Psalm 73:22
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New International Version
I was senseless and ignorant; I was a brute beast before you.

New Living Translation
I was so foolish and ignorant--I must have seemed like a senseless animal to you.

English Standard Version
I was brutish and ignorant; I was like a beast toward you.

New American Standard Bible
Then I was senseless and ignorant; I was like a beast before You.

King James Bible
So foolish was I, and ignorant: I was as a beast before thee.

Holman Christian Standard 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.

NET Bible
I was ignorant and lacked insight; I was as senseless as an animal before you.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And I have been simple and ignorant and I have been a beast with you.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
I was stupid, and I did not understand. I was like a dumb animal in your presence.

JPS Tanakh 1917
But I was brutish, and ignorant; I was as a beast before Thee.

New American Standard 1977
Then I was senseless and ignorant;
            I was like a beast before Thee.

Jubilee Bible 2000
But I was ignorant and did not understand; I was as a beast before thee.

King James 2000 Bible
So foolish was I, and ignorant: I was as a beast before you.

American King James Version
So foolish was I, and ignorant: I was as a beast before you.

American Standard Version
So brutish was I, and ignorant; I was as a beast before thee.

Douay-Rheims Bible
and I am brought to nothing, and I knew not.

Darby Bible Translation
Then I was brutish and knew nothing; I was [as] a beast with thee.

English Revised Version
So brutish was I, and ignorant; I was as a beast before thee.

Webster's Bible Translation
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.

Young's Literal Translation
And I am brutish, and do not know. A beast I have been with Thee.
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
73:21-28 God would not suffer his people to be tempted, if his grace were not sufficient, not only to save them from harm, but to make them gainers by it. This temptation, the working of envy and discontent, is very painful. In reflecting upon it, the psalmist owns it was his folly and ignorance thus to vex himself. If good men, at any time, through the surprise and strength of temptation, think, or speak, or act amiss, they will reflect upon it with sorrow and shame. We must ascribe our safety in temptation, and our victory, not to our own wisdom, but to the gracious presence of God with us, and Christ's intercession for us. All who commit themselves to God, shall be guided with the counsel both of his word and of his Spirit, the best counsellors here, and shall be received to his glory in another world; the believing hopes and prospects of which will reconcile us to all dark providences. And the psalmist was hereby quickened to cleave the closer to God. Heaven itself could not make us happy without the presence and love of our God. The world and all its glory vanishes. The body will fail by sickness, age, and death; when the flesh fails, the conduct, courage, and comfort fail. But Christ Jesus, our Lord, offers to be all in all to every poor sinner, who renounces all other portions and confidences. By sin we are all far from God. And a profession Christ, if we go on in sin, will increase our condemnation. May we draw near, and keep near, to our God, by faith and prayer, and find it good to do so. Those that with an upright heart put their trust in God, shall never want matter for thanksgiving to him. Blessed Lord, who hast so graciously promised to become our portion in the next world, prevent us from choosing any other in this.
Study Bible
Surely God is Good to Israel
21When my heart was embittered And I was pierced within, 22Then I was senseless and ignorant; I was like a beast before You. 23Nevertheless I am continually with You; You have taken hold of my right hand.…
Cross References
Job 18:3
"Why are we regarded as beasts, As stupid in your eyes?

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 49:20
Man in his pomp, yet without understanding, Is like the beasts that perish.

Psalm 92:6
A senseless man has no knowledge, Nor does a stupid man understand this:

Proverbs 30:2
Surely I am more stupid than any man, And I do not have the understanding of a man.

Ecclesiastes 3:18
I said to myself concerning the sons of men, "God has surely tested them in order for them to see that they are but beasts."
Treasury of Scripture

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

so

Psalm 69:5 O God, you know my foolishness; and my sins are not hid from you.

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

Proverbs 30:2 Surely I am more brutish than any man, and have not the understanding of a man.

Ecclesiastes 3:18 I said in my heart concerning the estate of the sons of men, that …

ignorant. Heb. I knew not. as a

Psalm 32:9 Be you not as the horse, or as the mule, which have no understanding: …

Isaiah 1:3 The ox knows his owner, and the donkey his master's crib: but Israel …

before thee. Heb. with thee.

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