In Yahweh, I take refuge. How can you say to my soul, "Flee as a bird to your mountain!"
David stayed in the wilderness in the strongholds, and remained in the hill country in the wilderness of Ziph. Saul sought him every day, but God didn't deliver him into his hand.
Saul sent messengers to David's house, to watch him, and to kill him in the morning. Michal, David's wife, told him, saying, "If you don't save your life tonight, tomorrow you will be killed."
Jonathan cried after the boy, "Go fast! Hurry! Don't delay!" Jonathan's boy gathered up the arrows, and came to his master.
David arose, and fled that day for fear of Saul, and went to Achish the king of Gath.
David went there to Mizpeh of Moab, and he said to the king of Moab, "Please let my father and my mother come out with you, until I know what God will do for me."
David said in his heart, "I shall now perish one day by the hand of Saul. There is nothing better for me than that I should escape into the land of the Philistines; and Saul will despair of me, to seek me any more in all the borders of Israel. So shall I escape out of his hand."
Asa cried to Yahweh his God, and said, "Yahweh, there is none besides you to help, between the mighty and him who has no strength. Help us, Yahweh our God; for we rely on you, and in your name are we come against this multitude. Yahweh, you are our God. Don't let man prevail against you."
Weren't the Ethiopians and the Lubim a huge army, with chariots and horsemen exceeding many? Yet, because you relied on Yahweh, he delivered them into your hand.
Yahweh, my God, I take refuge in you. Save me from all those who pursue me, and deliver me,
Those who know your name will put their trust in you, for you, Yahweh, have not forsaken those who seek you.
My God, I have trusted in you. Don't let me be shamed. Don't let my enemies triumph over me.
I said, "Oh that I had wings like a dove! Then I would fly away, and be at rest.
Free yourself, like a gazelle from the hand of the hunter, like a bird from the snare of the fowler.
You will keep whoever's mind is steadfast in perfect peace, because he trusts in you.
On that same day, some Pharisees came, saying to him, "Get out of here, and go away, for Herod wants to kill you."