New Living Translation
It is hidden from the eyes of all humanity. Even the sharp-eyed birds in the sky cannot discover it.
King James Bible
Seeing it is hid from the eyes of all living, and kept close from the fowls of the air.
Darby Bible Translation
For it is hidden from the eyes of all living, and concealed from the fowl of the heavens.
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.
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
28:21 Hid - The line and plummet of human reason, can never fathom the abyss of the Divine counsels. Who can account for the maxims, measures and methods of God's government? Let us then be content, not to know the future events of providence, 'till time discover them: and not to know the secret reasons of providence, 'till eternity brings them to light.
LibraryWhether Angels Know Secret Thoughts?
Objection 1: It would seem that the angels know secret thoughts. For Gregory (Moral. xviii), explaining Job 28:17: "Gold or crystal cannot equal it," says that "then," namely in the bliss of those rising from the dead, "one shall be as evident to another as he is to himself, and when once the mind of each is seen, his conscience will at the same time be penetrated." But those who rise shall be like the angels, as is stated (Mat. 22:30). Therefore an angel can see what is in another's conscience. …
Saint Thomas Aquinas—Summa Theologica
Whether the Grace of Christ is Infinite?
Whether Fear is the Beginning of Wisdom?
Whether Clarity is Becoming to the Glorified Body?
"But do people know where to find wisdom? Where can they find understanding?
Destruction and Death say, 'We've heard only rumors of where wisdom can be found.'
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