New International Version
The high mountains belong to the wild goats; the crags are a refuge for the hyrax.
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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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
The high hills are a refuge - The barren tops of the highest hills, and the craggy abrupt precipices of the most stupendous rocks, are not without their uses: they afford protection, refuge, and food, for creatures whose dispositions and habits are suited to such places; and thus no part of the creation is useless. The creatures who are their inhabitants are necessary links in the great chain of animated beings, and show the wisdom and providence of God.
For a description of the covey, see Leviticus 11:5. The יעל yael, translated here the wild goat, is no doubt a creature of the stag or deer kind; the ibex, chamois, antelope, etc.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
the wild goats. The rock goat, so called to ascend, because it is famous for mounting to the tops of the highest rocks. Its general appearance is that of the tame goat, of a dusky brown colour; but the male is larger, with long horns, bending backwards.
LibraryThe Glory of the Trinity
Eversley, 1868. St Mary's Chester, 1871. Trinity Sunday. Psalm civ. 31, 33. "The glory of the Lord shall endure for ever: The Lord shall rejoice in his works. I will sing unto the Lord as long as I live: I will sing praise to my God while I have my being." This is Trinity Sunday, on which we think especially of the name of God. A day which, to a wise man, may well be one of the most solemn, and the most humiliating days of the whole year. For is it not humiliating to look stedfastly, …
Charles Kingsley—All Saints' Day and Other Sermons
Lessons from Nature
The Creaturely Man.
The hyrax, though it chews the cud, does not have a divided hoof; it is unclean for you.
"Do you know when the mountain goats give birth? Do you watch when the doe bears her fawn?
hyraxes are creatures of little power, yet they make their home in the crags;
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