Proverbs 30:2
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New International Version
Surely I am only a brute, not a man; I do not have human understanding.

New Living Translation
I am too stupid to be human, and I lack common sense.

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

New American Standard Bible
Surely I am more stupid than any man, And I do not have the understanding of a man.

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

Holman Christian Standard Bible
I am more stupid than any other man, and I lack man's ability to understand.

International Standard Version
Surely I am beyond the senselessness of any man; I do not perceive things the way human beings do.

NET Bible
Surely I am more brutish than any other human being, and I do not have human understanding;

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Because my thoughts are deficient and I do not have the understanding of the children of men,

GOD'S WORD® Translation
I'm more [like] a dumb animal than a human being. I don't [even] have human understanding.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Surely I am brutish, unlike a man, And have not the understanding of a man;

New American Standard 1977
Surely I am more stupid than any man,
            And I do not have the understanding of a man.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Surely I am more carnal than any man and have not the understanding of a man.

King James 2000 Bible
Surely I am more senseless than any man, and have not the understanding of a man.

American King James Version
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.

Darby Bible Translation
Truly I am more stupid than any one; and I have not a man's intelligence.

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.

World English Bible
"Surely I am the most ignorant man, and don't have a man's understanding.

Young's Literal Translation
For I am more brutish than any one, And have not the understanding of a man.
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
30:1-6 Agur speaks of himself as wanting a righteousness, and having done very foolishly. And it becomes us all to have low thoughts of ourselves. He speaks of himself as wanting revelation to guide him in the ways of truth and wisdom. The more enlightened people are, the more they lament their ignorance; the more they pray for clearer, still clearer discoveries of God, and his rich grace in Christ Jesus. In ver.
Study Bible
The Words of Agur
1The words of Agur the son of Jakeh, the oracle. The man declares to Ithiel, to Ithiel and Ucal: 2Surely I am more stupid than any man, And I do not have the understanding of a man. 3Neither have I learned wisdom, Nor do I have the knowledge of the Holy One.…
Cross References
Psalm 49:10
For he sees that even wise men die; The stupid and the senseless alike perish And leave their wealth to others.

Psalm 73:22
Then I was senseless and ignorant; I was like a beast before You.

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

Proverbs 30:1
The words of Agur the son of Jakeh, the oracle. The man declares to Ithiel, to Ithiel and Ucal:
Treasury of Scripture

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

i am

Job 42:3-6 Who is he that hides counsel without knowledge? therefore have I …

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 …

Romans 11:25 For I would not, brothers, that you should be ignorant of this mystery, …

1 Corinthians 3:18 Let no man deceive himself. If any man among you seems to be wise …

1 Corinthians 8:2 And if any man think that he knows any thing, he knows nothing yet …

James 1:5 If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that gives to all …

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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 …

2 Peter 2:12-16 But these, as natural brute beasts, made to be taken and destroyed, …

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