Job 28:21
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New International Version
It is hidden from the eyes of every living thing, concealed even from the birds in the sky.

New Living Translation
It is hidden from the eyes of all humanity. Even the sharp-eyed birds in the sky cannot discover it.

English Standard Version
It is hidden from the eyes of all living and concealed from the birds of the air.

New American Standard Bible
"Thus it is hidden from the eyes of all living And concealed from the birds of the sky.

King James Bible
Seeing it is hid from the eyes of all living, and kept close from the fowls of the air.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
It is hidden from the eyes of every living thing and concealed from the birds of the sky.

International Standard Version
It has been concealed from the sight of every living creature and hidden even from the birds in the skies.

NET Bible
For it has been hidden from the eyes of every living creature, and from the birds of the sky it has been concealed.

New Heart English Bible
Seeing it is hidden from the eyes of all living, and kept close from the birds of the sky.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
It is hidden from the eyes of every living being, hidden even from the birds in the air.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Seeing it is hid from the eyes of all living, And kept close from the fowls of the air.

New American Standard 1977
“Thus it is hidden from the eyes of all living,
            And concealed from the birds of the sky.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Seeing it is hid from the eyes of all living and kept concealed from every fowl of the heaven.

King James 2000 Bible
Seeing it is hid from the eyes of all living, and concealed from the fowls of the air.

American King James Version
Seeing it is hid from the eyes of all living, and kept close from the fowls of the air.

American Standard Version
Seeing it is hid from the eyes of all living, And kept close from the birds of the heavens.

Douay-Rheims Bible
It is hid from the eyes of all living. and the fowls of the air know it not.

Darby Bible Translation
For it is hidden from the eyes of all living, and concealed from the fowl of the heavens.

English Revised Version
Seeing it is hid from the eyes of all living, and kept close from the fowls of the air.

Webster's Bible Translation
Seeing it is hid from the eyes of all living, and kept close from the fowls of the air.

World English Bible
Seeing it is hidden from the eyes of all living, and kept close from the birds of the sky.

Young's Literal Translation
It hath been hid from the eyes of all living. And from the fowl of the heavens It hath been hidden.
Study Bible
Wisdom an Excellent Gift of God
20"Where then does wisdom come from? And where is the place of understanding? 21"Thus it is hidden from the eyes of all living And concealed from the birds of the sky. 22"Abaddon and Death say, 'With our ears we have heard a report of it.'…
Cross References
Job 28:20
"Where then does wisdom come from? And where is the place of understanding?

Job 28:22
"Abaddon and Death say, 'With our ears we have heard a report of it.'
Treasury of Scripture

Seeing it is hid from the eyes of all living, and kept close from the fowls of the air.

hid

Psalm 49:3,4 My mouth shall speak of wisdom; and the meditation of my heart shall …

Matthew 11:25 At that time Jesus answered and said, I thank you, O Father, Lord …

Matthew 13:17,35 For truly I say to you, That many prophets and righteous men have …

1 Corinthians 2:7-10 But we speak the wisdom of God in a mystery, even the hidden wisdom, …

Colossians 2:3 In whom are hid all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge.

from the fowls

Job 28:7 There is a path which no fowl knows, and which the vulture's eye has not seen:

air. or, heaven

Verse 21. - Seeing it is hid from the eyes of all living. Man cannot see it, because it is immaterial, but he cannot even conconceive of it, because its nature transcends him. And kept close from the fowls of the air. (comp. ver. 7). The sight of birds is far keener than that of man; but even birds cannot detect where wisdom is. Seeing it is hid from the eyes of all living,.... Meaning not the beasts of the field, as some interpret it; this makes the sentiment jejune and trifling; but rational creatures, men, so the Septuagint, Eve is said to be the mother of, Genesis 3:20; wisdom, as a perfection in God, displayed in his works of creation and providence, is but imperfectly known by men; and the secret reasons of his providential dealings with men, good and bad, are hid from all at present; and as for spiritual wisdom or godliness, and the Gospel of Christ, and Christ himself, they are hid from the eyes of all natural and carnal men, though ever so wise and prudent in other things:

and kept close from the fowls of the air, or "heaven" (k); either the devils so called, because they dwell in the air, and are the posse or power of the air, Ephesians 2:2; and because of their ravenous and cruel disposition, and swiftness to do mischief; see Luke 8:5; or rather the holy angels, as Jarchi, whose habitation is in heaven, and who are swift to do the will of God, and are represented as having wings like fowls; though these know much, yet the wisdom of God in his providence, in the doctrines of the Gospel, and Christ himself, the Wisdom of God, are in a good measure hid from them; at least their knowledge is imperfect, and they are desirous of prying more into these things, 1 Peter 1:12, unless men of the most piercing and penetrating geniuses, that soar aloft in the things of nature, and make the greatest discoveries therein, and yet know nothing of divine and spiritual things, of the arcanas of Providence or of grace, should be meant.

(k) "caeli", Pagninus, Montanus, &c. 21. None can tell whence or where, seeing it, etc.

fowls—The gift of divination was assigned by the heathen especially to birds. Their rapid flight heavenwards and keen sight originated the superstition. Job may allude to it. Not even the boasted divination of birds has an insight into it (Ec 10:20). But it may merely mean, as in Job 28:7, It escapes the eye of the most keen-sighted bird.28:20-28 There is a two-fold wisdom; one hid in God, which is secret, and belongs not to us; the other made known by him, and revealed to man. One day's events, and one man's affairs, have such reference to, and so hang one upon another, that He only, to whom all is open, and who sees the whole at one view, can rightly judge of every part. But the knowledge of God's revealed will is within our reach, and will do us good. Let man look upon this as his wisdom, To fear the Lord, and to depart from evil. Let him learn that, and he is learned enough. Where is this wisdom to be found? The treasures of it are hid in Christ, revealed by the word, received by faith, through the Holy Ghost. It will not feed pride or vanity, or amuse our vain curiosity. It teaches and encourages sinners to fear the Lord, and to depart from evil, in the exercise of repentance and faith, without desiring to solve all difficulties about the events of this life.
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