The children of Israel sing the song of Moses—They extol the Lord as a man of war and rejoice in their deliverance from Egypt—The waters of Marah are healed—The Lord promises to free Israel from the diseases of Egypt.
1 Then asang Moses and the children of Israel this song unto the Lord, and spake, saying, I will bsing unto the Lord, for he hath triumphed gloriously: the horse and his rider hath he thrown into the sea.
2 The aLord is my bstrength and song, and he is become my csalvation: he is my God, and I will dprepare him an habitation; my father’s God, and I will eexalt him.
3 The Lord is a man of awar: the Lord is his bname.
4 Pharaoh’s achariots and his host hath he bcast into the sea: his chosen captains also are drowned in the cRed sea.
5 The depths have covered them: they sank into the bottom as a astone.
6 Thy aright bhand, O Lord, is become glorious in power: thy right hand, O Lord, hath dashed in pieces the enemy.
7 And in the greatness of thine excellency thou hast overthrown them that rose up against thee: thou sentest forth thy wrath, which consumed them as astubble.
8 And with the blast of thy nostrils the awaters were gathered together, the floods stood upright as an bheap, and the depths were congealed in the heart of the sea.
9 The enemy said, I will apursue, I will overtake, I will divide the spoil; my blust shall be satisfied upon them; I will draw my sword, my hand shall destroy them.
10 Thou didst blow with thy wind, the sea covered them: they sank as lead in the mighty waters.
11 Who is alike unto thee, O bLord, among the gods? who is like thee, glorious in choliness, dfearful in praises, doing wonders?
12 Thou stretchedst out thy right hand, the earth swallowed them.
13 Thou in thy mercy hast aled forth the people which thou hast redeemed: thou hast guided them in thy strength unto thy holy habitation.
14 The people shall ahear, and be afraid: sorrow shall take hold on the inhabitants of bPalestina.
15 Then the adukes of bEdom shall be amazed; the mighty men of Moab, trembling shall take hold upon them; all the inhabitants of Canaan shall cmelt away.
16 aFear and bdread 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 cpurchased.
17 Thou shalt bring them in, and plant them in the mountain of thine inheritance, in the place, O Lord, which thou hast made for thee to dwell in, in the aSanctuary, O Lord, which thy hands have established.
18 The aLord shall reign for ever and ever.
19 For the horse of Pharaoh went in with his chariots and with his horsemen into the sea, and the Lord brought again the waters of the sea upon them; but the children of Israel went on dry land in the midst of the sea.
20 ¶ And aMiriam the bprophetess, the csister of Aaron, took a dtimbrel in her hand; and all the women went out after her with timbrels and with dances.
21 And Miriam answered them, aSing ye to the Lord, for he hath triumphed gloriously; the horse and his rider hath he thrown into the sea.
22 So Moses brought Israel from the Red sea, and they went out into the wilderness of aShur; and they went three days in the wilderness, and found no water.
23 ¶ And when they came to aMarah, they could not drink of the waters of Marah, for they were bitter: therefore the name of it was called Marah.
24 And the people amurmured against Moses, saying, What shall we drink?
25 And he cried unto the Lord; and the Lord shewed him a tree, which when he had cast into the waters, the awaters were made sweet: there he made for them a statute and an ordinance, and there he bproved them,
26 And said, If thou wilt adiligently bhearken 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 ckeep all his statutes, I will put none of these ddiseases upon thee, which I have brought upon the Egyptians: for I am the Lord that ehealeth thee.
27 ¶ And they came to Elim, where were twelve wells of water, and athreescore and ten palm trees: and they encamped there by the waters.