New Living Translation
I was so foolish and ignorant--I must have seemed like a senseless animal to 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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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
73:22 Nevertheless - Although I gave thee just cause to cast me off, yet thou didst continue thy care and kindness to me. Hast held - That my faith might not fail.
LibraryThe Bride, the Lamb's Wife
"Whom have I in Heaven but Thee? and there is none upon earth that I desire beside Thee."--Ps. lxxiii. 25. Mechthild of Hellfde, 1277. tr., Emma Frances Bevan, 1899 Thus speaks the Bride whose feet have trod The chamber of eternal rest, The secret treasure-house of God, Where God is manifest: "Created things, arise and flee, Ye are but sorrow and care to me." This wide, wide world, so rich and fair, Thou sure canst find thy solace there? "Nay, 'neath the flowers the serpent glides, Amidst the bravery …
Frances Bevan—Hymns of Ter Steegen and Others (Second Series)
The Two Awakings
The Joy of the Lord.
Do you think we are mere animals? Do you think we are stupid?
Those who are wise must finally die, just like the foolish and senseless, leaving all their wealth behind.
People who boast of their wealth don't understand; they will die, just like animals.
Only a simpleton would not know, and only a fool would not understand this:
I am too stupid to be human, and I lack common sense.
I also thought about the human condition--how God proves to people that they are like animals.
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