Psalm 139:6
New International Version
Such knowledge is too wonderful for me, too lofty for me to attain.

New Living Translation
Such knowledge is too wonderful for me, too great for me to understand!

English Standard Version
Such knowledge is too wonderful for me; it is high; I cannot attain it.

Berean Study Bible
Such knowledge is too wonderful for me, too lofty for me to attain.

New American Standard Bible
Such knowledge is too wonderful for me; It is too high, I cannot attain to it.

New King James Version
Such knowledge is too wonderful for me; It is high, I cannot attain it.

King James Bible
Such knowledge is too wonderful for me; it is high, I cannot attain unto it.

Christian Standard Bible
This wondrous knowledge is beyond me. It is lofty; I am unable to reach it.

Contemporary English Version
I can't understand all of this! Such wonderful knowledge is far above me.

Good News Translation
Your knowledge of me is too deep; it is beyond my understanding.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
This extraordinary knowledge is beyond me. It is lofty; I am unable to reach it.

International Standard Version
Knowledge like this is too amazing for me. It is beyond my reach, and I cannot fathom it.

NET Bible
Your knowledge is beyond my comprehension; it is so far beyond me, I am unable to fathom it.

New Heart English Bible
This knowledge is beyond me. It's lofty. I can't attain it.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
The knowledge and the wonder are stronger than I and I could not master them.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Such knowledge is beyond my grasp. It is so high I cannot reach it.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Such knowledge is too wonderful for me; Too high, I cannot attain unto it.

New American Standard 1977
Such knowledge is too wonderful for me; It is too high, I cannot attain to it.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Thy knowledge is wonderful beyond my ability to comprehend; it is high, I cannot understand it.

King James 2000 Bible
Such knowledge is too wonderful for me; it is high, I cannot attain unto it.

American King James Version
Such knowledge is too wonderful for me; it is high, I cannot attain to it.

American Standard Version
Such knowledge is too wonderful for me; It is high, I cannot attain unto it.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
The knowledge of thee is too wonderful for me; it is very difficult, I cannot attain to it.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Thy knowledge is become wonderful to me: it is high, and I cannot reach to it.

Darby Bible Translation
O knowledge too wonderful for me! it is high, I cannot [attain] unto it.

English Revised Version
Such knowledge is too wonderful for me; it is high, I cannot attain unto it.

Webster's Bible Translation
Such knowledge is too wonderful for me; it is high, I cannot attain to it.

World English Bible
This knowledge is beyond me. It's lofty. I can't attain it.

Young's Literal Translation
Knowledge too wonderful for me, It hath been set on high, I am not able for it.
Study Bible
You Have Searched Me and Known Me
5You hem me in behind and before; You have laid Your hand upon me. 6Such knowledge is too wonderful for me, too lofty for me to attain. 7Where can I go to escape Your Spirit? Where can I flee from Your presence?…
Cross References
Romans 11:33
O, the depth of the riches of the wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable His judgments, and untraceable His ways!

Job 42:3
You asked, 'Who is this who conceals My counsel without knowledge?' Surely I spoke of things I did not understand, things too wonderful for me to know.

Psalm 19:12
Who can discern his own errors? Cleanse me from my hidden faults.

Psalm 131:1
My heart is not proud, O LORD, my eyes are not haughty. I do not aspire to great matters or things too lofty for me.

Treasury of Scripture

Such knowledge is too wonderful for me; it is high, I cannot attain to it.

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Psalm 40:5
Many, O LORD my God, are thy wonderful works which thou hast done, and thy thoughts which are to us-ward: they cannot be reckoned up in order unto thee: if I would declare and speak of them, they are more than can be numbered.

Psalm 13:1
To the chief Musician, A Psalm of David. How long wilt thou forget me, O LORD? for ever? how long wilt thou hide thy face from me?

Job 11:7-9
Canst thou by searching find out God? canst thou find out the Almighty unto perfection? …







Lexicon
[Such] knowledge
דַ֣עַת (ḏa·‘aṯ)
Noun - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1847: Knowledge

[is] too wonderful
פְּלִ֣יאָֽה (pə·lî·’āh)
Adjective - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 6383: Wonderful, incomprehensible

for me,
מִמֶּ֑נִּי (mim·men·nî)
Preposition | first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 4480: A part of, from, out of

too lofty
נִ֝שְׂגְּבָ֗ה (niś·gə·ḇāh)
Verb - Nifal - Perfect - third person feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7682: To be, lofty, inaccessible, safe, strong

for me to attain.
א֥וּכַֽל (’ū·ḵal)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 3201: To be able, have power
(6) Such . . .--God's omniscience is for man at once transcendent, unattainable, impossible. Possibly the article has dropped away, and we should read this knowledge. LXX. and Vulg. have "thy knowledge."

For the thought comp. Psalm 139:17-18, and Romans 11:33.

Verse 6. - Such knowledge is too wonderful for me; it is high, I cannot attain unto it. The psalmist does not say, "such knowledge," but simply "knowledge," i.e. real true knowledge, such as deserves the name. "The thought of God's omniscience makes him feel as if real knowledge were beyond his reach" (Kay). 139:1-6 God has perfect knowledge of us, and all our thoughts and actions are open before him. It is more profitable to meditate on Divine truths, applying them to our own cases, and with hearts lifted to God in prayer, than with a curious or disputing frame of mind. That God knows all things, is omniscient; that he is every where, is omnipresent; are truths acknowledged by all, yet they are seldom rightly believed in by mankind. God takes strict notice of every step we take, every right step and every by step. He knows what rule we walk by, what end we walk toward, what company we walk with. When I am withdrawn from all company, thou knowest what I have in my heart. There is not a vain word, not a good word, but thou knowest from what thought it came, and with what design it was uttered. Wherever we are, we are under the eye and hand of God. We cannot by searching find how God searches us out; nor do we know how we are known. Such thoughts should restrain us from sin.
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