Exodus 15:25

“And he cried unto the LORD; and the LORD shewed him a tree, which when he had cast into the waters, the waters were made sweet: there he made for them a statute and an ordinance, and there he proved them,”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And he cried vnto the Lord: and the Lord shewed him a tree, which when hee had cast into the waters, the waters were made sweete: there he made a statute & an ordinance, and there he proued them,
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Then he cried out to the LORD, and the LORD showed him a tree; and he threw {it} into the waters, and the waters became sweet. There He made for them a statute and regulation, and there He tested them.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

An he cried unto Jehovah; And Jehovah showed him a tree, and he cast it into the waters, and the waters were made sweet. There he made for them a statute and an ordinance, and there he proved them;
- American Standard Version (1901)

And in answer to his prayer, the Lord made him see a tree, and when he put it into the water, the water was made sweet. There he gave them a law and an order, testing them;
- Basic English Bible

And he cried to Jehovah; and Jehovah shewed him wood, and he cast it into the waters, and the waters became sweet. There he made for them a statute and an ordinance; and there he tested them.
- Darby Bible

And he cried to the LORD; and the LORD showed him a tree, which he cast into the waters, and the waters were made sweet: there he made for them a statute and an ordinance, and there he proved them,
- Webster's Bible

Then he cried to Yahweh. Yahweh 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;
- World English Bible

and he crieth unto Jehovah, and Jehovah sheweth him a tree, and he casteth unto the waters, and the waters become sweet. There He hath made for them a statute, and an ordinance, and there He hath tried them,
- Youngs Literal Bible

And he cried unto the LORD; and the LORD showed him a tree, and he cast it into the waters, and the waters were made sweet. There He made for them a statute and an ordinance, and there He proved them;
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Exodus 15:25


15:25 And he cried unto the Lord - It is the greatest relief of the cares of magistrates and ministers, when those under their charge make them uneasy, that they may have recourse to God by prayer; he is the guide of the church's guides, and to the chief shepherd, the under shepherds must on all occasions apply themselves: And the Lord directed Moses to a tree, which he cast into the waters, and they were made sweet - Some think this wood had a peculiar virtue in it for this purpose, because it is said, God shewed him the tree. God is to be acknowledged, not only in the creating things useful for man, but in discovering their usefulness. But perhaps this was only a sign, and not a means of the cure, no more than the brazen serpent. There he made a statute and an ordinance, and there he proved them - That is, there he put them upon trial, admitted them as probationers for his favour. In short he tells them, #Exo 15:26|, what he expected from them, and that was, in one word, obedience. They must diligently hearken to his voice, and give ear to his commandments, and must take care, in every thing, to do that which was right in God's sight, and to keep all his statutes. Then I will put none of these diseases upon thee - That is, I will not bring upon thee any of the plagues of Egypt. This intimates, that if they were disobedient, the plagues which they had seen inflicted on their enemies should be brought on them. But if thou wilt be obedient, thou shalt be safe, the threatening is implied, but the promise is expressed, I am the Lord that healeth thee - And will take care of thee wherever thou goest.


Discussion for Exodus 15

  • BSP
    The Israelites sang a victory song to Jehovah God. Singing is a way to offer praise and thanksgiving to God.
  • Lu2677
    Exodus 15:3 "The LORD is a man of war; the LORD is his name" V.18. The LORD shall reign for ever and ever."V.26 (It was true then, it is true now). He is a "man of war." Romans 11:36 "For of him, and through him, and to him, are all things; to whom be glory forever."
  • Irene123
    A long time ago a woman asked if Pharoah died in the Red sea. Ex. 15:19 is the closest answer you are going to get. And, as with all scripture, you can twist it around to mean what you want. God authors His word this way, to give you free will to serve Him or not. We have such power OVER Him; we can stop Him in His desire for us to turn to Him by - not turning to Him.
  • A disciple
    "And they sing the song of Moses, the servant of God, and the song of the Lamb . . ." I think we are too dull to really and fully appreciate the meaning of that Great Day of Rejoicing, when we are at last brought victorious through this flood, unto the throne of God! Our experiences of healings and deliverances are but a small token, and fall short of that Glory yet to be revealed in us in Christ!
  • Stephende
    Moses is called The Man of God, teaching the very words of God for commandments. Jesus is called the Son of God, exhorting other to follow him. Moses was honored in that he humbled himself always. Jesus obeyed the Father even experiencing death to do his will. These honored God as One, without a partner. Do you who profess a triune know that the Father is not divided. Honor his messengers
  • Sophie Bukasa
    It's really wonderful what the Lord did in the pass even what His doing now because the Bible said that Hi is still this same yesterday, today and forever mire He will never Change Amen

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