Glossary: Cliff/Rock

< Back

CLIFF (ALSO TRANSLATED ROCK)

Defintion:

Seemingly the same as Mountain/Hill — Heaven or a native of Heaven. 

Scripture:

  • Used synonymously with “hills” (see Mountain/Hills” definition).

Numbers 23:9 (KJV) For from the top of the rocks [lit. cliff] I see him, and from the hills I behold him: lo, the people shall dwell alone, and shall not be reckoned among the nations.

Psalms 104:18 (KJV) The high hills are a refuge for the wild goats; and the rocks for the conies.

  • The cliffs are said to be on high, among the stars.

Obadiah 1:3-5 (KJV)  The pride of thine heart hath deceived thee, thou that dwellest in the clefts of the rock [lit. cliff], whose habitation is high; that saith in his heart, Who shall bring me down to the ground [earth] 4 Though thou exalt thyself as the eagle, and though thou set thy nest among the stars, thence will I bring thee down, saith the LORD.

LITERAL TRANSLATION:

…thou that dwellest in the clefts of the cliff, whose habitation is high; that saith in his heart, Who shall bring me down to the earth?

< Back