|Noah Webster's Dictionary|
1. (imp.) of Cleave.
2. (p. p.) of Cleave.
3. (v.) imp. & p. p. from Cleave.
4. (a.) Divided; split; partly divided or split.
5. (a.) Incised nearly to the midrib; as, a cleft leaf.
6. (n.) A space or opening made by splitting; a crack; a crevice; as, the cleft of a rock.
7. (n.) A piece made by splitting; as, a cleft of wood.
8. (n.) A disease in horses; a crack on the band of the pastern.
Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia
CLEFT; CLIFF; CLIFT
kleft, klif, klift: The first of these words, from cleave, "to split," is a crevice or narrow opening, as "of the ragged rocks" (Isaiah 2:21); "under the clefts of the rocks" (Isaiah 57:5). "Clift" is an obsolete form of cleft, found in the King James Version Exodus 33:22 Isaiah 57:5, but not in the Revised Version (British and American). "Cliff," an abrupt, precipitous, towering rock, is not in the Revised Version (British and American), but is found in the King James Version 2 Chronicles 20:16, the Revised Version (British and American) "ascent," Job 30:6.
Cleft (15 Occurrences)
Genesis 22:3 And Abraham rose early in the morning, and saddled his ass, and took two of his young men with him, and Isaac his son, and cleft the wood for the burnt-offering, and rose and went to the place which God had named to him. (WBS)
Exodus 33:22 It will happen, while my glory passes by, that I will put you in a cleft of the rock, and will cover you with my hand until I have passed by; (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Leviticus 11:3 any dividing a hoof, and cleaving the cleft of the hoofs, bringing up the cud, among the beasts, it ye do eat. (YLT)
Leviticus 11:7 and the sow, though it is dividing the hoof, and cleaving the cleft of the hoof, yet the cud it bringeth not up -- unclean it 'is' to you. (YLT)
Deuteronomy 14:6 And every beast that parteth the hoof, and cleaveth the cleft into two claws, and cheweth the cud among the beasts, that ye shall eat. (KJV WBS YLT)
Judges 15:8 He struck them hip and thigh with a great slaughter: and he went down and lived in the cleft of the rock of Etam. (WEB JPS ASV DBY YLT NAS RSV)
Judges 15:11 Then three thousand men of Judah went down to the cleft of the rock of Etam, and said to Samson, "Don't you know that the Philistines are rulers over us? What then is this that you have done to us?" He said to them, "As they did to me, so have I done to them." (WEB JPS ASV DBY YLT NAS RSV)
Job 38:25 Who hath cleft a channel for the waterflood, Or the way for the lightning of the thunder; (ASV JPS NAS RSV)
Psalms 60:2 Thou hast made the land to tremble; thou hast rent it: Heal the breaches thereof; for it shaketh. (See JPS)
Psalms 78:13 He cleft a sea, and causeth them to pass over, Yea, He causeth waters to stand as a heap. (YLT)
Psalms 78:15 He cleaved rocks in the wilderness, and gave them drink abundantly as out of the great deep. (See RSV)
Isaiah 48:21 And they thirsted not when He led them through the deserts; He caused the waters to flow out of the rock for them; He cleaved the rock also, and the waters gushed out.' (See RSV)
Jeremiah 13:4 Take the belt that you have bought, which is on your waist, and arise, go to the Euphrates, and hide it there in a cleft of the rock. (WEB JPS ASV RSV)
Micah 1:4 And the mountains shall be molten under him, and the valleys shall be cleft, as wax before the fire, and as the waters that are poured down a steep place. (KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS RSV)
Zechariah 14:4 And his feet shall stand in that day upon the mount of Olives, which is before Jerusalem on the east; and the mount of Olives shall be cleft in the midst thereof toward the east and toward the west, and there shall be a very great valley; and half of the mountain shall remove toward the north, and half of it toward the south. (ASV JPS YLT)