G1 W 1,2. God's mercies to Jacob. X r 3. By water. Statements. s 4. On land. " X r 5. Water. Questions. s 6. Land. " W 7,8. God's mercies to Jacob.
1 When Israel went out of Egypt, (Cp. Ex. 13:3. Not Babylon. The Psalm was not post-exilic.)
The house of Jacob (see Gen. 32:28; 43:6; 46:27,28) from a people of strange language;
2 Judah became His sanctuary, (See Gen. 1:2)
And Israel His dominion.
3 The sea saw it (cp. Ex. 14:21), and fled:
Jordan was driven back. (Cp. Josh. 3:13.)
4 The mountains skipped like rams,
And the little hills like lambs.
5 What ailed you, O you sea, that you fled?
You Jordan, that you were driven back?
6 You mountains, that you skipped like rams;
and you little hills, like lambs?
7 Tremble, you earth, at the presence of the Lord (Adon),
At the presence of the GOD (Eloah) of Jacob;
8 Which changed the rock into a standing water,
The flint into a fountain of waters.