Bible: Exodus 15

15:1

The Song of Triumph

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Then Moses and the Israelites sang 2  this song to the Lord. They said, 3 

“I will sing 4  to the Lord, for he has triumphed gloriously, 5 

the horse and its rider 6  he has thrown into the sea.

15:2 The Lord 7  is my strength and my song, 8 

and he has become my salvation.

This is my God, and I will praise him, 9 

my father’s God, and I will exalt him.

15:3 The Lord is a warrior, 10 

the Lord is his name. 11 

15:4 The chariots of Pharaoh 12  and his army he has thrown into the sea,

and his chosen 13  officers were drowned 14  in the Red Sea.

15:5 The depths have covered them, 15 

they went down to the bottom 16  like a stone.

15:6 Your right hand, O Lord, was majestic 17  in power,

your right hand, O Lord, shattered the enemy.

15:7 In the abundance of your majesty 18  you have overthrown 19 

those who rise up against you. 20 

You sent forth 21  your wrath; 22 

it consumed them 23  like stubble.

15:8 By the blast of your nostrils 24  the waters were piled up,

the flowing water stood upright like a heap, 25 

and the deep waters were solidified in the heart of the sea.

15:9 The enemy said, ‘I will chase, 26  I will overtake,

I will divide the spoil;

my desire 27  will be satisfied on them.

I will draw 28  my sword, my hand will destroy them.’ 29 

15:10 But 30  you blew with your breath, and 31  the sea covered them.

They sank 32  like lead in the mighty waters.

15:11 Who is like you, 33  O Lord, among the gods? 34 

Who is like you? – majestic in holiness, fearful in praises, 35  working wonders?

15:12 You stretched out your right hand,

the earth swallowed them. 36 

15:13 By your loyal love you will lead 37  the people whom 38  you have redeemed;

you will guide 39  them by your strength to your holy dwelling place.

15:14 The nations will hear 40  and tremble;

anguish 41  will seize 42  the inhabitants of Philistia.

15:15 Then the chiefs of Edom will be terrified, 43 

trembling will seize 44  the leaders of Moab,

and the inhabitants of Canaan will shake.

15:16 Fear and dread 45  will fall 46  on them;

by the greatness 47  of your arm they will be as still as stone 48 

until 49  your people pass by, O Lord,

until the people whom you have bought 50  pass by.

15:17 You will bring them in 51  and plant them in the mountain 52  of your inheritance,

in the place you made 53  for your residence, O Lord,

the sanctuary, O Lord, that your hands have established.

15:18 The Lord will reign forever and ever!

15:19 For the horses of Pharaoh came with his chariots and his footmen into the sea,

and the Lord brought back the waters of the sea on them,

but the Israelites walked on dry land in the middle of the sea.”

15:20 Miriam the prophetess, the sister of Aaron, took a hand-drum in her hand, and all the women went out after her with hand-drums and with dances. 54  15:21 Miriam sang in response 55  to them, “Sing to the Lord, for he has triumphed gloriously; the horse and its rider he has thrown into the sea.” 56 

15:22

The Bitter Water

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Then Moses led Israel to journey 58  away from the Red Sea. They went out to the Desert of Shur, walked for three days 59  into the desert, and found no water. 15:23 Then they came to Marah, 60  but they were not able to drink 61  the waters of Marah, because 62  they were bitter. 63  (That is 64  why its name was 65  Marah.)

15:24 So the people murmured 66  against Moses, saying, “What can 67  we drink? 15:25 He cried out to the Lord, and the Lord showed him 68  a tree. 69  When Moses 70  threw it into the water, the water became safe to drink. There the Lord 71  made for them 72  a binding ordinance, 73  and there he tested 74  them. 15:26 He said, “If you will diligently obey 75  the Lord your God, and do what is right 76  in his sight, and pay attention 77  to his commandments, and keep all his statutes, then all 78  the diseases 79  that I brought on the Egyptians I will not bring on you, for I, the Lord, am your healer.” 80 

15:27 Then they came to Elim, 81  where there were twelve wells of water and seventy palm trees, and they camped there by the water.

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