New Living Translation
If I ride the wings of the morning, if I dwell by the farthest oceans,
King James Bible
If I take the wings of the morning, and dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea;
Darby Bible Translation
If I take the wings of the dawn and dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea,
World English Bible
If I take the wings of the dawn, and settle in the uttermost parts of the sea;
Young's Literal Translation
I take the wings of morning, I dwell in the uttermost part of the sea,
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
139:9 The wings - If I should flee from east to west: for the sea being the western border of Canaan, is often put for the west in scripture. And wings are poetically ascribed to the morning here, as they are elsewhere to the sun, and to the winds.
LibraryPs. cxxxix. 23, 24
Ps. cxxxix. 23, 24. All hearts to Thee are open here; All our desires are known; And we are that which we appear To Thee, good Lord, alone. No eye of man can penetrate, Another's secret mind, Nor well discern his own estate, Naked, and poor, and blind. The entrance of Thy word gives light: Let it so shine within, That each may tremble at the sight Of his unbosom'd sin. With godly sorrow make him grieve, Till hope spring out of grief, And,cry with tears, "Lord, I believe, Help Thou mine unbelief." …
James Montgomery—Sacred Poems and Hymns
Excursus on the Present Teaching of the Latin and Greek Churches on the Subject.
An Unanswered Question
Out of the Deep of Doubt, Darkness, and Hell.
Those who live at the ends of the earth stand in awe of your wonders. From where the sun rises to where it sets, you inspire shouts of joy.
If I go up to heaven, you are there; if I go down to the grave, you are there.
even there your hand will guide me, and your strength will support me.
Even if they hide at the very top of Mount Carmel, I will search them out and capture them. Even if they hide at the bottom of the ocean, I will send the sea serpent after them to bite them.
But Jonah got up and went in the opposite direction to get away from the LORD. He went down to the port of Joppa, where he found a ship leaving for Tarshish. He bought a ticket and went on board, hoping to escape from the LORD by sailing to Tarshish.
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