Job 28:21
New International Version
It is hidden from the eyes of every living thing, concealed even from the birds in the sky.

New Living Translation
It is hidden from the eyes of all humanity. Even the sharp-eyed birds in the sky cannot discover it.

English Standard Version
It is hidden from the eyes of all living and concealed from the birds of the air.

Berean Study Bible
It is hidden from the eyes of every living thing and concealed from the birds of the air.

King James Bible
Seeing it is hid from the eyes of all living, and kept close from the fowls of the air.

New King James Version
It is hidden from the eyes of all living, And concealed from the birds of the air.

New American Standard Bible
“It is hidden from the eyes of every living creature, And concealed from the birds of the sky.

NASB 1995
“Thus it is hidden from the eyes of all living And concealed from the birds of the sky.

NASB 1977
“Thus it is hidden from the eyes of all living, And concealed from the birds of the sky.

Amplified Bible
“It is hidden from the eyes of all the living And concealed from the birds of the heavens.

Christian Standard Bible
It is hidden from the eyes of every living thing and concealed from the birds of the sky.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
It is hidden from the eyes of every living thing and concealed from the birds of the sky.

American Standard Version
Seeing it is hid from the eyes of all living, And kept close from the birds of the heavens.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
It is covered to the eyes of everything that lives, and from the bird of the sky it is hidden

Brenton Septuagint Translation
It has escaped the notice of every man, and has been hidden from the birds of the sky.

Contemporary English Version
It is hidden from human eyes and even from birds.

Douay-Rheims Bible
It is hid from the eyes of all living. and the fowls of the air know it not.

English Revised Version
Seeing it is hid from the eyes of all living, and kept close from the fowls of the air.

Good News Translation
No living creature can see it, Not even a bird in flight.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
It is hidden from the eyes of every living being, hidden even from the birds in the air.

International Standard Version
It has been concealed from the sight of every living creature and hidden even from the birds in the skies.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Seeing it is hid from the eyes of all living, And kept close from the fowls of the air.

Literal Standard Version
It has been hid from the eyes of all living. And from the bird of the heavens It has been hidden.

NET Bible
For it has been hidden from the eyes of every living creature, and from the birds of the sky it has been concealed.

New Heart English Bible
Seeing it is hidden from the eyes of all living, and kept close from the birds of the sky.

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.

Additional Translations ...
Context
Where Can Wisdom Be Found?
20From where then does wisdom come, and where does understanding dwell? 21It is hidden from the eyes of every living thing and concealed from the birds of the air. 22Abaddon and Death say, ‘We have heard a rumor about it.’…

Cross References
Job 28:20
From where then does wisdom come, and where does understanding dwell?

Job 28:22
Abaddon and Death say, 'We have heard a rumor about it.'


Treasury of Scripture

Seeing it is hid from the eyes of all living, and kept close from the fowls of the air.

hid

Psalm 49:3,4
My mouth shall speak of wisdom; and the meditation of my heart shall be of understanding…

Matthew 11:25
At that time Jesus answered and said, I thank thee, O Father, Lord of heaven and earth, because thou hast hid these things from the wise and prudent, and hast revealed them unto babes.

Matthew 13:17,35
For verily I say unto you, That many prophets and righteous men have desired to see those things which ye see, and have not seen them; and to hear those things which ye hear, and have not heard them

from the fowls

Job 28:7
There is a path which no fowl knoweth, and which the vulture's eye hath not seen:

air.









Verse 21. - Seeing it is hid from the eyes of all living. Man cannot see it, because it is immaterial, but he cannot even conconceive of it, because its nature transcends him. And kept close from the fowls of the air. (comp. ver. 7). The sight of birds is far keener than that of man; but even birds cannot detect where wisdom is.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
It is hidden
וְֽ֭נֶעֶלְמָה (wə·ne·‘el·māh)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Nifal - Conjunctive perfect - third person feminine singular
Strong's 5956: To veil from sight, conceal

from the eyes
מֵעֵינֵ֣י (mê·‘ê·nê)
Preposition-m | Noun - cdc
Strong's 5869: An eye, a fountain

of every
כָל־ (ḵāl)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 3605: The whole, all, any, every

living thing
חָ֑י (ḥāy)
Adjective - masculine singular
Strong's 2416: Alive, raw, fresh, strong, life

and concealed
נִסְתָּֽרָה׃ (nis·tā·rāh)
Verb - Nifal - Perfect - third person feminine singular
Strong's 5641: To hide, conceal

from the birds
וּמֵע֖וֹף (ū·mê·‘ō·wp̄)
Conjunctive waw, Preposition-m | Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 5775: Flying creatures

of the air.
הַשָּׁמַ֣יִם (haš·šā·ma·yim)
Article | Noun - masculine plural
Strong's 8064: Heaven, sky


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