New American Standard Bible
I have become a marvel to many, For You are my strong refuge.
King James Bible
I am as a wonder unto many; but thou art my strong refuge.
Darby Bible Translation
I have been as a wonder unto many; but thou art my strong refuge.
World English Bible
I am a marvel to many, but you are my strong refuge.
Young's Literal Translation
As a wonder I have been to many, And Thou art my strong refuge.
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
I am as a wonder unto many - The word here rendered "wonder" - מופת môphêth - means properly a miracle, a prodigy; then things that are suited to excite wonder or admiration; then, a sign, a token. See the notes at Isaiah 8:18. The meaning here is, that the course of things in regard to him - the divine dealings toward him - had been such as to excite attention; to strike the mind as something unusual, and out of the common course, in the same way that miracles do. This might be either from the number and the character of the calamities which had come upon him; or from the narrow escapes which he had had from death; or from the frequency of the divine intervention in his behalf; or from the abundant mercies which had been manifested toward him. The connection makes it probable that he refers to the unusual number of afflictions which had come upon him, and the frequency of the divine interpositions in his behalf when there was no other refuge, and no other hope.
But thou art my strong refuge - See the notes at Psalm 18:2. That is, God had been his Protector, his hiding-place.
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For, I think, God has exhibited us apostles last of all, as men condemned to death; because we have become a spectacle to the world, both to angels and to men.
For You have been a refuge for me, A tower of strength against the enemy.
But as for me, the nearness of God is my good; I have made the Lord GOD my refuge, That I may tell of all Your works.
But the LORD has been my stronghold, And my God the rock of my refuge.
Behold, I and the children whom the LORD has given me are for signs and wonders in Israel from the LORD of hosts, who dwells on Mount Zion.
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