Parallel Strong'sHolman Christian Standard BibleI said to myself , “ This happens concerning people , so that God may test them and they may see for themselves that they are like animals.”
New American Standard BibleI said to myself concerning the sons of men, "God has surely tested them in order for them to see that they are but beasts."
King James BibleI said in mine heart concerning the estate of the sons of men, that God might manifest them, and that they might see that they themselves are beasts.
Parallel VersesInternational Standard Version
"As for human beings," I told myself, "God puts them to the test, that they might see themselves as mere animals."
American Standard Version
I said in my heart, It is because of the sons of men, that God may prove them, and that they may see that they themselves are but as beasts.
Young's Literal Translation
I said in my heart concerning the matter of the sons of man that God might cleanse them, so as to see that they themselves are beasts.
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