At a blast from your nostrils the waters piled up; Tumbling streams dammed up, wild oceans curdled into a swamp.
The enemy spoke, "I'll pursue, I'll hunt them down, I'll divide up the plunder, I'll glut myself on them; I'll pull out my sword, my fist will send them reeling."
You blew with all your might and the sea covered them. They sank like a lead weight in the majestic waters.
Who compares with you among gods, O God? Who compares with you in power, in holy majesty, In awesome praises, wonder-working God?
You stretched out your right hand and the Earth swallowed them up.
But the people you redeemed, you led in merciful love; You guided them under your protection to your holy pasture.
When people heard, they were scared; Philistines writhed and trembled;
Yes, even the head men in Edom were shaken, and the big bosses in Moab. Everybody in Canaan panicked and fell faint.
Dread and terror sent them reeling. Before your brandished right arm they were struck dumb like a stone,
Until your people crossed over and entered, O God, until the people you made crossed over and entered. You brought them and planted them on the mountain of your heritage, The place where you live, the place you made, Your sanctuary, Master, that you established with your own hands.
Let God rule forever, for eternity!
Published by permission. Originally published by NavPress in English as THE MESSAGE: The Bible in Contemporary Language copyright 2002 by Eugene Peterson. All rights reserved. (The Message Bible Online)