Light must be supplied, among graceful refuges, by terracing any story in danger of darkness. Bibliography Information Each word in the Hebrew will define itself. 3. Article Images Copyright © 2020 Getty Images unless otherwise indicated. An expedient to secure protection or defense. . . whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.”. Even more significantly, the Lord is our refuge in the Day of Judgment. The high hills are a refuge for the wild goats. Indeed, the greatest need of all men and women is shelter from the horrible consequences of sin, and this word in Scripture reminds us that God offers such shelter. Interestingly enough, the primary use of the word “refuge” in the Old Testament before the Psalms is … It is interesting, as well, to consider the word “refuge” in the light of Christ’s (God’s) status as shelterless and as”refugee” upon entering history in the Incarnation. Bruce Works Republished by BibleMesh & Kingsley Books. For the King James Version "refuge" in Deuteronomy 33:27, the Revised Version (British and American) has "dwelling-place," and in Psalms 9:9, "high tower." 100 Bible Verses about Refuge John 3:16-17 ESV / 31 helpful votes Helpful Not Helpful “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life. 9. I wrote (with Malcolm Guite) a song that teases out a bit of what that might mean: REFUGEE lyric by Malcolm Guite and Steve Bell / music by Steve Bell We think of him as safe beneath the steeple Or cosy in a crib beside the font But he is with a million displaced people On the long road of weariness and want For even as we sing our final carol The hounded child is up and on that road Fleeing from the wrath of someone else’s quarrel Glancing behind and shouldering their load While Herod rages still from his dark tower Christ clings to Mary, fingers tightly curled The lambs are slaughtered by the men of power And death squads spread their curse across the world How terrible, how just and how ironic That every Herod dies and comes alone Defenseless as the naked embryonic To stand before the Lamb upon the throne I can’t resist the burning urge for turning This song into a cautionary tale The Savior whom this song has been discerning Once occupied, the belly of a whale To reach as deep as love could ever fathom To rescue from the tentacles of hell The wretched, the beleaguered and forgotten Surprisingly, their enemies as well. ), and manoc (2 Samuel 22:3 Psalm 59:16, etc. The principal words in the Old Testament are machceh (Psalms 14:6; 46:1; 62:7,8; Isaiah 4:6, etc. The grammar, structure, and style of those languages are very different from English, and a literal word-for-word translation is not possible. Many times, it references His ability to protect us from the dangers just described. God is a refuge, strength, and a help. STUDENT POST: Christ & The Apostles’ Creed, F.F. Most of the time, however, the trusting implied by this word is spiritual in nature, especially in the Psalms. In the ESV its noun and verb forms occur again and again—more than 40 times in all, as in “take refuge in him,” “the LORD is his refuge,” “he is the saving refuge of his anointed,” “be a rock of refuge for me,” etc. The word “refuge” is used 88 times in the Bible, with 87 of them being found in the Old Testament and the majority being found in the Psalms – where I tend to find it most (used 42 times). These six cities shall be a refuge, both for the children of Israel, and for the stranger, and for the sojourner among them: that every one that killeth any person unawares may flee thither. General Editor. Ps. This sounds good, but my question is, how does this refuge, strength, and help come about. An easy way to make God our refuge is to simply ask Him to be. Copyright © 2020, Bible Study Tools.