Exodus 15

The Song of Moses

1Then Moses and the people of Israel asang 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 dThe Lord is my strength and my esong,
and he has become fmy salvation;
this is my God, and I will praise him,
gmy father’s God, and hI will exalt him.
3The Lord is ia man of war;
jthe Lord is his name.
4 kPharaoh’s chariots and his host he cast into the sea,
and his chosen lofficers were sunk in the Red Sea.
5The mfloods covered them;
they nwent down into the depths like a stone.
6 oYour right hand, O Lord, glorious in power,
your right hand, O Lord, pshatters the enemy.
7In the qgreatness of your majesty you overthrow your adversaries;
you send out your fury; it rconsumes them like stubble.
8At the sblast of your nostrils the waters piled up;
the tfloods 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 vwill divide the spoil, my desire shall have its fill of them.
I will draw my sword; my hand shall destroy them.’
10You wblew with your wind; the xsea covered them;
they sank like lead in the mighty waters.
11 yWho is like you, O Lord, among the gods?
Who is like you, majestic in holiness,
awesome in zglorious deeds, aadoing wonders?
12You stretched out abyour right hand;
the earth swallowed them.
13“You have acled in your steadfast love the people whom adyou have redeemed;
you have aeguided them by your strength to your holy abode.
14 afThe peoples have heard; they tremble;
pangs have seized the inhabitants of Philistia.
15Now are the chiefs of Edom agdismayed;
trembling seizes the leaders of ahMoab;
aiall the inhabitants of Canaan have melted away.
16Terror and ajdread fall upon them;
because of the greatness of your arm, they are still akas a stone,
till your people, O Lord, pass by,
till the people pass by whom alyou have purchased.
17You will bring them in and amplant them on your own mountain,
the place, O Lord, which you have made for your abode,
anthe sanctuary, O Lord, which your hands have established.
18 aoThe Lord will reign forever and ever.”

19For when apthe horses of Pharaoh with his chariots and his horsemen went into the sea, aqthe 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 arMiriam asthe prophetess, the atsister of Aaron, took a tambourine in her hand, and auall the women went out after her with tambourines and dancing. 21And Miriam sang to them:

avSing 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 awShur. They went three days in the wilderness and found no water. 23When they came to axMarah, they could not drink the water of Marah because it was bitter; therefore it was named Marah.
 Marah means bitterness
24And the people azgrumbled against Moses, saying, “What shall we drink?” 25And he bacried to the Lord, and the Lord showed him a log,
Or tree
and he bcthrew 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 betested them,
26saying, bfIf 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 bgdiseases on you that I put on the Egyptians, for I am the Lord, bhyour healer.”

27Then bithey 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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