New American Standard Bible
He divided the sea and caused them to pass through, And He made the waters stand up like a heap.
King James Bible
He divided the sea, and caused them to pass through; and he made the waters to stand as an heap.
Darby Bible Translation
He clave the sea, and caused them to pass through; and made the waters to stand as a heap;
World English Bible
He split the sea, and caused them to pass through. He made the waters stand as a heap.
Young's Literal Translation
He cleft a sea, and causeth them to pass over, Yea, He causeth waters to stand as a heap.
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
He divided the sea ... - The Red Sea. Exodus 14:21-22.
And he made the waters to stand as an heap - The word rendered "heap" means anything piled up, or a mound; and the idea is, that the waters were piled up on each side of them as a "mound." See the notes at Psalm 33:7. Compare Joshua 3:13, Joshua 3:16; Exodus 15:8.
Among such sins of the first table is that described in our text. It is consequently one of the masterpieces of iniquity, and we shall do well to purge ourselves of it. It is full of evil to ourselves, and is calculated to dishonor both God and man, therefore let us be in earnest to cut it up both root and branch. I think we have all been guilty of this in our measure; and we are not free from it even to this day. Whether we be saints or sinners, we may stand here and make our humble confession that …
Charles Haddon Spurgeon—Spurgeon's Sermons Volume 5: 1859
"The Sun of Righteousness"
A Jealous God
Then Moses stretched out his hand over the sea; and the LORD swept the sea back by a strong east wind all night and turned the sea into dry land, so the waters were divided.
The sons of Israel went through the midst of the sea on the dry land, and the waters were like a wall to them on their right hand and on their left.
"At the blast of Your nostrils the waters were piled up, The flowing waters stood up like a heap; The deeps were congealed in the heart of the sea.
He gathers the waters of the sea together as a heap; He lays up the deeps in storehouses.
You divided the sea by Your strength; You broke the heads of the sea monsters in the waters.
Thus He rebuked the Red Sea and it dried up, And He led them through the deeps, as through the wilderness.
To Him who divided the Red Sea asunder, For His lovingkindness is everlasting,
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