Psalm 114:1
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New International Version
When Israel came out of Egypt, Jacob from a people of foreign tongue,

King James Bible
When Israel went out of Egypt, the house of Jacob from a people of strange language;

Darby Bible Translation
When Israel went out of Egypt, the house of Jacob from a people of strange language,

World English Bible
When Israel went forth out of Egypt, the house of Jacob from a people of foreign language;

Young's Literal Translation
In the going out of Israel from Egypt, The house of Jacob from a strange people,

Psalm 114:1 Parallel
Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

A people of strange language - This may mean no more than a barbarous people; a people whom they did not know, and who did not worship their God. But it is a fact that the language of the Egyptians in the time of Joseph was so different from that of the Hebrews that they could not understand each other. See Psalm 81:5; Genesis 42:23.

The Chaldee has here מעמי ברבראי meammey barbarey, which gives reason to believe that the word is Chaldee, or more properly Phoenician. See this word fully explained in the note on Acts 28:2 (note). My old Psalter understood the word as referring to the religious state of the Egyptians: In gangyng of Isrel oute of Egipt, of the house of Jocob fra hethen folke.

Psalm 114:1, 2"Jehovah his God is with him;

And the shout of a king is among them:

God brought them out of Egypt" -

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

This short, and apparently imperfect Psalm, for elegance and sublimity, yields to few in the whole book. The composition of it is inexpressibly beautiful, and in the highest style of poetry.


Exodus 12:41,42 And it came to pass at the end of the four hundred and thirty years, even the selfsame day it came to pass...

Exodus 13:3 And Moses said to the people, Remember this day, in which you came out from Egypt, out of the house of bondage...

Exodus 20:2 I am the LORD your God, which have brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage.

Deuteronomy 16:1 Observe the month of Abib, and keep the passover to the LORD your God...

Deuteronomy 26:8 And the LORD brought us forth out of Egypt with a mighty hand, and with an outstretched arm, and with great terribleness...

Isaiah 11:16 And there shall be an highway for the remnant of his people, which shall be left, from Assyria...

a people

Psalm 81:5 This he ordained in Joseph for a testimony, when he went out through the land of Egypt: where I heard a language that I understood not.

Genesis 42:34 And bring your youngest brother to me: then shall I know that you are no spies, but that you are true men...

February the Third Transforming the Hard Heart
The Lord "turned the flint into a fountain of waters." --PSALM cxiv. What a violent conjunction, the flint becoming the birthplace of a spring! And yet this is happening every day. Men who are as "hard as flint," whose hearts are "like the nether millstone," become springs of gentleness and fountains of exquisite compassion. Beautiful graces, like lovely ferns, grow in the home of severities, and transform the grim, stern soul into a garden of fragrant friendships. This is what Zacchaeus was like
John Henry Jowett—My Daily Meditation for the Circling Year

(i) As of the De Spiritu Sancto, so of the Hexæmeron, no further account need be given here. It may, however, be noted that the Ninth Homily ends abruptly, and the latter, and apparently more important, portion of the subject is treated of at less length than the former. Jerome [472] and Cassiodorus [473] speak of nine homilies only on the creation. Socrates [474] says the Hexæmeron was completed by Gregory of Nyssa. Three orations are published among Basil's works, two on the creation
Basil—Basil: Letters and Select Works

Cross References
Exodus 12:51
And on that very day the LORD brought the Israelites out of Egypt by their divisions.

Exodus 13:3
Then Moses said to the people, "Commemorate this day, the day you came out of Egypt, out of the land of slavery, because the LORD brought you out of it with a mighty hand. Eat nothing containing yeast.

Psalm 81:5
When God went out against Egypt, he established it as a statute for Joseph. I heard an unknown voice say:

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