New International Version
I said, "Oh, that I had the wings of a dove! I would fly away and be at rest.
King James Bible
And I said, Oh that I had wings like a dove! for then would I fly away, and be at rest.
Darby Bible Translation
And I said, Oh that I had wings like a dove! I would fly away, and be at rest;
World English Bible
I said, "Oh that I had wings like a dove! Then I would fly away, and be at rest.
Young's Literal Translation
And I say, 'Who doth give to me a pinion as a dove? I fly away and rest,
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
O that I had wings like a dove! - He was so surrounded, so hemmed in on every side by his adversaries, that he could see no way for his escape unless he had wings, and could take flight. The dove is a bird of very rapid wing; and some oil them passing before his eyes at the time, might have suggested the idea expressed here.
And be at rest - Get a habitation.
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Abandon your towns and dwell among the rocks, you who live in Moab. Be like a dove that makes its nest at the mouth of a cave.
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