Compare Translations for Psalm 114:3

Psalm 114:3 ASV
The sea saw it, and fled; The Jordan was driven back.
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Psalm 114:3 BBE
The sea saw it, and went in flight; Jordan was turned back.
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Psalm 114:3 CEB
The sea saw it happen and ran away; the Jordan River retreated!
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Psalm 114:3 CJB
The sea saw this and fled; the Yarden turned back;
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Psalm 114:3 RHE
(113-3) The sea saw and fled: Jordan was turned back.
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Psalm 114:3 GW
The Red Sea looked at this and ran away. The Jordan River turned back.
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Psalm 114:3 GNT
The Red Sea looked and ran away; the Jordan River stopped flowing.
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Psalm 114:3 HNV
The sea saw it, and fled. The Yarden was driven back.
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Psalm 114:3 CSB
The sea looked and fled; the Jordan turned back.
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Psalm 114:3 KJV
The sea saw it, and fled : Jordan was driven back.
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Psalm 114:3 LEB
The sea looked and fled; the Jordan turned back.
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Psalm 114:3 NCV
The Red Sea looked and ran away; the Jordan River turned back.
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Psalm 114:3 NIRV
The Red Sea saw him and parted. The Jordan River stopped flowing.
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Psalm 114:3 NIV
The sea looked and fled, the Jordan turned back;
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Psalm 114:3 NLT
The Red Sea saw them coming and hurried out of their way! The water of the Jordan River turned away.
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Psalm 114:3 NRS
The sea looked and fled; Jordan turned back.
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Psalm 114:3 DBY
The sea saw it and fled, the Jordan turned back;
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Psalm 114:3 MSG
Sea took one look and ran the other way; River Jordan turned around and ran off.
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Psalm 114:3 WBT
The sea saw [it], and fled: Jordan was driven back.
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Psalm 114:3 TMB
The sea saw it, and fled; Jordan was driven back.
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Psalm 114:3 WEB
The sea saw it, and fled. The Jordan was driven back.
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Psalm 114:3 WYC
The sea saw, and fled; Jordan was turned aback. (The Red Sea, or the Sea of Reeds, saw it, and fled away; the Jordan River turned back, or backed away.)
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Psalm 114:3 YLT
The sea hath seen, and fleeth, The Jordan turneth backward.
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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.