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Numbers 24:21 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— 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.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— 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.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— 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.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— 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.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— And he saw the Kenites, and took up his parable, and said, Firm is thy dwelling-place, and thy nest fixed in the rock;
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— And, when he saw the Kenite, he took up his parable, and said,—Enduring, thy dwelling-place, Set thou, then, in the crag, thy nest;
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— And he seeth the Kenite, and taketh up his simile, and saith: 'Enduring [is] thy dwelling, And setting in a rock thy nest,
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— He saw also the Cinite: and took up his parable, and said: Thy habitation indeed is strong: but though thou build thy nest in a rock,
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— 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:
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— And having seen the Kenite, he took up his parable and said, thy dwelling-place [is] strong; yet though thou shouldest put thy nest in a rock,
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— And he looked on the Qenim, and took up his parable, and said, Strong is thy dwellingplace, and thou puttest thy nest in a rock.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
And he looked y7200
[7200] Standard
רָאָה
ra'ah
{raw-aw'}
A primitive root; to see, literally or figuratively (in numerous applications, direct and implied, transitively, intransitively and causatively).
z8799
<8799> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 19885
on x7200
(7200) Complement
רָאָה
ra'ah
{raw-aw'}
A primitive root; to see, literally or figuratively (in numerous applications, direct and implied, transitively, intransitively and causatively).
x853
(0853) Complement
אֵת
'eth
{ayth}
Apparently contracted from H0226 in the demonstrative sense of entity; properly self (but generally used to point out more definitely the object of a verb or preposition, even or namely).
the Knm קֵינִים, 7017
{7017} Prime
קֵינִי
Qeyniy
{kay-nee'}
Patronymic from H7014; a Kenite or member of the tribe of Kajin.
and took up 5375
{5375} Prime
נָשָׂא
nasa'
{naw-saw'}
A primitive root; to lift, in a great variety of applications, literally and figuratively, absolutely and relatively.
z8799
<8799> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 19885
his parable, 4912
{4912} Prime
מָשָׁל
mashal
{maw-shawl'}
Apparently from H4910 in some original sense of superiority in mental action; properly a pithy maxim, usually of a metaphorical nature; hence a simile (as an adage, poem, discourse).
and said, 559
{0559} Prime
אָמַר
'amar
{aw-mar'}
A primitive root; to say (used with great latitude).
z8799
<8799> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 19885
Strong 386
{0386} Prime
אֵיתָן
'eythan
{ay-thawn'}
From an unused root (meaning to continue); permanence; hence (concretely) permanent; specifically a chieftain.
is thy dwellingplace, 4186
{4186} Prime
מוֹשָׁב
mowshab
{mo-shawb'}
From H3427; a seat; figuratively a site; abstractly a session; by extension an abode (the place or the time); by implication population.
and thou puttest 7760
{7760} Prime
שׂוּם
suwm
{soom}
A primitive root; to put (used in a great variety of applications, literally, figuratively, inferentially and elliptically).
z8798
<8798> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Imperative (See H8810)
Count - 2847
thy nest 7064
{7064} Prime
קֵן
qen
{kane}
Contracted from H7077; a nest (as fixed), sometimes including the nestlings; figuratively a chamber or dwelling.
in a rock. 5553
{5553} Prime
סֶלַע
cela`
{seh'-lah}
From an unused root meaning to be lofty; a craggy rock, literally or figuratively (a fortress).
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Numbers 24:21

_ _ Kenites ... nest in a rock — Though securely established among the clefts in the high rocks of En-gedi towards the west, they should be gradually reduced by a succession of enemies till the Assyrian invader carried them into captivity (Judges 1:16; Judges 4:11, Judges 4:16, Judges 4:17; also 2 Kings 15:29; 2 Kings 17:6).

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Numbers 24:15-25.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Numbers 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.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

Numbers 24:21

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

(o) Make yourself as strong as you can.

Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance
the Kenites:

Genesis 15:19 The Kenites, and the Kenizzites, and the Kadmonites,
Judges 1:16 And the children of the Kenite, Moses' father in law, went up out of the city of palm trees with the children of Judah into the wilderness of Judah, which [lieth] in the south of Arad; and they went and dwelt among the people.
Job 29:18 Then I said, I shall die in my nest, and I shall multiply [my] days as the sand.
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