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When Israel came out of Egypt, Jacob from a people of foreign tongue,
King James Bible
When Israel went out of Egypt, the house of Jacob from a people of strange language;
Darby Bible Translation
When Israel went out of Egypt, the house of Jacob from a people of strange language,
World English Bible
When Israel went forth out of Egypt, the house of Jacob from a people of foreign language;
Young's Literal Translation
In the going out of Israel from Egypt, The house of Jacob from a strange people,
Psalm 114:1 Parallel
CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
A people of strange language - This may mean no more than a barbarous people; a people whom they did not know, and who did not worship their God. But it is a fact that the language of the Egyptians in the time of Joseph was so different from that of the Hebrews that they could not understand each other. See Psalm 81:5; Genesis 42:23.
The Chaldee has here מעמי ברבראי meammey barbarey, which gives reason to believe that the word is Chaldee, or more properly Phoenician. See this word fully explained in the note on Acts 28:2 (note). My old Psalter understood the word as referring to the religious state of the Egyptians: In gangyng of Isrel oute of Egipt, of the house of Jocob fra hethen folke.
Psalm 114:1, 2"Jehovah his God is with him;
And the shout of a king is among them:
God brought them out of Egypt" -
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
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.
LibraryFebruary the Third Transforming the Hard Heart
The Lord "turned the flint into a fountain of waters." --PSALM cxiv. What a violent conjunction, the flint becoming the birthplace of a spring! And yet this is happening every day. Men who are as "hard as flint," whose hearts are "like the nether millstone," become springs of gentleness and fountains of exquisite compassion. Beautiful graces, like lovely ferns, grow in the home of severities, and transform the grim, stern soul into a garden of fragrant friendships. This is what Zacchaeus was like …
John Henry Jowett—My Daily Meditation for the Circling Year
And on that very day the LORD brought the Israelites out of Egypt by their divisions.
Then Moses said to the people, "Commemorate this day, the day you came out of Egypt, out of the land of slavery, because the LORD brought you out of it with a mighty hand. Eat nothing containing yeast.
When God went out against Egypt, he established it as a statute for Joseph. I heard an unknown voice say:
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