I take refuge in the LORD. So how can you say to me, "Flee like a bird to the mountains."?
David stayed in the wilderness in the strongholds, and he lived in the hill country in the wilderness of Ziph. Saul sought him every day, but God did not let David slip into Saul's control.
Saul sent messengers to David's house to watch him so they could kill him in the morning. David's wife, Michal, told him, "If you don't escape with your life tonight, tomorrow you'll be put to death."
Jonathan called out to the servant, "Hurry, be quick, don't stand around." Jonathan's servant picked up the arrow and brought it to his master.
David got up that day and fled from Saul, and he went to King Achish of Gath.
David went from there to Mizpah of Moab, and he told the king of Moab, "Please let my father and mother come and stay with you until I know what God is going to do for me."
David told himself, "One of these days I'll perish by Saul's hand. There is nothing better for me to do than to escape to Philistine territory. Saul will give up searching for me anymore within the borders of Israel, so I'll escape from him."
Asa cried out to the LORD his God, telling him, "LORD, there is no one except for you to help between the powerful and the weak. So help us, LORD God, because we're depending on you and have come against this vast group in your name. LORD, you are our God. Let no mere mortal man defeat you!"
Weren't the Ethiopians and the Libyans a vast army with many chariots and cavalry? Yet because you relied on the LORD, he gave them into your control!
Those who know your name will trust you, for you have not forsaken those who seek you, LORD.
I said, "O, who will give me the wings of a dove, so that I could fly away and live somewhere else?
Deliver yourself like a gazelle from a hunter's hand, or like a bird from a fowler's hand.
You will keep perfectly peaceful the one whose mind remains focused on you, because he remains in you.
At that hour some Pharisees came and told Jesus, "Leave and get away from here, because Herod wants to kill you!"