New International Version
I was senseless and ignorant; I was a brute beast before 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.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Thus may heart was grieved - The different views which I got of this subject quite confounded me; I was equally astonished at their sudden overthrow and my own ignorance. I felt as if I were a beast in stupidity. I permitted my mind to be wholly occupied with sensible things, like the beasts that perish and did not look into a future state; nor did I consider, nor submit to, the wise designs of an unerring Providence.
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ignorant. Heb. I knew not. as a
before thee. Heb. with thee.
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Why are we regarded as cattle and considered stupid in your sight?
For all can see that the wise die, that the foolish and the senseless also perish, leaving their wealth to others.
People who have wealth but lack understanding are like the beasts that perish.
Senseless people do not know, fools do not understand,
Surely I am only a brute, not a man; I do not have human understanding.
I also said to myself, "As for humans, God tests them so that they may see that they are like the animals.
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