Psalm 55:6
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New International Version
I said, "Oh, that I had the wings of a dove! I would fly away and be at rest.

King James Bible
And I said, Oh that I had wings like a dove! for then would I fly away, and be at rest.

Darby Bible Translation
And I said, Oh that I had wings like a dove! I would fly away, and be at rest;

World English Bible
I said, "Oh that I had wings like a dove! Then I would fly away, and be at rest.

Young's Literal Translation
And I say, 'Who doth give to me a pinion as a dove? I fly away and rest,

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Commentary
Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

O that I had wings like a dove! - He was so surrounded, so hemmed in on every side by his adversaries, that he could see no way for his escape unless he had wings, and could take flight. The dove is a bird of very rapid wing; and some oil them passing before his eyes at the time, might have suggested the idea expressed here.

And be at rest - Get a habitation.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Psalm 11:1 In the LORD put I my trust: how say you to my soul, Flee as a bird to your mountain?

Psalm 139:9 If I take the wings of the morning, and dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea;

Revelation 12:14 And to the woman were given two wings of a great eagle, that she might fly into the wilderness, into her place...

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July 9. "Cast Thy Burden on the Lord" (Ps. Lv. 22).
"Cast thy burden on the Lord" (Ps. lv. 22). Dear friends, sometimes we bring a burden to God, and we have such a groaning over it, and we seem to think God has a dreadful time, too, but in reality it does not burden Him at all. God says: It is a light thing for Me to do this for you. Your load, though heavy for you, is not heavy for Him. Christ carries the whole on one shoulder, not two shoulders. The government of the world is upon His shoulder. He is not struggling and groaning with it. His mighty
Rev. A. B. Simpson—Days of Heaven Upon Earth

If Then to Sin, that Others May not Commit a Worse Sin...
21. If then to sin, that others may not commit a worse sin, either against us or against any, without doubt we ought not; it is to be considered in that which Lot did, whether it be an example which we ought to imitate, or rather one which we ought to avoid. For it seems meet to be more looked into and noted, that, when so horrible an evil from the most flagitious impiety of the Sodomites was impending over his guests, which he wished to ward off and was not able, to such a degree may even that just
St. Augustine—Against Lying

Cross References
Job 3:13
For now I would be lying down in peace; I would be asleep and at rest

Jeremiah 9:2
Oh, that I had in the desert a lodging place for travelers, so that I might leave my people and go away from them; for they are all adulterers, a crowd of unfaithful people.

Jeremiah 48:28
Abandon your towns and dwell among the rocks, you who live in Moab. Be like a dove that makes its nest at the mouth of a cave.

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