Parallel Verses

American Standard Version

So brutish was I, and ignorant; I was as a beast before thee.

New American Standard Bible

Then I was senseless and ignorant;
I was like a beast before You.

King James Version

So foolish was I, and ignorant: I was as a beast before thee.

Holman Bible

I was stupid and didn’t understand;
I was an unthinking animal toward You.

International Standard Version

Then, I was too stupid and didn't realize I was acting like a wild animal with you.

A Conservative Version

So I was brutish, and ignorant. I was a beast before thee.

Amplified


Then I was senseless and ignorant;
I was like a beast before You.

Bible in Basic English

As for me, I was foolish, and without knowledge; I was like a beast before you.

Darby Translation

Then I was brutish and knew nothing; I was as a beast with thee.

Julia Smith Translation

And I stupid, and I shall not know, and I was a beast with thee.

King James 2000

So foolish was I, and ignorant: I was as a beast before you.

Lexham Expanded Bible

then I was brutish and ignorant. With you I was [like] the beasts.

Modern King James verseion

So foolish was I, and I did not know; I was like a beast before You.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

So foolish was I, and ignorant, even as it were a beast before thee.

NET Bible

I was ignorant and lacked insight; I was as senseless as an animal before you.

New Heart English Bible

I was so senseless and ignorant. I was a brute beast before you.

The Emphasized Bible

But, I, was brutish, and could not perceive, Like the beasts, had I become before thee.

Webster

So foolish was I, and ignorant: I was as a beast before thee.

World English Bible

I was so senseless and ignorant. I was a brute beast before you.

Youngs Literal Translation

And I am brutish, and do not know. A beast I have been with Thee.

References

Fausets

Hastings

Morish

Watsons

Context Readings

God's Ways Vindicated

21 For my soul was grieved, And I was pricked in my heart: 22 So brutish was I, and ignorant; I was as a beast before thee. 23 Nevertheless I am continually with thee: Thou hast holden my right hand.


Cross References

Psalm 92:6

A brutish man knoweth not; Neither doth a fool understand this:

Ecclesiastes 3:18

I said in my heart, It is because of the sons of men, that God may prove them, and that they may see that they themselves are but as beasts.

Psalm 49:10

For he shall see it. Wise men die; The fool and the brutish alike perish, And leave their wealth to others.

Job 18:3

Wherefore are we counted as beasts, And are become unclean in your sight?

Psalm 32:9

Be ye not as the horse, or as the mule, which have no understanding; Whose trappings must be bit and bridle to hold them in, Else they will not come near unto thee.

Psalm 69:5

O God, thou knowest my foolishness; And my sins are not hid from thee.

Proverbs 30:2

Surely I am more brutish than any man, And have not the understanding of a man;

Isaiah 1:3

The ox knoweth his owner, and the ass his master's crib; but Israel doth not know, my people doth not consider.

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