Psalm 114
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God’s Rescue of Israel from Egypt.

1When Israel came out of Egypt,

The house of Jacob from a people of strange language,

2Judah became His sanctuary,

And Israel His dominion.

3The [Red] Sea [a]looked and fled;

The Jordan turned back.

4The mountains leaped like rams,

The [little] hills, like lambs.

5What ails you, O sea, that you flee?

O Jordan, that you turn back?

6O mountains, that you leap like rams,

O [little] hills, like lambs?

7Tremble, O earth, at the presence of the Lord,

At the presence of the God of Jacob (Israel),

8Who turned the rock into a pool of water,

The flint into a fountain of water.

[a] 3 Some of the ancient rabbis said that the sea saw God’s right hand placed on Moses. Others said that it saw God’s name (YHWH) engraved on Moses’ staff.

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