalm 39:6

Yea every man walketh as it were a shadow, and disquieteth himself in vain: he heapeth up riches, and cannot tell who shall gather them.

Psalm 77:19

Thy way is in the sea, and thy paths 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 habitation of his seat.

Proverbs 30:2-3

For though I am the least of all, and have no man's understanding

Luke 18:32-34

He shall be delivered unto the gentiles, and shall be mocked, and shall be despitefully entreated, and shall be spitted on:

John 16:18-19

They said therefore, "What is this that he saith, 'After a while?' We cannot tell what he saith."

Romans 11:33

O the deepness of the abundant wisdom and knowledge of God: how unsearchable are his judgments, and his ways past finding out.

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