Psalm 114:8
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New International Version
who turned the rock into a pool, the hard rock into springs of water.

King James Bible
Which turned the rock into a standing water, the flint into a fountain of waters.

Darby Bible Translation
Who turned the rock into a pool of water, the flint into a fountain of waters.

World English Bible
who turned the rock into a pool of water, the flint into a spring of waters.

Young's Literal Translation
He is turning the rock to a pool of waters, The flint to a fountain of waters!

Psalm 114:8 Parallel
Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

The flint - I have translated חלמיש challamish, Granite; for such is the rock of Horeb, a piece of which now lies before me.

This short and apparently imperfect Psalm, for elegance and sublimity, yields to few in the whole book.

It is so well translated in the old Psalter, that I think I shall gratify the reader by laying it before him.

Psalm 114:1 In gangyng of Isrel oute of Egipt,Of the house of Jacob fra hethen folke.

Psalm 114:2 Made is Jude his halawyngIsrel might of hym.

Psalm 114:3 The se sawe and fled,Jurdan turned is agayne;

Psalm 114:4 Hawes gladed als wethers,And hilles als lambes of schepe.

Psalm 114:5 What is to the se, that thou fled?And thou Jordane that thou ert turned agayne?

Psalm 114:6 Hawes gladded als wethers?And hils als lambs of schepe.

Psalm 114:7 Fra the face of Lorde styrde is the erth,Fra the face of God of Jabob;

Psalm 114:8 That turnes the stane in stank of waters,And roche in wels of waters.

And, as a still more ancient specimen of our language, I shall insert the Anglo-Saxon, with a literal reading, line for line, as near to the Saxon as possible, merely to show the affinity of the languages.

Psalm 114:1 On outgang Israel of Egypt,House Jacob of folk foreigners;

Psalm 114:2 Made is Jacob holyness his;Israel andweald (government) his.


Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Psalm 78:15,16 He split the rocks in the wilderness, and gave them drink as out of the great depths...

Psalm 105:41 He opened the rock, and the waters gushed out; they ran in the dry places like a river.

Psalm 107:35 He turns the wilderness into a standing water, and dry ground into springs.

Exodus 17:6 Behold, I will stand before you there on the rock in Horeb; and you shall smite the rock, and there shall come water out of it...

Numbers 20:11 And Moses lifted up his hand, and with his rod he smote the rock twice: and the water came out abundantly, and the congregation drank...

Deuteronomy 8:15 Who led you through that great and terrible wilderness, wherein were fiery serpents, and scorpions, and drought...

Nehemiah 9:15 And gave them bread from heaven for their hunger, and brought forth water for them out of the rock for their thirst...

1 Corinthians 10:4 And did all drink the same spiritual drink: for they drank of that spiritual Rock that followed them: and that Rock was Christ.

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

(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 17:6
I will stand there before you by the rock at Horeb. Strike the rock, and water will come out of it for the people to drink." So Moses did this in the sight of the elders of Israel.

Numbers 20:11
Then Moses raised his arm and struck the rock twice with his staff. Water gushed out, and the community and their livestock drank.

Deuteronomy 8:15
He led you through the vast and dreadful wilderness, that thirsty and waterless land, with its venomous snakes and scorpions. He brought you water out of hard rock.

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

Psalm 78:15
He split the rocks in the wilderness and gave them water as abundant as the seas;

Psalm 105:41
He opened the rock, and water gushed out; it flowed like a river in the desert.

Psalm 107:35
He turned the desert into pools of water and the parched ground into flowing springs;

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