New International Version
who turned the rock into a pool, the hard rock into springs of water.
King James Bible
Which turned the rock into a standing water, the flint into a fountain of waters.
Darby Bible Translation
Who turned the rock into a pool of water, the flint into a fountain of waters.
World English Bible
who turned the rock into a pool of water, the flint into a spring of waters.
Young's Literal Translation
He is turning the rock to a pool of waters, The flint to a fountain of waters!
Psalm 114:8 Parallel
CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
The flint - I have translated חלמיש challamish, Granite; for such is the rock of Horeb, a piece of which now lies before me.
This short and apparently imperfect Psalm, for elegance and sublimity, yields to few in the whole book.
It is so well translated in the old Psalter, that I think I shall gratify the reader by laying it before him.
Psalm 114:1 In gangyng of Isrel oute of Egipt,Of the house of Jacob fra hethen folke.
Psalm 114:2 Made is Jude his halawyngIsrel might of hym.
Psalm 114:3 The se sawe and fled,Jurdan turned is agayne;
Psalm 114:4 Hawes gladed als wethers,And hilles als lambes of schepe.
Psalm 114:5 What is to the se, that thou fled?And thou Jordane that thou ert turned agayne?
Psalm 114:6 Hawes gladded als wethers?And hils als lambs of schepe.
Psalm 114:7 Fra the face of Lorde styrde is the erth,Fra the face of God of Jabob;
Psalm 114:8 That turnes the stane in stank of waters,And roche in wels of waters.
And, as a still more ancient specimen of our language, I shall insert the Anglo-Saxon, with a literal reading, line for line, as near to the Saxon as possible, merely to show the affinity of the languages.
Psalm 114:1 On outgang Israel of Egypt,House Jacob of folk foreigners;
Psalm 114:2 Made is Jacob holyness his;Israel andweald (government) his.
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
I will stand there before you by the rock at Horeb. Strike the rock, and water will come out of it for the people to drink." So Moses did this in the sight of the elders of Israel.
Then Moses raised his arm and struck the rock twice with his staff. Water gushed out, and the community and their livestock drank.
He led you through the vast and dreadful wilderness, that thirsty and waterless land, with its venomous snakes and scorpions. He brought you water out of hard rock.
It was you who opened up springs and streams; you dried up the ever-flowing rivers.
He split the rocks in the wilderness and gave them water as abundant as the seas;
He opened the rock, and water gushed out; it flowed like a river in the desert.
He turned the desert into pools of water and the parched ground into flowing springs;
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