Psalm 73:22
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New Living Translation
I was so foolish and ignorant--I must have seemed like a senseless animal to you.

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

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

Psalm 73:22 Parallel
Wesley's Notes on the Bible

73:22 Nevertheless - Although I gave thee just cause to cast me off, yet thou didst continue thy care and kindness to me. Hast held - That my faith might not fail.

Psalm 73:22 Parallel Commentaries

The Bride, the Lamb's Wife
"Whom have I in Heaven but Thee? and there is none upon earth that I desire beside Thee."--Ps. lxxiii. 25. Mechthild of Hellfde, 1277. tr., Emma Frances Bevan, 1899 Thus speaks the Bride whose feet have trod The chamber of eternal rest, The secret treasure-house of God, Where God is manifest: "Created things, arise and flee, Ye are but sorrow and care to me." This wide, wide world, so rich and fair, Thou sure canst find thy solace there? "Nay, 'neath the flowers the serpent glides, Amidst the bravery
Frances Bevan—Hymns of Ter Steegen and Others (Second Series)

My God
J. Tauler Ps. lxxiii. 25 As the bridegroom to his chosen, As the king unto his realm, As the keep unto the castle, As the pilot to the helm, So, Lord, art Thou to me. As the fountain in the garden, As the candle in the dark, As the treasure in the coffer, As the manna in the ark, So, Lord, art Thou to me. As the music at the banquet, As the stamp unto the seal, As the medicine to the fainting, As the wine-cup at the meal, So, Lord, art Thou to me. As the ruby in the setting, As the honey in the
Frances Bevan—Hymns of Ter Steegen, Suso, and Others

The Two Awakings
'I shall be satisfied, when I awake, with Thy likeness.' --PSALM xvii. 15. 'As a dream when one awaketh; so, O Lord, when Thou awakest, Thou shalt despise their image.'--PSALM lxxiii. 20. Both of these Psalms are occupied with that standing puzzle to Old Testament worthies--the good fortune of bad men, and the bad fortune of good ones. The former recounts the personal calamities of David, its author. The latter gives us the picture of the perplexity of Asaph its writer, when he 'saw the prosperity
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture

The Joy of the Lord.
IT is written "the joy of the Lord is your strength." Every child of God knows in some measure what it is to rejoice in the Lord. The Lord Jesus Christ must ever be the sole object of the believer's joy, and as eyes and heart look upon Him, we, too, like "the strangers scattered abroad" to whom Peter wrote shall "rejoice with joy unspeakable and full of glory" (1 Pet. i:8). But it is upon our heart to meditate with our beloved readers on the joy of our adorable Lord, as his own personal joy. The
Arno Gaebelein—The Lord of Glory

Cross References
Job 18:3
Do you think we are mere animals? Do you think we are stupid?

Psalm 49:10
Those who are wise must finally die, just like the foolish and senseless, leaving all their wealth behind.

Psalm 49:20
People who boast of their wealth don't understand; they will die, just like animals.

Psalm 92:6
Only a simpleton would not know, and only a fool would not understand this:

Proverbs 30:2
I am too stupid to be human, and I lack common sense.

Ecclesiastes 3:18
I also thought about the human condition--how God proves to people that they are like animals.

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