Psalm 73:22
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.

Berean Study Bible
I was senseless and ignorant; I was a brute beast before You.

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

New King James Version
I was so foolish 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.

Christian Standard Bible
I was stupid and didn't understand; I was an unthinking animal toward you.

Contemporary English Version
I was stupid and ignorant, and I treated you as a wild animal would.

Good News Translation
I was as stupid as an animal; I did not understand you.

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.

New Heart English Bible
I was so senseless and ignorant. I was a brute beast before you.

A Faithful Version
So foolish was I, and ignorant; I was like a beast 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.

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.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
But I was vile and knew not: I became brutish 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.
Study Bible
Endow the King with Your Justice
21When my heart was grieved and I was pierced within, 22I was senseless and ignorant; I was a brute beast before You.23Yet I am always with You; You hold my right hand.…
Cross References
Job 18:3
Why are we regarded as cattle, as stupid in your sight?

Psalm 49:10
For it is clear that wise men die, and the foolish and the senseless both perish and leave their wealth to others.

Psalm 49:20
A man who has riches without understanding is like the beasts that perish.

Psalm 92:6
A senseless man does not know, and a fool does not understand,

Proverbs 30:2
Surely I am the most ignorant of men, and I lack the understanding of a man.

Ecclesiastes 3:18
I said to myself, "As for the sons of men, God tests them so that they may see for themselves 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, thou knowest my foolishness; and my sins are not hid from thee.

Psalm 92:6
A brutish man knoweth not; neither doth a fool understand this.

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

ignorant.

Psalm 32:9
Be ye not as the horse, or as the mule, which have no understanding: whose mouth must be held in with bit and bridle, lest they come near unto thee.

Isaiah 1:3
The ox knoweth his owner, and the ass his master's crib: but Israel doth not know, my people doth not consider.

before thee.









Lexicon
I was
וַאֲנִי־ (wa·’ă·nî-)
Conjunctive waw | Pronoun - first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 589: I

senseless
בַ֭עַר (ḇa·‘ar)
Adjective - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1198: Foot, of cattle brutishness, stupid

and
וְלֹ֣א (wə·lō)
Conjunctive waw | Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's Hebrew 3808: Not, no

ignorant;
אֵדָ֑ע (’ê·ḏā‘)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 3045: To know

I was
הָיִ֥יתִי (hā·yî·ṯî)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 1961: To fall out, come to pass, become, be

a brute beast
בְּ֝הֵמ֗וֹת (bə·hê·mō·wṯ)
Noun - feminine plural
Strong's Hebrew 929: A dumb beast, any large quadruped, animal

before You.
עִמָּֽךְ׃ (‘im·māḵ)
Preposition | second person feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5973: With, equally with
(22) Foolish.--Better, brutish.

Verse 22. - So foolish was I, and ignorant: I was as a beast before thee. I had no more intelligence than the brute beasts; I was wholly unable to reason aright (comp. Psalm 32:9; Psalm 92:7; Proverbs 30:2).
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