Job 34:21
New International Version
“His eyes are on the ways of mortals; he sees their every step.

New Living Translation
“For God watches how people live; he sees everything they do.

English Standard Version
“For his eyes are on the ways of a man, and he sees all his steps.

Berean Study Bible
For His eyes are on the ways of a man, and He sees his every step.

King James Bible
For his eyes are upon the ways of man, and he seeth all his goings.

New King James Version
“For His eyes are on the ways of man, And He sees all his steps.

New American Standard Bible
“For His eyes are upon the ways of a person, And He sees all his steps.

NASB 1995
“For His eyes are upon the ways of a man, And He sees all his steps.

NASB 1977
“For His eyes are upon the ways of a man, And He sees all his steps.

Amplified Bible
“For God’s eyes are on the ways of a man, And He sees all his steps.

Christian Standard Bible
For his eyes watch over a man’s ways, and he observes all his steps.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
For His eyes watch over a man’s ways, and He observes all his steps.

American Standard Version
For his eyes are upon the ways of a man, And he seeth all his goings.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Because his eyes are on all the ways of a man and he sees all his steps

Brenton Septuagint Translation
For he surveys the works of men, and nothing of what they do has escaped him.

Contemporary English Version
God watches everything we do.

Douay-Rheims Bible
For his eyes are upon the ways of men, and he considereth all their steps.

English Revised Version
For his eyes are upon the ways of a man, and he seeth all his goings.

Good News Translation
He watches every step we take.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
God's eyes are on a person's ways. He sees all his steps.

International Standard Version
Yes, Job, his eyes constantly watch the behavior of human beings; he carefully observes their every step.

JPS Tanakh 1917
For His eyes are upon the ways of a man, And He seeth all his goings.

Literal Standard Version
For His eyes [are] on the ways of each, And He sees all his steps.

NET Bible
For his eyes are on the ways of an individual, he observes all a person's steps.

New Heart English Bible
"For his eyes are on the ways of a man. He sees all his goings.

World English Bible
"For his eyes are on the ways of a man. He sees all his goings.

Young's Literal Translation
For His eyes are on the ways of each, And all his steps He doth see.

Additional Translations ...
Context
Elihu Confirms God's Justice
20They die in an instant, in the middle of the night. The people convulse and pass away; the mighty are removed without human hand. 21For His eyes are on the ways of a man, and He sees his every step. 22There is no darkness or deep shadow where the workers of iniquity can hide.…

Cross References
Job 10:4
Do You have eyes of flesh? Do You see as man sees?

Job 11:11
Surely He knows the deceit of men. If He sees iniquity, does He not take note?

Job 13:16
Moreover, this will be my salvation, for no godless man can appear before Him.

Job 14:16
For then You would count my steps, but would not keep track of my sin.

Job 24:23
He gives them a sense of security, but His eyes are on their ways.

Job 31:4
Does He not see my ways and count my every step?

Psalm 33:15
He shapes the hearts of each; He considers all their works.


Treasury of Scripture

For his eyes are on the ways of man, and he sees all his goings.

Job 31:4
Doth not he see my ways, and count all my steps?

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?

2 Chronicles 16:9
For the eyes of the LORD run to and fro throughout the whole earth, to shew himself strong in the behalf of them whose heart is perfect toward him. Herein thou hast done foolishly: therefore from henceforth thou shalt have wars.









(21) His eyes are upon the ways of man.--He is not only just and mighty, but He is also all-wise; He cannot therefore err.

Verse 21. - For his eyes are upon the ways of man, and he seeth all his goings. Elihu proceeds to a fresh argument. The omniscience of God is a security against his acting unjustly. He knows exactly each man's powers, capacities, temperament, temptations, circumstances He can exactly me, sure each man's due, and will assuredly mete it out to each without partiality or prejudice.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
For
כִּי־ (kî-)
Conjunction
Strong's 3588: A relative conjunction

His eyes [are]
עֵ֭ינָיו (‘ê·nāw)
Noun - cdc | third person masculine singular
Strong's 5869: An eye, a fountain

on
עַל־ (‘al-)
Preposition
Strong's 5921: Above, over, upon, against

the ways
דַּרְכֵי־ (dar·ḵê-)
Noun - common plural construct
Strong's 1870: A road, a course of life, mode of action

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

and He sees
יִרְאֶֽה׃ (yir·’eh)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 7200: To see

his every step.
צְעָדָ֥יו (ṣə·‘ā·ḏāw)
Noun - masculine plural construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's 6806: A pace, regular step


Jump to Previous
Eyes Goings Step Steps Ways
Jump to Next
Eyes Goings Step Steps Ways
Links
Job 34:21 NIV
Job 34:21 NLT
Job 34:21 ESV
Job 34:21 NASB
Job 34:21 KJV

Job 34:21 BibleApps.com
Job 34:21 Biblia Paralela
Job 34:21 Chinese Bible
Job 34:21 French Bible
Job 34:21 Clyx Quotations

OT Poetry: Job 34:21 For his eyes are on the ways (Jb)
Job 34:20
Top of Page
Top of Page