New American Standard Bible
The high mountains are for the wild goats; The cliffs are a refuge for the shephanim.
King James Bible
The high hills are a refuge for the wild goats; and the rocks for the conies.
Darby Bible Translation
The high mountains are for the wild goats; the cliffs, a refuge for the rock-badgers.
World English Bible
The high mountains are for the wild goats. The rocks are a refuge for the rock badgers.
Young's Literal Translation
The high hills are for wild goats, Rocks are a refuge for conies,
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
The high hills are a refuge for the wild goats - Still keeping up the description of animated nature - the carrying out of the work of creation. The idea is, that nature is full of life. Even the most inaccessible places - the rocks - the high hills - have their inhabitants. Where man cannot climb or dwell, there are abodes of animals which God has made to dwell there, and which find there a refuge - a shelter - a home. On the word used here, and rendered "wild goats," see the notes at Job 39:1. The word occurs elsewhere only in 1 Samuel 24:2.
And the rocks for the conies - The word here "employed" - שׁפן shâphân - denotes a quadruped that chews the cud, in the manner of a hare Leviticus 11:5; Deuteronomy 14:7, and living in flocks. The rabbis render it the "coney," or rabbit, as our translators have done. The habits of the rabbit accord with this description. The word occurs nowhere else, except in Proverbs 30:26, where it is rendered, as here, "conies."
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John Wesley—Sermons on Several Occasions
Seventh Sunday after Trinity. O Lord, How Manifold are Thy Works; in Wisdom Hast Thou Made them All; the Earth is Full of Thy Riches.
Epistle xvii. To Felix, Bishop of Messana.
The Host of Heaven and of Earth.
'Likewise, the shaphan, for though it chews cud, it does not divide the hoof, it is unclean to you;
"Do you know the time the mountain goats give birth? Do you observe the calving of the deer?
The shephanim are not mighty people, Yet they make their houses in the rocks;
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