Exodus 15 (English Standard Version)

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The Song of Moses

1 Then Moses and the people of Israel 1sang this song to the LORD, saying, 2"I will sing to the LORD, for he has triumphed gloriously; the horse and his ridera he has thrown into the sea. 2 3The LORD is my strength and my 4song, and he has become 5my salvation; this is my God, and I will praise him, 6my father's God, and 7I will exalt him. 3 The LORD is 8a man of war; 9the LORD is his name. 4 10"Pharaoh's chariots and his host he cast into the sea, and his chosen 11officers were sunk in the Red Sea. 5 The 12floods covered them; they 13went down into the depths like a stone. 6 14Your right hand, O LORD, glorious in power, your right hand, O LORD, 15shatters the enemy. 7 In the 16greatness of your majesty you overthrow your adversaries; you send out your fury; it 17consumes them like stubble. 8 At the 18blast of your nostrils the waters piled up; the 19floods stood up in a heap; the deeps congealed in the heart of the sea. 9 The enemy said, 20'I will pursue, I will overtake, I 21will divide the spoil, my desire shall have its fill of them. I will draw my sword; my hand shall destroy them.' 10 You 22blew with your wind; the 23sea covered them; they sank like lead in the mighty waters. 11 24"Who is like you, O LORD, among the gods? Who is like you, majestic in holiness, awesome in 25glorious deeds, 26doing wonders? 12 You stretched out 27your right hand; the earth swallowed them. 13 "You have 28led in your steadfast love the people whom 29you have redeemed; you have 30guided them by your strength to your holy abode. 14 31The peoples have heard; they tremble; pangs have seized the inhabitants of Philistia. 15 Now are the chiefs of Edom 32dismayed; trembling seizes the leaders of 33Moab; 34all the inhabitants of Canaan have melted away. 16 Terror and 35dread fall upon them; because of the greatness of your arm, they are still 36as a stone, till your people, O LORD, pass by, till the people pass by whom 37you have purchased. 17 You will bring them in and 38plant them on your own mountain, the place, O LORD, which you have made for your abode, 39the sanctuary, O Lord, which your hands have established. 18 40The LORD will reign forever and ever." 19 For when 41the horses of Pharaoh with his chariots and his horsemen went into the sea, 42the 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. 20 Then 43Miriam 44the prophetess, the 45sister of Aaron, took a tambourine in her hand, and 46all the women went out after her with tambourines and dancing. 21 And Miriam sang to them: 47"Sing to the LORD, for he has triumphed gloriously; the horse and his rider he has thrown into the sea."

Bitter Water Made Sweet

22 Then Moses made Israel set out from the Red Sea, and they went into the wilderness of 48Shur. They went three days in the wilderness and found no water. 23 When they came to 49Marah, they could not drink the water of Marah because it was bitter; therefore it was named Marah.b 24 And the people 50grumbled against Moses, saying, "What shall we drink?" 25 And he 51cried to the LORD, and the LORD showed him a log,c and he 52threw it into the water, and the water became sweet. There the LORDd made for them a statute and a rule, and there he 53tested them, 26 saying, 54"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 55diseases on you that I put on the Egyptians, for I am the LORD, 56your healer." 27 Then 57they 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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