Exodus 15
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The Song of Moses

1Then Moses and the Israelis sang this song to the LORD:

“I’ll sing to the LORD,

for he is highly exalted.

The horse and its rider

he has thrown into the sea.

2The LORD is my strength and song,a

and he has become my salvation.

This is my God and I’ll praise him,

the God of my father and I’ll exalt him.

3The LORD is a man of war,

the LORD is his name!

4“Pharaoh’s chariots and his army

he has hurled into the sea;

his best officers sank in the Reedb Sea.

5The deep covered them,

they went down into the depths like a rock.

6Your right hand, LORD, was majestic in strength,

your right hand, LORD, shattered the enemy.

7In the greatness of your majesty

you broke down your enemies.

You sent forth your anger,

it consumed them like stubble.

8By the breathc of your nostrils

the waters were piled up,

the flowing waters stood up like a hill,

the deep waters congealed in the heart of the sea.

9“The enemy said, ‘I’ll pursue them,d I’ll overtake them,e

I’ll divide the spoil.

I’ll satisfy my angerf on them,

I’ll draw my sword,

and my hand will bring them to ruin.’

10“You blew with your breath,g

and the sea covered them;

they sank like lead in the mighty water.

11“Who is like you among the gods, LORD?

Who is like you, majestic in holiness,

awesome in splendor,h and working wonders?

12You stretched out your right hand,

and the earth swallowed them.

13“You have led with your gracious love

this people whom you redeemed.

You have guided them with your strength

to your holy dwelling.

14“The people heard and they quaked,

anguishi has seized the inhabitants of Philistia.

15Then the chiefs of Edom were terrified,

the nobles of Moab trembled uncontrollably,

and all the inhabitants of Canaan melted away.

16Dread and fear have fallen on them,

because of the strengthj of your arm.

They have become silent as a stone,

until your people pass by, LORD,

until this people you acquired pass by.

17“You will bring them in and plant them

on the mountain of your inheritance.

You have made a place where you will reside, LORD.

Your own hands have established a sanctuary, LORD.

18The LORD will reign forever and ever.”

19When the horses of Pharaoh, his chariots, and his horsemen went into the sea, the LORD caused the waters of the sea to come back over them, but the Israelis walked through the middle of the sea on dry land.

The Song of Miriam

20Then Miriam the prophetess, Aaron’s sister, took a tambourine in her hand and went out with all the women behind her with tambourines and dancing. 21Miriam sang to them,

“Sing to the LORD, for he is highly exalted!

The horse and its rider

he has thrown into the sea.”

God Provides Water for the People

22Then Moses led Israel from the Reedk Sea and they went to the desert of Shur. They traveled into the desert for three days and did not find water. 23When they came to Marah, they could not drink the water at Marah because it was bitter. (That is why it’s calledl Marah.)m 24Then the people complained against Moses: “What are we to drink?” 25Mosesn cried out to the LORD, and the LORD showed him a tree, which he threw into the water, and the water became sweet.

There the LORDo presented to them a statute and an ordinance, and there he tested them. 26He said, “If you will carefully obey the LORD your God, do what he sees to be right, listen to his commandments, and keep all his statutes, then I won’t inflict on you all the diseases that I inflicted on the Egyptians, because I am the LORD your healer.” 27Then they came to Elim where there were twelve springs of water and 70 palm trees, and they camped there by the water.

a 15:2 Some mss. read my song
b 15:4 So MT; LXX reads Red
c 15:8 Or wind
d 15:9 The Heb. lacks them
e 15:9 The Heb. lacks them
f 15:9 Lit. my soul
g 15:10 Or wind
h 15:11 i.e. in acts deserving of praise
i 15:14 Lit. writhing
j 15:16 Lit. greatness
k 15:22 So MT; LXX reads Red
l 15:23 Lit. why one calls its name
m 15:23Marah means bitter in Heb.
n 15:25 Lit. He
o 15:25 Lit. he

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