114:1 When Israel left Egypt,
when the family of Jacob left a foreign nation behind, 2
114:2 Judah became his sanctuary,
Israel his kingdom.
114:4 The mountains skipped like rams,
the hills like lambs. 6
114:5 Why do you flee, O sea?
Why do you turn back, O Jordan River?
114:6 Why do you skip like rams, O mountains,
like lambs, O hills?
114:7 Tremble, O earth, before the Lord –
before the God of Jacob,
114:8 who turned a rock into a pool of water,
a hard rock into springs of water! 7
2 tn Heb “the house of Jacob from a nation speaking a foreign language.” The Hebrew verb לָעַז (la’at, “to speak a foreign language”) occurs only here in the OT.