Parallel Verses

NET Bible

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

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Then thought I to understand this; but it was too hard for 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 had publicized these thoughts, I would have betrayed your loyal followers. 16 When I tried to make sense of this, it was troubling to me. 17 Then I entered the precincts of God's temple, and understood the destiny of the wicked.


Cross References

Ecclesiastes 8:17

then I discerned all that God has done: No one really comprehends what happens on earth. Despite all human efforts to discover it, no one can ever grasp it. Even if a wise person claimed that he understood, he would not really comprehend it.

Psalm 36:6

Your justice is like the highest mountains, your fairness like the deepest sea; you preserve mankind and the animal kingdom.

Psalm 39:6

Surely people go through life as mere ghosts. Surely they accumulate worthless wealth without knowing who will eventually haul it away."

Psalm 77:19

You walked through the sea; you passed through the surging waters, but left no footprints.

Psalm 97:2

Dark clouds surround him; equity and justice are the foundation of his throne.

Proverbs 30:2-3

Surely I am more brutish than any other human being, and I do not have human understanding;

Luke 18:32-34

For he will be handed over to the Gentiles; he will be mocked, mistreated, and spat on.

John 16:18-19

So they kept on repeating, "What is the meaning of what he says, 'In a little while'? We do not understand what he is talking about."

Romans 11:33

Oh, the depth of the riches and wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable are his judgments and how fathomless his ways!

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