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If I flew away beyond the east or lived in the farthest place in the west,
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If I take my wings early in the morning, and dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea:
If I take.
194,188 miles in one second of time; and comes from the sun to the earth, a distance of
95,513,794 miles in
8 minutes and nearly
12 seconds! But, could I even fly upon the wings or rays of the morning light, which diffuses itself with such velocity over the globe from east to west, instead of being beyond Thy reach, or by this sudden transition be able to escape thy notice. Thy arm could still at pleasure prevent or arrest my progress, and I should still be encircled with the immensity of Thy essence. The sentiment in this noble passage is remarkably striking and the description truly sublime.
Psalm 18:10 And he ascended upon the cherubim, and he flew; he flew upon the wings of the winds.
Psalm 19:6 His going out is from the end of heaven, And his circuit even to the end thereof: and there is no one that can hide himself from his heat.
Malachi 4:2 But unto you that fear my name, the Sun of justice shall arise, and health in his wings: and you shall go forth, and shall leap like calves of the herd.
Psalm 74:16,17 Thine is the day, and thine is the night: thou hast made the morning light and the sun. . . .
Isaiah 24:14-16 These shall lift up their voice, and shall give praise: when the Lord shall be glorified, they shall make a joyful noise from the sea. . . .
ContextYou Have Searched Me and Known Me
…8If I ascend into heaven, thou art there: if I descend into hell, thou art present. 9If I take my wings early in the morning, and dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea:10Even there also shall thy hand lead me: and thy right hand shall hold me.…
And they that dwell in the uttermost borders shall be afraid at thy signs: thou shalt make the outgoings of the morning and of the evening to be joyful.
If I ascend into heaven, thou art there: if I descend into hell, thou art present.
Even there also shall thy hand lead me: and thy right hand shall hold me.
Though they go down even to hell, thence shall my hand bring them out: and though they climb up to heaven, thence will I bring them down.
Arise and go to Ninive, the great city, and preach in it: For the wickedness thereof is come up before me.
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