Exodus 15:1-21 NIV

The Song of Moses and Miriam

1 Then Moses and the Israelites sang this song1 to the LORD: "I will sing2 to the LORD, for he is highly exalted. The horse and its rider3 he has hurled into the sea.4
2 The LORD is my strength5 and my song; he has become my salvation.6 He is my God,7 and I will praise him, my father's God, and I will exalt8 him.
3 The LORD is a warrior;9 the LORD is his name.10

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4 Pharaoh's chariots and his army11 he has hurled into the sea. The best of Pharaoh's officers are drowned in the Red Sea.a

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    • a 15:4 - Hebrew "Yam Suph"; that is, Sea of Reeds; also in verse 22
      5 The deep waters12 have covered them; they sank to the depths like a stone.13

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          6 "Your right hand,14 O LORD, was majestic in power. Your right hand,15 O LORD, shattered16 the enemy.

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          7 In the greatness of your majesty17 you threw down those who opposed you. You unleashed your burning anger;18 it consumed19 them like stubble.

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          8 By the blast of your nostrils20 the waters piled up.21 The surging waters stood firm like a wall;22 the deep waters congealed in the heart of the sea.23

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          9 "The enemy boasted, 'I will pursue,24 I will overtake them. I will divide the spoils;25 I will gorge myself on them. I will draw my sword and my hand will destroy them.'

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          10 But you blew with your breath,26 and the sea covered them. They sank like lead in the mighty waters.27

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          11 "Who among the gods is like you,28 O LORD? Who is like you--majestic in holiness, awesome in glory, working wonders?

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          12 You stretched out29 your right hand and the earth swallowed them.30

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          13 "In your unfailing love you will lead31 the people you have redeemed.32 In your strength you will guide them to your holy dwelling.33

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          14 The nations will hear and tremble;34 anguish35 will grip the people of Philistia.36

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          15 The chiefs37 of Edom38 will be terrified, the leaders of Moab will be seized with trembling,39 the peopleb of Canaan will melt40 away;

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          16 terror41 and dread will fall upon them. By the power of your arm they will be as still as a stone42-- until your people pass by, O LORD, until the people you boughtc43 pass by.44

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              17 You will bring45 them in and plant46 them on the mountain47 of your inheritance-- the place, O LORD, you made for your dwelling,48 the sanctuary,49 O Lord, your hands established.

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              18 The LORD will reign for ever and ever."50

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              19 When Pharaoh's horses, chariots and horsemend went into the sea,51 the LORD brought the waters of the sea back over them, but the Israelites walked through the sea on dry ground.52

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                • d 15:19 - Or "charioteers"
                  20 Then Miriam53 the prophetess,54 Aaron's sister, took a tambourine in her hand, and all the women followed her, with tambourines55 and dancing.56
                  21 Miriam sang57 to them: "Sing to the LORD, for he is highly exalted. The horse and its rider58 he has hurled into the sea."59

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