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Exodus 15:1-27

15  Then Moses and the sons of Israel sang this song to Jehovah: “Sing I Jehovah, for proudly, proudly did he; pony and rider he shot into the sea. 2  My strength and hymn is Jehovah, and he has been to me salvation; This is my Deity, whose beauty I will tell, my father’s God, whom I will exalt. 3  Jehovah is a man of war: his name is Jehovah. 4  The Pharaoh’s chariots and troops he hurled into the sea, And the pick of his knights are drowned in the Red Sea, 5  The deeps cover them, they went down into the ooze like a stone. 6  Your right hand, Jehovah, is grand in strength; your right hand, Jehovah, mauls an enemy; 7  And most proudly you demolish those who stand up against you and send out your angry breath to consume them like stubble. 8  And by the breath of your nostrils water piled up, liquid stood up like a heap, deeps set solid in the heart of the sea. 9  An enemy said ‘I will pursue, will overtake, will divide booty, my appetite shall be gorged with them, I will bare my sword, my hands shall despoil them’; 10  You sent a puff of your wind, the sea covered them; they sank in the vast water like a plummet. 11  Who among deities is like you, Jehovah? who is like you, grand in holiness, terrible in praises, doing wonders? 12  You stretched out your right hand and the earth swallowed them. 13  You guided in your friendliness the people you had brought off, conducted them in your might to your sacred ground: 14  Peoples heard and were disquieted, nervousness seized the inhabitants of Philistia; 15*  Then the allufs of Edom were in consternation, quaking seized the arels of Moab, all the inhabitants of Canaan collapsed, 16  Terror and dread fell upon them, at the greatness of your arm they were still as a stone, Till your people passed, Jehovah, till the people passed whom you had bought. 17  You would bring them in and plant them in your highland estate, the abode you wrought for yourself, Jehovah, the Lord’s sanctuary that your hands established. 18  Jehovah shall reign forever and ever.” 19  —because the Pharaoh’s ponies had gone into the sea with his chariots and cavalry, and Jehovah had brought the water of the sea back on them, but the sons of Israel had walked on dry ground in the middle of the sea. 20*  And the prophetess Miriam, Aaron’s sister, took tambourine in hand, and all the women came out behind her with tambourine and dance. 21  And Miriam answered the men “Sing Jehovah, for proudly, proudly did he; pony and rider he shot into the sea.” 22  And Moses marched the Israelites away from the Red Sea, and they came into the wilderness of Shur; and they were three days in the wilderness and did not find water; 23  and they came to Marah and could not drink water out of Marah because it was bitter—that is why it is named Marah, “Bitterness.” 24  And the people complained against Moses and said “What are we to drink?” 25  and Moses cried to Jehovah, and Jehovah indicated a tree to him, and he threw it into the water and the water grew sweet. There he set them a rule and law, and there he tested them; 26  and he said “If you obey your God Jehovah and give ear to his commandments and keep his rules, I will never lay on you any of the maladies I laid on Egypt; for I am Jehovah your Healer.” 27  And they came to Elim, and there there were twelve springs of water and seventy palm trees; and they camped there by the water.


15:15 Codd. the mighty (or rams or oaks) of Moab
15:20-21 Or dance, and Miriam sang to them