1When Israel went out of Egypt, the house of Jacob from a people of strange language;
2 Judah was his sanctuary, and Israel his dominion.
3 The sea saw it, and fled: Jordan was driven back.
4 The mountains skipped like rams, and the little hills like lambs.
5 What ailed thee, O thou sea, that thou fleddest? thou Jordan, that thou wast driven back?
6 Ye mountains, that ye skipped like rams; and ye little hills, like lambs?
7 Tremble, thou earth, at the presence of the Lord, at the presence of the God of Jacob;
8 Which turned the rock into a standing water, the flint into a fountain of waters.
God’s Rescue of Israel from Egypt.
1When Israel came out of Egypt,
The house of Jacob from a people of strange language,
Judah became His sanctuary,
And Israel His dominion.
The [Red] Sea [a]looked and fled;
The Jordan turned back.
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.
Notas al pie
- 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.