Exodus 15

The Song of Moses

1Then Moses and the people of Israel a  sang this song to the  Lord, saying,

b  “I will sing to the  Lord, for he has triumphed gloriously;
the horse and his rider
Or its chariot; also verse 21
he has thrown into the sea.
2 d  The  Lord is my strength and my e  song,
and he has become f  my salvation;
this is my God, and I will praise him,
g  my father’s God, and h  I will exalt him.
3The  Lord is i  a man of war;
j  the  Lord is his name.
4 k  Pharaoh’s chariots and his host he cast into the sea,
and his chosen l  officers were sunk in the Red Sea.
5The m  floods covered them;
they n  went down into the depths like a stone.
6 o  Your right hand, O  Lord, glorious in power,
your right hand, O  Lord p  shatters the enemy.
7In the q  greatness of your majesty you overthrow your adversaries;
you send out your fury; it r  consumes them like stubble.
8At the s  blast of your nostrils the waters piled up;
the t  floods stood up in a heap;
the deeps congealed in the heart of the sea.
9The enemy said u  ‘I will pursue, I will overtake,
I v  will divide the spoil, my desire shall have its fill of them.
I will draw my sword; my hand shall destroy them.’
10You w  blew with your wind; the x  sea covered them;
they sank like lead in the mighty waters.
11 y  Who is like you, O  Lord, among the gods?
Who is like you, majestic in holiness,
awesome in z  glorious deeds, aa  doing wonders?
12You stretched out ab  your right hand;
the earth swallowed them.
13 “You have ac  led in your steadfast love the people whom ad  you have redeemed;
you have ae  guided them by your strength to your holy abode.
14 af  The peoples have heard; they tremble;
pangs have seized the inhabitants of Philistia.
15Now are the chiefs of Edom ag  dismayed;
trembling seizes the leaders of ah  Moab;
ai  all the inhabitants of Canaan have melted away.
16Terror and aj  dread fall upon them;
because of the greatness of your arm, they are still ak  as a stone,
till your people, O  Lord, pass by,
till the people pass by whom al  you have purchased.
17You will bring them in and am  plant them on your own mountain,
the place, O  Lord, which you have made for your abode,
an  the sanctuary, O Lord, which your hands have established.
18 ao  The  Lord will reign forever and ever.”

19For when ap  the horses of Pharaoh with his chariots and his horsemen went into the sea, aq  the  Lord brought back the waters of the sea upon them, but the people of Israel walked on dry ground in the midst of the sea. 20Then ar  Miriam as  the prophetess, the at  sister of Aaron, took a tambourine in her hand, and au  all the women went out after her with tambourines and dancing. 21And Miriam sang to them:

av  Sing to the  Lord, for he has triumphed gloriously;
the horse and his rider he has thrown into the sea.”

Bitter Water Made Sweet

22Then Moses made Israel set out from the Red Sea, and they went into the wilderness of aw  Shur. They went three days in the wilderness and found no water. 23When they came to ax  Marah, they could not drink the water of Marah because it was bitter; therefore it was named Marah.
 Marah means bitterness
24And the people az  grumbled against Moses, saying, “What shall we drink?” 25And he ba  cried to the  Lord, and the  Lord showed him a log,
Or tree
and he bc  threw it into the water, and the water became sweet.

There the  Lord
Hebrew he
made for them a statute and a rule, and there he be  tested them,
26saying bf  If you will diligently listen to the voice of the  Lord your God, and do that which is right in his eyes, and give ear to his commandments and keep all his statutes, I will put none of the bg  diseases on you that I put on the Egyptians, for I am the  Lord bh  your healer.”

27Then bi  they came to Elim, where there were twelve springs of water and seventy palm trees, and they encamped there by the water.

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