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International Standard Bible Encyclopedia

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ref´ūj : A place of resort and safety. The principal words in the Old Testament are מחסה , maḥṣeh ( Psalm 14:6; Psalm 46:1; Psalm 62:7 , Psalm 62:8; Isaiah 4:6 , etc.), and מנוס , mānōṣ (2 Samuel 22:3; Psalm 59:16 , etc.), both applied chiefly to God as a "refuge" for His people. For the King James Version "refuge" in Deuteronomy 33:27 , the Revised Version (British and American) has "dwelling-place," and in Psalm 9:9 , "high tower." Conversely, the Revised Version (British and American) has "refuge" for the King James Version "shelter" in Psalm 61:3 , and "hope" in Jeremiah 17:17 .

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Orr, James, M.A., D.D. General Editor. Entry for 'Refuge'. International Standard Bible Encyclopedia. https://www.studylight.org/​encyclopedias/​eng/​isb/​r/refuge.html. 1915.
 
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