Exodus 15:15

15 Now are the chiefs of Edom 1dismayed; trembling seizes the leaders of 2Moab; 3all the inhabitants of Canaan have melted away.

Exodus 15:15 Meaning and Commentary

Exodus 15:15

Then the dukes of Edom shall be amazed,
&c,] Of which there were many, see ( Genesis 36:15-30 ) the land being first governed by dukes, as perhaps it was at this time, though in some few years after it had a king, ( Numbers 20:14 ) now these, when they heard of the wonderful things that were done for Israel in Egypt, at the Red sea, and in the wilderness, were astonished and surprised, and filled with fear and dread, see ( Deuteronomy 2:4 ) , the mighty men of Moab, trembling shall take hold upon them:
as did on Balak the king of Moab, and his people, ( Numbers 22:2 Numbers 22:3 ) , where may be observed a literal accomplishment of this prophecy: all the inhabitants of Canaan shall melt away;
as their hearts did, through fear, when they heard what God did for Israel against the Egyptians and the Amorites, and understood that they were upon the march to their land to invade it and dispossess them of it: see the fulfilment of this prediction in ( Joshua 2:9 Joshua 2:11 Joshua 2:12 ) thus when Babylon shall be destroyed, as Pharaoh and his host were, and the people of God saved out of the midst of her, as Israel was, the kings of the earth will stand afar off for fear of her torment, and bewail and lament for her, ( Revelation 18:9 Revelation 18:10 ) .

Exodus 15:15 In-Context

13 "You have led in your steadfast love the people whom you have redeemed; you have guided them by your strength to your holy abode.
14 The peoples have heard; they tremble; pangs have seized the inhabitants of Philistia.
15 Now are the chiefs of Edom dismayed; trembling seizes the leaders of Moab; all the inhabitants of Canaan have melted away.
16 Terror and dread fall upon them; because of the greatness of your arm, they are still as a stone, till your people, O LORD, pass by, till the people pass by whom you have purchased.
17 You will bring them in and plant them on your own mountain, the place, O LORD, which you have made for your abode, the sanctuary, O Lord, which your hands have established.

Cross References 3

  • 1. [Deuteronomy 2:4]
  • 2. Numbers 22:3
  • 3. Josh. 2:9, 11, 24; Joshua 5:1
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