Parallel Verses

Bible in Basic English

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

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.

American Standard Version

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

Amplified


Then I was senseless and ignorant;
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 My heart was made bitter, and I was pained by the bite of grief: 22 As for me, I was foolish, and without knowledge; I was like a beast before you. 23 But still I am ever with you; you have taken me by my right hand.


Cross References

Ecclesiastes 3:18

I said in my heart, It is because of the sons of men, so that God may put them to the test and that they may see themselves as beasts.

Psalm 49:10

For he sees that wise men come to their end, and foolish persons of low behaviour come to destruction together, letting their wealth go to others.

Job 18:3

Why do we seem as beasts in your eyes, and as completely without knowledge?

Psalm 32:9

Do not be like the horse or the ass, without sense; ...

Psalm 69:5

O God, you see how foolish I am; and my wrongdoing is clear to you.

Proverbs 30:2

For I am more like a beast than any man, I have no power of reasoning like a man:

Isaiah 1:3

Even the ox has knowledge of its owner, and the ass of the place where its master puts its food: but Israel has no knowledge, my people give no thought to me.

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