Proverbs 30:2
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English Standard Version
Surely I am too stupid to be a man. I have not the understanding of a man.

King James Bible
Surely I am more brutish than any man, and have not the understanding of a man.

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

Douay-Rheims Bible
I am the most foolish of men, and the wisdom of men is not with me.

English Revised Version
Surely I am more brutish than any man, and have not the understanding of a man:

Webster's Bible Translation
Surely I am more brutish than any man, and have not the understanding of a man.

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

Proverbs 29:23 passes from anger to haughtiness:

A man's pride will bring him low;

But the lowly attaineth to honour.

Thus we translate תּתמך כּבוד (Lat. honorem obtinet) in accord with Proverbs 11:16, and שׁפל־רוּח with Proverbs 16:19, where, however, שׁפל is not adj. as here, but inf. The haughty man obscures the honour which he has by this, that he boasts immeasurably of it, and aspires yet more after it; the lowly man, on the other hand, obtains honour without his seeking it, honour before God and before men, which would be of no worth were it not connected with the honour before God. The lxx: τοὺς δὲ ταπεινόφρονας ἐπείδει δόξῃ κύριους. This κύριους is indeed not contrary to the sense, but it is opposed to the style. Why the 24th verse should now follow is, as regards the contents and the expression, hard to say; but one observes that Proverbs 29:22-27 follow each other, beginning with the successive letters of the alphabet א (ב), ג, ח, ח, ר, ת (ת).

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Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

i am

Job 42:3-6 Who is he that hides counsel without knowledge? therefore have I uttered that I understood not; things too wonderful for me...

Psalm 73:22 So foolish was I, and ignorant: I was as a beast before you.

Isaiah 6:5 Then said I, Woe is me! for I am undone; because I am a man of unclean lips, and I dwell in the middle of a people of unclean lips...

Romans 11:25 For I would not, brothers, that you should be ignorant of this mystery, lest you should be wise in your own conceits...

1 Corinthians 3:18 Let no man deceive himself. If any man among you seems to be wise in this world, let him become a fool, that he may be wise.

1 Corinthians 8:2 And if any man think that he knows any thing, he knows nothing yet as he ought to know.

James 1:5 If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that gives to all men liberally, and upbraides not; and it shall be given him.

brutish

Proverbs 5:12 And say, How have I hated instruction, and my heart despised reproof;

Psalm 92:6 A brutish man knows not; neither does a fool understand this.

Jeremiah 10:14 Every man is brutish in his knowledge: every founder is confounded by the graven image: for his molten image is falsehood...

2 Peter 2:12-16 But these, as natural brute beasts, made to be taken and destroyed, speak evil of the things that they understand not...

Cross References
Psalm 49:10
For he sees that even the wise die; the fool and the stupid alike must perish and leave their wealth to others.

Psalm 73:22
I was brutish and ignorant; I was like a beast toward you.

Proverbs 12:1
Whoever loves discipline loves knowledge, but he who hates reproof is stupid.

Proverbs 30:1
The words of Agur son of Jakeh. The oracle. The man declares, I am weary, O God; I am weary, O God, and worn out.

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