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Psalms 139:6

    Psalms 139:6 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

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

    American King James Version (AKJV)

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

    American Standard Version (ASV)

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

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Such knowledge is a wonder greater than my powers; it is so high that I may not come near it.

    Webster's Revision

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

    World English Bible

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

    English Revised Version (ERV)

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

    Clarke's Commentary on Psalms 139:6

    Such knowledge is too wonderful - I think, with Kennicott, that פלאיה דעת pelaiah daath should be read פלאי הדעת peli haddaath, "This knowledge," ממני mimmenni, "is beyond or above me." This change is made by taking the ה he from the end of פלאיה pelaiah, which is really no word, and joining it with דעת daath; which, by giving it an article, makes it demonstrative, הדעת haddaath, "This knowledge." This kind of knowledye, God's knowledge, that takes in all things, and their reasons, essences, tendencies, and issues, is far beyond me.

    Barnes' Notes on Psalms 139:6

    Such knowledge is too wonderful for me - literally, "Wonderful knowledge away from me," or, more than I can comprehend. It is beyond my reach; it surpasses all my powers to comprehend it.

    It is high, I cannot attain unto it - It is so exalted that I cannot grasp it; I cannot understand how it can be.

    Wesley's Notes on Psalms 139:6

    139:6 I cannot - Apprehend in what manner thou dost so presently know all things.