New International Version
the mountains leaped like rams, the hills like lambs.
King James Bible
The mountains skipped like rams, and the little hills like lambs.
Darby Bible Translation
The mountains skipped like rams, the hills like lambs.
World English Bible
The mountains skipped like rams, the little hills like lambs.
Young's Literal Translation
The mountains have skipped as rams, Heights as sons of a flock.
Psalm 114:4 Parallel
CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
The sea saw it, and fled - Mr. Addison has properly observed (see Spect. No. 461) that the author of this Psalm designedly works for effect, in pointing out the miraculous driving back the Red Sea and the river Jordan, and the commotion of the hills and mountains, without mentioning any agent. At last, when the reader sees the sea rapidly retiring from the shore, Jordan retreating to its source, and the mountains and hills running away like a flock of affrighted sheep, that the passage of the Israelites might be every where uninterrupted; then the cause of all is suddenly introduced, and the presence of God in his grandeur solves every difficulty.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
LibraryFebruary 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
Mount Sinai was covered with smoke, because the LORD descended on it in fire. The smoke billowed up from it like smoke from a furnace, and the whole mountain trembled violently.
The mountains quaked before the LORD, the One of Sinai, before the LORD, the God of Israel.
The earth trembled and quaked, and the foundations of the mountains shook; they trembled because he was angry.
He makes Lebanon leap like a calf, Sirion like a young wild ox.
He stood, and shook the earth; he looked, and made the nations tremble. The ancient mountains crumbled and the age-old hills collapsed-- but he marches on forever.
"What are you, mighty mountain? Before Zerubbabel you will become level ground. Then he will bring out the capstone to shouts of 'God bless it! God bless it!'"
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