Psalm 94:8
New International Version
Take notice, you senseless ones among the people; you fools, when will you become wise?

New Living Translation
Think again, you fools! When will you finally catch on?

English Standard Version
Understand, O dullest of the people! Fools, when will you be wise?

Berean Study Bible
Take notice, O senseless among the people! O fools, when will you be wise?

New American Standard Bible
Pay heed, you senseless among the people; And when will you understand, stupid ones?

King James Bible
Understand, ye brutish among the people: and ye fools, when will ye be wise?

Christian Standard Bible
Pay attention, you stupid people! Fools, when will you be wise?

Contemporary English Version
Can't you fools see? Won't you ever learn?

Good News Translation
My people, how can you be such stupid fools? When will you ever learn?

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Pay attention, you stupid people! Fools, when will you be wise?

International Standard Version
Pay attention, you dull ones among the crowds! You fools! Will you ever become wise?

NET Bible
Take notice of this, you ignorant people! You fools, when will you ever understand?

New Heart English Bible
Consider, you senseless among the people; you fools, when will you be wise?

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Be wise, fools of the people! Idiots! How long will you not understand?

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Pay attention, you stupid people! When will you become wise, you fools?

JPS Tanakh 1917
Consider, ye brutish among the people; And ye fools, when will ye understand?

New American Standard 1977
Pay heed, you senseless among the people; And when will you understand, stupid ones?

Jubilee Bible 2000
Understand, ye carnal ones among the people, and, ye fools, when will ye be wise?

King James 2000 Bible
Understand, you senseless among the people: and you fools, when will you be wise?

American King James Version
Understand, you brutish among the people: and you fools, when will you be wise?

American Standard Version
Consider, ye brutish among the people; And ye fools, when will ye be wise?

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Understand now, ye simple among the people; and ye fools, at length be wise.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Understand, ye senseless among the people: and, you fools, be wise at last.

Darby Bible Translation
Understand, ye brutish among the people; and ye fools, when will ye be wise?

English Revised Version
Consider, ye brutish among the people: and ye fools, when will ye be wise?

Webster's Bible Translation
Understand, ye brutish among the people: and ye fools, when will ye be wise?

World English Bible
Consider, you senseless among the people; you fools, when will you be wise?

Young's Literal Translation
Consider, ye brutish among the people, And ye foolish, when do ye act wisely?
Study Bible
The LORD Will Not Forget His People
7They say, “The LORD does not see; the God of Jacob pays no heed.” 8Take notice, O senseless among the people! O fools, when will you be wise? 9He who affixed the ear, can He not hear? He who formed the eye, can He not see?…
Cross References
Psalm 36:3
The words of his mouth are wicked and deceitful; he has ceased to be wise and well-doing.

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

Treasury of Scripture

Understand, you brutish among the people: and you fools, when will you be wise?

brutish

Psalm 49:19
He shall go to the generation of his fathers; they shall never see light.

Psalm 73:22
So foolish was I, and ignorant: I was as a beast before thee.

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

fools

Deuteronomy 32:29
O that they were wise, that they understood this, that they would consider their latter end!

Proverbs 1:22
How long, ye simple ones, will ye love simplicity? and the scorners delight in their scorning, and fools hate knowledge?

Proverbs 8:5
O ye simple, understand wisdom: and, ye fools, be ye of an understanding heart.







Lexicon
Take notice,
בִּ֭ינוּ (bî·nū)
Verb - Qal - Imperative - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 995: To separate mentally, understand

O senseless
בֹּעֲרִ֣ים (bō·‘ă·rîm)
Verb - Qal - Participle - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 1197: To kindle, consume, to be, brutish

among the people!
בָּעָ֑ם (bā·‘ām)
Preposition-b, Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5971: A people, a tribe, troops, attendants, a flock

O fools,
וּ֝כְסִילִ֗ים (ū·ḵə·sî·lîm)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 3684: Stupid fellow, dullard, fool

when
מָתַ֥י (mā·ṯay)
Interrogative
Strong's Hebrew 4970: Extent, when

will you be wise?
תַּשְׂכִּֽילוּ׃ (taś·kî·lū)
Verb - Hifil - Imperfect - second person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 7919: To be, circumspect, intelligent
(8-10) The reality of a Divine Providence is proved both from nature and history--from the physical constitution of man and the moral government of the world. The psalmist's question is as powerful against modern atheism, under whatever philosophy it shelters itself, as against that of his day. Whatever the source of physical life or moral sense, their existence proves the prior existence of an original mind and will.

Verses 8-11. - The appeal to Israel. The oppressors thought that their conduct would not be observed by God, or would not be taken into account. The psalmist appeals to them not to be so brutish and foolish (ver. 8), and argues, from the first principles of natural theology, that God must see and hear (ver. 9). If he chastises the heathen, why should he not also punish them (ver. 10)? Verse 8. - Understand, ye brutish among the people (comp. Psalm 92:6). That there were among God's people some so "brutish" as to suppose that God either did not see or did not regard their misdoings, appears also from Psalm 10:11, 13. And ye fools, when will ye be wise? When will ye put away your folly, and allow Wisdom to enter into your hearts? She is always crying in the streets: when will ye consent to listen (comp. Proverbs 1:20-23)? 94:1-11 We may with boldness appeal to God; for he is the almighty Judge by whom every man is judged. Let this encourage those who suffer wrong, to bear it with silence, committing themselves to Him who judges righteously. These prayers are prophecies, which speak terror to the sons of violence. There will come a day of reckoning for all the hard speeches which ungodly sinners have spoken against God, his truths, and ways, and people. It would hardly be believed, if we did not witness it, that millions of rational creatures should live, move, speak, hear, understand, and do what they purpose, yet act as if they believed that God would not punish the abuse of his gifts. As all knowledge is from God, no doubt he knows all the thoughts of the children of men, and knows that the imaginations of the thoughts of men's hearts are only evil, and that continually. Even in good thoughts there is a want of being fixed, which may be called vanity. It concerns us to keep a strict watch over our thoughts, because God takes particular notice of them. Thoughts are words to God.
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