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.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
The high mountains for the mountain goats and the crags are a refuge for the rabbits.

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.

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

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,

New American Bible
The high mountains are for wild goats; the rocky cliffs, a refuge for badgers.

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

New Revised Standard Version
The high mountains are for the wild goats; the rocks are a refuge for the coneys.

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 ...
Context
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 ...


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

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

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

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

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

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


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