Psalm 139:6
New International Version
Such knowledge is too wonderful for me, too lofty for me to attain.

New Living Translation
Such knowledge is too wonderful for me, too great for me to understand!

English Standard Version
Such knowledge is too wonderful for me; it is high; I cannot attain it.

Berean Study Bible
Such knowledge is too wonderful for me, too lofty for me to attain.

King James Bible
Such knowledge is too wonderful for me; it is high, I cannot attain unto it.

New King James Version
Such knowledge is too wonderful for me; It is high, I cannot attain it.

New American Standard Bible
Such knowledge is too wonderful for me; It is too high, I cannot comprehend it.

NASB 1995
Such knowledge is too wonderful for me; It is too high, I cannot attain to it.

NASB 1977
Such knowledge is too wonderful for me; It is too high, I cannot attain to it.

Amplified Bible
Such [infinite] knowledge is too wonderful for me; It is too high [above me], I cannot reach it.

Christian Standard Bible
This wondrous knowledge is beyond me. It is lofty; I am unable to reach it.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
This extraordinary knowledge is beyond me. It is lofty; I am unable to reach it.

American Standard Version
Such knowledge is too wonderful for me; It is high, I cannot attain unto it.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
The knowledge and the wonder are stronger than I and I could not master them.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
The knowledge of thee is too wonderful for me; it is very difficult, I cannot attain to it.

Contemporary English Version
I can't understand all of this! Such wonderful knowledge is far above me.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Thy knowledge is become wonderful to me: it is high, and I cannot reach to it.

English Revised Version
Such knowledge is too wonderful for me; it is high, I cannot attain unto it.

Good News Translation
Your knowledge of me is too deep; it is beyond my understanding.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Such knowledge is beyond my grasp. It is so high I cannot reach it.

International Standard Version
Knowledge like this is too amazing for me. It is beyond my reach, and I cannot fathom it.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Such knowledge is too wonderful for me; Too high, I cannot attain unto it.

Literal Standard Version
Knowledge too wonderful for me, It has been set on high, I am not able for it.

NET Bible
Your knowledge is beyond my comprehension; it is so far beyond me, I am unable to fathom it.

New Heart English Bible
This knowledge is beyond me. It's lofty. I can't attain it.

World English Bible
This knowledge is beyond me. It's lofty. I can't attain it.

Young's Literal Translation
Knowledge too wonderful for me, It hath been set on high, I am not able for it.

Additional Translations ...
Context
You Have Searched Me and Known Me
5You hem me in behind and before; You have laid Your hand upon me. 6Such knowledge is too wonderful for me, too lofty for me to attain. 7Where can I go to escape Your Spirit? Where can I flee from Your presence?…

Cross References
Romans 11:33
O, the depth of the riches of the wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable are His judgments, and untraceable His ways!

Job 42:3
You asked, 'Who is this who conceals My counsel without knowledge?' Surely I spoke of things I did not understand, things too wonderful for me to know.

Psalm 19:12
Who can discern his own errors? Cleanse me from my hidden faults.

Psalm 131:1
My heart is not proud, O LORD, my eyes are not haughty. I do not aspire to great matters or things too lofty for me.


Treasury of Scripture

Such knowledge is too wonderful for me; it is high, I cannot attain to it.

knowledge

Psalm 40:5
Many, O LORD my God, are thy wonderful works which thou hast done, and thy thoughts which are to us-ward: they cannot be reckoned up in order unto thee: if I would declare and speak of them, they are more than can be numbered.

Psalm 13:1
To the chief Musician, A Psalm of David. How long wilt thou forget me, O LORD? for ever? how long wilt thou hide thy face from me?

Job 11:7-9
Canst thou by searching find out God? canst thou find out the Almighty unto perfection? …









(6) Such . . .--God's omniscience is for man at once transcendent, unattainable, impossible. Possibly the article has dropped away, and we should read this knowledge. LXX. and Vulg. have "thy knowledge."

For the thought comp. Psalm 139:17-18, and Romans 11:33.

Verse 6. - Such knowledge is too wonderful for me; it is high, I cannot attain unto it. The psalmist does not say, "such knowledge," but simply "knowledge," i.e. real true knowledge, such as deserves the name. "The thought of God's omniscience makes him feel as if real knowledge were beyond his reach" (Kay).

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
[Such] knowledge
דַ֣עַת (ḏa·‘aṯ)
Noun - feminine singular
Strong's 1847: Knowledge

[is] too wonderful
פְּלִ֣יאָֽה (pə·lî·’āh)
Adjective - feminine singular
Strong's 6383: Wonderful, incomprehensible

for me,
מִמֶּ֑נִּי (mim·men·nî)
Preposition | first person common singular
Strong's 4480: A part of, from, out of

too lofty
נִ֝שְׂגְּבָ֗ה (niś·gə·ḇāh)
Verb - Nifal - Perfect - third person feminine singular
Strong's 7682: To be, lofty, inaccessible, safe, strong

for me to attain.
א֥וּכַֽל (’ū·ḵal)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - first person common singular
Strong's 3201: To be able, have power


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