Tehillim / Psalms 114, ספר תהילים קיד, Do not be a People of Strange Language


In this week’s study from Tehillim / Psalms 114:1-8, the Aramaic Targum reveals more saying the following, ג  כד איתגלי מימרא דייי על ימא ימא אסתכל חמא ואפך יורדנא חזר לאחור׃  ד  במיתן אוריתא לעמיה טוריא טפזו היך דכרין גילמתא היך בנין דען׃  ה  אמר אלהא מה לך ימא ארום תאפיך יורדנא תחזור לאחורא׃  ו  טוריא טפזו מטפזין היך דכרין גילמתא היך בנין דען׃ 114:3 When the word of the Lord was revealed at the sea, the sea looked and retreated; the Jordan turned around. 114:4 When the Torah was given to his people, the mountains leapt like rams, the hills like offspring of the flock. 114:5 God said, “What is the matter, O sea, for you are retreating? O Jordan, that you are turning around?” 114:6 O mountains, leaping about like rams? O hills, like offspring of the flock? (EMC)  It was the word of the Lord that caused the oceans to divide and the mountains to skip.  The Psalm concludes saying, ז   מִלִּפְנֵי אָדוֹן חוּלִי אָרֶץ מִלִּפְנֵי אֱלוֹהַּ יַעֲקֹב: ח   הַהֹפְכִי הַצּוּר אֲגַם-מָיִם חַלָּמִישׁ לְמַעְיְנוֹ-מָיִם: 114:7 Tremble, O earth, before the Lord, Before the God of Jacob, 114:8 Who turned the rock into a pool of water, The flint into a fountain of water. (NASB)  The Lord is capable of doing anything, and therefore He should be feared while realizing He is merciful, holy, righteous, and just.

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