7 No bird of prey knows that hidden path, no falcon's eye has seen it.

Other Translations of Job 28:7

King James Version

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

English Standard Version

7 "That path no bird of prey knows, and the falcon's eye has not seen it.

The Message

7 Vultures are blind to its riches, hawks never lay eyes on it.

New King James Version

7 That path no bird knows, Nor has the falcon's eye seen it.

New Living Translation

7 These are treasures no bird of prey can see, no falcon's eye observe.

Matthew Henry's Commentary on Job 28:7

Commentary on Job 28:1-11

(Read Job 28:1-11)

Job maintained that the dispensations of Providence were regulated by the highest wisdom. To confirm this, he showed of what a great deal of knowledge and wealth men may make themselves masters. The caverns of the earth may be discovered, but not the counsels of Heaven. Go to the miners, thou sluggard in religion, consider their ways, and be wise. Let their courage and diligence in seeking the wealth that perishes, shame us out of slothfulness and faint-heartedness in labouring for the true riches. How much better is it to get wisdom than gold! How much easier, and safer! Yet gold is sought for, but grace neglected. Will the hopes of precious things out of the earth, so men call them, though really they are paltry and perishing, be such a spur to industry, and shall not the certain prospect of truly precious things in heaven be much more so?