22 Destruction and Death say, "Only a rumor of it has reached our ears."
22 Destruction and death say, We have heard the fame thereof with our ears.
22 Abaddon and Death say, 'We have heard a rumor of it with our ears.'
22 If you search through the graveyard and question the dead, they say, 'We've only heard rumors of it.'
22 Destruction and Death say, 'We have heard a report about it with our ears.'
22 Destruction and Death say, 'We've heard only rumors of where wisdom can be found.'
Matthew Henry's Commentary on Job 28:22
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.