Isaiah 51:10

10 Was it not you who dried up the sea, the waters of the great deep, who made a road in the depths of the sea so that the redeemed might cross over?

Isaiah 51:10 in Other Translations

KJV
10 Art thou not it which hath dried the sea, the waters of the great deep; that hath made the depths of the sea a way for the ransomed to pass over?
ESV
10 Was it not you who dried up the sea, the waters of the great deep, who made the depths of the sea a way for the redeemed to pass over?
NLT
10 Are you not the same today, the one who dried up the sea, making a path of escape through the depths so that your people could cross over?
MSG
10 And didn't you once dry up the sea, the powerful waters of the deep, And then made the bottom of the ocean a road for the redeemed to walk across?
CSB
10 Wasn't it You who dried up the sea, the waters of the great deep, who made the sea-bed into a road for the redeemed to pass over?

Isaiah 51:10 Meaning and Commentary

Isaiah 51:10

Art thou not it which hath dried the sea, the waters of
the great deep
That is, the Red sea, and the deep waters of it; as it did, by causing a strong east wind to blow, which drove the sea back, and made it a dry land, in the midst of which the children of Israel walked as on dry land, ( Exodus 14:21 Exodus 14:29 ) and the same arm and mighty power can and will dry up the waters of the river Euphrates, to prepare the way of the kings of the east, ( Revelation 16:12 ) : that hath made the depths of the sea a way for the ransomed to pass
over?
divided the waters of the sea, made a path through them for the Israelites that were redeemed out of Egyptian bondage and slavery, to pass over, and so to go to Canaan's land.

Isaiah 51:10 In-Context

8 For the moth will eat them up like a garment; the worm will devour them like wool. But my righteousness will last forever, my salvation through all generations.”
9 Awake, awake, arm of the LORD, clothe yourself with strength! Awake, as in days gone by, as in generations of old. Was it not you who cut Rahab to pieces, who pierced that monster through?
10 Was it not you who dried up the sea, the waters of the great deep, who made a road in the depths of the sea so that the redeemed might cross over?
11 Those the LORD has rescued will return. They will enter Zion with singing; everlasting joy will crown their heads. Gladness and joy will overtake them, and sorrow and sighing will flee away.
12 “I, even I, am he who comforts you. Who are you that you fear mere mortals, human beings who are but grass,

Cross References 4

  • 1. S Exodus 14:22; Zechariah 10:11; Revelation 16:12
  • 2. Exodus 15:5,8
  • 3. S Job 36:30
  • 4. S Exodus 15:13