Exodus 15:16-26 (New International Version)

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16 terror1 and dread will fall upon them. By the power of your arm they will be as still as a stone2-- until your people pass by, O LORD, until the people you boughta3 pass by.4 17 You will bring5 them in and plant6 them on the mountain7 of your inheritance-- the place, O LORD, you made for your dwelling,8 the sanctuary,9 O Lord, your hands established. 18 The LORD will reign for ever and ever."10 19 When Pharaoh's horses, chariots and horsemenb went into the sea,11 the LORD brought the waters of the sea back over them, but the Israelites walked through the sea on dry ground.12 20 Then Miriam13 the prophetess,14 Aaron's sister, took a tambourine in her hand, and all the women followed her, with tambourines15 and dancing.16 21 Miriam sang17 to them: "Sing to the LORD, for he is highly exalted. The horse and its rider18 he has hurled into the sea."19

The Waters of Marah and Elim

22 Then Moses led Israel from the Red Sea and they went into the Desert20 of Shur.21 For three days they traveled in the desert without finding water.22 23 When they came to Marah, they could not drink its water because it was bitter. (That is why the place is called Marah.c23) 24 So the people grumbled24 against Moses, saying, "What are we to drink?"25 25 Then Moses cried out26 to the LORD, and the LORD showed him a piece of wood. He threw27 it into the water, and the water became sweet. There the LORD made a decree and a law for them, and there he tested28 them. 26 He said, "If you listen carefully to the voice of the LORD your God and do what is right in his eyes, if you pay attention to his commands and keep29 all his decrees,30 I will not bring on you any of the diseases31 I brought on the Egyptians, for I am the LORD, who heals32 you."
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