Parallel Verses

Lexham Expanded Bible

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

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.

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 When my heart was embittered and I felt stabbed in my kidneys, 22 then I was brutish and ignorant. With you I was [like] the beasts. 23 But I [am] continually with you; you have hold of my right hand.


Cross References

Psalm 92:6

[The] brutish man does not know, and [the] fool cannot understand this.

Ecclesiastes 3:18

I said to myself concerning {humans}, "God sifts them in order to show them that they are like beasts."

Psalm 49:10

For he sees [that] the wise die, together [with the] fool and brute they perish, and leave their wealth to the next [generation].

Job 18:3

Why are we considered as animals? [Why] are we taken as stupid in your eyes?

Psalm 32:9

Do not be like a horse [or] like a mule, without understanding; [that needs] his tackle--bridle and rein--for restraint [or he would not] come near you.

Psalm 69:5

O God, {you yourself know} my foolishness, and my guilty deeds are not hidden from you.

Proverbs 30:2

Certainly I [am more] stupid than a man, and the understanding of humankind [is] not for me.

Isaiah 1:3

An ox knows its owner and a donkey the manger of its master. Israel does not know; my people do not understand.

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