Exodus 15:15

15 The chiefs of Edom will be terrified, the leaders of Moab will be seized with trembling, the people[a] of Canaan will melt away;

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Exodus 15:15 in Other Translations

KJV
15 Then the dukes of Edom shall be amazed; the mighty men of Moab, trembling shall take hold upon them; all the inhabitants of Canaan shall melt away.
ESV
15 Now are the chiefs of Edom dismayed; trembling seizes the leaders of Moab; all the inhabitants of Canaan have melted away.
NLT
15 The leaders of Edom are terrified; the nobles of Moab tremble. All who live in Canaan melt away;
MSG
15 Yes, even the head men in Edom were shaken, and the big bosses in Moab. Everybody in Canaan panicked and fell faint.
CSB
15 Then the chiefs of Edom will be terrified; trembling will seize the leaders of Moab; the inhabitants of Canaan will panic;

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 In your unfailing love you will lead the people you have redeemed. In your strength you will guide them to your holy dwelling.
14 The nations will hear and tremble; anguish will grip the people of Philistia.
15 The chiefs of Edom will be terrified, the leaders of Moab will be seized with trembling, the people of Canaan will melt away;
16 terror and dread will fall on them. By the power of your arm they will be as still as a stone— until your people pass by, LORD, until the people you bought pass by.
17 You will bring them in and plant them on the mountain of your inheritance— the place, LORD, you made for your dwelling, the sanctuary, Lord, your hands established.

Cross References 4

  • 1. S Genesis 36:15
  • 2. Deuteronomy 2:4
  • 3. Numbers 22:3; Psalms 114:7
  • 4. Joshua 2:9,24; Joshua 5:1

Footnotes 1

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