Psalm 55:8
New International Version
I would hurry to my place of shelter, far from the tempest and storm.”

New Living Translation
How quickly I would escape— far from this wild storm of hatred.

English Standard Version
I would hurry to find a shelter from the raging wind and tempest.”

Berean Study Bible
I would hurry to my shelter, far from this raging tempest.”

King James Bible
I would hasten my escape from the windy storm and tempest.

New King James Version
I would hasten my escape From the windy storm and tempest.”

New American Standard Bible
“I would hurry to my place of refuge From the stormy wind and heavy gale.”

NASB 1995
“I would hasten to my place of refuge From the stormy wind and tempest.”

NASB 1977
“I would hasten to my place of refuge From the stormy wind and tempest.”

Amplified Bible
“I would hurry to my refuge [my tranquil shelter far away] From the stormy wind and from the tempest.”

Christian Standard Bible
I would hurry to my shelter from the raging wind and the storm.”

Holman Christian Standard Bible
I would hurry to my shelter from the raging wind and the storm.”

American Standard Version
I would haste me to a shelter From the stormy wind and tempest.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And I had waited for him who delivers me from the wind of hurricanes.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
I waited for him that should deliver me from distress of spirit and tempest.

Contemporary English Version
I would quickly find shelter from howling winds and raging storms.

Douay-Rheims Bible
I waited for him that hath saved me from pusillanimity of spirit, and a storm.

English Revised Version
I would haste me to a shelter from the stormy wind and tempest.

Good News Translation
I would hurry and find myself a shelter from the raging wind and the storm.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
I would hurry to find shelter from the raging wind and storm."

International Standard Version
I want to deliver myself quickly from this windstorm and tempest."

JPS Tanakh 1917
I would haste me to a shelter From the stormy wind and tempest.'

Literal Standard Version
I hurry escape for myself, From a rushing wind, from a whirlwind.

NET Bible
I will hurry off to a place that is safe from the strong wind and the gale."

New Heart English Bible
"I would hurry to a shelter from the stormy wind and storm."

World English Bible
"I would hurry to a shelter from the stormy wind and storm."

Young's Literal Translation
I hasten escape for myself, From a rushing wind, from a whirlwind.

Additional Translations ...
Context
Cast Your Burden upon the LORD
7How far away I would flee! In the wilderness I would remain. Selah 8I would hurry to my shelter, far from this raging tempest.” 9O Lord, confuse and confound their speech, for I see violence and strife in the city.…

Cross References
Isaiah 4:6
a shelter to give shade from the heat by day, and a refuge and hiding place from the storm and the rain.

Isaiah 25:4
For You have been a refuge for the poor, a stronghold for the needy in distress, a refuge from the storm, a shade from the heat. For the breath of the ruthless is like rain against a wall,

Isaiah 29:6
you will be visited by the LORD of Hosts with thunder and earthquake and loud noise, with windstorm and tempest and consuming flame of fire.


Treasury of Scripture

I would hasten my escape from the windy storm and tempest.

the winds storm.

Psalm 18:4
The sorrows of death compassed me, and the floods of ungodly men made me afraid.

Isaiah 17:12,13
Woe to the multitude of many people, which make a noise like the noise of the seas; and to the rushing of nations, that make a rushing like the rushing of mighty waters! …

Matthew 7:25-27
And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell not: for it was founded upon a rock…









Verse 8. - I would hasten my escape from the windy storm and tempest. As doves fly from storm and tempest to their nests in the rocks, so the psalmist would fain haste away from the passions and perils of the city to some safe refuge in the wilds. What he here anticipates, he afterwards accomplished, when he fled from Absalom over Jordan (2 Samuel 15:14).

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
I would hurry
אָחִ֣ישָׁה (’ā·ḥî·šāh)
Verb - Hifil - Imperfect Cohortative - first person common singular
Strong's 2363: To hurry, to be eager with excitement, enjoyment

to my shelter
מִפְלָ֣ט (mip̄·lāṭ)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 4655: An escape or (place of) escape

far from
לִ֑י (lî)
Preposition | first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew

this raging
מֵר֖וּחַ (mê·rū·aḥ)
Preposition-m | Noun - common singular
Strong's 7307: Wind, breath, exhalation, life, anger, unsubstantiality, a region of the sky, spirit

tempest.”
מִסָּֽעַר׃ (mis·sā·‘ar)
Preposition-m | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 5591: A hurricane


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