New International Version
when they crouch in their dens or lie in wait in a thicket?
King James Bible
When they couch in their dens, and abide in the covert to lie in wait?
Darby Bible Translation
When they crouch in [their] dens, [and] abide in the thicket to lie in wait?
World English Bible
when they crouch in their dens, and lie in wait in the thicket?
Young's Literal Translation
When they bow down in dens -- Abide in a thicket for a covert?
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
When they couch in their dens - Before they are capable of trusting themselves abroad.
Abide in the covert - Before they are able to hunt down the prey by running. It is a fact that the young lions, before they have acquired sufficient strength and swiftness, lie under cover, in order to surprise those animals which they have not fleetness enough to overtake in the forest; and from this circumstance the כפירים kephirim, "young lions, or lions' whelps," have their name: the root is כפר caphar, to cover or hide. See the note on Job 4:11, where six different names are given to the lion, all expressing some distinct quality or state.
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Where is the way that light dwelleth?--JOB 38:19. God is light, and in him is no darkness at all.--As long as I am in the world, I am the light of the world. If we say that we have fellowship with him, and walk in darkness, we lie, and do not the truth: but if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from all sin.--The Father . . . hath made us meet to be partakers of the inheritance of the saints in light, …
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