That which covers or defends from injury or annoyance. A house is a shelter from rain and other inclemencies of the weather; the foliage of a tree is a shelter from the rays of the sun.
The state of being covered and protected; protection; security
He that defends or guards from danger.
Shelter or protection from danger or distress.
That which shelters or protects from danger, distress or calamity; a strong hold which protects by its strength, or a sanctuary which secures safety by its sacredness; any place inaccessible to an enemy.
An expedient to secure protection or defense.
God is our shelter and refuge
God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. (Psa 46:1)
In God is my salvation and my glory: the rock of my strength, and my refuge, is in God. Trust in him at all times; ye people, pour out your heart before him: God is a refuge for us. Selah. (Psa 62:7-8)
I am as a wonder unto many; but thou art my strong refuge. (Psa 71:7)
I will say of the LORD, He is my refuge and my fortress: my God; in him will I trust. (Psa 91:2)
Because thou hast made the LORD, which is my refuge, even the most High, thy habitation; There shall no evil befall thee, neither shall any plague come nigh thy dwelling. For he shall give his angels charge over thee, to keep thee in all thy ways. They shall bear thee up in their hands, lest thou dash thy foot against a stone. (Psa 91:9-12)
But the LORD is my defence; and my God is the rock of my refuge. (Psa 94:22)
I cried unto thee, O LORD: I said, Thou art my refuge and my portion in the land of the living. Attend unto my cry; for I am brought very low: deliver me from my persecutors; for they are stronger than I. Bring my soul out of prison, that I may praise thy name: the righteous shall compass me about; for thou shalt deal bountifully with me. (Psa 142:5-7)
In the fear of the LORD is strong confidence: and his children shall have a place of refuge. (Pro 14:26)
Be not a terror unto me: thou art my hope in the day of evil. (Jer 17:17)
The LORD also shall roar out of Zion, and utter his voice from Jerusalem; and the heavens and the earth shall shake: but the LORD will be the hope of his people, and the strength of the children of Israel. (Joe 3:16)
For thou hast been a shelter for me, and a strong tower from the enemy. (Psa 61:3)
But it is good for me to draw near to God: I have put my trust in the Lord GOD, that I may declare all thy works. (Psa 73:28)