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Genesis 3:8-9

And they heard the voice of the LORD God walking in the garden in the cool of the day, and the man and his wife hid themselves from the presence of the LORD God among the trees of the garden. And the LORD God called unto the man and said unto him, Where art thou?

Psalm 139:7-12

Where shall I go from thy spirit? or where shall I flee from thy presence? If I ascend to the heavens, thou art there: if I make my bed in Sheol, behold, thou art there. If I take the wings of the dawn and dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea, read more.
even there shall thy hand lead me, and thy right hand shall hold me. If I say, Surely the darkness shall cover me; even the night shall shine because of me. Even the darkness does not hide from thee; but the night shines as the day; the darkness is as the light.

Isaiah 28:15

Because ye have said, We have made a covenant with death, and with Sheol we are at agreement; when the overflowing scourge shall pass through, it shall not come unto us: for we have made lies our refuge, and under falsehood we have hid ourselves:

Isaiah 44:9

Those that make a graven image are all of them vanity; and that which is most precious to them is useful for nothing; and they are their own witnesses that they do not see, nor understand; therefore, they shall be ashamed.

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Caves As Places Of Refuge

Judges 6:2

And the hand of Midian prevailed against Israel, and because of the Midianites the sons of Israel made dens in the mountains and caves and strongholds.

Cities of refuge

Numbers 35:6-34

And among the cities which ye shall give unto the Levites, there shall be six cities for refuge, which ye shall appoint so that the manslayer may flee there; and in addition to them ye shall give them forty-two cities.

God Being Our Refuge

Psalm 46:1-3

God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in tribulation.

More Verses on Refuge

Deuteronomy 32:31

For their strong one is not as our strong One, and even our enemies are judges of this.

Psalm 20:7-8

Some trust in chariots and some in horses, but we will remember the name of the LORD our God. They are brought down and fallen, but we are risen and stand upright.

Psalm 142:4

I looked on my right hand, and beheld, but there was no one that would know me; I had no refuge; no one cared for my soul.

Isaiah 30:1-2

Woe to the sons that leave, saith the LORD, to make counsel, but not of me; to cover themselves with a covering, and not by my spirit, adding sin unto sin! They leave to descend into Egypt and have not asked for a word from my mouth, to strengthen themselves in the strength of Pharaoh and to place their hope in the shadow of Egypt.

Zechariah 4:6

Then he answered and spoke unto me, saying, This is the word of the LORD unto Zerubbabel, saying, Not by might, nor by power, but by my Spirit, said the LORD of the hosts.

Jeremiah 6:14

They treat also the destruction of the daughter of my people lightly, saying, Peace, peace; when there is no peace.

Ezekiel 13:10-12

Therefore and because they have seduced my people, saying, Peace; and there was no peace; and one built up the wall, and, behold, others plastered it with loose mud: say unto those who plaster it with loose mud, that it shall fall: there shall be an overflowing rain; and I shall send great hailstones that will cause it to fall; and a stormy wind shall rend it. And behold, when the wall is fallen, shall it not be said unto you, Where is the mud with which ye have plastered it?

Matthew 7:26-27

And every one that hears these words of mine and does not do them shall be likened unto a foolish man, who built his house upon the sand; and the rain descended, and the rivers came, and the winds blew and beat upon that house, and it fell; and great was the fall of it.

Revelation 6:15-17

And the kings of the earth and the princes and the rich and the captains and the strong and every slave and every free man hid themselves in the caves and among the rocks of the mountains and said to the mountains and to the rocks, Fall on us and hide us from the face of him that is seated upon the throne and from the wrath of the Lamb; for the great day of his wrath is come, and who shall be able to stand before him?

1 Samuel 2:2

There is none holy as the LORD, for there is none beside thee; neither is there any strong One like our God.

2 Samuel 22:32

For what God is there except the LORD? Or who is a Strong One, except our God?

Psalm 18:31

For who is God except the LORD? or who is a refuge except our God?

Psalm 62:6-7

He only is my rock and my saving health; he is my defence; I shall not be moved. In God is my saving health and my glory; the rock of my strength and my refuge is in God.

John 10:28-29

and I give unto them eternal life; and they shall never perish, neither shall anyone pluck them out of my hand. My Father, who gave them to me, is greater than all; and no one is able to pluck them out of my Father's hand.

