Psalm 11:1
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New International Version
For the director of music. Of David. In the LORD I take refuge. How then can you say to me: "Flee like a bird to your mountain.

New Living Translation
For the choir director: A psalm of David. I trust in the LORD for protection. So why do you say to me, "Fly like a bird to the mountains for safety!

English Standard Version
To the choirmaster. Of David. In the LORD I take refuge; how can you say to my soul, “Flee like a bird to your mountain,

New American Standard Bible
For the choir director. A Psalm of David. In the LORD I take refuge; How can you say to my soul, "Flee as a bird to your mountain;

King James Bible
To the chief Musician, A Psalm of David. In the LORD put I my trust: how say ye to my soul, Flee as a bird to your mountain?

Holman Christian Standard Bible
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!

International Standard Version
I take refuge in the LORD. So how can you say to me, "Flee like a bird to the mountains."?

NET Bible
For the music director; by David. In the LORD I have taken shelter. How can you say to me, "Flee to a mountain like a bird!

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
In Lord Jehovah I have hoped; how do you say to my soul, “Escape and dwell on the mountains like a bird?”

GOD'S WORD® Translation
[For the choir director; by David.] I have taken refuge in the LORD. How can you say to me: "Flee to your mountain like a bird?

JPS Tanakh 1917
For the Leader. [A Psalm] of David. In the LORD have I taken refuge; How say ye to my soul: 'Flee thou! to your mountain, ye birds'?

New American Standard 1977
In the LORD I take refuge;
            How can you say to my soul, “Flee as a bird to your mountain;

Jubilee Bible 2000
I put my trust in the LORD put I: how say ye to my soul, Flee as a bird to your mountain?

King James 2000 Bible
In the LORD put I my trust: how say you to my soul, Flee as a bird to your mountain?

American King James Version
In the LORD put I my trust: how say you to my soul, Flee as a bird to your mountain?

American Standard Version
In Jehovah do I take refuge: How say ye to my soul, Flee as a bird to your mountain;

Douay-Rheims Bible
Unto the end. A psalm for David. In the Lord I put my trust: how then do you say to my soul: Get thee away from hence to the mountain like a sparrow?

Darby Bible Translation
{To the chief Musician. [A Psalm] of David.} In Jehovah have I put my trust: how say ye to my soul, Flee [as] a bird to your mountain?

English Revised Version
For the Chief Musician. A Psalm of David. In the LORD put I my trust: how say ye to my soul, Flee as a bird to your mountain?

Webster's Bible Translation
To the chief Musician, A Psalm of David. In the LORD I put my trust: how say ye to my soul, Flee as a bird to your mountain?

World English Bible
In Yahweh, I take refuge. How can you say to my soul, "Flee as a bird to your mountain!"

Young's Literal Translation
To the Overseer. -- By David. In Jehovah I trusted, how say ye to my soul, 'They moved to Thy mountain for the bird?
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
11:1-7 David's struggle with, and triumph over a strong temptation to distrust God, and betake himself to indirect means for his own safety, in a time of danger. - Those that truly fear God and serve him, are welcome to put their trust in him. The psalmist, before he gives an account of his temptation to distrust God, records his resolution to trust in Him, as that by which he was resolved to live and die. The believer, though not terrified by his enemies, may be tempted, by the fears of his friends, to desert his post, or neglect his work. They perceive his danger, but not his security; they give him counsel that savours of worldly policy, rather than of heavenly wisdom. The principles of religion are the foundations on which the faith and hope of the righteous are built. We are concerned to hold these fast against all temptations to unbelief; for believers would be undone, if they had not God to go to, God to trust in, and future bliss to hope for. The prosperity of wicked people in their wicked, evil ways, and the straits and distresses which the best men are sometimes brought into, tried David's faith. We need not say, Who shall go up to heaven, to fetch us thence a God to trust in? The word is nigh us, and God in the word; his Spirit is in his saints, those living temples, and the Lord is that Spirit. This God governs the world. We may know what men seem to be, but God knows what they are, as the refiner knows the value of gold when he has tried it. God is said to try with his eyes, because he cannot err, or be imposed upon. If he afflicts good people, it is for their trial, therefore for their good. However persecutors and oppressors may prosper awhile, they will for ever perish. God is a holy God, and therefore hates them. He is a righteous Judge, and will therefore punish them. In what a horrible tempest are the wicked hurried away at death! Every man has the portion of his cup assigned him. Impenitent sinner, mark your doom! The last call to repentance is about to be addressed to you, judgement is at hand; through the gloomy shade of death you pass into the region of eternal wrath. Hasten then, O sinner, to the cross of Christ. How stands the case between God and our souls? Is Christ our hope, our consolation, our security? Then, not otherwise, will the soul be carried through all its difficulties and conflicts.
Study Bible
In the Lord I Take Refuge
1For the choir director. A Psalm of David. In the LORD I take refuge; How can you say to my soul, "Flee as a bird to your mountain; 2For, behold, the wicked bend the bow, They make ready their arrow upon the string To shoot in darkness at the upright in heart.…
Cross References
Psalm 2:12
Do homage to the Son, that He not become angry, and you perish in the way, For His wrath may soon be kindled. How blessed are all who take refuge in Him!

Psalm 56:3
When I am afraid, I will put my trust in You.

Psalm 64:10
The righteous man will be glad in the LORD and will take refuge in Him; And all the upright in heart will glory.

Psalm 121:1
A Song of Ascents. I will lift up my eyes to the mountains; From where shall my help come?

Psalm 141:8
For my eyes are toward You, O GOD, the Lord; In You I take refuge; do not leave me defenseless.

Jeremiah 48:9
"Give wings to Moab, For she will flee away; And her cities will become a desolation, Without inhabitants in them.

Lamentations 3:52
My enemies without cause Hunted me down like a bird;
Treasury of Scripture

In the LORD put I my trust: how say you to my soul, Flee as a bird to your mountain?

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1 Samuel 21:10-12 And David arose and fled that day for fear of Saul, and went to Achish …

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