When the Israelites escaped from Egypt -- when the family of Jacob left that foreign land --
the land of Judah became God's sanctuary, and Israel became his kingdom.
The Red Sea a saw them coming and hurried out of their way! The water of the Jordan River turned away.
The mountains skipped like rams, the little hills like lambs!
What's wrong, Red Sea, that made you hurry out of their way? What happened, Jordan River, that you turned away?
Why, mountains, did you skip like rams? Why, little hills, like lambs?
Tremble, O earth, at the presence of the Lord, at the presence of the God of Israel. b8
He turned the rock into pools of water; yes, springs of water came from solid rock.
Scripture quotations marked NLT are taken from the Holy Bible, New Living Translation, copyright 1996. Used by permission of Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., Wheaton, Illinois 60189. All rights reserved. (New Living Translation - The Bible Online)