Romans 8:31-32

What shall we then say to these things? If God is for us, who shall be against us? He that did not spare his own Son, but delivered him up for us all, how shall he not also give us all things with him?

Psalm 28:8

The LORD is the strength of his people, and he is the saving strength of his anointed.

Psalm 48:3

God is known in her palaces for a refuge.

Psalm 59:16

But I will sing of thy power; I will sing aloud of thy mercy in the morning, for thou hast been my defence and refuge in the day of my trouble.

Psalm 62:2

He only is my rock and my saving health; he is my defence; I shall not be greatly moved.

Psalm 71:3

Be thou my strong habitation unto which I may continually resort; thou hast given a commandment that I should be saved because thou art my rock and my fortress.

Psalm 91:2

I will say of the LORD, He is my hope and my fortress: my God; in him will I secure myself.

Psalm 144:1-3

Blessed be the LORD my strength, who trains my hands for the battle and my fingers for the war: My mercy and my fortress; my high tower and my deliverer; my shield and he in whom I trust, who subdues my people under me. LORD, what is man that thou knowest him? or the son of man, that thou esteemeth him?

2 Samuel 22:2-3

And he said, The LORD is my rock, my fortress, and my deliverer. God is my Strong One; in him will I trust: he is my shield and the horn of my saving health; my defence and my refuge; my saviour, who shall save me from violence.

Genesis 49:24

but his bow abode in strength, and the arms of his hands were made strong by the hands of the Mighty one of Jacob; from there did the stone of Israel shepherd,

2 Samuel 22:47

The LORD lives, and blessed be my rock, and exalted be the God who is the rock of my salvation.

Psalm 31:2

Incline thine ear unto me; deliver me speedily; be thou my strong rock, for a house of defence to save me.

Habakkuk 1:12

Art thou not from the beginning, O LORD my God, my Holy One? we shall not die, O LORD, thou hast ordained him for judgment, and thou hast established him strong for chastisement.

Psalm 91:1

He that dwells in the secret place of the most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.

Psalm 121:5

The LORD is thy keeper: the LORD is thy shade upon thy right hand.

Isaiah 25:4-5

For thou hast been strength to the poor, strength to the needy in his distress, refuge from the storm, shadow from the heat, for the force of the violent is as a storm against the wall. As the heat in a dry place, thou shalt bring down the pride of the strangers; even as with heat that burns beneath a cloud, thou shalt cause the offshoot of the stout ones to wither.

Psalm 57:1

Be merciful unto me, O God, be merciful unto me: for my soul trusts in thee; and in the shadow of thy wings I will make my refuge until these calamities are overpast.

Deuteronomy 32:10-11

He found him in a desert land and in the waste howling wilderness; he led him about, he instructed him, he kept him as the apple of his eye. As an eagle stirs up her nest, flutters over her young, spreads abroad her wings, takes them, bears them on her wings,

Ruth 2:12

Let the LORD recompense thy work and a full reward be given thee of the LORD God of Israel, under whose wings thou art come to cover thyself.

Psalm 36:7

How excellent is thy mercy, O God! therefore the sons of Adam cover themselves in the shadow of thy wings.

Deuteronomy 33:29

Blessed art thou, O Israel, who is like unto thee, O people saved by the LORD, the shield of thy help and the sword of thy excellency? Thine enemies shall be found liars unto thee, and thou shalt tread upon their high places.

2 Samuel 22:31

As for God, his way is perfect; the word of the LORD is purified; he is a shield to all those that trust in him.

Psalm 84:11

For the LORD God is a sun and shield unto us; the LORD will give grace and glory; he will not withhold good from those that walk uprightly.

Psalm 61:3

For thou hast been a shelter for me and a strong tower from the enemy.

Numbers 35:11

then ye shall appoint yourselves cities to be cities of refuge for you that the manslayer who kills any person unawares may flee there.

Deuteronomy 4:41-43

Then Moses separated three cities on this side of the Jordan toward the sunrising that the manslayer might flee there, who should kill his neighbour unawares and hated him not in times past and that fleeing unto one of these cities he might live: Namely, Bezer in the wilderness, in the plain country, of the Reubenites, and Ramoth in Gilead, of the Gadites, and Golan in Bashan, of the Manassites.

