Jeremiah 23:24
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New International Version
Who can hide in secret places so that I cannot see them?" declares the LORD. "Do not I fill heaven and earth?" declares the LORD.

New Living Translation
Can anyone hide from me in a secret place? Am I not everywhere in all the heavens and earth?" says the LORD.

English Standard Version
Can a man hide himself in secret places so that I cannot see him? declares the LORD. Do I not fill heaven and earth? declares the LORD.

New American Standard Bible
"Can a man hide himself in hiding places So I do not see him?" declares the LORD. "Do I not fill the heavens and the earth?" declares the LORD.

King James Bible
Can any hide himself in secret places that I shall not see him? saith the LORD. Do not I fill heaven and earth? saith the LORD.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Can a man hide himself in secret places where I cannot see him?"--the LORD's declaration. "Do I not fill the heavens and the earth?"--the LORD's declaration.

International Standard Version
If a person hides himself in secret places, will I not see him?" declares the LORD. "I fill the heavens and the earth, do I not?" declares the LORD.

NET Bible
"Do you really think anyone can hide himself where I cannot see him?" the LORD asks. "Do you not know that I am everywhere?" the LORD asks.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
"No one can hide so that I can't see him," declares the LORD. "I fill heaven and earth!" declares the LORD.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Can any hide himself in hiding places that I shall not see him? said the LORD. Do I not fill heaven and earth? said the LORD.

King James 2000 Bible
Can any hide himself in secret places that I shall not see him? says the LORD. Do not I fill heaven and earth? says the LORD.

American King James Version
Can any hide himself in secret places that I shall not see him? said the LORD. Do not I fill heaven and earth? said the LORD.

American Standard Version
Can any hide himself in secret places so that I shall not see him? saith Jehovah. Do not I fill heaven and earth? saith Jehovah.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Shall a man be hid in secret places, and I not see him, saith the Lord? do not I fill heaven and earth, saith the Lord?

Darby Bible Translation
Can any hide himself in secret places, that I shall not see him? saith Jehovah. Do not I fill the heavens and the earth? saith Jehovah.

English Revised Version
Can any hide himself in secret places that I shall not see him? saith the LORD. Do not I fill heaven and earth? saith the LORD.

Webster's Bible Translation
Can any hide himself in secret places that I shall not see him? saith the LORD. Do not I fill heaven and earth? saith the LORD.

World English Bible
Can any hide himself in secret places so that I shall not see him? says Yahweh. Don't I fill heaven and earth? says Yahweh.

Young's Literal Translation
Is any one hidden in secret places, And I see him not? an affirmation of Jehovah, Do not I fill the heavens and the earth? An affirmation of Jehovah.
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

23:23-32 Men cannot be hidden from God's all-seeing eye. Will they never see what judgments they prepare for themselves? Let them consider what a vast difference there is between these prophecies and those delivered by the true prophets of the Lord. Let them not call their foolish dreams Divine oracles. The promises of peace these prophets make are no more to be compared to God's promises than chaff to wheat. The unhumbled heart of man is like a rock; if not melted by the word of God as a fire, it will be broken to pieces by it as a hammer. How can they be long safe, or at all easy, who have a God of almighty power against them? The word of God is no smooth, lulling, deceitful message. And by its faithfulness it may certainly be distinguished from false doctrines.

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

Can any hide himself in secret places that I shall not see him? saith the Lord,.... If a man should hide himself in the most secret and hidden places of the earth, and do his works in the most private manner, so that no human eye can see him, he cannot hide himself or his actions from the Lord, who can see from heaven to earth, and through the darkest and thickest clouds, and into the very bowels of the earth, and the most hidden and secret recesses and caverns of it. The darkness and the light are both alike to him; and also near and distant, open and secret places:

do not I fill heaven and earth? saith the Lord; not only with inhabitants, and with other effects of his power and providence; but with his essence, which is everywhere, and is infinite and immense, and cannot be contained in either, or be limited and circumscribed by space and place; see 1 Kings 8:27. The Targum is,

"does not my glory fill heaven and earth? saith the Lord;''

both of them are full of his glory; and every person and thing in either must be seen and known by him; and so the false prophets and their lies; in order to convince of the truth of which, all this is said, as appears by the following words.

