'Escape' in the Bible
He thought, “If Esau comes to one camp and attacks it, the remaining one can escape.”
So Moses stretched out his hand over the sea, and at daybreak the sea returned to its normal depth. While the Egyptians were trying to escape from it, the Lord threw them into the sea.
The men of Ai turned and looked back, and smoke from the city was rising to the sky! They could not escape in any direction, and the troops who had fled to the wilderness now became the pursuers.
Then she cried, “Samson, the Philistines are here!” When he awoke from his sleep, he said, “I will escape as I did before and shake myself free.” But he did not know that the Lord had left him.
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!”
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.”
David said to all the servants with him in Jerusalem, “Get up. We have to flee, or we will not escape from Absalom! Leave quickly, or he will soon overtake us, heap disaster on us, and strike the city with the edge of the sword.”
Then Elijah ordered them, “Seize the prophets of Baal! Do not let even one of them escape.” So they seized them, and Elijah brought them down to the Wadi Kishon and slaughtered them there.
Then, take the flask of oil, pour it on his head, and say, ‘This is what the Lord says: “I anoint you king over Israel.”’ Open the door and escape. Don’t wait.”
But King Joram had returned to Jezreel to recover from the wounds that the Arameans had inflicted on him when he fought against Aram’s King Hazael. Jehu said, “If you commanders wish to make me king, then don’t let anyone escape from the city to go tell about it in Jezreel.”
Then they went in to offer sacrifices and burnt offerings.Now Jehu had stationed 80 men outside, and he warned them, “Whoever allows any of the men I am delivering into your hands to escape will forfeit his life for theirs.”
Mordecai told the messenger to reply to Esther, “Don’t think that you will escape the fate of all the Jews because you are in the king’s palace.
But the sight of the wicked will fail.Their way of escape will be cut off,and their only hope is their last breath.
He will not escape from the darkness;flames will wither his shoots,and by the breath of God’s mouth, he will depart.
Because his appetite is never satisfied,he does not let anything he desires escape.
Then an upright man could reason with Him,and I would escape from my Judge forever.
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!
The horse is a false hope for safety;it provides no escape by its great power.
Will they escape in spite of such sin?God, bring down the nations in wrath.
Our God is a God of salvation,and escape from death belongs to the Lord God.
Where can I go to escape Your Spirit?Where can I flee from Your presence?
Escape like a gazelle from a hunter,like a bird from a fowler’s trap.
Be assured that the wickedwill not go unpunished,but the offspring of the righteous will escape.
A false witness will not go unpunished,and one who utters lies will not escape.
And I find more bitter than death the woman who is a trap, her heart a net, and her hands chains. The one who pleases God will escape her, but the sinner will be captured by her.
No one has authority over the wind to restrain it, and there is no authority over the day of death; there is no furlough in battle, and wickedness will not allow those who practice it to escape.
The waters of Dibon are full of blood,but I will bring on Dibon even more than this—a lion for those who escape from Moab,and for the survivors in the land. >
And the inhabitants of this coastland will say on that day, ‘Look, this is what has happened to those we relied on and fled to for help to rescue us from the king of Assyria! Now, how will we escape?’”
You say, “No!We will escape on horses”—therefore you will escape!—and, “We will ride on fast horses”—but those who pursue you will be faster.
“Therefore, this is what the Lord says: I am about to bring on them disaster that they cannot escape. They will cry out to Me, but I will not hear them.
Flight will be impossible for the shepherds,and escape, for the leaders of the flock.
Zedekiah king of Judah will not escape from the Chaldeans; indeed, he will certainly be handed over to Babylon’s king. They will speak face to face and meet eye to eye.
As for you, you will not escape from his hand but are certain to be captured and handed over to him. You will meet the king of Babylon eye to eye and speak face to face; you will go to Babylon.
But if you do not surrender to the officials of the king of Babylon, then this city will be handed over to the Chaldeans. They will burn it down, and you yourself will not escape from them.’”
All your wives and sons will be brought out to the Chaldeans. You yourself will not escape from them, for you will be seized by the king of Babylon and this city will burn down.’”
Those who escape the sword will return from the land of Egypt to the land of Judah only few in number, and the whole remnant of Judah, the ones going to the land of Egypt to live there for a while, will know whose word stands, Mine or theirs!
