Parallel Verses

The Emphasized Bible

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

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.

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.

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 But my heart had grown embittered, And, in my reins, had I received wounds; 22 But, I, was brutish, and could not perceive, Like the beasts, had I become before thee. 23 Nevertheless, I, am continually before thee, Thou hast taken hold of my right hand;


Cross References

Psalm 92:6

A man that is brutish, cannot know, And, dullard, cannot discern this: -

Ecclesiastes 3:18

Said, I, in my heart, as concerning the sons of men, That God was minded to prove them, - and that they might see, that they were beasts, of themselves.

Psalm 49:10

For it is seen that, the wise, die, Together with the dullard, and the brutish, do they perish, And leave, to others, their wealth:

Job 18:3

Wherefore are we accounted like beasts? or appear stupid, in thine eyes?

Psalm 32:9

Do not ye become like a horse, like a mule, without discernment, - With the bit and bridle of his mouth, hast thou to restrain him, - He will not come near unto thee.

Psalm 69:5

O God, thou, hast known my folly, And, my wrong-doings, from thee, have not been hid.

Proverbs 30:2

Surely, more brutish, am, I, than any man, nor doth, the understanding of a son of earth, pertain to me;

Isaiah 1:3

An ox knoweth, his owner, And an ass his masters crib, - Israel, doth not know, My people doth not consider.

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