Numbers 24:21

“And he looked on the Kenites, and took up his parable, and said, Strong is thy dwellingplace, and thou puttest thy nest in a rock.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And hee looked on the Kenites, and tooke vp his parable, and saide, Strong is thy dwelling place, and thou puttest thy nest in a rocke:
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

And he looked at the Kenite, and took up his discourse and said, "Your dwelling place is enduring, And your nest is set in the cliff.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And he looked on the Kenite, and took up his parable, and said, Strong is thy dwelling-place, And thy nest is set in the rock.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And looking on the Kenites he went on with his story and said, Strong is your living-place, and your secret place is safe in the rock.
- Basic English Bible

And he saw the Kenites, and took up his parable, and said, Firm is thy dwelling-place, and thy nest fixed in the rock;
- Darby Bible

And he looked on the Kenites, and took up his parable, and said, Strong is thy dwelling-place, and thou puttest thy nest in a rock.
- Webster's Bible

He looked at the Kenite, and took up his parable, and said, "Your dwelling place is strong. Your nest is set in the rock.
- World English Bible

And he seeth the Kenite, and taketh up his simile, and saith: `Enduring [is] thy dwelling, And setting in a rock thy nest,
- Youngs Literal Bible

And he looked on the Kenite, and took up his parable, and said: Though firm be thy dwelling-place, and though thy nest be set in the rock;
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Numbers 24:21


24:21 The Kenites - The posterity or kindred of Jethro; not that part of them which dwelt among the Israelites, to whom the following words do not agree, but those of them who were mingled with the Amalekites and Midianites. Thy nest - Thy dwelling - place, so called, either because it was in an high place, as nests commonly are: or in allusion to their name, for ken in Hebrew signifies a nest.


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