New International Version
Where can I go from your Spirit? Where can I flee from your presence?
King James Bible
Whither shall I go from thy spirit? or whither shall I flee from thy presence?
Darby Bible Translation
Whither shall I go from thy Spirit? and whither flee from thy presence?
World English Bible
Where could I go from your Spirit? Or where could I flee from your presence?
Young's Literal Translation
Whither do I go from Thy Spirit? And whither from Thy face do I flee?
Psalm 139:7 Parallel
CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Whither shall I go from thy Spirit? - Surely רוח ruach in this sense must be taken personally, it certainly cannot mean either breath or wind; to render it so would make the passage ridiculous.
From thy presence? - מפניך mippaneycha, "from thy faces." Why do we meet with this word so frequently in the plural number, when applied to God? And why have we his Spirit, and his appearances or faces, both here? A Trinitarian would at once say, "The plurality of persons in the Godhead is intended;" and who can prove that he is mistaken?
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"Lead me in the way everlasting" (Ps. cxxxix. 24). There is often apparently but little difference in two distinct lives between constant victory and frequent victory. But that one little difference constitutes a world of success or failure. The one is the Divine, the other is the human; the one is the everlasting way, the other the transient and the imperfect. God wants to lead us to the way everlasting, and to establish us and make us immovable as He. We little know the seriousness of the slightest …
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The Suffering of Love.
The Hardening Operation of Love.
When Jacob awoke from his sleep, he thought, "Surely the LORD is in this place, and I was not aware of it."
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"But will God really dwell on earth? The heavens, even the highest heaven, cannot contain you. How much less this temple I have built!
Who can hide in secret places so that I cannot see them?" declares the LORD. "Do not I fill heaven and earth?" declares the LORD.
But Jonah ran away from the LORD and headed for Tarshish. He went down to Joppa, where he found a ship bound for that port. After paying the fare, he went aboard and sailed for Tarshish to flee from the LORD.
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