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

New Living Translation
For thick clouds swirl about him, and he cannot see us. He is way up there, walking on the vault of heaven.’

English Standard Version
Thick clouds veil him, so that he does not see, and he walks on the vault of heaven.’

Berean Study Bible
Thick clouds veil Him so He does not see us as He traverses the vault of heaven.’

King James Bible
Thick clouds are a covering to him, that he seeth not; and he walketh in the circuit of heaven.

New King James Version
Thick clouds cover Him, so that He cannot see, And He walks above the circle of heaven.’

New American Standard Bible
‘Clouds are a hiding place for Him, so that He cannot see; And He walks on the vault of heaven.’

NASB 1995
‘Clouds are a hiding place for Him, so that He cannot see; And He walks on the vault of heaven.’

NASB 1977
‘Clouds are a hiding place for Him, so that He cannot see; And He walks on the vault of heaven.’

Amplified Bible
‘Thick clouds are a hiding place for Him, so that He cannot see, And He walks on the vault (circle) of the heavens.’

Christian Standard Bible
Clouds veil him so that he cannot see, as he walks on the circle of the sky.”

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Clouds veil Him so that He cannot see, as He walks on the circle of the sky.”

American Standard Version
Thick clouds are a covering to him, so that he seeth not; And he walketh on the vault of heaven.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Clouds are for his shelter and they do not see, and upon the orb of Heaven he walks

Brenton Septuagint Translation
A cloud is his hiding-place, and he shall not be seen; and he passes through the circle of heaven.

Contemporary English Version
Do thick clouds cover his eyes, as he walks around heaven's dome high above the earth?

Douay-Rheims Bible
The clouds are his covert, and he doth not consider our things, and he walketh about the poles of heaven.

English Revised Version
Thick clouds are a covering to him, that he seeth not; and he walketh in the circuit of heaven.

Good News Translation
You think the thick clouds keep him from seeing, as he walks on the dome of the sky.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Thick clouds surround him so that he cannot see. He walks above the clouds.'

International Standard Version
Thick clouds cover him so he can't see as he walks back and forth at heaven's horizon.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Thick clouds are a covering to Him, that He seeth not; And He walketh in the circuit of heaven.'

Literal Standard Version
Thick clouds [are] a secret place to Him, And He does not see, And He habitually walks [above] the circle of the heavens.

NET Bible
Thick clouds are a veil for him, so he does not see us, as he goes back and forth in the vault of heaven.'

New Heart English Bible
Thick clouds are a covering to him, so that he doesn't see. He walks on the vault of the sky.'

World English Bible
Thick clouds are a covering to him, so that he doesn't see. He walks on the vault of the sky.'

Young's Literal Translation
Thick clouds are a secret place to Him, And He doth not see;' And the circle of the heavens He walketh habitually,

Additional Translations ...
Context
Eliphaz Exhorts Job
13Yet you say: ‘What does God know? Does He judge through thick darkness? 14Thick clouds veil Him so He does not see us as He traverses the vault of heaven.’ 15Will you stay on the ancient path that wicked men have trod?…

Cross References
Job 26:9
He covers the face of the full moon, spreading over it His cloud.

Isaiah 40:22
He sits enthroned above the circle of the earth; its dwellers are like grasshoppers. He stretches out the heavens like a curtain, and spreads them out like a tent to dwell in.

Jeremiah 23:24
"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.

Amos 9:6
He builds His upper rooms in the heavens and founds His vault upon the earth. He summons the waters of the sea and pours them over the face of the earth. The LORD is His name.


Treasury of Scripture

Thick clouds are a covering to him, that he sees not; and he walks in the circuit of heaven.

Job 34:22
There is no darkness, nor shadow of death, where the workers of iniquity may hide themselves.

Psalm 33:14
From the place of his habitation he looketh upon all the inhabitants of the earth.

Psalm 97:2
Clouds and darkness are round about him: righteousness and judgment are the habitation of his throne.









Verse 14. - Thick clouds are a covering to him, that he seeth not (see the comment on the preceding verse); and he walketh in the circuit of heaven; or, on the circumference of the heavens. The heavens are regarded as a solid vault, outside which is the place where God dwells.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
Clouds
עָבִ֣ים (‘ā·ḇîm)
Noun - common plural
Strong's 5645: An envelope, darkness, a, cloud, a copse

veil
סֵֽתֶר־ (sê·ṯer-)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 5643: A covering, hiding place, secrecy

Him
ל֭וֹ (lōw)
Preposition | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew

so that He cannot
וְלֹ֣א (wə·lō)
Conjunctive waw | Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's 3808: Not, no

see,
יִרְאֶ֑ה (yir·’eh)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 7200: To see

as He traverses
יִתְהַלָּֽךְ׃ (yiṯ·hal·lāḵ)
Verb - Hitpael - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 1980: To go, come, walk

heaven's
שָׁ֝מַ֗יִם (ma·yim)
Noun - masculine plural
Strong's 8064: Heaven, sky

horizon.’
וְח֥וּג (wə·ḥūḡ)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 2329: Vault, horizon


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