Deuteronomy 19:1-13

When the LORD thy God has cut off the Gentiles whose land the LORD thy God gives thee, and thou hast inherited them and dost dwell in their cities and in their houses, thou shalt separate three cities for thee in the midst of thy land, which the LORD thy God gives thee to inherit. Thou shalt prepare thee a way and divide the borders of thy land, which the LORD thy God gives thee to inherit, into three parts, so that every manslayer may flee there. read more.
And this is the case of the manslayer who is to flee there, that he may live: whoever kills his neighbour by mistake, whom he hated not in time past; and he who went into the woods with his neighbour to cut firewood and his hand fetched a stroke with the axe to cut down the tree and the head slipped from the handle and lighted upon his neighbour so that he died, he shall flee unto one of those cities and live, lest the avenger of the blood pursue the manslayer, while his heart is hot and overtake him, because the way is long, and slay him, whereas he was not worthy of death, inasmuch as he hated him not in time past. Therefore, I command thee, saying, Thou shalt separate three cities for thee. And if the LORD thy God enlarges thy borders, as he has sworn unto thy fathers, and gives thee all the land which he was to give unto thy fathers, when thou shalt keep all these commandments to do them, which I command thee this day: to love the LORD thy God, and to walk all the days in his ways, then shalt thou add three cities more for thee, besides these three, that innocent blood not be shed in thy land, which the LORD thy God gives thee for an inheritance, and the blood shall not be upon thee. But when any man hates his neighbour and lies in wait for him and rises up against him and smites him mortally that he dies and flees into one of these cities, then the elders of his city shall send and take him from there and deliver him into the hand of the avenger of blood, and he shall die. Thine eye shall not pity him, but thou shalt put away the guilt of innocent blood from Israel that it may go well with thee.

Joshua 20:1-9

And the LORD spoke unto Joshua, saying, Speak to the sons of Israel, saying, Appoint the cities of refuge, of which I spoke unto you by the hand of Moses, so that the manslayer who kills any person in error and without knowledge may flee there, and they shall be your refuge from the avenger of blood. read more.
And he that flees unto one of these cities shall present himself at the entering of the gate of the city and shall declare his cause in the ears of the elders of that city; they shall receive him into the city among them and give him a place, that he may dwell among them. And when the avenger of blood pursues after him, they shall not deliver the manslayer up into his hand because he smote his neighbour by error, nor did he have enmity with him before. And he shall dwell in that city until he stands before the congregation for judgment and until the death of the high priest that shall be in those days; then shall the manslayer return, and come unto his own city and unto his own house unto the city from where he fled. Then they appointed Kedesh in Galilee in the mountain of Naphtali and Shechem in the mountain of Ephraim, and Kirjatharba, which is Hebron, in the mountain of Judah. And on the other side of the Jordan of Jericho eastward, they assigned Bezer in the wilderness upon the plain out of the tribe of Reuben and Ramoth in Gilead out of the tribe of Gad and Golan in Bashan out of the tribe of Manasseh. These were the cities appointed for all the sons of Israel and for the stranger that sojourns among them that anyone who kills any person by error might flee there and not die by the hand of the avenger of blood until he stands before the congregation.

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Cities » Different kinds of » Refuge

Numbers 35:6

And among the cities which ye shall give unto the Levites, there shall be six cities for refuge, which ye shall appoint so that the manslayer may flee there; and in addition to them ye shall give them forty-two cities.

Hareth » Forest » Refuge » David » From » saul

1 Samuel 22:5

And the prophet Gad said unto David, do not abide in this fortress; depart, and go into the land of Judah. Then David departed and came into the forest of Hareth.

Israel » Fear » Refuge » Egypt

2 Kings 25:26

Then all the people, both small and great, and the captains of the armies, arose and went to Egypt, for they were afraid of the Chaldees.

Jeremiah 41:14-18

So all the people that Ishmael had carried away captive from Mizpah cast about and returned and went unto Johanan the son of Kareah. But Ishmael the son of Nethaniah escaped from Johanan with eight men and went to the Ammonites. Then Johanan the son of Kareah, and all the princes of the armies that were with him, took all the remnant of the people which had turned from Ishmael the son of Nethaniah, from Mizpah, after he had slain Gedaliah the son of Ahikam; men of war, and the women, and the children, and the eunuchs, whom Johanan had caused to turn from Gibeon: read more.
and they departed and dwelt in the habitation of Chimham, which is by Bethlehem, that they might go and enter into Egypt because of the Chaldeans; for they were afraid of them, because Ishmael the son of Nethaniah had slain Gedaliah the son of Ahikam, whom the king of Babylon made governor in the land.

