Thick clouds veil him, so he does not see us as he goes about in the vaulted heavens.’
‘Clouds are a hiding place for Him, so that He cannot see; And He walks on the vault of heaven.’
For thick clouds swirl about him, and he cannot see us. He is way up there, walking on the vault of heaven.’
He roams the heavens wrapped in clouds, so how can he see us?'
Thick clouds are covering him, so that he is unable to see; and he is walking on the arch of heaven.
Thick clouds enwrap him, so that he does not see, and he walks on the dome of heaven.’
Thick clouds cover Him, so that He cannot see, And He walks above the circle of heaven.’
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1 tn Heb “and he does not see.” The implied object is “us.”
2 sn The word is “circle; dome”; here it is the dome that covers the earth, beyond which God sits enthroned. A. B. Davidson (Job, 165) suggests “on the arch of heaven” that covers the earth.
3 sn The idea suggested here is that God is not only far off, but he is unconcerned as he strolls around heaven – this is what Eliphaz says Job means.