'Flee' in the Bible
So now, my son, listen to me. Flee at once to my brother Laban in Haran,
Why did you secretly flee from me, deceive me, and not tell me? I would have sent you away with joy and singing, with tambourines and lyres,
Those among Pharaoh’s officials who feared the word of the Lord made their servants and livestock flee to shelters,
But if he didn’t intend any harm, and yet God caused it to happen by his hand, I will appoint a place for you where he may flee.
I will turn against you, so that you will be defeated by your enemies. Those who hate you will rule over you, and you will flee even though no one is pursuing you.
“I will put anxiety in the hearts of those of you who survive in the lands of their enemies. The sound of a wind-driven leaf will put them to flight, and they will flee as one flees from a sword, and fall though no one is pursuing them.
Whenever the ark set out, Moses would say:Arise, Lord!Let Your enemies be scattered,and those who hate You flee from Your presence.
“The cities you give the Levites will include six cities of refuge, which you must provide so that the one who kills someone may flee there; in addition to these, give 42 other cities.
designate cities to serve as cities of refuge for you, so that a person who kills someone unintentionally may flee there.
These six cities will serve as a refuge for the Israelites and for the foreigner or temporary resident among them, so that anyone who kills a person unintentionally may flee there.
Someone could flee there who committed manslaughter, killing his neighbor accidentally without previously hating him. He could flee to one of these cities and stay alive:
You are to determine the distances and divide the land the Lord your God is granting you as an inheritance into three regions, so that anyone who commits manslaughter can flee to these cities.
If he goes into the forest with his neighbor to cut timber, and his hand swings the ax to chop down a tree, but the blade flies off the handle and strikes his neighbor so that he dies, that person may flee to one of these cities and live.
“The Lord will cause the enemies who rise up against you to be defeated before you. They will march out against you from one direction but flee from you in seven directions.
The Lord will cause you to be defeated before your enemies. You will march out against them from one direction but flee from them in seven directions. You will be an object of horror to all the kingdoms of the earth.
Then I and all the people who are with me will approach the city. When they come out against us as they did the first time, we will flee from them.
so that a person who kills someone unintentionally or accidentally may flee there. These will be your refuge from the avenger of blood.
These are the cities appointed for all the Israelites and foreigners among them, so that anyone who kills a person unintentionally may flee there and not die at the hand of the avenger of blood until he stands before the assembly.
The Benjaminites said, “We are defeating them as before.”But the Israelites said, “Let’s flee and draw them away from the city to the highways.”
Saul’s son Jonathan had a son whose feet were crippled. He was five years old when the report about Saul and Jonathan came from Jezreel. The one who had nursed him picked him up and fled, but as she was hurrying to flee, he fell and became lame. His name was Mephibosheth.
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.”
“You must not go!” the people pleaded. “If we have to flee, they will not pay any attention to us. Even if half of us die, they will not pay any attention to us because you are worth 10,000 of us. Therefore, it is better if you support us from the city.”
So Gad went to David, told him the choices, and asked him, “Do you want three years of famine to come on your land, to flee from your foes three months while they pursue you, or to have a plague in your land three days? Now, think it over and decide what answer I should take back to the One who sent me.”
Then King Rehoboam sent Adoram, who was in charge of forced labor, but all Israel stoned him to death. King Rehoboam managed to get into the chariot and flee to Jerusalem.
Then King Rehoboam sent Hadoram, who was in charge of the forced labor, but the Israelites stoned him to death. However, King Rehoboam managed to get into his chariot to flee to Jerusalem.
My days fly by faster than a runner;they flee without seeing any good.
No arrow can make him flee;slingstones become like stubble to him.
How far away I would flee;I would stay in the wilderness.Selah
You have given a signal flag to those who fear You,so that they can flee before the archers.Selah
For the choir director. A Davidic psalm. A song.God arises. His enemies scatter,and those who hate Him flee from His presence.
“The kings of the armies flee—they flee!”She who stays at home divides the spoil.
Where can I go to escape Your Spirit?Where can I flee from Your presence?
The wicked flee when no one is pursuing them,but the righteous are as bold as a lion.
Before the day breaksand the shadows flee,turn to me, my love, and be like a gazelleor a young stag on the divided mountains.
Before the day breaksand the shadows flee,I will make my way to the mountain of myrrhand the hill of frankincense.
