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Compare Translations for Psalm 114:1

Psalm 114:1 ASV
When Israel went forth out of Egypt, The house of Jacob from a people of strange language;
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Psalm 114:1 BBE
When Israel came out of Egypt, the children of Jacob from a people whose language was strange to them;
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Psalm 114:1 CEB
When Israel came out of Egypt— when the house of Jacob came out from a people who spoke a different language—
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Psalm 114:1 CJB
When Isra'el came out of Egypt, the house of Ya'akov from a people of foreign speech,
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Psalm 114:1 RHE
(113-1) When Israel went out of Egypt, the house of Jacob from a barbarous people:
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Psalm 114:1 ESV
When Israel went out from Egypt, the house of Jacob from a people of strange language,
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Psalm 114:1 GW
When Israel left Egypt, when Jacob's family left people who spoke a foreign language,
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Psalm 114:1 GNT
When the people of Israel left Egypt, when Jacob's descendants left that foreign land,
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Psalm 114:1 HNV
When Yisra'el went forth out of Mitzrayim, The house of Ya`akov from a people of foreign language;
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Psalm 114:1 CSB
When Israel came out of Egypt- the house of Jacob from a people who spoke a foreign language-
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Psalm 114:1 KJV
When Israel went out of Egypt, the house of Jacob from a people of strange language ;
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Psalm 114:1 LEB
When Israel went out from Egypt, the house of Jacob from a people of a strange language,
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Psalm 114:1 NAS
When Israel went forth from Egypt, The house of Jacob from a people of strange language,
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Psalm 114:1 NCV
When the Israelites went out of Egypt, the people of Jacob left that foreign country.
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Psalm 114:1 NIRV
The people of Israel came out of Egypt. The people of Jacob left a land where a different language was spoken.
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Psalm 114:1 NIV
When Israel came out of Egypt, the house of Jacob from a people of foreign tongue,
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Psalm 114:1 NKJV
When Israel went out of Egypt, The house of Jacob from a people of strange language,
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Psalm 114:1 NLT
When the Israelites escaped from Egypt -- when the family of Jacob left that foreign land --
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Psalm 114:1 NRS
When Israel went out from Egypt, the house of Jacob from a people of strange language,
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Psalm 114:1 RSV
When Israel went forth from Egypt, the house of Jacob from a people of strange language,
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Psalm 114:1 DBY
When Israel went out of Egypt, the house of Jacob from a people of strange language,
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Psalm 114:1 MSG
After Israel left Egypt, the clan of Jacob left those barbarians behind;
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Psalm 114:1 WBT
When Israel went out of Egypt, the house of Jacob from a people of a foreign language;
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Psalm 114:1 TMB
When Israel went out of Egypt, the house of Jacob from a people of a strange language,
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Psalm 114:1 TNIV
When Israel came out of Egypt, the house of Jacob from a people of foreign tongue,
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Psalm 114:1 WEB
When Israel went forth out of Egypt, The house of Jacob from a people of foreign language;
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Psalm 114:1 WYC
Alleluia. In the going out of Israel from Egypt; of the house of Jacob from the heathen people. (Alleluia. When Israel went out from Egypt, yea, the house of Jacob from a people with a strange language;)
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Psalm 114:1 YLT
In the going out of Israel from Egypt, The house of Jacob from a strange people,
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Psalms 114 Commentary - Matthew Henry Commentary on the Whole Bible (Concise)

Chapter 114

An exhortation to fear God.

- Let us acknowledge God's power and goodness in what he did for Israel, applying it to that much greater work of wonder, our redemption by Christ; and encourage ourselves and others to trust in God in the greatest straits. When Christ comes for the salvation of his people , he redeems them from the power of sin and Satan, separates them from an ungodly world, forms them to be his people, and becomes their King. There is no sea, no Jordan, so deep, so broad, but, when God's time is come, it shall be divided and driven back. Apply this to the planting the Christian church in the world. What ailed Satan and his idolatries, that they trembled as they did? But especially apply it to the work of grace in the heart. What turns the stream in a regenerate soul? What affects the lusts and corruptions, that they fly back; that prejudices are removed, and the whole man becomes new? It is at the presence of God's Spirit. At the presence of the Lord, not only mountains, but the earth itself may well tremble, since it has lain under a curse for man's sin. As the Israelites were protected, so they were provided for by miracles; such was that fountain of waters into which the flinty rock was turned, and that rock was Christ. The Son of God, the Rock of ages, gave himself to death, to open a fountain to wash away sins, and to supply believers with waters of life and consolation; and they need not fear that any blessing is too great to expect from his love. But let sinners fear before their just and holy Judge. Let us now prepare to meet our God, that we may have boldness before him at his coming.

Psalms 114 Commentary - Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

PSALM 114

Psalms 114:1-8 . The writer briefly and beautifully celebrates God's former care of His people, to whose benefit nature was miraculously made to contribute.

1-4. of strange language--(compare Psalms 81:5 ).

4. skipped . . . rams--( Psalms 29:6 ), describes the waving of mountain forests, poetically representing the motion of the mountains. The poetical description of the effect of God's presence on the sea and Jordan alludes to the history ( Exodus 14:21 , Joshua 3:14-17 ). Judah is put as a parallel to Israel, because of the destined, as well as real, prominence of that tribe.

5-8. The questions place the implied answers in a more striking form.

7. at the presence of--literally, "from before," as if affrighted by the wonderful display of God's power. Well may such a God be trusted, and great should be His praise.