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Psalms 73:22

    Psalms 73:22 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    So foolish was I, and ignorant: I was as a beast before thee.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    So foolish was I, and ignorant: I was as a beast before you.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    So brutish was I, and ignorant; I was as a beast before thee.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    As for me, I was foolish, and without knowledge; I was like a beast before you.

    Webster's Revision

    So brutish was I, and ignorant; I was as a beast before thee.

    World English Bible

    I was so senseless and ignorant. I was a brute beast before you.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    So brutish was I, and ignorant; I was as a beast before thee.

    Barnes' Notes on Psalms 73:22

    So foolish was I, and ignorant - Such low and imperfect views did I take of the subject. The margin is, "I knew not." So the Hebrew: "And I am brutish, and know not;" that is, I did not understand the case; I had no correct views in regard to it.

    I was as a beast before thee - Margin, as in Hebrew, "with thee." That is, in thy very presence; or, I was guilty of such foolishness in the very presence of my Maker. If it had been when I was alone, or when no one saw me, the folly would not have been so aggravated, and so much to be regretted, but it was when the very eye of God was upon me. Compare Isaiah 1:7; Jeremiah 7:30; Jeremiah 18:10; Psalm 51:4. When he says that he was as a beast, he means that he was stupid and senseless; he had no proper understanding of the case; he did not take any just views of it.

    Wesley's Notes on Psalms 73:22

    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.