24:21 Then he looked on the Kenites and uttered this oracle:
“Your dwelling place seems strong,
and your nest 1 is set on a rocky cliff.
24:23 Then he uttered this oracle:
“O, who will survive when God does this! 2
1 sn A pun is made on the name Kenite by using the word “your nest” (קִנֶּךָ, qinnekha); the location may be the rocky cliffs overlooking Petra.
2 tc Because there is no parallel line, some have thought that it dropped out (see de Vaulx, Les Nombres, 296).