Parallel Verses

Youngs Literal Translation

And I think to know this, Perverseness it is 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;

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;

Verse Info

Context Readings

God's Ways Vindicated

15 If I have said, 'I recount thus,' Lo, a generation of Thy sons I have deceived. 16 And I think to know this, Perverseness it is in mine eyes, 17 Till I come in to the sanctuaries of God, I attend to their latter end.


Cross References

Ecclesiastes 8:17

then I considered all the work of God, that man is not able to find out the work that hath been done under the sun, because though man labour to seek, yet he doth not find; and even though the wise man speak of knowing he is not able to find.

Psalm 36:6

Thy righteousness is as mountains of God, Thy judgments are a great deep. Man and beast Thou savest, O Jehovah.

Psalm 39:6

Only, in an image doth each walk habitually, Only, in vain, they are disquieted, He heapeth up and knoweth not who gathereth them.

Psalm 77:19

In the sea is Thy way, And Thy paths are in many waters, And Thy tracks have not been known.

Psalm 97:2

Cloud and darkness are round about Him, Righteousness and judgment the basis of His throne.

Proverbs 30:2-3

For I am more brutish than any one, And have not the understanding of a man.

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 then, 'What is this he saith -- the little while? we have not known what he saith.'

Romans 11:33

O depth of riches, and wisdom and knowledge of God! how unsearchable His judgments, and untraceable His ways!

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