1 When Israel came out of Egypt,
Jacob from a people of foreign tongue,
2 Judah became God’s sanctuary,
Israel his dominion.
3 The sea looked and fled,
the Jordan turned back;
4 the mountains leaped like rams,
the hills like lambs.
5 Why was it, sea, that you fled?
Why, Jordan, did you turn back?
6 Why, mountains, did you leap like rams,
you hills, like lambs?
7 Tremble, earth, at the presence of the Lord,
at the presence of the God of Jacob,
8 who turned the rock into a pool,
the hard rock into springs of water.
1Pamene Israeli anatuluka mu Igupto,
nyumba ya Yakobo kuchoka ku mtundu wa anthu a chiyankhulo chachilendo,
2 Yuda anasanduka malo opatulika a Mulungu,
Israeli anasanduka ufumu wake.
3 Nyanja inaona ndi kuthawa,
mtsinje wa Yorodani unabwerera mʼmbuyo;
4 mapiri analumphalumpha ngati nkhosa zazimuna,
timapiri ngati ana ankhosa.
5 Nʼchifukwa chiyani iwe unathawa?
iwe mtsinje wa Yorodani unabwereranji mʼmbuyo?
6 inu mapiri, munalumphalumphiranji ngati nkhosa zazimuna,
inu timapiri, ngati ana ankhosa?
7 Njenjemera pamaso pa Ambuye iwe dziko lapansi,
pamaso pa Mulungu wa Yakobo,
8 amene anasandutsa thanthwe kukhala chitsime,
thanthwe lolimba kukhala akasupe a madzi.