Psalms - Chapter 114


The King James Version Basic English Version (BBE)

1 When Israel went out of Egypt, the house of Jacob from a people of strange language;

1 When Israel came out of Egypt, the children of Jacob from a people whose language was strange to them;

2 Judah was his sanctuary, and Israel his dominion.

2 Judah became his holy place, and Israel his kingdom.

3 The sea saw it, and fled: Jordan was driven back.

3 The sea saw it, and went in flight; Jordan was turned back.

4 The mountains skipped like rams, and the little hills like lambs.

4 The mountains were jumping like goats, and the little hills like lambs.

5 What ailed thee, O thou sea, that thou fleddest? thou Jordan, that thou wast driven back?

5 What was wrong with you, O sea, that you went in flight? O Jordan, that you were turned back?

6 Ye mountains, that ye skipped like rams; and ye little hills, like lambs?

6 You mountains, why were you jumping like goats, and you little hills like lambs?

7 Tremble, thou earth, at the presence of the Lord, at the presence of the God of Jacob;

7 Be troubled, O earth, before the Lord, before the God of Jacob;

8 Which turned the rock into a standing water, the flint into a fountain of waters.

8 Who made the rock into a water-spring, and the hard stone into a fountain.




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