Parallel Verses

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.

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!

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.

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.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

Why leap ye, ye high mountains? This is the mountain which God desires to dwell in; yea, the LORD will dwell in it 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 The mountain of God is as the mountain of Bashan; a mountain of many peaks is Mount Bashan. 16 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. 17 God's chariots were many thousands. The Lord was there with them at Sinai in holiness.


Cross References

Deuteronomy 12:5

Instead, you must seek to enter only the place that the LORD your God will choose among your tribes. There he will establish his name and live.

Psalm 132:13-14

For the LORD has chosen Zion, desiring it as his dwelling place.

Deuteronomy 12:11

then bring to the place that the LORD your God will choose as a dwelling place where he will establish his name everything that I'm commanding you: your burnt offerings, your sacrifices, your tithes, your hand-carried gifts, and all your best offerings in fulfillment of promises that you pledged to the LORD.

1 Kings 9:3

The LORD told him: "I've heard your prayer and your request that you made to me. I have consecrated this Temple that you have built by placing my name there forever. My eyes and my heart will be there continuously.

Psalm 87:1-2

God's foundation is in the holy mountains.

Psalm 114:4

the mountains skipped like rams, and the hills like lambs.

Psalm 114:6

Mountains, that you skipped like rams? And you hills, that you skipped like lambs?

Isaiah 2:2

"It will come about in the last days that the mountain that is the LORD's Temple will be established as the highest of mountains, and will be raised above the hills; all the nations will stream to it.

Hebrews 12:22-23

Instead, you have come to Mount Zion, to the city of the living God, to the heavenly Jerusalem, to tens of thousands of angels joyfully gathered together,

Revelation 21:2-3

I also saw the holy city, New Jerusalem, coming down from God out of heaven, prepared like a bride adorned for her husband.

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