Like wandering gazellesand like sheep without a shepherd,each one will turn to his own people,each one will flee to his own land.
My heart cries out over Moab,whose fugitives flee as far as Zoar,to Eglath-shelishiyah;they go up the slope of Luhith weeping;they raise a cry of destructionon the road to Horonaim.
The nations rage like the raging of many waters.He rebukes them, and they flee far away,driven before the wind like chaff on the hillsand like tumbleweeds before a gale.
One thousand will flee at the threat of one,at the threat of five you will flee,until you alone remainlike a solitary pole on a mountaintopor a banner on a hill.
Then Assyria will fall,but not by human sword;a sword will devour him,but not one made by man.He will flee from the sword;his young men will be put to forced labor.
The peoples flee at the thunderous noise;the nations scatter when You rise in Your majesty.
and the redeemed of the Lord will returnand come to Zion with singing,crowned with unending joy.Joy and gladness will overtake them,and sorrow and sighing will flee.
Leave Babylon,flee from the Chaldeans!Declare with a shout of joy,proclaim this,let it go out to the end of the earth;announce,“The Lord has redeemed His servant Jacob!”
And the redeemed of the Lord will returnand come to Zion with singing,crowned with unending joy.Joy and gladness will overtake them,and sorrow and sighing will flee.
Declare in Judah, proclaim in Jerusalem, and say:Blow the ram’s horn throughout the land.Cry out loudly and say:Assemble yourselves,and let’s flee to the fortified cities.
The swift cannot flee,and the warrior cannot escape!In the north by the bank of the Euphrates River,they stumble and fall.
Even her mercenaries among herare like stall-fed calves.They too will turn back;together they will flee;they will not take their stand,for the day of their calamity is coming on them,the time of their punishment.
Flee! Save your lives!Be like a juniper bush in the wilderness.
Those who flee will stand exhausted in Heshbon’s shadowbecause fire has come out from Heshbonand a flame from within Sihon.It will devour Moab’s foreheadand the skull of the noisemakers.
Cut off the sower from Babylonas well as him who wields the sickle at harvest time.Because of the oppressor’s sword,each will turn to his own people,each will flee to his own land.
He called out loudly:Cut down the tree and chop off its branches;strip off its leaves and scatter its fruit.Let the animals flee from under it,and the birds from its branches.
For even if they flee from devastation,Egypt will gather them, and Memphis will bury them.Thistles will take possession of their precious silver;thorns will invade their tents.
Even the most courageous of the warriorswill flee naked on that day—this is the Lord’s declaration.
Then Amaziah said to Amos, “Go away, you seer! Flee to the land of Judah. Earn your living and give your prophecies there,
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.
However, Jonah got up to flee to Tarshish from the Lord’s presence. He went down to Joppa and found a ship going to Tarshish. He paid the fare and went down into it to go with them to Tarshish, from the Lord’s presence.
You will flee by My mountain valley, for the valley of the mountains will extend to Azal. You will flee as you fled from the earthquake in the days of Uzziah king of Judah. Then the Lord my God will come and all the holy ones with Him.
After they were gone, an angel of the Lord suddenly appeared to Joseph in a dream, saying, “Get up! Take the child and His mother, flee to Egypt, and stay there until I tell you. For Herod is about to search for the child to destroy Him.”
When he saw many of the Pharisees and Sadducees coming to the place of his baptism, he said to them, “Brood of vipers! Who warned you to flee from the coming wrath?
“then those in Judea must flee to the mountains!
“When you see the abomination that causes desolationstanding where it should not” (let the reader understand), “then those in Judea must flee to the mountains!
He then said to the crowds who came out to be baptized by him, “Brood of vipers! Who warned you to flee from the coming wrath?
Then those in Judea must flee to the mountains! Those inside the city must leave it, and those who are in the country must not enter it,
Run from sexual immorality! “Every sin a person can commit is outside the body.” On the contrary, the person who is sexually immoral sins against his own body.
Therefore, my dear friends, flee from idolatry.
Flee from youthful passions, and pursue righteousness, faith, love, and peace, along with those who call on the Lord from a pure heart.
Therefore, submit to God. But resist the Devil, and he will flee from you.
In those days people will seek death and will not find it; they will long to die, but death will flee from them.