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

New Living Translation
The Red Sea saw them coming and hurried out of their way! The water of the Jordan River turned away.

English Standard Version
The sea looked and fled; Jordan turned back.

Berean Study Bible
The sea observed and fled; the Jordan turned back;

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

New King James Version
The sea saw it and fled; Jordan turned back.

New American Standard Bible
The sea looked and fled; The Jordan turned back.

NASB 1995
The sea looked and fled; The Jordan turned back.

NASB 1977
The sea looked and fled; The Jordan turned back.

Amplified Bible
The [Red] Sea looked and fled; The Jordan turned back.

Christian Standard Bible
The sea looked and fled; the Jordan turned back.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
The sea looked and fled; the Jordan turned back.

American Standard Version
The sea saw it, and fled; The Jordan was driven back.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
The Sea saw him and fled and Jordan turned its backside!

Brenton Septuagint Translation
The sea saw and fled: Jordan was turned back.

Contemporary English Version
When the sea looked at God, it ran away, and the Jordan River flowed upstream.

Douay-Rheims Bible
The sea saw and fled: Jordan was turned back.

English Revised Version
The sea saw it, and fled; Jordan was driven back.

Good News Translation
The Red Sea looked and ran away; the Jordan River stopped flowing.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The Red Sea looked at this and ran away. The Jordan River turned back.

International Standard Version
The sea saw this and fled, the Jordan River ran backwards,

JPS Tanakh 1917
The sea saw it, and fled; The Jordan turned backward.

Literal Standard Version
The sea has seen, and flees, The Jordan turns backward.

NET Bible
The sea looked and fled; the Jordan River turned back.

New Heart English Bible
The sea saw it, and fled. The Jordan was driven 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.

Additional Translations ...
Context
Tremble at the Presence of the LORD
2Judah became God’s sanctuary, and Israel His dominion. 3The sea observed and fled; the Jordan turned back; 4the mountains skipped like rams, the hills like lambs.…

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

Joshua 3:13
When the feet of the priests who carry the ark of the LORD--the Lord of all the earth--touch down in the waters of the Jordan, its flowing waters will be cut off and will stand up in a heap."

Joshua 3:16
the flowing water stood still. It backed up as far upstream as Adam, a city in the area of Zarethan, while the water flowing toward the Sea of the Arabah (the Salt 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; there we rejoiced in Him.

Psalm 74:15
You broke open the fountain and the flood; You dried up the ever-flowing rivers.

Psalm 77:16
The waters saw You, O God; the waters saw You and swirled; even the depths were shaken.

Habakkuk 3:8
Were You angry at the rivers, O LORD? Was Your wrath against the streams? Did You rage against the sea when You rode on Your horses, on Your chariots of salvation?


Treasury of Scripture

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

sea

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

Psalm 104:7
At thy rebuke they fled; at the voice of thy thunder they hasted 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.

Jordan

Psalm 74:15
Thou didst cleave the fountain and the flood: thou driedst 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, shall rest in the waters of Jordan, that the waters of Jordan shall be cut off from the waters that come down from above; and they shall stand upon an heap…

Habakkuk 3:9
Thy bow was made quite naked, according to the oaths of the tribes, even thy word. Selah. Thou didst cleave the earth with rivers.









(3) Fled.--The Authorised Version weakens the effect by rendering "it was driven back." (See Joshua 3:16.) The scene presented is of the "descending stream" (the words employed seem to have a special reference to that peculiar and most significant name of the "Jordan") not parted asunder, as we generally fancy, but, as the psalm expresses it, "turned backwards" (Stanley, Jewish Church, i. 229).

Verse 3. - The sea saw it, and fled. "The sea" is the Red Sea. It "looked," and saw God leading his people (Exodus 14:19-24), and then at once "fled," and left a dry channel as "a way for the ransomed to pass over." Jordan (literally, the Jordan) was driven back (comp. Joshua 3:13-17). These two marvels "marked respectively the beginning and the end of Israel's long journey" (Cheyne). They were parallel facts, and are naturally alluded to together (comp. Habakkuk 3:8).

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
The sea
הַיָּ֣ם (hay·yām)
Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 3220: A sea, the Mediterranean Sea, large river, an artifical basin

observed
רָ֭אָה (rā·’āh)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 7200: To see

and fled;
וַיָּנֹ֑ס (way·yā·nōs)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 5127: To flit, vanish away

the Jordan
הַ֝יַּרְדֵּ֗ן (hay·yar·dên)
Article | Noun - proper - feminine singular
Strong's 3383: Jordan -- the principal river of Palestine

turned
יִסֹּ֥ב (yis·sōḇ)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 5437: To turn about, go around, surround

back;
לְאָחֽוֹר׃ (lə·’ā·ḥō·wr)
Preposition-l | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 268: The hinder part, behind, backward, the West


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