1When Israel went forth from Egypt,
the house of Jacob from a people of strange language,
2Judah became his sanctuary,
Israel his dominion.
3The sea looked and fled,
Jordan turned back.
4The mountains skipped like rams,
the hills like lambs.
5What ails you, O sea, that you flee?
O Jordan, that you turn back?
6O mountains, that you skip like rams?
O hills, like lambs?
7Tremble, O earth, at the presence of the LORD,
at the presence of the God of Jacob,
8who turns the rock into a pool of water,
the flint into a spring of water.
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