English Standard Version
And he looked on the Kenite, and took up his discourse and said, “Enduring is your dwelling place, and your nest is set in the rock.
King James Bible
And he looked on the Kenites, and took up his parable, and said, Strong is thy dwellingplace, and thou puttest thy nest in a rock.
American Standard Version
And he looked on the Kenite, and took up his parable, and said, Strong is thy dwelling-place, And thy nest is set in the rock.
He saw also the Cinite: and took up his parable, and said: Thy habitation in- deed is strong: but though thou build thy nest in a rock,
English Revised Version
And he looked on the Kenite, and took up his parable, and said, Strong is thy dwelling place, And thy nest is set in the rock.
Webster's Bible Translation
And he looked on the Kenites, and took up his parable, and said, Strong is thy dwelling-place, and thou puttest thy nest in a rock.
Numbers 24:21 Parallel
CommentaryKeil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament
Balaam's fourth and last prophecy is distinguished from the previous ones by the fact that, according to the announcement in Numbers 24:14, it is occupied exclusively with the future, and foretells the victorious supremacy of Israel over all its foes, and the destruction of all the powers of the world. This prophecy is divided into four different prophecies by the fourfold repetition of the words, "he took up his parable" (Numbers 24:15, Numbers 24:20, Numbers 24:21, and Numbers 24:23). The first of these refers to the two nations that were related to Israel, viz., Edom and Moab (Numbers 24:17-19); the second to Amalek, the arch-enemy of Israel (Numbers 24:20); the third to the Kenites, who were allied to Israel (Numbers 24:21 and Numbers 24:22); and the fourth proclaims the overthrow of the great powers of the world (Numbers 24:23 and Numbers 24:24). - The introduction in Numbers 24:15 and Numbers 24:16 is the same as that of the previous prophecy in Numbers 24:3 and Numbers 24:4, except that the words, "he which knew the knowledge of the Most High," are added to the expression, "he that heard the words of God," to show that Balaam possessed the knowledge of the Most High, i.e., that the word of God about to be announced had already been communicated to him, and was not made known to him now for the first time; though without implying that he had received the divine revelation about to be uttered at the same time as those which he had uttered before.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
the Kenite. Heb. Kain. until Asshur shall carry thee away captive. or how long it be ere Asshur carry thee away captive?
the land of the Kenites, the Kenizzites, the Kadmonites,
1 Samuel 15:6
Then Saul said to the Kenites, "Go, depart; go down from among the Amalekites, lest I destroy you with them. For you showed kindness to all the people of Israel when they came up out of Egypt." So the Kenites departed from among the Amalekites.
Jump to PreviousCliff Discourse Dwelling Dwelling-Place Enduring Kenite Ken'ite Kenites Living-Place Nest Oracle Parable Puttest Rock Safe Secret Secure Setting Story Strong Uttered
Jump to NextCliff Discourse Dwelling Dwelling-Place Enduring Kenite Ken'ite Kenites Living-Place Nest Oracle Parable Puttest Rock Safe Secret Secure Setting Story Strong Uttered
LinksNumbers 24:21 NIV
Numbers 24:21 NLT
Numbers 24:21 ESV
Numbers 24:21 NASB
Numbers 24:21 KJV
Numbers 24:21 Bible Apps
Numbers 24:21 Biblia Paralela
Numbers 24:21 Chinese Bible
Numbers 24:21 French Bible
Numbers 24:21 German Bible
ESV Text Edition: 2016. The Holy Bible, English Standard Version® copyright © 2001 by Crossway Bibles, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers.