How far away I would flee;
I would stay in the wilderness.Selah
Is this your jubilant city,
whose origin was in ancient times,
whose feet have taken her
to settle far away?
Not many days later, the younger son gathered together all he had and traveled to a distant country, where he squandered his estate in foolish living.
Therefore He said: “A nobleman traveled to a far country to receive for himself authority to be king and then return.
Though I sow them among the nations,
they will remember Me in the distant lands;
they and their children will live and return.
He raises a signal flag for the distant nations
and whistles for them from the ends of the earth.
Look—how quickly and swiftly they come!
“Therefore say: This is what the Lord God says: Though I sent them far away among the nations and scattered them among the countries, yet for a little while I have been a sanctuary for them in the countries where they have gone.
“Then He said to me, ‘Go, because I will send you far away to the Gentiles.’”
Your eyes will see the King in His beauty;
you will see a vast land.
If I live at the eastern horizon
or settle at the western limits, even there Your hand will lead me;
Your right hand will hold on to me.
Wisdom is the focus of the perceptive,
but a fool’s eyes roam to the ends of the earth.
For your waste and desolate places
and your land marked by ruins—
will now be indeed too small for the inhabitants,
and those who swallowed you up will be far away.
You sold the people of Judah and Jerusalem to the Greeks to remove them far from their own territory.
I will sell your sons and daughters into the hands of the people of Judah, and they will sell them to the Sabeans, to a distant nation, for the Lord has spoken.
He will settle disputes among many peoples
and provide arbitration for strong nations
that are far away.
They will beat their swords into plows,
and their spears into pruning knives.
Nation will not take up the sword against nation,
and they will never again train for war.
If the place where Yahweh your God chooses to put His name is too far from you, you may slaughter any of your herd or flock He has given you, as I have commanded you, and you may eat it within your gates whenever you want.
But if the distance is too great for you to carry it, since the place where Yahweh your God chooses to put His name is too far away from you and since the Lord your God has blessed you,
If your brother does not live near you or you don’t know him, you are to bring the animal to your home to remain with you until your brother comes looking for it; then you can return it to him.
This is how you are to treat all the cities that are far away from you and are not among the cities of these nations.
The five men left and came to Laish. They saw that the people who were there were living securely, in the same way as the Sidonians, quiet and unsuspecting. There was nothing lacking in the land and no oppressive ruler. They were far from the Sidonians, having no alliance with anyone.
There was no one to rescue them because it was far from Sidon and they had no alliance with anyone. It was in a valley that belonged to Beth-rehob. They rebuilt the city and lived in it.
But the boat was already over a mile from land, battered by the waves, because the wind was against them.
“But the tax collector, standing far off, would not even raise his eyes to heaven but kept striking his chestand saying, ‘God, turn Your wrath from me—a sinner!’