1When Israel came out of Egypt—
when the house of Jacob came out
from a people who spoke a different language—
2Judah was God’s sanctuary;
Israel was God’s territory.
3The sea saw it happen and ran away;
the Jordan River retreated!
4The mountains leaped away like rams;
the hills leaped away like lambs!
5Sea, why did you run away?
Jordan, why did you retreat?
6Mountains, why did you leap away like rams?
Hills, why did you leap away like lambs?
7Earth: Tremble before the Lord!
Tremble before the God of Jacob,
8the one who turned that rock into a pool of water,
that flint stone into a spring of water!