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Exodus 15

1 - Then Moses and the children of Israel sang this song to The LORD, and said,"I will sing to The LORD, for he has triumphed gloriously.The horse and his rider he has thrown into the sea.
2 - Yah is my strength and song.He has become my salvation.This is my God, and I will praise him;my father's God, and I will exalt him.
3 - The LORD is a man of war.The LORD is his name.
4 - He has cast Pharaoh's chariots and his army into the sea.His chosen captains are sunk in the Red Sea.
5 - The deeps cover them.They went down into the depths like a stone.
6 - Your right hand, The LORD, is glorious in power.Your right hand, The LORD, dashes the enemy in pieces.
7 - In the greatness of your excellency, you overthrow those who rise up against you.You send out your wrath. It consumes them as stubble.
8 - With the blast of your nostrils, the waters were piled up.The floods stood upright as a heap.The deeps were congealed in the heart of the sea.
9 - The enemy said, 'I will pursue. I will overtake. I will divide the plunder.My desire shall be satisfied on them.I will draw my sword, my hand shall destroy them.'
10 - You blew with your wind.The sea covered them.They sank like lead in the mighty waters.
11 - Who is like you, The LORD, among the gods?Who is like you, glorious in holiness,fearful in praises, doing wonders?
12 - You stretched out your right hand.The earth swallowed them.
13 - "You, in your loving kindness, have led the people that you have redeemed.You have guided them in your strength to your holy habitation.
14 - The peoples have heard.They tremble.Pangs have taken hold on the inhabitants of Philistia.
15 - Then the chiefs of Edom were dismayed.Trembling takes hold of the mighty men of Moab.All the inhabitants of Canaan have melted away.
16 - Terror and dread falls on them.By the greatness of your arm they are as still as a stone-until your people pass over, The LORD,until the people you have purchased pass over.
17 - You shall bring them in, and plant them in the mountain of your inheritance,the place, The LORD, which you have made for yourself to dwell in;the sanctuary, Lord, which your hands have established.
18 - The LORD shall reign forever and ever."
19 - For the horses of Pharaoh went in with his chariots and with his horsemen into the sea, and the LORD brought back the waters of the sea on them; but the children of Israel walked on dry land in the middle of the sea.
20 - Miriam the prophetess, the sister of Aaron, took a tambourine in her hand; and all the women went out after her with tambourines and with dances.
21 - Miriam answered them,"Sing to The LORD, for he has triumphed gloriously.The horse and his rider he has thrown into the sea."
22 - Moses led Israel onward from the Red Sea, and they went out into the wilderness of Shur; and they went three days in the wilderness, and found no water.
23 - When they came to Marah, they couldn't drink from the waters of Marah, for they were bitter. Therefore its name was called Marah.
24 - The people murmured against Moses, saying, "What shall we drink?"
25 - Then he cried to The LORD. the LORD showed him a tree, and he threw it into the waters, and the waters were made sweet. There he made a statute and an ordinance for them, and there he tested them;
26 - and he said, "If you will diligently listen to the LORD your God's voice, and will do that which is right in his eyes, and will pay attention to his commandments, and keep all his statutes, I will put none of the diseases on you, which I have put on the Egyptians; for I am the LORD who heals you."
27 - They came to Elim, where there were twelve springs of water, and seventy palm trees: and they encamped there by the waters.
Exodus 15 Images and Notes

Brief Summary: The Israelites sing the song of Moses, they praise the Lord because he is a great warrior and goes to battle for them, Israel rejoices over their deliverance out of Egypt, they come to Marah and the Lord heals the bitter waters, the Lord promises healing if he is trusted, they come to an oasis called Elim.

1 Moses' song
22 The people find water
23 The bitter waters at Marah are sweetened.
27 The people come to Elim where there were 12 wells of water.

Photo of Date Palms in the Jordan Valley
Photo of Date Palms in the Jordan Valley

Important Topics for Bible Study
Moses and all of Israel praise the Lord
fearful [in] praises
Israel arrived at the bitter waters of Marah
The people murmured against their leader Moses
Moses brings their cry before the Lord
The bitter waters are sweetened
He proved them
Jehovah Rapha
Israel comes to an oasis called Elim
They found 12 wells of water and 70 palm trees

Quick Reference Map
Map of the Route of the Exodus
Map of the Possible Route of the Exodus (Click to Enlarge)

Ancient Customs
timbrel and dancing
Pharaoh's chariots and his host
a statute and an ordinance

Ancient People
God, Moses, Miriam
the LORD

the Red sea
the wilderness

Quick Reference Maps

The Exodus of the Hebrews

Mount Horeb

The Red Sea

Map of the Red Sea
Map of the Red Sea and Egypt (Click to Enlarge)

The Old Testament


Exodus Resources

Moses and the Exodus
The Giving of the Law
The Tabernacle
The Wilderness Wanderings