Job 28:7
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New International Version
No bird of prey knows that hidden path, no falcon's eye has seen it.

New Living Translation
These are treasures no bird of prey can see, no falcon's eye observe.

English Standard Version
“That path no bird of prey knows, and the falcon’s eye has not seen it.

New American Standard Bible
"The path no bird of prey knows, Nor has the falcon's eye caught sight of it.

King James Bible
There is a path which no fowl knoweth, and which the vulture's eye hath not seen:

Holman Christian Standard Bible
No bird of prey knows that path; no falcon's eye has seen it.

International Standard Version
a place where birds of prey never fly, and the eyes of the falcon have never seen.

NET Bible
a hidden path no bird of prey knows--no falcon's eye has spotted it.

New Heart English Bible
That path no bird of prey knows, neither has the falcon's eye seen it.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
No bird of prey knows the way to it. No hawk's eye has ever seen it.

JPS Tanakh 1917
That path no bird of prey knoweth, Neither hath the falcon's eye seen it;

New American Standard 1977
“The path no bird of prey knows,
            Nor has the falcon’s eye caught sight of it.

Jubilee Bible 2000
A path which no fowl knows and which the vulture's eye has never seen;

King James 2000 Bible
There is a path which no fowl knows, and which the falcon's eye has not seen:

American King James Version
There is a path which no fowl knows, and which the vulture's eye has not seen:

American Standard Version
That path no bird of prey knoweth, Neither hath the falcon's eye seen it:

Douay-Rheims Bible
The bird hath not known the path, neither hath the eye of the vulture beheld it.

Darby Bible Translation
It is a path no bird of prey knoweth, and the vulture's eye hath not seen it;

English Revised Version
That path no bird of prey knoweth, neither hath the falcon's eye seen it:

Webster's Bible Translation
There is a path which no fowl knoweth, and which the vultur's eye hath not seen:

World English Bible
That path no bird of prey knows, neither has the falcon's eye seen it.

Young's Literal Translation
A path -- not known it hath a ravenous fowl, Nor scorched it hath an eye of the kite,
Study Bible
The Earth's Treasures
6"Its rocks are the source of sapphires, And its dust contains gold. 7"The path no bird of prey knows, Nor has the falcon's eye caught sight of it. 8"The proud beasts have not trodden it, Nor has the fierce lion passed over it.…
Cross References
Job 28:6
"Its rocks are the source of sapphires, And its dust contains gold.

Job 28:8
"The proud beasts have not trodden it, Nor has the fierce lion passed over it.
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Verse 7. - There is a path which no fowl knoweth; or, his is a path which no bird of prey knoweth (see the Revised Version). The miner's path through the bowels of the earth is intended. And which the vulture's eye hath not seen. The vulture is probably the most keen-sighted of birds, but it cannot even get a glimpse of the subterraneous path which the miner treads. There is a path which no fowl knoweth,.... A path made by miners to the gold, silver, brass, and iron ores; to the places where gems and precious stones lie; the way to which was never seen, and could never have been discovered by the most sharp-sighted fowl, as "the eagle" (d); which some think is particularly intended; and the Greek word for an eagle seems to be derived from the word used in the text: this fowl, the king of birds, as it is the swiftest, it is the most quick-sighted of any; but, though it is eager, and looks out sharp after its prey, and which it beholds at a great distance, and in the most secret lurking places, and flies unto it, and seizes upon it at once, yet it never could look into the bowels of the earth, or discover a track leading thereunto; in this it is outdone by the diligent and laborious miner, who is not at a loss to make his way into the inmost and darkest recesses of the earth:

which the vulture's eye hath not seen; which is next to the eagle, and some of them are of the species of it, and is a very sharp-sighted creature, even to a proverb, as well as voracious, which makes it diligent to search everywhere for its prey; and yet this creature's sharp and piercing eye never saw the path the miners make by digging into the earth, in order to get metals and minerals from it. Some understand this path of subterraneous paths in nature, made of God, through which rivers of water pass that were never seen by creatures of the quickest sight; it may rather be applied to the paths of God in providence, which are unsearchable and past finding out, by men of the most sagacious and penetrating capacities, though they will hereafter be made manifest; and also to his paths of love, grace, and mercy towards the sons of men, which are the deep things of God, searched into and revealed by his Spirit, or otherwise could not be known; as well as to the ways and paths of righteousness and holiness, of faith and truth, of the word and ordinances God has revealed, as his mind and will his people should walk in, which otherwise would not be known, and are not by carnal men; and especially to the principal way and path, Christ Jesus, who is the way to the Father, the way to everlasting happiness, the way of life and salvation, the high way and way of holiness, in which men, though fools, shall not err, and of which some things are said in Isaiah 35:8; which greatly agree with what are said of this path, here and in Job 28:8, this way of peace is not known by carnal men, nor the things of it discerned by natural men, though ever so sagacious; see Romans 3:17.

(d) "ad id alludit aquiae Graecum vocabulum" Bochart. Hierozoic par. 1. l. 1. c. 9. Colossians 59. Broughton renders it "a kite". 7. fowl—rather, "ravenous bird," or "eagle," which is the most sharp-sighted of birds (Isa 46:11). A vulture will spy a carcass at an amazing distance. The miner penetrates the earth by a way unseen by birds of keenest sight.28:1-11 Job maintained that the dispensations of Providence were regulated by the highest wisdom. To confirm this, he showed of what a great deal of knowledge and wealth men may make themselves masters. The caverns of the earth may be discovered, but not the counsels of Heaven. Go to the miners, thou sluggard in religion, consider their ways, and be wise. Let their courage and diligence in seeking the wealth that perishes, shame us out of slothfulness and faint-heartedness in labouring for the true riches. How much better is it to get wisdom than gold! How much easier, and safer! Yet gold is sought for, but grace neglected. Will the hopes of precious things out of the earth, so men call them, though really they are paltry and perishing, be such a spur to industry, and shall not the certain prospect of truly precious things in heaven be much more so?
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