Psalm 104:18
New International Version
The high mountains belong to the wild goats; the crags are a refuge for the hyrax.

New Living Translation
High in the mountains live the wild goats, and the rocks form a refuge for the hyraxes.

English Standard Version
The high mountains are for the wild goats; the rocks are a refuge for the rock badgers.

Berean Study Bible
The high mountains are for the wild goats, the cliffs a refuge for the rock badgers.

King James Bible
The high hills are a refuge for the wild goats; and the rocks for the conies.

New King James Version
The high hills are for the wild goats; The cliffs are a refuge for the rock badgers.

New American Standard Bible
The high mountains are for the wild goats; The cliffs are a refuge for the rock hyrax.

NASB 1995
The high mountains are for the wild goats; The cliffs are a refuge for the shephanim.

NASB 1977
The high mountains are for the wild goats; The cliffs are a refuge for the rock badgers.

Amplified Bible
The high mountains are for the wild goats; The rocks are a refuge for the shephanim.

Christian Standard Bible
The high mountains are for the wild goats; the cliffs are a refuge for hyraxes.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
The high mountains are for the wild goats; the cliffs are a refuge for hyraxes.

American Standard Version
The high mountains are for the wild goats; The rocks are a refuge for the conies.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
The high mountains are a refuge for the stags, and the rock for the rabbits.

Contemporary English Version
Wild goats find a home in the tall mountains, and small animals can hide between the rocks.

Douay-Rheims Bible
The high hills are a refuge for the harts, the rock for the irchins.

English Revised Version
The high mountains are for the wild goats; the rocks are a refuge for the conies.

Good News Translation
The wild goats live in the high mountains, and the rock badgers hide in the cliffs.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The high mountains are for wild goats. The rocks are a refuge for badgers.

International Standard Version
The high mountains are for wild goats; the cliffs are a refuge for the rock badger.

JPS Tanakh 1917
The high mountains are for the wild goats; The rocks are a refuge for the conies.

Literal Standard Version
The high hills [are] for wild goats, rocks [are] a refuge for hyraxes,

NET Bible
The wild goats live in the high mountains; the rock badgers find safety in the cliffs.

New Heart English Bible
The high mountains are for the wild goats. The rocks are 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,

Additional Translations ...
Study Bible
How Many Are Your Works, O LORD!
17where the birds build their nests; the stork makes her home in the cypresses. 18The high mountains are for the wild goats, the cliffs a refuge for the rock badgers. 19He made the moon to mark the seasons; the sun knows when to set.…

Cross References
Leviticus 11:5
The rock badger, though it chews the cud, does not have a divided hoof; it is unclean for you.

Job 39:1
"Do you know when mountain goats give birth? Have you watched the doe bear her fawn?

Proverbs 30:26
the rock badgers are creatures of little power, yet they make their homes in the rocks;


Treasury of Scripture

The high hills are a refuge for the wild goats; and the rocks for the conies.

the wild goats.

1 Samuel 24:2
Then Saul took three thousand chosen men out of all Israel, and went to seek David and his men upon the rocks of the wild goats.

Job 39:1
Knowest thou the time when the wild goats of the rock bring forth? or canst thou mark when the hinds do calve?

the conies

Deuteronomy 14:7
Nevertheless these ye shall not eat of them that chew the cud, or of them that divide the cloven hoof; as the camel, and the hare, and the coney: for they chew the cud, but divide not the hoof; therefore they are unclean unto you.

Proverbs 30:26
The conies are but a feeble folk, yet make they their houses in the rocks;









(18) Wild goats.--Heb., climbers, and so at home on the "high hills." (See 1Samuel 24:2, "the rocks of the wild goats.") "This animal, which is a relation of the Swiss ibex or steinbock, is now called the beden or jaela "(Bible Educator, II., 104).

Conies.--Heb., sh?phan, i.e., "hider." (Comp. Leviticus 11:5, and Bible Educator, II., 201.) Naturalists know it as the hyrax Syriacus. The LXX., Vulg., and Aquila have "hedgehogs."

Verse 18. - The high hills are a refuge for the wild goats. Even the desolate ranges of the higher mountains are designed by God for the good of his creatures. They furnish a refuge for the ibex, or wild goat, when the hunter presses ca him; and, if they cannot give him food, give him safety. And the rocks for the conies; rather, for the marmots. Marmots still inhabit Palestine, though they are rarely seen; "conies," i.e. rabbits do not. The marmots are "a feeble folk, that make their houses in the rocks" (Proverbs 30:26).

Parallel Commentaries ...


Lexicon
The high
הַ֭גְּבֹהִים (hag·gə·ḇō·hîm)
Article | Adjective - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 1364: Elevated, powerful, arrogant

mountains
הָרִ֣ים (hā·rîm)
Noun - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 2022: Mountain, hill, hill country

are for the wild goats,
לַיְּעֵלִ֑ים (lay·yə·‘ê·lîm)
Preposition-l, Article | Noun - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 3277: Mountain goat

the cliffs
סְ֝לָעִ֗ים (sə·lā·‘îm)
Noun - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 5553: A craggy rock

a refuge
מַחְסֶ֥ה (maḥ·seh)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 4268: Refuge, shelter

for the coneys.
לַֽשְׁפַנִּֽים׃ (laš·p̄an·nîm)
Preposition-l, Article | Noun - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 8227: A species of rockrabbit, the hyrax


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