THE SECOND BOOK OF
E X O D U S
Exodus 15 ©
The song of praise sung by Moses and the children of Israel upon their deliverance, and Pharaoh’s drowning in the sea, vs. 1, etc. Miriam and the women of Israel answer thereunto, likewise praising the LORD for this deliverance, 20. In the wilderness they come to Shur where they find no good water to drink, 22. At Marah they meet with bitter water, 23. The people murmur, 24. A tree is shown to Moses with which to sweeten the water, 25. The LORD gives laws to them, and makes Fatherly promises to them, 26. At Elim they find twelve wells of water, and seventy palm trees, 27.
THEN sang Moses and the children of Israel this song unto the LORD, and spake, saying, Ia will sing unto the LORD, for 1he hath triumphed gloriously: the horse and his rider hath he thrown into the sea.
Theb LORD is my strength and 2song, and he is become 3my salvation: he is my God, and I will prepare him 4an habitation; my father's God, and I will exalt him.
The LORD is a man of war: the 5LORD is his name.
Pharaoh's chariots and his host hath he cast into the sea: his chosen captains also are drowned in the 6Red sea.
Thec7depths have covered them: they sank into the bottom as a stone.
Thy right hand, Od LORD, is become glorious in power: thy right hand, O LORD, hath dashed in pieces the enemy.
And 8in the greatness of thine excellency thou hast overthrown them 9that rose up against thee: thou sentest forth thy wrath, 10which consumed them as stubble.
Ande11with the blast of thy nostrils the waters were gathered together, the floods stood upright as an heap, and the depths were 12congealed 13in the heart of the sea.
The enemy said, I will pursue, I will overtake, 14I will divide the spoil; 15my lust shall be satisfied upon them; 16I will draw my sword, my hand shall 17destroy them.
Thouf didst blow with thy wind, the sea covered them: they sank as lead in the mighty waters.
Who is like unto thee, O LORD, among the gods? who is like thee, 18glorious in holiness, 19fearful in praises, doing wonders?
Thou stretchedst out thy right hand, 20the earth swallowed them.
Thou in thy mercy hast led forth the people which thou hast redeemed: thou hastg guided them in thy strength unto 21thy holy habitation.
The people shall hear, and 22be afraid: sorrow shall take hold on the inhabitants of Palestina.
Thenh the dukesi of Edom shall be amazed; the mighty men of Moab, trembling shall take hold upon them; all the inhabitants of Canaan shall melt away.
Fearj and dread shall fall upon them; by the greatness of thine arm they shall be as still as a stone; till thy people pass over, O LORD, till the people pass over, which thou hast purchased.
Thou shalt bring them in, and plant them 23in the mountain of thine inheritance, in the place, O LORD, which thou hast made for thee to dwell in, in the Sanctuary, O Lord, which thy hands have established.
The LORD shall reign 24for ever and ever.
For the horse of Pharaoh went in with his chariots and with his horsemen into the sea, and the LORD brought again 25the waters of the sea upon them; but the children of Israel went on dry land in the midst of the sea.
¶And Miriam the prophetess, the sister of 26Aaron, tookk a timbrell in her hand; and all the women went out after her with timbrels and 27with dances.
And 28Miriam 29answered 30them, Sing ye to the LORD, for he 31hath triumphed gloriously; the horse and his rider hath he thrown into the sea.
So Moses brought Israel from the Red sea, and they went out into the wilderness of 32Shur; and they went three days in the wilderness, and found no water.
¶Andm when they came to 33Marah, they could not drink of the waters of Marah, for they were bitter: therefore the name of it was called Marah.
And the people 34murmured against Moses, saying, What shall we drink?
And he cried unto the LORD; and the LORD shewed him a tree, which when he had cast into the waters, 35the waters were made sweet: there 36he made for 37them a statute and an ordinance, and there he proved them,
And said, If thou wilt 38diligently hearken to the voice of the LORD thy God, and wilt do that which is right in his sight, and wilt give ear to his commandments, and keep all his statutes, I will put none of these diseases upon thee, which I have brought upon the Egyptians: for 39I am the LORD that healeth thee.
¶And they came to Elim, where were twelve wells of water, and threescore and ten palm trees: and they encamped there by the waters.