New International Version
The waters saw you, God, the waters saw you and writhed; the very depths were convulsed.
King James Bible
The waters saw thee, O God, the waters saw thee; they were afraid: the depths also were troubled.
Darby Bible Translation
The waters saw thee, O God, the waters saw thee; they trembled, yea, the depths were troubled:
World English Bible
The waters saw you, God. The waters saw you, and they writhed. The depths also convulsed.
Young's Literal Translation
The waters have seen Thee, O God, The waters have seen Thee, They are afraid -- also depths are troubled.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
The waters saw thee - What a fine image! He represents God approaching the Red Sea; and the waters, seeing him, took fright, and ran off before him, dividing to the right and left to let him pass. I have not found any thing more majestic than this.
The depths also were troubled - Every thing appears here to have life and perception. The waters see the Almighty, do not wait his coming, but in terror flee away! The deeps, uncovered, are astonished at the circumstance; and as they cannot fly, they are filled with trouble and dismay. Under the hand of such a poet, inanimate nature springs into life; all thinks, speaks, acts; all is in motion, and the dismay is general.
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Then Moses stretched out his hand over the sea, and all that night the LORD drove the sea back with a strong east wind and turned it into dry land. The waters were divided,
The sea looked and fled, the Jordan turned back;
Were you angry with the rivers, LORD? Was your wrath against the streams? Did you rage against the sea when you rode your horses and your chariots to victory?
the mountains saw you and writhed. Torrents of water swept by; the deep roared and lifted its waves on high.
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