Psalms 55:8

8 I would hurry to my place of shelter, far from the tempest and storm.”

Psalms 55:8 in Other Translations

KJV
8 I would hasten my escape from the windy storm and tempest.
ESV
8 I would hurry to find a shelter from the raging wind and tempest."
NLT
8 How quickly I would escape— far from this wild storm of hatred.
MSG
8 I want a cabin in the woods. I'm desperate for a change from rage and stormy weather.
CSB
8 I would hurry to my shelter from the raging wind and the storm."

Psalms 55:8 Meaning and Commentary

Psalms 55:8

I would hasten my escape from the windy storm [and] tempest.
] Of an army of rebellious subjects, bearing down all before them, and threatening with utter ruin and destruction; so a powerful army of enemies invading a country is signified by a storm and tempest, ( Isaiah 28:2 ) ( 32:2 ) ; and may be expressive of the storm and tempest of divine wrath and vengeance the sensible sinner hastens his escape from by fleeing to Christ; and of the blowing and furious winds of persecution, which the church, Christ's dove, flees from, by getting into the clefts of the rock, and the secret places of the stairs, ( Song of Solomon 2:14 ) ; and of the storms of divine wrath and justice that fell upon Christ as the surety of his people; from which the human nature, seized with fearfulness, trembling, and horror, desired an hasty escape.

Psalms 55:8 In-Context

6 I said, “Oh, that I had the wings of a dove! I would fly away and be at rest.
7 I would flee far away and stay in the desert;
8 I would hurry to my place of shelter, far from the tempest and storm.”
9 Lord, confuse the wicked, confound their words, for I see violence and strife in the city.
10 Day and night they prowl about on its walls; malice and abuse are within it.

Cross References 2

  • 1. Psalms 31:20
  • 2. Psalms 77:18; Isaiah 4:6; Isaiah 25:4; Isaiah 28:2; Isaiah 29:6; Isaiah 32:2