BIBLE: Psalm Chapter 114 – Headline “Heathens, Dogs, and Barbarians”

Words in italic type have been added for clarity. They are not found in the original Hebrew or Aramaic.

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What should I learn from this chapter?

  • Heathens, Dogs, and Barbarians
  • Earthquakes: The Return of Jesus
  • The Rock of Living Water

Psalm 114

The Power of God in His Deliverance of Israel

Psalm 114:1 When Israel went out of Egypt, The house of Jacob from a people of strange language (who spoke unintelligibly),
  • People who spoke with a strange tongue in the ancient times were typically those taken captive. In this case, the passage referred to Egyptians as those who spoke in a strange tongue to the Hebrews.
  • The unintelligible were called “Barbarians” after the Tower of Babel when the tongues were divided.
  • Other words would include Barbary, Barbara, and so on.
  • All “gentiles” (non-jews) are called gentiles, heathens, and dogs.
Psalm 114:Judah became His sanctuary, And Israel His dominion.

Psalm 114:The sea saw it and fled; Jordan turned back.

Psalm 114:The mountains skipped like rams, The little hills like lambs.

Psalm 114:What ails you, O sea, that you fled? O Jordan, that you turned back?

Ezekiel 38:18 “And it will come to pass at the same time, when Gog comes against the land of Israel,” says the Lord God, “that My fury will show in My face. 19 For in My jealousy and in the fire of My wrath I have spoken: ‘Surely in that day there shall be a great earthquake in the land of Israel, 20 so that the fish of the sea, the birds of the heavens, the beasts of the field, all creeping things that creep on the earth, and all men who are on the face of the earth shall shake at My presence. The mountains shall be thrown down, the steep places shall fall, and every wall shall fall to the ground.’

Psalm 114:O mountains, that you skipped like rams? O little hills, like lambs?
Psalm 114:Tremble, O earth, at the presence of the Lord,
At the presence of the God of Jacob,

Micah 1:4 The mountains will melt under Him, And the valleys will split Like wax before the fire, Like waters poured down a steep place.

Zechariah 14:4 And in that day His feet will stand on the Mount of Olives, Which faces Jerusalem on the east. And the Mount of Olives shall be split in two, From east to west, Making a very large valley; Half of the mountain shall move toward the north And half of it toward the south.

Psalm 114:Who turned the rock into a pool of water,
The flint into a fountain of waters.

See: Jesus as a Rock and Stone

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