Job 34:21

21 “His eyes are on the ways of mortals; he sees their every step.

Job 34:21 in Other Translations

21 For his eyes are upon the ways of man, and he seeth all his goings.
21 "For his eyes are on the ways of a man, and he sees all his steps.
21 “For God watches how people live; he sees everything they do.
21 "He has his eyes on every man and woman. He doesn't miss a trick.
21 For His eyes [watch] over a man's ways, and He observes all his steps.

Job 34:21 Meaning and Commentary

Job 34:21

For his eyes [are] upon the ways of man
Which denotes the omniscience of God, which reaches to every man, to every individual, and to all men in general; and to their ways, to every step taken by them, to the whole of their lives and conversations, and every action of them; to all their internal and external ways and goings; perhaps the former may be meant in this, and the latter in the following clause. This may denote all their inward thoughts, the workings of their mind, the imaginations of their heart; all their secret purposes, designs, and schemes; and all the desires and affections of their soul; and all these, whether good or bad:

and he seeth all his goings;
the whole of his walk and conversation, conduct and behaviour; all his external ways, works, and actions; and these whether of good or bad men, see ( Psalms 139:1-6 ) .

Job 34:21 In-Context

19 who shows no partiality to princes and does not favor the rich over the poor, for they are all the work of his hands?
20 They die in an instant, in the middle of the night; the people are shaken and they pass away; the mighty are removed without human hand.
21 “His eyes are on the ways of mortals; he sees their every step.
22 There is no deep shadow, no utter darkness, where evildoers can hide.
23 God has no need to examine people further, that they should come before him for judgment.

Cross References 2

  • 1. Jeremiah 32:19
  • 2. Job 31:4; S Job 14:16; Proverbs 15:3; S Hebrews 4:13