Like birds hovering overhead,
the LORD Almighty will shield Jerusalem;
he will shield it and deliver it,
he will ‘pass over’ it and will rescue it.

Isaiah 31:5

The Hebrew word pawsach, translated ‘pass over’ is also translated ‘waver’ or ‘halt’ as used by Elijah: ‘How long will you waver between two opinions?’ (1 Ki.18;21) As birds hover over their young, so the Lord protects those who put their trust in him: ‘When I see the blood I will pass over you.’ (Ex.12:13)

Daily Reading: 1 Chronicles 1:1 -18 & 2 Chronicles 1