New American Standard Bible
What ails you, O sea, that you flee? O Jordan, that you turn back?
King James Bible
What ailed thee, O thou sea, that thou fleddest? thou Jordan, that thou wast driven back?
Darby Bible Translation
What ailed thee, thou sea, that thou fleddest? thou Jordan, that thou turnedst back?
World English Bible
What was it, you sea, that you fled? You Jordan, that you turned back?
Young's Literal Translation
What -- to thee, O sea, that thou fleest? O Jordan, thou turnest back!
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
What ailed thee, O thou sea, that thou fleddest?... - literally, "What to thee, O sea," etc. That is, What influenced thee - what alarmed thee - what put thee into such fear, and caused such consternation? Instead of stating the cause or reason why they were thus thrown into dismay, the psalmist uses the language of surprise, as if these inanimate objects had been smitten with sudden terror, and as if it were proper to ask an explanation from themselves in regard to conduct that seemed so strange.
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To Pastors and Teachers If all who laboured for the conversion of others were to introduce them immediately into Prayer and the Interior Life, and make it their main design to gain and win over the heart, numberless as well as permanent conversions would certainly ensue. On the contrary, few and transient fruits must attend that labour which is confined to outward matters; such as burdening the disciple with a thousand precepts for external exercises, instead of leaving the soul to Christ by the …
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Then Moses stretched out his hand over the sea; and the LORD swept the sea back by a strong east wind all night and turned the sea into dry land, so the waters were divided.
the waters which were flowing down from above stood and rose up in one heap, a great distance away at Adam, the city that is beside Zarethan; and those which were flowing down toward the sea of the Arabah, the Salt Sea, were completely cut off. So the people crossed opposite Jericho.
O mountains, that you skip like rams? O hills, like lambs?
Did the LORD rage against the rivers, Or was Your anger against the rivers, Or was Your wrath against the sea, That You rode on Your horses, On Your chariots of salvation?
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