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Wesley's Notes on the Bible
1 When Israel went out of Egypt, the house of Jacob from a people of strange language;
2 Judah was his sanctuary, and Israel his dominion.
114:2 Judah - Or Israel, one tribe being put for all. Judah he mentions as the chief of all the tribes.
3 The sea saw it, and fled: Jordan was driven back.
4 The mountains skipped like rams, and the little hills like lambs.
114:4 The mountains - Horeb and Sinai, two tops of one mountain, and other neighbouring mountains.
5 What ailed thee, O thou sea, that thou fleddest? thou Jordan, that thou wast driven back?
6 Ye mountains, that ye skipped like rams; and ye little hills, like lambs?
7 Tremble, thou earth, at the presence of the Lord, at the presence of the God of Jacob;
114:7 Tremble - The mountains did more than what was fit at the appearance of the great God.
8 Which turned the rock into a standing water, the flint into a fountain of waters.