20 Where then does wisdom come from? Where does understanding dwell?

Other Translations of Job 28:20

King James Version

20 Whence then cometh wisdom? and where is the place of understanding?

English Standard Version

20 "From where, then, does wisdom come? And where is the place of understanding?

The Message

20 "So where does Wisdom come from? And where does Insight live?

New King James Version

20 "From where then does wisdom come? And where is the place of understanding?

New Living Translation

20 "But do people know where to find wisdom? Where can they find understanding?

Matthew Henry's Commentary on Job 28:20

Commentary on Job 28:20-28

(Read Job 28:20-28)

There is a two-fold wisdom; one hid in God, which is secret, and belongs not to us; the other made known by him, and revealed to man. One day's events, and one man's affairs, have such reference to, and so hang one upon another, that He only, to whom all is open, and who sees the whole at one view, can rightly judge of every part. But the knowledge of God's revealed will is within our reach, and will do us good. Let man look upon this as his wisdom, To fear the Lord, and to depart from evil. Let him learn that, and he is learned enough. Where is this wisdom to be found? The treasures of it are hid in Christ, revealed by the word, received by faith, through the Holy Ghost. It will not feed pride or vanity, or amuse our vain curiosity. It teaches and encourages sinners to fear the Lord, and to depart from evil, in the exercise of repentance and faith, without desiring to solve all difficulties about the events of this life.