Parallel Verses

Holman Bible

For the choir director. Davidic.I have taken refuge in the Lord.
How can you say to me,
“Escape to the mountain like a bird!

New American Standard Bible

For the choir director. A Psalm of David.
In the Lord I take refuge;
How can you say to my soul, “Flee as a bird to your mountain;

King James Version

{To the chief Musician, A Psalm of David.} In the LORD put I my trust: how say ye to my soul, Flee as a bird to your mountain?

International Standard Version

I take refuge in the LORD. So how can you say to me, "Flee like a bird to the mountains."?

A Conservative Version

In LORD I take refuge. How will ye say to my soul, Flee [as] a bird to your mountain.

American Standard Version

In Jehovah do I take refuge: How say ye to my soul, Flee as a bird to your mountain;

Amplified

In the Lord I take refuge [and put my trust];
How can you say to me, “Flee like a bird to your mountain;

Bible in Basic English

In the Lord put I my faith; how will you say to my soul, Go in flight like a bird to the mountain?

Darby Translation

{To the chief Musician. A Psalm of David.} In Jehovah have I put my trust: how say ye to my soul, Flee as a bird to your mountain?

Julia Smith Translation

To the overseer; of David. In Jehovah I put my trust: how will ye say to my soul, Wander ye to your mountain, little bird?

King James 2000

[To the Chief Musician. A Psalm of David.] In the LORD put I my trust: how say you to my soul, Flee as a bird to your mountain?

Lexham Expanded Bible

In Yahweh I have taken refuge; how can you say to my soul, "Flee to your mountain [like] a bird"?

Modern King James verseion

To the Chief Musician. A Psalm of David. I put my trust in Jehovah; how can you say to me, Flee like a bird to the mountains;

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

{To the Chanter, a Psalm of David} In the LORD put I my trust: how say ye then to my soul, that she should flee as a bird unto the hill?

NET Bible

For the music director; by David. In the Lord I have taken shelter. How can you say to me, "Flee to a mountain like a bird!

New Heart English Bible

In the LORD, I take refuge. How can you say to my soul, "Flee as a bird to your mountain."

The Emphasized Bible

In Yahweh, have I sought refuge. How can ye say to my soul, Flee to a mountain like a little bird;

Webster

To the chief Musician, A Psalm of David. In the LORD I put my trust: how say ye to my soul, Flee as a bird to your mountain?

World English Bible

In Yahweh, I take refuge. How can you say to my soul, "Flee as a bird to your mountain!"

Youngs Literal Translation

To the Overseer. -- By David. In Jehovah I trusted, how say ye to my soul, 'They moved to Thy mountain for the bird?

Context Readings

Celebration Of God's Justice

1 For the choir director. Davidic.I have taken refuge in the Lord.
How can you say to me,
“Escape to the mountain like a bird!
2 For look, the wicked string the bow;
they put the arrow on the bowstring
to shoot from the shadows at the upright in heart.



Cross References

1 Samuel 23:14

David then stayed in the wilderness strongholds and in the hill country of the Wilderness of Ziph. Saul searched for him every day, but God did not hand David over to him.

Psalm 56:11

in God I trust; I will not fear.
What can man do to me?

1 Samuel 19:11

Saul sent agents to David’s house to watch for him and kill him in the morning. But his wife Michal warned David, “If you don’t escape tonight, you will be dead tomorrow!”

1 Samuel 20:38

Then Jonathan called to him, “Hurry up and don’t stop!” Jonathan’s young man picked up the arrow and returned to his master.

1 Samuel 21:10-12

David fled that day from Saul’s presence and went to King Achish of Gath.

1 Samuel 22:3

From there David went to Mizpeh of Moab where he said to the king of Moab, “Please let my father and mother stay with you until I know what God will do for me.”

1 Samuel 27:1

David said to himself, “One of these days I’ll be swept away by Saul. There is nothing better for me than to escape immediately to the land of the Philistines. Then Saul will stop searching for me everywhere in Israel, and I’ll escape from him.”

2 Chronicles 14:11

Then Asa cried out to the Lord his God:Lord, there is no one besides You to help the mighty and those without strength. Help us, Lord our God, for we depend on You, and in Your name we have come against this large army. Yahweh, You are our God. Do not let a mere mortal hinder You.”

2 Chronicles 16:8

Were not the Cushites and Libyans a vast army with many chariots and horsemen? When you depended on Yahweh, He handed them over to you.

Psalm 7:1

A Shiggaion of David, which he sang to the Lord concerning the words of Cush, a Benjaminite.Yahweh my God, I seek refuge in You;
save me from all my pursuers and rescue me

Psalm 9:10

Those who know Your name trust in You
because You have not abandoned
those who seek You, Yahweh.

Psalm 16:1

A Davidic Miktam.Protect me, God, for I take refuge in You.

Psalm 25:2

My God, I trust in You.
Do not let me be disgraced;
do not let my enemies gloat over me.

Psalm 31:14

But I trust in You, Lord;
I say, “You are my God.”

Psalm 55:6-7

I said, “If only I had wings like a dove!
I would fly away and find rest.

Proverbs 6:5

Escape like a gazelle from a hunter,
like a bird from a fowler’s trap.

Isaiah 26:3-4

You will keep the mind that is dependent on You
in perfect peace,
for it is trusting in You.

Luke 13:31

At that time some Pharisees came and told Him, “Go, get out of here! Herod wants to kill You!”

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