Exodus Chapter 15
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1 Moses song. 22 The people want water. 23 The waters at Marah are bitter. 25 A tree sweetneth them. 27 At Elim are twelue wels, and seuentie palme trees.
Then sang Moses and the children of Israel this song vnto the Lord, and spake, saying, I will sing vnto the Lord: for he hath triumphed gloriously, the horse and his rider hath he throwen into the Sea.1
The Lord is my strength and song, and he is become my saluation: he is my God, and I will prepare him an habitation, my fathers God, and I wil exalt him.
The Lord is a man of warre: the Lord is his Name.
Israels song of thankesgiuing.
Pharaohs charets and his hoste hath he cast into the sea: his chosen captaines also are drowned in the red Sea.
The depths haue couered them: they sanke into the bottome as a stone.
Thy right hand, O Lord, is become glorious in power, thy right hand, O Lord, hath dashed in pieces the enemie.
And in the greatnesse of thine excellencie thou hast ouerthrowen them, that rose vp against thee: thou sentest forth thy wrath, which consumed them as stubble.
And with the blast of thy nostrils the waters were gathered together: the floods stood vpright as an heape, and the depths were congealed in the heart of the Sea.
The enemie said, I will pursue, I wil ouertake, I wil diuide the spoile: my lust shall be satisfied vpon them: I will draw my sword, mine hand shall destroy them.9
Thou didst blow with thy wind, the sea couered them, they sanke as lead in the mighty waters.
Who is like vnto thee, O Lord, amongst the gods? who is like thee, glorious in holinesse, fearefull in praises, doing wonders!11
Thou stretchedst out thy right hand, the earth swallowed them.
Thou in thy mercie hast led forth the people which thou hast redeemed: thou hast guided them in thy strength vnto thy holy habitation.
The people shall heare, and be afraid: sorrow shall take hold on the inhabitants of Palestina.14
Then the dukes of Edom shal be amased: the mighty men of Moab trembling shall take hold vpon them: all the inhabitants of Canaan shal melt away.
Feare and dread shall fall vpon them, by the greatnesse of thine arme they shall be as still as a stone, till thy people passe ouer, O Lord, till the people passe ouer which thou hast purchased.16
Thou shalt bring them in, and plant them in the mountaine 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 haue established.
The Lord shal reigne for euer and euer.
Israels song of thankesgiuing.
For the horse of Pharaoh went in with his charets and with his horsemen into the sea, and the Lord brought againe the waters of the Sea vpon them: But the children of Israel went on drie land in the mids of the sea.
¶ And Miriam the prophetesse the sister of Aaron, tooke a timbrell in her hand, and all the women went out after her, with timbrels & with dances.
And Miriam answered them, Sing ye to the Lord, for he hath triumphed gloriously: the horse and his rider hath he throwen into the sea.
So Moses brought Israel from the red sea, and they went out into the wildernesse of Shur: and they went three dayes in the wildernesse, and found no water.
¶ And when they came to Marah, they could not drinke of the waters of Marah, for they were bitter: therefore the name of it was called Marah.23
And the people murmured against Moses, saying, What shall wee drinke?
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,25
And said, If thou wilt diligently hearken to the voice of the Lord thy God, and wilt doe that which is right in his sight, and wilt giue eare to his Commandements, and keepe all his Statutes, I will put none of these diseases vpon thee, which I haue brought vpon the Egyptians: for I am the Lord that healeth thee.
¶ And they came to Elim: where were twelue wels of water, and threescore and ten palme trees, and they encamped there by the waters.27
Exodus Chapter 15 Sidenote References (from Original 1611 KJV Bible):
1 Wisd. 1. 20.
9 Or, repossesse.
11 Or, mighty ones?
14 Deut. 2. 25. iosh.2. 9.
16 Deut 2. 29. iosh.2. 5.
23 That is, Bitternesse.
25 Ecclus. 38.5.
27 Num. 33. 9.
* Courtesy of Rare Book and Manuscript Library, University of Pennsylvania