Psalm 114:4
New International Version
the mountains leaped like rams, the hills like lambs.

New Living Translation
The mountains skipped like rams, the hills like lambs!

English Standard Version
The mountains skipped like rams, the hills like lambs.

Berean Study Bible
the mountains skipped like rams, the hills like lambs.

King James Bible
The mountains skipped like rams, and the little hills like lambs.

New King James Version
The mountains skipped like rams, The little hills like lambs.

New American Standard Bible
The mountains skipped like rams, The hills, like lambs.

NASB 1995
The mountains skipped like rams, The hills, like lambs.

NASB 1977
The mountains skipped like rams, The hills, like lambs.

Amplified Bible
The mountains leaped like rams, The [little] hills, like lambs.

Christian Standard Bible
The mountains skipped like rams, the hills, like lambs.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
The mountains skipped like rams, the hills, like lambs.

American Standard Version
The mountains skipped like rams, The little hills like lambs.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
The mountains skipped like stags and the hills like flocks of sheep!

Brenton Septuagint Translation
The mountains skipped like rams, and the hills like lambs.

Contemporary English Version
The mountains and the hills skipped around like goats.

Douay-Rheims Bible
The mountains skipped like rams, and the hills like the lambs of the flock.

English Revised Version
The mountains skipped like rams, the little hills like young sheep.

Good News Translation
The mountains skipped like goats; the hills jumped around like lambs.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The mountains jumped like rams. The hills jumped like lambs.

International Standard Version
the mountains skipped like rams, and the hills like lambs.

JPS Tanakh 1917
The mountains skipped like rams, The hills like young sheep.

Literal Standard Version
The mountains have skipped as rams, "" Heights as sons of a flock.

NET Bible
The mountains skipped like rams, the hills like lambs.

New Heart English Bible
The mountains skipped like rams, the little 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.

Additional Translations ...
Context
Tremble at the Presence of the LORD
3The sea observed and fled; the Jordan turned back; 4the mountains skipped like rams, the hills like lambs. 5Why was it, O sea, that you fled, O Jordan, that you turned back,…

Cross References
Exodus 19:18
Mount Sinai was completely enveloped in smoke, because the LORD had descended on it in fire. And the smoke rose like the smoke of a furnace, and the whole mountain quaked violently.

Judges 5:5
The mountains quaked before the LORD, the One of Sinai, before the LORD, the God of Israel.

Psalm 18:7
Then the earth shook and quaked, and the foundations of the mountains trembled; they were shaken because He burned with anger.

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

Habakkuk 3:6
He stood and measured the earth; He looked and startled the nations; the ancient mountains crumbled; the perpetual hills collapsed. His ways are everlasting.

Zechariah 4:7
What are you, O great mountain? Before Zerubbabel you will become a plain. Then he will bring forth the capstone accompanied by shouts of 'Grace, grace to it!'"


Treasury of Scripture

The mountains skipped like rams, and the little hills like lambs.

Psalm 39:6
Surely every man walketh in a vain shew: surely they are disquieted in vain: he heapeth up riches, and knoweth not who shall gather them.

Psalm 68:16
Why leap ye, ye high hills? this is the hill which God desireth to dwell in; yea, the LORD will dwell in it for ever.

Exodus 19:18
And mount Sinai was altogether on a smoke, because the LORD descended upon it in fire: and the smoke thereof ascended as the smoke of a furnace, and the whole mount quaked greatly.









(4) Skipped.--The Hebrew word thus rendered is translated "dance" in Ecclesiastes 3:4. (See Psalm 18:7.) Exodus 19:18 was no doubt in the poet's thought, but the leaping of the hills formed part of every theophany.

Verse 4. - The mountains skipped like rams, and the little hills like lambs. The poet sees in the earthquake that shook Sinai (Exodus 19:18) a general commotion of the entire region, in which both the greater and the lesser elevations take part (comp. Psalm 29:6; Psalm 68:8, 16).

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
the mountains
הֶֽ֭הָרִים (he·hā·rîm)
Article | Noun - masculine plural
Strong's 2022: Mountain, hill, hill country

skipped
רָקְד֣וּ (rā·qə·ḏū)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person common plural
Strong's 7540: To stamp, to spring about

like rams,
כְאֵילִ֑ים (ḵə·’ê·lîm)
Preposition-k | Noun - masculine plural
Strong's 352: Strength, strong, a chief, a ram, a pilaster, an oak, strong tree

the hills
גְּ֝בָע֗וֹת (gə·ḇā·‘ō·wṯ)
Noun - feminine plural
Strong's 1389: A hillock

like lambs.
כִּבְנֵי־ (kiḇ·nê-)
Preposition-k | Noun - masculine plural construct
Strong's 1121: A son


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