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

24. (Ps 139:7, &c.; Am 9:2, 3).

fill heaven and earth—with My omniscience, providence, power, and essential being (1Ki 8:27).

Jeremiah 23:24 Additional Commentaries
Context
Lying Prophets
23"Am I a God who is near," declares the LORD, "And not a God far off? 24"Can a man hide himself in hiding places So I do not see him?" declares the LORD. "Do I not fill the heavens and the earth?" declares the LORD. 25"I have heard what the prophets have said who prophesy falsely in My name, saying, 'I had a dream, I had a dream!'…
Cross References
Hebrews 4:13
Nothing in all creation is hidden from God's sight. Everything is uncovered and laid bare before the eyes of him to whom we must give account.

1 Kings 8:27
"But will God really dwell on earth? The heavens, even the highest heaven, cannot contain you. How much less this temple I have built!

2 Chronicles 2:6
But who is able to build a temple for him, since the heavens, even the highest heavens, cannot contain him? Who then am I to build a temple for him, except as a place to burn sacrifices before him?

Job 22:13
Yet you say, 'What does God know? Does he judge through such darkness?

Job 22:14
Thick clouds veil him, so he does not see us as he goes about in the vaulted heavens.'

Job 34:21
"His eyes are on the ways of mortals; he sees their every step.

Job 34:22
There is no deep shadow, no utter darkness, where evildoers can hide.

Psalm 139:7
Where can I go from your Spirit? Where can I flee from your presence?

Isaiah 29:15
Woe to those who go to great depths to hide their plans from the LORD, who do their work in darkness and think, "Who sees us? Who will know?"

Isaiah 66:1
This is what the LORD says: "Heaven is my throne, and the earth is my footstool. Where is the house you will build for me? Where will my resting place be?

Jeremiah 16:17
My eyes are on all their ways; they are not hidden from me, nor is their sin concealed from my eyes.

Jeremiah 32:19
great are your purposes and mighty are your deeds. Your eyes are open to the ways of all mankind; you reward each person according to their conduct and as their deeds deserve.

Jeremiah 49:10
But I will strip Esau bare; I will uncover his hiding places, so that he cannot conceal himself. His armed men are destroyed, also his allies and neighbors, so there is no one to say,

Daniel 2:22
He reveals deep and hidden things; he knows what lies in darkness, and light dwells with him.
Treasury of Scripture

Can any hide himself in secret places that I shall not see him? said the LORD. Do not I fill heaven and earth? said the LORD.

hide.

Jeremiah 49:10 But I have made Esau bore, I have uncovered his secret places, and …

Genesis 16:13 And she called the name of the LORD that spoke to her, You God see …

Job 22:13,14 And you say, How does God know? can he judge through the dark cloud…

Job 24:13-16 They are of those that rebel against the light; they know not the …

Psalm 10:11 He has said in his heart, God has forgotten: he hides his face; he …

Psalm 90:8 You have set our iniquities before you, our secret sins in the light …

Psalm 139:7,11-16 Where shall I go from your spirit? or where shall I flee from your presence…

Proverbs 15:3 The eyes of the LORD are in every place, beholding the evil and the good.

Isaiah 29:15 Woe to them that seek deep to hide their counsel from the LORD, and …

Ezekiel 8:12 Then said he to me, Son of man, have you seen what the ancients of …

Ezekiel 9:9 Then said he to me, The iniquity of the house of Israel and Judah …

Amos 9:2,3 Though they dig into hell, there shall my hand take them; though …

do.

1 Kings 8:27 But will God indeed dwell on the earth? behold, the heaven and heaven …

2 Chronicles 2:6 But who is able to build him an house, seeing the heaven and heaven …

2 Chronicles 6:18 But will God in very deed dwell with men on the earth? behold, heaven …

Isaiah 57:15 For thus said the high and lofty One that inhabits eternity, whose …

Isaiah 66:1 Thus said the LORD, The heaven is my throne, and the earth is my …

Daniel 4:35 And all the inhabitants of the earth are reputed as nothing: and …

Ephesians 1:23 Which is his body, the fullness of him that fills all in all.

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