Jeremiah 23:24
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.

Berean Study Bible
“Can a man hide in secret places where I cannot 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.

New King James Version
Can anyone hide himself in secret places, So I shall not see him?” says the LORD; “Do I not fill heaven and earth?” says the LORD.

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

NASB 1995
“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.

NASB 1977
“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.

Amplified Bible
“Can anyone hide himself in secret places So that I cannot see him?” says the LORD. “Do I not fill heaven and earth?” says the LORD.

Christian Standard Bible
Can a person hide 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.

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.

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.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
If a man will hide in secret places, am I not seeing him, says LORD JEHOVAH? Behold, Heaven and Earth are filled by me, says LORD JEHOVAH of Hosts!

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Shall any one hide himself in secret places, and I not see him? Do I not fill heaven and earth? saith the Lord.

Contemporary English Version
in heaven and on earth. There are no secret places where you can hide from me.

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?

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.

Good News Translation
No one can hide where I cannot see them. Do you not know that I am everywhere in heaven and on earth?

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.

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.

JPS Tanakh 1917
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.

Literal Standard Version
Is anyone hidden in secret places, And I do not see him?” A declaration of YHWH, “Do I not fill the heavens and the earth?” A declaration of YHWH.

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.

New Heart English Bible
Can any hide himself in secret places so that I shall not see him?' says the LORD. 'Do I not fill heaven and earth?' says 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.

Additional Translations ...
Context
Lying Prophets
23“Am I only a God nearby,” declares the LORD, “and not a God far away?” 24“Can a man hide in secret places where I cannot see him?” declares the LORD. “Do I not fill the heavens and the earth?” declares the LORD. 25“I have heard the sayings of the prophets who prophesy lies in My name: ‘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 exposed before the eyes of Him to whom we must give account.

1 Kings 8:27
But will God indeed dwell upon the earth? Even heaven, the highest heaven, cannot contain You, much less this temple I have built.

2 Chronicles 2:6
But who is able to build a house for Him, since the heavens, even the highest heavens, cannot contain Him? Who then am I, that I should build a house 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 thick darkness?

Job 22:14
Thick clouds veil Him so He does not see us as He traverses the vault of heaven.'

Job 34:21
For His eyes are on the ways of a man, and He sees his every step.

Job 34:22
There is no darkness or deep shadow where the workers of iniquity can hide.


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 bare, I have uncovered his secret places, and he shall not be able to hide himself: his seed is spoiled, and his brethren, and his neighbours, and he is not.

Genesis 16:13
And she called the name of the LORD that spake unto her, Thou God seest me: for she said, Have I also here looked after him that seeth me?

Job 22:13,14
And thou sayest, How doth God know? can he judge through the dark cloud? …

do.

1 Kings 8:27
But will God indeed dwell on the earth? behold, the heaven and heaven of heavens cannot contain thee; how much less this house that I have builded?

2 Chronicles 2:6
But who is able to build him an house, seeing the heaven and heaven of heavens cannot contain him? who am I then, that I should build him an house, save only to burn sacrifice before him?

2 Chronicles 6:18
But will God in very deed dwell with men on the earth? behold, heaven and the heaven of heavens cannot contain thee; how much less this house which I have built!











Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
“Can
אִם־ (’im-)
Conjunction
Strong's 518: Lo!, whether?, if, although, Oh that!, when, not

a man
אִ֧ישׁ (’îš)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 376: A man as an individual, a male person

hide
יִסָּתֵ֨ר (yis·sā·ṯêr)
Verb - Nifal - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 5641: To hide, conceal

in secret places
בַּמִּסְתָּרִ֛ים (bam·mis·tā·rîm)
Preposition-b, Article | Noun - masculine plural
Strong's 4565: A secret place, hiding place

where I
וַאֲנִ֥י (wa·’ă·nî)
Conjunctive waw | Pronoun - first person common singular
Strong's 589: I

cannot
לֹֽא־ (lō-)
Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's 3808: Not, no

see him?”
אֶרְאֶ֖נּוּ (’er·’en·nū)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - first person common singular | third person masculine singular
Strong's 7200: To see

declares
נְאֻם־ (nə·’um-)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 5002: An oracle

the LORD.
יְהוָ֑ה (Yah·weh)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 3068: LORD -- the proper name of the God of Israel

“Do I
אֲנִ֥י (’ă·nî)
Pronoun - first person common singular
Strong's 589: I

not
הֲל֨וֹא (hă·lō·w)
Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's 3808: Not, no

fill
מָלֵ֖א (mā·lê)
Verb - Qal - Participle - masculine singular
Strong's 4390: To fill, be full of

the heavens
הַשָּׁמַ֧יִם (haš·šā·ma·yim)
Article | Noun - masculine plural
Strong's 8064: Heaven, sky

and
וְאֶת־ (wə·’eṯ-)
Conjunctive waw | Direct object marker
Strong's 853: Untranslatable mark of the accusative case

earth?”
הָאָ֛רֶץ (hā·’ā·reṣ)
Article | Noun - feminine singular
Strong's 776: Earth, land

declares
נְאֻם־ (nə·’um-)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 5002: An oracle

the LORD.
יְהוָֽה׃ (Yah·weh)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 3068: LORD -- the proper name of the God of Israel


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