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Psalms 139:6 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— [Such] knowledge is too wonderful for me; It is high, I cannot attain unto it.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— [Such] knowledge [is] too wonderful for me; it is high, I cannot [attain] unto it.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— [Such] knowledge is too wonderful for me; It is [too] high, I cannot attain to it.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— [Such] knowledge [is] too wonderful for me; it is high, I cannot [attain] to it.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— O knowledge too wonderful for me! it is high, I cannot [attain] unto it.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— Knowledge, too wonderful, for me! high, I cannot attain to it!
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— Knowledge too wonderful for me, It hath been set on high, I am not able for it.
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— Thy knowledge is become wonderful to me: it is high, and I cannot reach to it.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— Such knowledge [is] too wonderfull for me: it is high, I cannot [attaine] vnto it.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— The knowledge of thee is too wonderful for me; it is very difficult, I cannot [attain] to it.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— [Such] knowledge [is] too wonderful for me; it is high, I cannot [attain] unto it.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
[Such] knowledge 1847
{1847} Prime
דַּעַת
da`ath
{dah'-ath}
From H3045; knowledge.
[is] too wonderful 6383
{6383} Prime
פִּלְאִי
pil'iy
{pil-ee'}
From H6381; remarkable.
z8675
<8675> Grammar
Kethiv Reading

Where the translators of the Authorised Version followed the qere reading rather than the kethiv.
for x4480
(4480) Complement
מִן
min
{min}
For H4482; properly a part of; hence (prepositionally), from or out of in many senses.
me; it is high, 7682
{7682} Prime
שָׂגַב
sagab
{saw-gab'}
A primitive root; to be (causatively make) lofty, especially inaccessible; by implication safe, strong; used literally and figuratively.
z8738
<8738> Grammar
Stem - Niphal (See H8833)
Mood - Perfect (See H8816)
Count - 1429
I cannot 3201
{3201} Prime
יָכֹל
yakol
{yaw-kole'}
A primitive root; to be able, literally (can, could) or morally (may, might).
z8799
<8799> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 19885
x3808
(3808) Complement
לֹא
lo'
{lo}
lo; a primitive particle; not (the simple or abstract negation); by implication no; often used with other particles.
[attain] unto it.
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

See commentary on Psalms 139:1-24.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Psalms 139:1-6.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Psalms 139:6

I cannot — Apprehend in what manner thou dost so presently know all things.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

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Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance
knowledge:

Psalms 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.
Psalms 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? ... The measure thereof [is] longer than the earth, and broader than the sea.
Job 26:14 Lo, these [are] parts of his ways: but how little a portion is heard of him? but the thunder of his power who can understand?
Job 42:3 Who [is] he that hideth counsel without knowledge? therefore have I uttered that I understood not; things too wonderful for me, which I knew not.
Proverbs 30:2-4 Surely I [am] more brutish than [any] man, and have not the understanding of a man. ... Who hath ascended up into heaven, or descended? who hath gathered the wind in his fists? who hath bound the waters in a garment? who hath established all the ends of the earth? what [is] his name, and what [is] his son's name, if thou canst tell?
Romans 11:33 O the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of God! how unsearchable [are] his judgments, and his ways past finding out!
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Jb 11:7; 26:14; 42:3. Ps 13:1; 40:5. Pv 30:2. Ro 11:33.

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