Psalm 114

God’s Rescue of Israel from Egypt.

114 When Israel came out of Egypt,
The house of Jacob from a people of strange language,
Judah became His sanctuary,
And Israel His dominion.(A)

The [Red] Sea [a]looked and fled;
The Jordan turned back.(B)
The mountains leaped like rams,
The [little] hills, like lambs.
What ails you, O sea, that you flee?
O Jordan, that you turn back?
O mountains, that you leap like rams,
O [little] hills, like lambs?

Tremble, O earth, at the presence of the Lord,
At the presence of the God of Jacob (Israel),
Who turned the rock into a pool of water,
The flint into a fountain of water.(C)


  1. Psalm 114:3 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.

Cross references

  1. Psalm 114:2 : Ex 29:45, 46; Deut 27:9
  2. Psalm 114:3 : Ex 14:21; Josh 3:13, 16; Ps 77:16
  3. Psalm 114:8 : Ex 17:6; Num 20:11

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