Exodus 15:2
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New International Version
"The LORD is my strength and my defense; he has become my salvation. He is my God, and I will praise him, my father's God, and I will exalt him.

New Living Translation
The LORD is my strength and my song; he has given me victory. This is my God, and I will praise him--my father's God, and I will exalt him!

English Standard Version
The LORD is my strength and my song, and he has become my salvation; this is my God, and I will praise him, my father’s God, and I will exalt him.

New American Standard Bible
"The LORD is my strength and song, And He has become my salvation; This is my God, and I will praise Him; My father's God, and I will extol Him.

King James Bible
The LORD is my strength and song, and he is become my salvation: he is my God, and I will prepare him an habitation; my father's God, and I will exalt him.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
The LORD is my strength and my song; He has become my salvation. This is my God, and I will praise Him, my father's God, and I will exalt Him.

International Standard Version
The LORD is my strength and song, and he has become my salvation. This is my God and I'll praise him, the God of my father and I'll exalt him.

NET Bible
The LORD is my strength and my song, and he has become my salvation. This is my God, and I will praise him, my father's God, and I will exalt him.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The LORD is my strength and my song. He is my Savior. This is my God, and I will praise him, my father's God, and I will honor him.

Jubilee Bible 2000
The LORD is my strength and song, and he is become my saving health; he is my God, and I will prepare him a habitation; my father's God, and I will exalt him.

King James 2000 Bible
The LORD is my strength and song, and he is become my salvation: he is my God, and I will prepare him a habitation; my father's God, and I will exalt him.

American King James Version
The LORD is my strength and song, and he is become my salvation: he is my God, and I will prepare him an habitation; my father's God, and I will exalt him.

American Standard Version
Jehovah is my strength and song, And he is become my salvation: This is my God, and I will praise him; My father's God, and I will exalt him.

Douay-Rheims Bible
The Lord is my strength and my praise, and he is become salvation to me: he is my God and I will glorify him: the God of my father, and I will exalt him.

Darby Bible Translation
My strength and song is Jah, and he is become my salvation: This is my God, and I will glorify him; My father's God, and I will extol him.

English Revised Version
The LORD is my strength and song, And he is become my salvation: This is my God, and I will praise him; My father's God, and I will exalt him.

Webster's Bible Translation
The LORD is my strength and song, and he is become my salvation: he is my God, and I will prepare him a habitation; my father's God, and I will exalt him.

World English Bible
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.

Young's Literal Translation
My strength and song is JAH, And He is become my salvation: This is my God, and I glorify Him; God of my father, and I exalt Him.
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

15:1-21 This song is the most ancient we know of. It is a holy song, to the honour of God, to exalt his name, and celebrate his praise, and his only, not in the least to magnify any man. Holiness to the Lord is in every part of it. It may be considered as typical, and prophetical of the final destruction of the enemies of the church. Happy the people whose God is the Lord. They have work to do, temptations to grapple with, and afflictions to bear, and are weak in themselves; but his grace is their strength. They are often in sorrow, but in him they have comfort; he is their song. Sin, and death, and hell threaten them, but he is, and will be their salvation. The Lord is a God of almighty power, and woe to those that strive with their Maker! He is a God of matchless perfection; he is glorious in holiness; his holiness is his glory. His holiness appears in the hatred of sin, and his wrath against obstinate sinners. It appears in the deliverance of Israel, and his faithfulness to his own promise. He is fearful in praises; that which is matter of praise to the servants of God, is very dreadful to his enemies. He is doing wonders, things out of the common course of nature; wondrous to those in whose favour they are wrought, who are so unworthy, that they had no reason to expect them. There were wonders of power and wonders of grace; in both, God was to be humbly adored.

