Psalm 114:3
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New International Version
The sea looked and fled, the Jordan turned back;

King James Bible
The sea saw it, and fled: Jordan was driven back.

Darby Bible Translation
The sea saw it and fled, the Jordan turned back;

World English Bible
The sea saw it, and fled. The Jordan was driven back.

Young's Literal Translation
The sea hath seen, and fleeth, The Jordan turneth backward.

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Commentary
Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

The sea saw it, and fled - Mr. Addison has properly observed (see Spect. No. 461) that the author of this Psalm designedly works for effect, in pointing out the miraculous driving back the Red Sea and the river Jordan, and the commotion of the hills and mountains, without mentioning any agent. At last, when the reader sees the sea rapidly retiring from the shore, Jordan retreating to its source, and the mountains and hills running away like a flock of affrighted sheep, that the passage of the Israelites might be every where uninterrupted; then the cause of all is suddenly introduced, and the presence of God in his grandeur solves every difficulty.

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sea

Psalm 77:16 The waters saw you, O God, the waters saw you; they were afraid: the depths also were troubled.

Psalm 104:7 At your rebuke they fled; at the voice of your thunder they hurried away.

Psalm 106:9 He rebuked the Red sea also, and it was dried up: so he led them through the depths, as through the wilderness.

Exodus 14:21 And Moses stretched out his hand over the sea; and the LORD caused the sea to go back by a strong east wind all that night...

Exodus 15:8 And with the blast of your nostrils the waters were gathered together, the floods stood upright as an heap...

Isaiah 63:12 That led them by the right hand of Moses with his glorious arm, dividing the water before them, to make himself an everlasting name?

Habakkuk 3:8,15 Was the LORD displeased against the rivers? was your anger against the rivers? was your wrath against the sea...

Jordan

Psalm 74:15 You did split the fountain and the flood: you dried up mighty rivers.

Joshua 3:13-16 And it shall come to pass, as soon as the soles of the feet of the priests that bear the ark of the LORD, the LORD of all the earth...

Habakkuk 3:9 Your bow was made quite naked, according to the oaths of the tribes, even your word. Selah. You did split the earth with rivers.

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February 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

Exegetic.
(i) As of the De Spiritu Sancto, so of the Hexæmeron, no further account need be given here. It may, however, be noted that the Ninth Homily ends abruptly, and the latter, and apparently more important, portion of the subject is treated of at less length than the former. Jerome [472] and Cassiodorus [473] speak of nine homilies only on the creation. Socrates [474] says the Hexæmeron was completed by Gregory of Nyssa. Three orations are published among Basil's works, two on the creation
Basil—Basil: Letters and Select Works

Cross References
Exodus 14:21
Then Moses stretched out his hand over the sea, and all that night the LORD drove the sea back with a strong east wind and turned it into dry land. The waters were divided,

Joshua 3:13
And as soon as the priests who carry the ark of the LORD--the Lord of all the earth--set foot in the Jordan, its waters flowing downstream will be cut off and stand up in a heap."

Joshua 3:16
the water from upstream stopped flowing. It piled up in a heap a great distance away, at a town called Adam in the vicinity of Zarethan, while the water flowing down to the Sea of the Arabah (that is, the Dead Sea) was completely cut off. So the people crossed over opposite Jericho.

Psalm 66:6
He turned the sea into dry land, they passed through the waters on foot-- come, let us rejoice in him.

Psalm 74:15
It was you who opened up springs and streams; you dried up the ever-flowing rivers.

Psalm 77:16
The waters saw you, God, the waters saw you and writhed; the very depths were convulsed.

Habakkuk 3:8
Were you angry with the rivers, LORD? Was your wrath against the streams? Did you rage against the sea when you rode your horses and your chariots to victory?

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