Psalm 114:6
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English Standard Version
O mountains, that you skip like rams? O hills, like lambs?

King James Bible
Ye mountains, that ye skipped like rams; and ye little hills, like lambs?

American Standard Version
Ye mountains, that ye skip like rams; Ye little hills, like lambs?

Douay-Rheims Bible
Ye mountains, that ye skipped like rams, and ye hills, like lambs of the flock?

English Revised Version
Ye mountains, that ye skip like rams; ye little hills, like young sheep?

Webster's Bible Translation
Ye mountains, that ye skipped like rams; and ye little hills, like lambs?

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

The thoughts of Psalm 113:7 and Psalm 113:8 are transplanted from the song of Hannah. עפר, according to 1 Kings 16:2, cf. Psalm 14:7, is an emblem of lowly estate (Hitzig), and אשׁפּת (from שׁפת) an emblem of the deepest poverty and desertion; for in Syria and Palestine the man who is shut out from society lies upon the mezbele (the dunghill or heap of ashes), by day calling upon the passers-by for alms, and by night hiding himself in the ashes that have been warmed by the sun (Job, ii. 152). The movement of the thoughts in Psalm 113:8, as in Psalm 113:1, follows the model of the epizeuxis. Together with the song of Hannah the poet has before his eye Hannah's exaltation out of sorrow and reproach. He does not, however, repeat the words of her song which have reference to this (1 Samuel 2:5), but clothes his generalization of her experience in his own language. If he intended that עקרת should be understood out of the genitival relation after the form עטרת, why did he not write מושׁיבי הבּית עקרה? הבּית would then be equivalent to בּיתה, Psalm 68:7. עקרת הבּית is the expression for a woman who is a wife, and therefore housewife, הבּית (בּעלת) נות, but yet not a mother. Such an one has no settled position in the house of the husband, the firm bond is wanting in her relationship to her husband. If God gives her children, He thereby makes her then thoroughly at home and rooted-in in her position. In the predicate notion אם הבּנים שׂמחה the definiteness attaches to the second member of the string of words, as in Genesis 48:19; 2 Samuel 12:30 (cf. the reverse instance in Jeremiah 23:26, נבּאי השּׁקר, those prophesying that which is false), therefore: a mother of the children. The poet brings the matter so vividly before him, that he points as it were with his finger to the children with which God blesses her.

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Cross References
Psalm 18:7
Then the earth reeled and rocked; the foundations also of the mountains trembled and quaked, because he was angry.

Psalm 29:6
He makes Lebanon to skip like a calf, and Sirion like a young wild ox.

Psalm 114:5
What ails you, O sea, that you flee? O Jordan, that you turn back?

Psalm 114:7
Tremble, O earth, at the presence of the Lord, at the presence of the God of Jacob,

Zechariah 4:7
Who are you, O great mountain? Before Zerubbabel you shall become a plain. And he shall bring forward the top stone amid shouts of 'Grace, grace to it!'"

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