23 God understands the way to it and he alone knows where it dwells,

Other Translations of Job 28:23

King James Version

23 God understandeth the way thereof, and he knoweth the place thereof.

English Standard Version

23 "God understands the way to it, and he knows its place.

The Message

23 "God alone knows the way to Wisdom, he knows the exact place to find it.

New King James Version

23 God understands its way, And He knows its place.

New Living Translation

23 "God alone understands the way to wisdom; he knows where it can be found,

Matthew Henry's Commentary on Job 28:23

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.