Exodus 15:1-18 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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