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Exodus 15:19-27 (New International Version)

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19 When Pharaoh's horses, chariots and horsemena went into the sea,1 the LORD brought the waters of the sea back over them, but the Israelites walked through the sea on dry ground.2 20 Then Miriam3 the prophetess,4 Aaron's sister, took a tambourine in her hand, and all the women followed her, with tambourines5 and dancing.6 21 Miriam sang7 to them: "Sing to the LORD, for he is highly exalted. The horse and its rider8 he has hurled into the sea."9

The Waters of Marah and Elim

22 Then Moses led Israel from the Red Sea and they went into the Desert10 of Shur.11 For three days they traveled in the desert without finding water.12 23 When they came to Marah, they could not drink its water because it was bitter. (That is why the place is called Marah.b13) 24 So the people grumbled14 against Moses, saying, "What are we to drink?"15 25 Then Moses cried out16 to the LORD, and the LORD showed him a piece of wood. He threw17 it into the water, and the water became sweet. There the LORD made a decree and a law for them, and there he tested18 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 keep19 all his decrees,20 I will not bring on you any of the diseases21 I brought on the Egyptians, for I am the LORD, who heals22 you." 27 Then they came to Elim, where there were twelve springs and seventy palm trees, and they camped23 there near the water.
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