Exodus 15:10

10 You 1blew with your wind; the 2sea covered them; they sank like lead in the mighty waters.

Exodus 15:10 Meaning and Commentary

Exodus 15:10

Thou didst blow with thy wind
A strong east wind, ( Exodus 14:22 ) which is the Lord Christ's, who has it in his treasury, holds it in his fists, sends it out as he pleases, and it fulfils his word and will: the sea covered them;
which stood up in an heap as a wall to let Israel pass through, and fell down with all its waves and billows with great force upon the Egyptians, and covered and drowned them: they sunk as lead in the mighty waters;
which is a very heavy metal, and, being cast into the water, sinks to the bottom at once, as did the Egyptians in the Red sea, and as Babylon the great will, and never rise more, ( Revelation 18:21 ) .

Exodus 15:10 In-Context

8 At the blast of your nostrils the waters piled up; the floods stood up in a heap; the deeps congealed in the heart of the sea.
9 The enemy said, 'I will pursue, I will overtake, I will divide the spoil, my desire shall have its fill of them. I will draw my sword; my hand shall destroy them.'
10 You blew with your wind; the sea covered them; they sank like lead in the mighty waters.
11 "Who is like you, O LORD, among the gods? Who is like you, majestic in holiness, awesome in glorious deeds, doing wonders?
12 You stretched out your right hand; the earth swallowed them.

Cross References 2

  • 1. Exodus 14:21; [Isaiah 11:15; Isaiah 40:24]
  • 2. ver. 5; Exodus 14:28
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