Have you not put the question to the travellers, and do you not take note of their experience?
Have you ever asked world travelers how they see it? Have you not listened to their stories
Have you not asked those who travel the road? And do you not know their signs?
Have ye not asked them that go by the way? and do ye not know their signs,
Haven't you asked travelers? But you didn't pay attention to their directions.
Have you never questioned those who travel the roads? Do you not recognize their accounts* –
21:29 Have you never questioned those who travel the roads?
Do you not recognize their accounts1488
tc The LXX reads, “Ask those who go by the way, and do not disown their signs.”
tn The idea is that the merchants who travel widely will talk about what they have seen and heard. These travelers give a different account of the wicked; they tell how he is spared. E. Dhorme (Job, 322) interprets “signs” concretely: “Their custom was to write their names and their thoughts somewhere at the main cross-roads. The main roads of Sinai are dotted with these scribblings made by such passers of a day.”