114:3 The sea looked and fled; 1
the Jordan River 2 turned back. 3
114:4 The mountains skipped like rams,
the hills like lambs. 4
114:5 Why do you flee, O sea?
Why do you turn back, O Jordan River?
1 sn The psalmist recalls the crossing of the Red Sea (Exod 14:21).
2 tn Heb “the Jordan” (also in v. 5). The word “River” is not in the Hebrew text, but has been supplied in the translation for clarity.
3 sn The psalmist recalls the crossing of the Jordan River (Josh 3:13, 16).
4 sn The mountains skipped like rams, the hills like lambs. This may recall the theophany at Sinai when the mountain shook before God’s presence (Exod 19:18).