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

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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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

Whence then cometh wisdom? - Nearly the same words as in Job 28:12 (note), where see the note.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge


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 you, O Father, Lord of heaven and earth...

Matthew 13:17,35 For truly I say to you, That many prophets and righteous men have desired to see those things which you see, and have not seen them...

1 Corinthians 2:7-10 But we speak the wisdom of God in a mystery, even the hidden wisdom, which God ordained before the world to our glory...

Colossians 2:3 In whom are hid all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge.

from the fowls

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

air. or, heaven

December 4 Morning
Where shall wisdom be found?--JOB 28:12. If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him. But let him ask in faith, nothing wavering.--Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.--The only wise God.--Be not wise in thine own eyes. Ah, Lord God! behold, I cannot speak: for I am a child. But the Lord said unto me, Say not,
Anonymous—Daily Light on the Daily Path

The Hidden Path
"There is a path which no fowl knoweth, and which the vulture's eye hath not seen."--Job xxviii. 7. T. P. tr., Emma Frances Bevan, 1899 One place have I in heaven above The glory of His throne-- On this dark earth, whence He is gone, I have one place alone, And if His rest in Heaven I know, I joy to find His path below, We meet to own that place alone Around the broken bread-- The dead whose life is hid with Christ Remembering Jesus dead. For us has set the earthly light, Above, the glory; here,
Frances Bevan—Hymns of Ter Steegen and Others (Second Series)

Whether Wisdom Should be Reckoned among the Gifts of the Holy Ghost?
Objection 1: It would seem that wisdom ought not to be reckoned among the gifts of the Holy Ghost. For the gifts are more perfect than the virtues, as stated above ([2705]FS, Q[68], A[8]). Now virtue is directed to the good alone, wherefore Augustine says (De Lib. Arb. ii, 19) that "no man makes bad use of the virtues." Much more therefore are the gifts of the Holy Ghost directed to the good alone. But wisdom is directed to evil also, for it is written (James 3:15) that a certain wisdom is "earthly,
Saint Thomas Aquinas—Summa Theologica

"But Seek Ye First the Kingdom of God, and his Righteousness, and all These Things Shall be Added unto You. "
Matth. vi. 33.--"But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness, and all these things shall be added unto you." The perfection even of the most upright creature, speaks always some imperfection in comparison of God, who is most perfect. The heavens, the sun and moon, in respect of lower things here, how glorious do they appear, and without spot! But behold, they are not clean in God's sight! How far are the angels above us who dwell in clay! They appear to be a pure mass of light and
Hugh Binning—The Works of the Rev. Hugh Binning

Cross References
Job 28:20
Where then does wisdom come from? Where does understanding dwell?

Job 28:22
Destruction and Death say, "Only a rumor of it has reached our ears."

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