Jeremiah 42:13-18

But if ye say, We will not dwell in this land, not listening to the voice of the LORD your God, saying, No, but we will go into the land of Egypt, where we shall see no war, nor hear the sound of the shofar, nor have hunger of bread; and there we will dwell: and now therefore hear the word of the LORD, ye remnant of Judah; thus hath the LORD of the hosts, the God of Israel said: If ye altogether set your faces to enter into Egypt, and go to sojourn there; read more.
then it shall come to pass that the sword, which ye feared, shall overtake you there in the land of Egypt, and the famine, of which ye were afraid, shall follow close after you there in Egypt; and there ye shall die. So shall it be with all the men that set their faces to go into Egypt to sojourn there; they shall die by the sword, by the famine, and by the pestilence; and none of them shall remain or escape from the evil that I will bring upon them. For thus hath the LORD of the hosts, the God of Israel said: As my anger and my fury have been poured forth upon the inhabitants of Jerusalem, so shall my fury be poured forth upon you when ye shall enter into Egypt, and ye shall be an execration and an astonishment and a curse and a reproach; and ye shall see this place no more.

Privileges of saints » Having God for their » Refuge

Psalm 46:11

The LORD of the hosts is with us; the God of Jacob is our refuge. Selah.

Refuge » Cities of » From the avenger of blood

Deuteronomy 4:41-43

Then Moses separated three cities on this side of the Jordan toward the sunrising that the manslayer might flee there, who should kill his neighbour unawares and hated him not in times past and that fleeing unto one of these cities he might live: Namely, Bezer in the wilderness, in the plain country, of the Reubenites, and Ramoth in Gilead, of the Gadites, and Golan in Bashan, of the Manassites.

Joshua 20:1-6

And the LORD spoke unto Joshua, saying, Speak to the sons of Israel, saying, Appoint the cities of refuge, of which I spoke unto you by the hand of Moses, so that the manslayer who kills any person in error and without knowledge may flee there, and they shall be your refuge from the avenger of blood. read more.
And he that flees unto one of these cities shall present himself at the entering of the gate of the city and shall declare his cause in the ears of the elders of that city; they shall receive him into the city among them and give him a place, that he may dwell among them. And when the avenger of blood pursues after him, they shall not deliver the manslayer up into his hand because he smote his neighbour by error, nor did he have enmity with him before. And he shall dwell in that city until he stands before the congregation for judgment and until the death of the high priest that shall be in those days; then shall the manslayer return, and come unto his own city and unto his own house unto the city from where he fled.

Exodus 21:13-14

And if a man did not lie in wait but God delivered him into his hand, then I will appoint thee a place where he shall flee. But if a man comes presumptuously upon his neighbour to slay him with prudence, thou shalt take him from my altar that he may die.

