Parallel Verses

A Conservative Version

Why look ye askance, ye high mountains, at the mountain which God has desired for his abode? Yea, LORD will dwell [in it] forever.

New American Standard Bible

Why do you look with envy, O mountains with many peaks, At the mountain which God has desired for His abode? Surely the LORD will dwell there forever.

King James Version

Why leap ye, ye high hills? this is the hill which God desireth to dwell in; yea, the LORD will dwell in it for ever.

Holman Bible

Why gaze with envy, you mountain peaks,
at the mountain God desired for His dwelling?
The Lord will live there forever!

International Standard Version

You mountains of many peaks, why do you watch with envy the mountain in which God has chosen to dwell? Indeed, the LORD will live there forever.

American Standard Version

Why look ye askance, ye high mountains, At the mountain which God hath desired for his abode? Yea, Jehovah will dwell in it for ever.

Amplified

Why do you look with grudging and envy, you many-peaked mountains, at the mountain [of the city called Zion] which God has desired for His dwelling place? Yes, the Lord will dwell in it forever.

Bible in Basic English

Why are you looking with envy, you high hills, on the hill desired by God as his resting-place? truly, God will make it his house for ever.

Darby Translation

Why do ye look with envy, ye many-peaked mountains, upon the mount that God hath desired for his abode? yea, Jehovah will dwell there for ever.

Julia Smith Translation

Wherefore will ye lie in wait, ye mountains of heights? the mountain God desired to dwell in it: also Jehovah will dwell forever.

King James 2000

Why leap you, you high hills? this is the hill which God desires to dwell in; yea, the LORD will dwell in it forever.

Lexham Expanded Bible

Why do you look with hostility, O many-peaked mountains? This mountain God desires for his dwelling. Yes, Yahweh will abide [in it] forever.

Modern King James verseion

Why do you gaze in envy, O mountain range, at the mountain God has chosen for His resting place? Yes, Jehovah will dwell in it forever.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Why hop ye so, ye high hills? This is God's hill, in the which it pleaseth him to dwell. Yea, the LORD will abide in it forever.

NET Bible

Why do you look with envy, O mountains with many peaks, at the mountain where God has decided to live? Indeed the Lord will live there permanently!

New Heart English Bible

Why do you look in envy, you rugged mountains, at the mountain where God chooses to reign? Yes, the LORD will dwell there forever.

The Emphasized Bible

Wherefore start ye up, ye mountains, ye peaks? The mountain God hath coveted for his habitation, Surely, Yahweh will inhabit it ever!

Webster

Why leap ye, ye lofty hills? this is the hill which God desireth to dwell in; yes, the LORD will dwell in it for ever.

World English Bible

Why do you look in envy, you rugged mountains, at the mountain where God chooses to reign? Yes, Yahweh will dwell there forever.

Youngs Literal Translation

Why do ye envy, O high hills, The hill God hath desired for His seat? Jehovah also doth tabernacle for ever.

References

Easton

Hastings

Context Readings

God's Majestic Power

15 A mountain of God is the mountain of Bashan; a high mountain is the mountain of Bashan. 16 Why look ye askance, ye high mountains, at the mountain which God has desired for his abode? Yea, LORD will dwell [in it] forever. 17 The chariots of God are twenty thousand, even thousands upon thousands. LORD is among them, [as in] Sinai, in the sanctuary.


Cross References

Deuteronomy 12:5

But to the place which LORD your God shall choose out of all your tribes, to put his name there, even to his habitation ye shall seek, and there thou shall come.

Psalm 132:13-14

For LORD has chosen Zion. He has desired it for his habitation.

Deuteronomy 12:11

then it shall come to pass that to the place which LORD your God shall choose to cause his name to dwell there, there ye shall bring all that I command you: your burnt-offerings, and your sacrifices, your tithes, and the heave-offe

1 Kings 9:3

And LORD said to him, I have heard thy prayer and thy supplication, which thou have made before me. I have hallowed this house, which thou have built, to put my name there forever. And my eyes and my heart shall be there perpetuall

Psalm 87:1-2

His foundation is in the holy mountains.

Psalm 114:4

The mountains skipped like rams, the little hills like lambs.

Psalm 114:6

Ye mountains, that ye skip like rams, ye little hills, like lambs?

Isaiah 2:2

And it shall come to pass in the latter days, that the mountain of LORD's house shall be established on the top of the mountains, and shall be exalted above the hills, and all nations shall flow to it.

Hebrews 12:22-23

But ye have come to mount Zion, and to the city of a living God, a heavenly Jerusalem, and to myriads of heavenly agents,

Revelation 21:2-3

And I saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, having been prepared as a bride adorned for her husband.

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