Psalm 11:1
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English Standard Version
In the LORD I take refuge; how can you say to my soul, “Flee like a bird to your mountain,

King James Bible
To the chief Musician, A Psalm of David. In the LORD put I my trust: how say ye to my soul, Flee as a bird to your mountain?

American Standard Version
In Jehovah do I take refuge: How say ye to my soul, Flee as a bird to your mountain;

Douay-Rheims Bible
Unto the end. A psalm for David. In the Lord I put my trust: how then do you say to my soul: Get thee away from hence to the mountain like a sparrow?

English Revised Version
For the Chief Musician. A Psalm of David. In the LORD put I my trust: how say ye to my soul, Flee as a bird to your mountain?

Webster's Bible Translation
To the chief Musician, A Psalm of David. In the LORD I put my trust: how say ye to my soul, Flee as a bird to your mountain?

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Commentary
Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

The six strophes, in which the consecutive letters from מ to צ are wanting, are completed, and now the acrostic strophes begin again with ק. In contrast to those who have no God, or only a lifeless idol, the psalmist calls upon his God, the living God, to destroy the appearance that He is not an omniscient Being, by arising to action. We have more than one name of God used here; אל is a vocative just as in Psalm 16:1; Psalm 83:2; Psalm 139:17, Psalm 139:23. He is to lift up His hand in order to help and to punish (נשׂא יד, whence comes the imperat. נשׂא equals שׂא, cf. נסה Psalm 4:7, like שׁלח יד Psalm 138:7 and נטה יד Exodus 7:5 elsewhere). Forget not is equivalent to: fulfil the לא שׁכח of Psalm 9:13, put to shame the שׁכח אל of the ungodly, Psalm 10:11! Our translation follows the Kerמ ענוים. That which is complained of in Psalm 10:3, Psalm 10:4 is put in the form of a question to God in Psalm 10:13 : wherefore (על־מה, instead of which we find על־מה in Numbers 22:32; Jeremiah 9:11, because the following words begin with letters of a different class) does it come to pass, i.e., is it permitted to come to pass? On the perf. in this interrogative clause vid., Psalm 11:3. מדּוּע inquires the cause, למּה the aim, and על־מה the motive, or in general the reason: on what ground, since God's holiness can suffer no injury to His honour? On לא תדרשׁ with כּי, the oratio directa instead of obliqua, vid., on Psalm 9:21.

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Psalm 7:1 O LORD my God, in you do I put my trust: save me from all them that persecute me, and deliver me:

Psalm 9:10 And they that know your name will put their trust in you: for you, LORD, have not forsaken them that seek you.

Psalm 16:1 Preserve me, O God: for in you do I put my trust.

Psalm 25:2 O my God, I trust in you: let me not be ashamed, let not my enemies triumph over me.

Psalm 31:14 But I trusted in you, O LORD: I said, You are my God.

Psalm 56:11 In God have I put my trust: I will not be afraid what man can do to me.

2 Chronicles 14:11 And Asa cried to the LORD his God, and said, LORD, it is nothing with you to help, whether with many, or with them that have no power...

2 Chronicles 16:8 Were not the Ethiopians and the Lubims a huge host, with very many chariots and horsemen? yet, because you did rely on the LORD...

Isaiah 26:3,4 You will keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on you: because he trusts in you...

how

1 Samuel 19:11 Saul also sent messengers to David's house, to watch him, and to slay him in the morning: and Michal David's wife told him, saying...

1 Samuel 20:38 And Jonathan cried after the lad, Make speed, haste, stay not. And Jonathan's lad gathered up the arrows, and came to his master.

1 Samuel 21:10-12 And David arose and fled that day for fear of Saul, and went to Achish the king of Gath...

1 Samuel 22:3 And David went there to Mizpeh of Moab: and he said to the king of Moab, Let my father and my mother, I pray you, come forth...

1 Samuel 23:14 And David stayed in the wilderness in strong holds, and remained in a mountain in the wilderness of Ziph. And Saul sought him every day...

1 Samuel 27:1 And David said in his heart, I shall now perish one day by the hand of Saul...

Flee

Psalm 55:6,7 And I said, Oh that I had wings like a dove! for then would I fly away, and be at rest...

Proverbs 6:5 Deliver yourself as a roe from the hand of the hunter, and as a bird from the hand of the fowler.

Luke 13:31 The same day there came certain of the Pharisees, saying to him, Get you out, and depart hence: for Herod will kill you.

Cross References
Psalm 2:12
Kiss the Son, lest he be angry, and you perish in the way, for his wrath is quickly kindled. Blessed are all who take refuge in him.

Psalm 56:3
When I am afraid, I put my trust in you.

Psalm 64:10
Let the righteous one rejoice in the LORD and take refuge in him! Let all the upright in heart exult!

Psalm 121:1
I lift up my eyes to the hills. From where does my help come?

Psalm 141:8
But my eyes are toward you, O GOD, my Lord; in you I seek refuge; leave me not defenseless!

Jeremiah 48:9
"Give wings to Moab, for she would fly away; her cities shall become a desolation, with no inhabitant in them.

Lamentations 3:52
"I have been hunted like a bird by those who were my enemies without cause;

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