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Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
Psalms 114

 

 

Introduction
1The miracles wrought by God, when he brought his people out of Egypt, are a just ground of fearing him.

Verse 1
When Israel went out of Egypt, the house of Jacob from a people of strange language;
(Title
&) 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.
Israel
Exodus 12:41,42; 13:3; 20:2; Deuteronomy 16:1; 26:8; Isaiah 11:16
a people
81:5; Genesis 42:23

Verse 2
Judah was his sanctuary, and Israel his dominion.
Exodus 6:7; 19:5,6; 25:8; 29:45,46; Leviticus 11:45; Deuteronomy 23:14; 27:9,12; Ezekiel 37:26-28; 2 Corinthians 6:16,17; Revelation 21:3

Verse 3
The sea saw it, and fled: Jordan was driven back.
sea
77:16; 104:7; 106:9; Exodus 14:21; 15:8; Isaiah 63:12; Habakkuk 3:8,15
Jordan
74:15; Joshua 3:13-16; Habakkuk 3:9

Verse 4
The mountains skipped like rams, and the little hills like lambs.
39:6; 68:16; Exodus 19:18; 20:18; Judges 5:4,5; Jeremiah 4:23,24; Micah 1:3,4; Nahum 1:5; Habakkuk 3:6,8; 2 Peter 3:7-11; Revelation 20:11

Verse 5
What ailed thee, O thou sea, that thou fleddest? thou Jordan, that thou wast driven back?
Jeremiah 47:6,7; Habakkuk 3:8

Verse 6
Ye mountains, that ye skipped like rams; and ye little hills, like lambs?
skipped
4; 29:6

Verse 7
Tremble, thou earth, at the presence of the Lord, at the presence of the God of Jacob;
Tremble
77:18; 97:4,5; 104:32; Job 9:6; 26:11; Isaiah 64:1-3; Jeremiah 5:22; Micah 6:1,2

Verse 8
Which turned the rock into a standing water, the flint into a fountain of waters.
78:15,16; 105:41; 107:35; Exodus 17:6; Numbers 20:11; Deuteronomy 8:15; Nehemiah 9:15; 1 Corinthians 10:4

 


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Bibliography Information
Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on Psalms 114:4". "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/tsk/psalms-114.html.

Lectionary Calendar
Monday, July 22nd, 2019
the Week of Proper 11 / Ordinary 16
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