Numbers 35:11-32

then ye shall appoint yourselves cities to be cities of refuge for you that the manslayer who kills any person unawares may flee there. And they shall be unto you cities for refuge from the avenger that the manslayer not die until he stands before the congregation in judgment. And of these cities which ye shall give, six cities shall ye have for refuge. read more.
Ye shall give three cities on this side of the Jordan and three cities shall ye give in the land of Canaan, which shall be cities of refuge. These six cities shall be a refuge, both for the sons of Israel and for the stranger and for the sojourner among them that anyone that kills another person unawares may flee there. And if he smites him with an instrument of iron so that he dies, he is a murderer; the murderer shall surely be put to death. And if he smites him by throwing a stone with which he may die, and he dies, he is a murderer; the murderer shall surely be put to death. Or if he smites him with a hand weapon of wood with which he may die, and he dies, he is a murderer; the murderer shall surely be put to death. The kinsman avenger of blood shall slay the murderer; when he meets him, he shall slay him. But if he thrusts him out of hatred or hurls at him by laying in wait, so that he dies or out of enmity smites him with his hand so that he dies, he that smote him shall surely be put to death; for he is a murderer; the kinsman avenger of blood shall slay the murderer when he meets him. But if he thrusts him suddenly without enmity, or has cast upon him any thing without laying in wait, or with any stone, with which a man may die, seeing him not and casts it upon him that he dies, and was not his enemy, neither sought his harm, then the congregation shall judge between the slayer and the kinsman avenger of blood according to these laws. And the congregation shall deliver the manslayer out of the hand of the kinsman avenger of blood, and the congregation shall restore him to the city of his refuge, where he has fled, and he shall abide in it unto the death of the high priest, who was anointed with the holy oil. But if the manslayer shall at any time come outside the border of the city of his refuge where he has fled, and the kinsman avenger of blood finds him outside the borders of the city of his refuge, and the kinsman avenger of blood slays the manslayer, he shall not be guilty of his blood. He should have remained in the city of his refuge until the death of the high priest, but after the death of the high priest the manslayer shall return into the land of his possession. So these things shall be for a statute of rights unto you throughout your ages in all your dwellings. Whoever kills any person, the murderer shall be put to death by the mouth of witnesses, but one witness shall not testify against any person to cause him to die. Moreover ye shall take no ransom for the life of a murderer who is guilty of death, but he shall be surely put to death. And ye shall take no ransom for him that is fled to the city of his refuge, that he should come again to dwell in the land, until the death of the priest.

Deuteronomy 19:2-13

thou shalt separate three cities for thee in the midst of thy land, which the LORD thy God gives thee to inherit. Thou shalt prepare thee a way and divide the borders of thy land, which the LORD thy God gives thee to inherit, into three parts, so that every manslayer may flee there. And this is the case of the manslayer who is to flee there, that he may live: whoever kills his neighbour by mistake, whom he hated not in time past; read more.
and he who went into the woods with his neighbour to cut firewood and his hand fetched a stroke with the axe to cut down the tree and the head slipped from the handle and lighted upon his neighbour so that he died, he shall flee unto one of those cities and live, lest the avenger of the blood pursue the manslayer, while his heart is hot and overtake him, because the way is long, and slay him, whereas he was not worthy of death, inasmuch as he hated him not in time past. Therefore, I command thee, saying, Thou shalt separate three cities for thee. And if the LORD thy God enlarges thy borders, as he has sworn unto thy fathers, and gives thee all the land which he was to give unto thy fathers, when thou shalt keep all these commandments to do them, which I command thee this day: to love the LORD thy God, and to walk all the days in his ways, then shalt thou add three cities more for thee, besides these three, that innocent blood not be shed in thy land, which the LORD thy God gives thee for an inheritance, and the blood shall not be upon thee. But when any man hates his neighbour and lies in wait for him and rises up against him and smites him mortally that he dies and flees into one of these cities, then the elders of his city shall send and take him from there and deliver him into the hand of the avenger of blood, and he shall die. Thine eye shall not pity him, but thou shalt put away the guilt of innocent blood from Israel that it may go well with thee.

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Joshua 20:7-9

Then they appointed Kedesh in Galilee in the mountain of Naphtali and Shechem in the mountain of Ephraim, and Kirjatharba, which is Hebron, in the mountain of Judah. And on the other side of the Jordan of Jericho eastward, they assigned Bezer in the wilderness upon the plain out of the tribe of Reuben and Ramoth in Gilead out of the tribe of Gad and Golan in Bashan out of the tribe of Manasseh. These were the cities appointed for all the sons of Israel and for the stranger that sojourns among them that anyone who kills any person by error might flee there and not die by the hand of the avenger of blood until he stands before the congregation.

Refuge » Figurative » Of Christ

Hebrews 6:18

that by two immutable things, in which it is impossible for God to lie, we might have a strong consolation, who have fled for refuge to lay hold upon the hope set before us,

Refuge » Cities of » Roads made to

Deuteronomy 19:3

Thou shalt prepare thee a way and divide the borders of thy land, which the LORD thy God gives thee to inherit, into three parts, so that every manslayer may flee there.

Sabbath » Worship celebrated on » Refuge » Times of trouble

Isaiah 37:1

And it came to pass when king Hezekiah heard it, that he rent his clothes and covered himself with sackcloth and went into the house of the LORD.

Isaiah 37:14

And Hezekiah took the letters from the hand of the messengers and read them; and Hezekiah went up unto the house of the LORD and spread them before the LORD.