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Compare Translations for Psalm 114:4

Psalm 114:4 ASV
The mountains skipped like rams, The little hills like lambs.
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Psalm 114:4 BBE
The mountains were jumping like goats, and the little hills like lambs.
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Psalm 114:4 CEB
The mountains leaped away like rams; the hills leaped away like lambs!
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Psalm 114:4 CJB
the mountains skipped like rams, the hills like young sheep.
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Psalm 114:4 RHE
(113-4) The mountains skipped like rams, and the hills like the lambs of the flock.
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Psalm 114:4 ESV
The mountains skipped like rams, the hills like lambs.
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Psalm 114:4 GW
The mountains jumped like rams. The hills jumped like lambs.
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Psalm 114:4 GNT
The mountains skipped like goats; the hills jumped around like lambs.
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Psalm 114:4 HNV
The mountains skipped like rams, The little hills like lambs.
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Psalm 114:4 CSB
The mountains skipped like rams, the hills, like lambs.
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Psalm 114:4 KJV
The mountains skipped like rams, and the little hills like lambs .
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Psalm 114:4 LEB
The mountains skipped like rams, [the] hills like {lambs}.
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Psalm 114:4 NAS
The mountains skipped like rams, The hills, like lambs .
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Psalm 114:4 NCV
The mountains danced like sheep and the hills like little lambs.
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Psalm 114:4 NIRV
The mountains leaped like rams. The hills skipped like lambs.
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Psalm 114:4 NIV
the mountains skipped like rams, the hills like lambs.
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Psalm 114:4 NKJV
The mountains skipped like rams, The little hills like lambs.
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Psalm 114:4 NLT
The mountains skipped like rams, the little hills like lambs!
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Psalm 114:4 NRS
The mountains skipped like rams, the hills like lambs.
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Psalm 114:4 RSV
The mountains skipped like rams, the hills like lambs.
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Psalm 114:4 DBY
The mountains skipped like rams, the hills like lambs.
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Psalm 114:4 MSG
The mountains turned playful and skipped like rams, the hills frolicked like spring lambs.
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Psalm 114:4 WBT
The mountains skipped like rams, [and] the little hills like lambs.
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Psalm 114:4 TMB
The mountains skipped like rams, and the little hills like lambs.
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Psalm 114:4 TNIV
the mountains leaped like rams, the hills like lambs.
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Psalm 114:4 WEB
The mountains skipped like rams, The little hills like lambs.
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Psalm 114:4 WYC
Mountains full out joyed as rams; and little hills as the lambs of sheep. (The mountains rejoiced like rams; and the little hills like the lambs of sheep.)
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Psalm 114:4 YLT
The mountains have skipped as rams, Heights as sons of a flock.
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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.