Parallel Verses

Modern King James verseion

So foolish was I, and I did not know; 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.

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 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 heart was grieved and I was pricked in my reins. 22 So foolish was I, and I did not know; I was like a beast before You. 23 But I am always with You; You have held me by my right hand.


Cross References

Psalm 92:6

A beastly man does not know; nor does a fool understand this.

Ecclesiastes 3:18

I said in my heart concerning the matter of sons of men, that God might reveal them, and that they might see that they themselves are beasts.

Psalm 49:10

For he sees wise men die; likewise the fool and the animal-like ones perish, and leave their wealth to others.

Job 18:3

Why are we counted as cattle, or seem stupid in your sight?

Psalm 32:9

Be not like the horse, or like the mule, who have no understanding, whose mouth must be held in with bit and bridle, so that they do not come near you.

Psalm 69:5

O God, You know my foolishness, and my guiltiness is not hidden from You.

Proverbs 30:2

Surely I am more like an animal than any man, and do not have the understanding of a man.

Isaiah 1:3

The ox knows his owner, and the ass his master's crib; but Israel does not know; My people do not understand.

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