The swift cannot flee,and the warrior cannot escape!In the north by the bank of the Euphrates River,they stumble and fall.
The destroyer will move against every town;not one town will escape.The valley will perish,and the plain will be annihilated,as the Lord has said.
For a nation from the north will come against her;it will make her land desolate.No one will be living in it—both man and beast will escape.
Escape from Babylon;depart from the Chaldeans’ land.Be like the rams that lead the flock.
Summon the archers to Babylon,all who string the bow;camp all around her; let none escape.Repay her according to her deeds;just as she has done, do the same to her,for she has acted arrogantly against the Lord,against the Holy One of Israel.
ג GimelHe has walled me in so I cannot escape;He has weighed me down with chains.
“Yet I will leave a remnant when you are scattered among the nations, for throughout the countries there will be some of you who will escape the sword.
The survivors among them will escapeand live on the mountainslike doves of the valley,all of them moaning,each over his own iniquity.
However, this king revolted against him by sending his ambassadors to Egypt so they might give him horses and a large army. Will he flourish? Will the one who does such things escape? Can he break a covenant and still escape?
He despised the oath by breaking the covenant. He did all these things even though he gave his hand in pledge. He will not escape!”
He will also invade the beautiful land, and many will fall. But these will escape from his power: Edom, Moab, and the prominent people of the Ammonites.
He will extend his power against the countries, and not even the land of Egypt will escape.
At that timeMichael the great princewho stands watch over your people will rise up.There will be a time of distresssuch as never has occurredsince nations came into being until that time.But at that time all your peoplewho are found written in the book will escape.
A fire destroys in front of them,and behind them a flame devours.The land in front of themis like the Garden of Eden,but behind them,it is like a desert wasteland;there is no escape from them.
Then everyone who callson the name of Yahweh will be saved,for there will be an escapefor those on Mount Zion and in Jerusalem,as the Lord promised,among the survivors the Lord calls.
Escape will fail the swift,the strong one will not prevail by his strength,and the brave will not save his life.
I saw the Lord standing beside the altar, and He said:Strike the capitals of the pillarsso that the thresholds shake;knock them down on the heads of all the people.Then I will kill the rest of them with the sword.None of those who flee will get away;none of the fugitives will escape.
Woe to him who dishonestly makeswealth for his houseto place his nest on high,to escape from the reach of disaster!
“Go, Zion! Escape, you who are living with Daughter Babylon.”
So now we consider the arrogant to be fortunate. Not only do those who commit wickedness prosper, they even test God and escape.”
When they persecute you in one town, escape to another. For I assure you: You will not have covered the towns of Israel before the Son of Man comes.
“Snakes! Brood of vipers! How can you escape being condemned to hell?
Pray that your escape may not be in winter or on a Sabbath.
He got up and departed from there to the region of Tyre and Sidon. He entered a house and did not want anyone to know it, but He could not escape notice.
But be alert at all times, praying that you may have strength to escape all these things that are going to take place and to stand before the Son of Man.”
Some sailors tried to escape from the ship; they had let down the skiff into the sea, pretending that they were going to put out anchors from the bow.
The soldiers’ plan was to kill the prisoners so that no one could swim away and escape.
Do you really think—anyone of you who judges those who do such things yet do the same—that you will escape God’s judgment?
If anyone’s work is burned up, it will be lost, but he will be saved; yet it will be like an escape through fire.
No temptation has overtaken you except what is common to humanity. God is faithful, and He will not allow you to be tempted beyond what you are able, but with the temptation He will also provide a way of escape so that you are able to bear it.
When they say, “Peace and security,” then sudden destruction comes on them, like labor pains come on a pregnant woman, and they will not escape.
Then they may come to their senses and escape the Devil’s trap, having been captured by him to do his will.
how will we escape if we neglect such a great salvation? It was first spoken by the Lord and was confirmed to us by those who heard Him.
Make sure that you do not reject the One who speaks. For if they did not escape when they rejected Him who warned them on earth, even less will we if we turn away from Him who warns us from heaven.
Dear friends, don’t let this one thing escape you: With the Lord one day is like a thousand years, and a thousand years like one day.