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5490 refuge

5490 refuge

A safe retreat; a place of healing and renewal; also a stronghold from which to launch a counter-attack.

False refuges

Flight Ge 3:8-9; Ps 139:7-12 See also Isa 28:15,17

Idolatry Isa 44:9 See also Dt 32:31,37-38

Human support Jer 17:5 See also Ps 20:7-8; Ps 142:4; Isa 30:1-2; Zec 4:6; Php 3:3

False confidence Jer 6:14 See also Eze 13:10-12; Mt 7:26-27; Rev 6:15-17

God alone is the true refuge of believers

Dt 33:27 See also 1Sa 2:2; 2Sa 22:32; Ps 18:31; Ps 46:1; Ps 62:6-7; Jn 10:28-29; Ro 8:31-32,38-39; Php 4:7

Pictures to describe God as a refuge

A fortress Ps 46:7 See also Ps 28:8; Ps 48:3; Ps 59:16,16; Ps 62:2; Ps 71:3; Ps 91:2; Ps 144:1-3

A rock 2Sa 22:2-3 pp Ps 18:2 See also Ge 49:24; Dt 32:4,15; 2Sa 22:47; Ps 31:2; Ps 94:22; Isa 26:4; Hab 1:12

A shade Ps 91:1 See also Ps 121:5; SS 2:3; Isa 25:4-5

Sheltering wings Ps 57:1 See also Dt 32:10-11; Ru 2:12; Ps 17:8; Ps 36:7; Mt 23:37

A shield Ge 15:1 See also Dt 33:29; 2Sa 22:31; Ps 3:3; Ps 28:7; Ps 84:11; Pr 30:5; Eph 6:16

A tower Pr 18:10 See also Ps 61:3

Cities of refuge

Nu 35:11 See also Dt 4:41-43; Dt 19:1-13; Jos 20:1-9

See also

1240God, the Rock
4218cave
4354rock
5316fortress
5491refugees
5511safety
5585towers
5942security
5954strength
6510salvation
7338cities of refuge
7438sanctuary

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