Psalm 114: Miraculous Exodus

Joseph could not have communicated effectively without becoming fluent in the Egyptian language. His brother and their families would have faced the same challenges. How did Hebrew develop as a language distinct from Egyptian?

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Psalm 114:1 When the Israelites left Egypt, they abandoned a language that didn’t belong to them.
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Psalm 114:1 When Israel went out of Egypt, the house of Jacob from a people of strange language;

In the exodus, how many Israelites remained in Egypt? How many Egyptians joined the Israelites?

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Psalm 114:2 Judah became God’s homeland for ruling Israel.
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Psalm 114:2 Judah was his sanctuary, and Israel his dominion.

What did people think when they saw the Red Sea parted?

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Psalm 114:3 The Red Sea saw it coming and parted to make the way, and the Jordan River was held back.
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Psalm 114:3 The sea saw it, and fled: Jordan was driven back.

What did people think when they saw the Jordan River parted?

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Psalm 114:3 The Red Sea saw it coming and parted to make the way, and the Jordan River was held back.
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Psalm 114:3 The sea saw it, and fled: Jordan was driven back.

What does the movement of the mountains and hills signify?

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Psalm 114:4 The mountains skipped like rams and the hills like their little ones.
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Psalm 114:4 The mountains skipped like rams, and the little hills like lambs.

If the Red Sea and Jordan River could answer why their waters parted, what would they say?

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Psalm 114:5 Red Sea, why did you open up and leave the dry land? Jordan River, why did you stop the flow of your waters?
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Psalm 114:5 What ailed thee, O thou sea, that thou fleddest? thou Jordan, that thou wast driven back?

Why would the mountains and hills want to be found skipping?

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Psalm 114:6 Mountains, why were you skipping like rams? Little hills, why were you skipping?
Luke 19:38–40 “Blessed is the king sent by God, who brings peace. Let the heavens rejoice and God be glorified.”
Some Pharisees in the crowd complained to Jesus, “Teacher, you should rebuke your followers for saying such things.”
“You can be certain,” Jesus said, “that if they kept quiet, the stones would have to shout praises.”
King James
Psalm 114:6 Ye mountains, that ye skipped like rams; and ye little hills, like lambs?
Luke 19:38–40 Saying, Blessed be the King that cometh in the name of the Lord: peace in heaven, and glory in the highest.
And some of the Pharisees from among the multitude said unto him, Master, rebuke thy disciples.
And he answered and said unto them, I tell you that, if these should hold their peace, the stones would immediately cry out.

How is the trembling earth different from people trembling at the presence of the Lord?

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Psalm 114:7–8 Let the earth tremble at the presence of the Lord, eager to do the will of the God of Jacob, who brought flowing streams and ponds from the rocky terrain.
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Psalm 114:7–8 Tremble, thou earth, at the presence of the Lord, at the presence of the God of Jacob; Which turned the rock into a standing water, the flint into a fountain of waters.