New International Version
Surely I am only a brute, not a man; I do not have human understanding.
King James Bible
Surely I am more brutish than any man, and have not the understanding of a man.
Darby Bible Translation
Truly *I* am more stupid than any one; and I have not a man's intelligence.
World English Bible
"Surely I am the most ignorant man, and don't have a man's understanding.
Young's Literal Translation
For I am more brutish than any one, And have not the understanding of a man.
Proverbs 30:2 Parallel
CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Surely I am more brutish - These words can in no sense, nor by any mode of speech, be true of Solomon: for while he was the wisest of men, he could not have said that he was more brutish than any man, and had not the understanding of a man. It is saying nothing to the purpose, to say he was so independently of the Divine teaching. Had he put this in, even by innuendo, it might be legitimate: but he does not; nor is it by fair implication to be understood. Solomon is not supposed to have written the Proverbs after he fell from God. Then indeed he might have said he had been more brutish than any man. But Agur might have used these words with strict propriety, for aught we know; for it is very probable that he was a rustic, without education, and without any human help, as was the prophet Amos; and that all that he knew now was by the inspiration of the Almighty, independently of which he was rustic and uneducated.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
LibraryA Homily for Humble Folks
A Sermon (No. 2140) delivered on Lord's Day, April 27th, 1890 by C.H. Spurgeon at the Metropolitan Tabernacle, Newington. "Surely I am more brutish than any man, and have not the understanding of a man."--Proverbs 30:2. Sometimes it is necessary for a speaker to refer to himself, and he may feel it needful to do so in a way peculiar to the occasion. When Elihu addressed himself to Job and the three wise men, he commended himself to them saying, "I am full of matter, the spirit within me constraineth …
C.H. Spurgeon—Sermons on Proverbs
The Tenth Commandment
A Book for Boys and Girls Or, Temporal Things Spritualized.
Thoughts Upon Worldly Riches. Sect. I.
For all can see that the wise die, that the foolish and the senseless also perish, leaving their wealth to others.
I was senseless and ignorant; I was a brute beast before you.
Whoever loves discipline loves knowledge, but whoever hates correction is stupid.
The sayings of Agur son of Jakeh--an inspired utterance. This man's utterance to Ithiel: "I am weary, God, but I can prevail.
Jump to PreviousBeast Brutish Ignorant Intelligence Power Reasoning Stupid Surely Understanding Unlike
Jump to NextBeast Brutish Ignorant Intelligence Power Reasoning Stupid Surely Understanding Unlike
LinksProverbs 30:2 NIV
Proverbs 30:2 NLT
Proverbs 30:2 ESV
Proverbs 30:2 NASB
Proverbs 30:2 KJV
Proverbs 30:2 Bible Apps
Proverbs 30:2 Biblia Paralela
Proverbs 30:2 Chinese Bible
Proverbs 30:2 French Bible
Proverbs 30:2 German Bible
Proverbs 30:2 Commentaries
THE HOLY BIBLE, NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION®, NIV® Copyright © 1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by Biblica®.