New International Version
If I rise on the wings of the dawn, if I settle on the far side of the sea,
King James Bible
If I take the wings of the morning, and dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea;
Darby Bible Translation
[If] I take the wings of the dawn [and] dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea,
World English Bible
If I take the wings of the dawn, and settle in the uttermost parts of the sea;
Young's Literal Translation
I take the wings of morning, I dwell in the uttermost part of the sea,
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
If I ascend - Thou art in heaven, in thy glory; in hell, in thy vindictive justice; and in all parts or earth, water, space, place, or vacuity, by thy omnipresence. Wherever I am, there art thou; and where I cannot be, thou art there. Thou fillest the heavens and the earth.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
If I take. Light has been proved, by many experiments, to travel at the astonishing rate of
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.
LibraryAugust 31. "Lead Me in the Way Everlasting" (Ps. cxxxix. 24).
"Lead me in the way everlasting" (Ps. cxxxix. 24). There is often apparently but little difference in two distinct lives between constant victory and frequent victory. But that one little difference constitutes a world of success or failure. The one is the Divine, the other is the human; the one is the everlasting way, the other the transient and the imperfect. God wants to lead us to the way everlasting, and to establish us and make us immovable as He. We little know the seriousness of the slightest …
Rev. A. B. Simpson—Days of Heaven Upon Earth
The Kingdom Divided
The Suffering of Love.
The Hardening Operation of Love.
The whole earth is filled with awe at your wonders; where morning dawns, where evening fades, you call forth songs of joy.
If I go up to the heavens, you are there; if I make my bed in the depths, you are there.
even there your hand will guide me, your right hand will hold me fast.
Though they hide themselves on the top of Carmel, there I will hunt them down and seize them. Though they hide from my eyes at the bottom of the sea, there I will command the serpent to bite them.
But Jonah ran away from the LORD and headed for Tarshish. He went down to Joppa, where he found a ship bound for that port. After paying the fare, he went aboard and sailed for Tarshish to flee from the LORD.
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