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