Hallelujah, God does great things
114:1This is the second ‘Egyptian hallel’ psalm. It tells us what happened when the people of Israel left Egypt.
1 God led Israel's people out of Egypt.
Jacob's descendants left that foreign land.
2 Then Judah became God's special place for his people.
There he ruled over Israel's people.
3 The sea looked and ran away!
Then the Jordan river turned back!
114:3The sea was the Red Sea. It was between Egypt and Canaan. See Exodus 14:10-22 A dry path appeared in the sea. The same thing happened to the Jordan river. See Joshua 3:7-17.
4 The mountains shook,
like sheep that are jumping.
The hills jumped like lambs.
114:4The hills and mountains jumped like animals when the Lord was near. See Exodus 19:18-20.
5 Tell me, sea, why did you run away?
Tell me, Jordan river, why did you turn back?
6 And you mountains and hills,
why did you jump like sheep?
7 Earth, you should shake with fear!
The Lord, Jacob's God, has come to you,
so be afraid!
8 He changes a rock into a pool of water!
Water pours out of a hard rock!