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 2. - The Lord is my strength and song. Literally, "My strength and song is Jah." The name Jah had not previously been used. It is commonly regarded as an abbreviated form of Jehovah, and was the form generally used in the termination of names, as Abijah, Ahaziah, Hezekiah, Zedekiah, Mount Moriah, etc. It takes the place of "Jehovah" here, probably on account of the rhythm. He is become my salvation. Literally, "He has been to me for salvation," i.e., "He has delivered me out of the hand of Pharaoh and his host, and so saved me from destruction." I will prepare him a habitation. This translation seems to have come originally from the Targum of Onkelos, who paraphrases the single word of the text by the phrase "I will build him a sanctuary." The meaning is a possible one: but most modern commentators prefer to connect the verb used with a root meaning "beautiful," and translate "I will glorify him." (So Gesenius. Rosenmuller, Knobel, Kalisch, Cook. The LXX have δοξάσω. The Vulgate has glorificabo. The Syrian and Coptic versions agree, as do also the Targums of Jonathan and of Jerusalem.) The God of my father. See the comment on Exodus 3:6.

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

The Lord is my strength and song,..... The strength of Moses and the children of Israel against the fears of the Egyptians, and of entrance into the Red sea; who inspired them with courage, and strengthened their faith, neither to fear being destroyed by the one, or drowned in the other; and so in the glory of his nature, and of his divine perfections, of his justice, holiness, faithfulness, truth, and goodness, he was the subject matter of their song. As Christ is the strength of his spiritual Israel, the author and giver of strength unto them, the strength of their lives, their hearts, and graces; and who strengthens them to do his will and work, to exercise every grace, withstand corruptions, resist temptations, bear afflictions, and overcome every enemy; and who on the account of the glory of his person, the beauty, fitness, and fulness of it, and because of his offices of Mediator, Saviour, prophet, priest, and King, as well as by reason of what he has done for them, the righteousness he has brought in, and the salvation he has wrought out, is the sum and substance of their song of praise:

and he is become my salvation; the salvation of Israel in a temporal sense, having saved them out of the hands of the Egyptians their enemies; and the salvation or Saviour of his spiritual Israel, who are saved by him with an everlasting salvation; he is not only their Saviour, but salvation itself; being not only the author of it, and that being in him for them, but made that itself unto them, even their all in all; their righteousness, atonement, peace, light, life, food, health, comfort, and joy; all their grace being in him, and from him, as well as their eternal glory and happiness: and this he is to them now, he is their salvation by impetration having obtained it by his obedience, sufferings, and death; and by application, they being convinced of their need of salvation by him, and the suitableness of it to them, seek to him for it, desire that and no other, which is brought nigh unto them by the Spirit of God, and witnessed to by him as theirs; so that they are already saved by grace, through faith and hope in Christ; and of their particular interest in it, they have knowledge by the same Spirit, which fills them with joy unspeakable and full of glory. This and the preceding clause are words so very expressive, and contain such fulness of matter, and such interesting things, that both the psalmist David, and the church, in the times of the evangelic prophet Isaiah, have borrowed them to express their sense of the great things the Lord was to them, and had done for them, Psalm 118:14.

he is my God, and I will prepare him an habitation; Christ is God, truly God, as appears from the names given him, particularly Jehovah; from the perfections ascribed to him, from the works done by him, and from the worship of him both by angels and men; and he is his people's God, their Immanuel, God in their nature, the God in whom they believe, and in whom they have an interest; he is the God of their salvation, the Lord their righteousness; their Lord, head, and King; their husband, beloved, Father, brother, friend; their God and guide, even unto death; their portion and exceeding great reward, now and hereafter: wherefore Moses, or the people of Israel, or both, determine to "prepare" him an "habitation", being concerned that he had no better dwelling place among them than he had; and seem to have some respect unto, and knowledge of an habitation hereafter to be built, the tabernacle and temple; which were typical of the human nature of Christ, and of his church; but then they were both of God's preparing, and not men's; wherefore an habitation in the hearts of, his people may be chiefly designed; the preparation of which, though it is principally and efficaciously of the Spirit of God, yet in some sense may be said to be prepared by the saints, when they show a concern for grace to be in exercise; to have duty regularly and constantly performed in a manner acceptable to him, and that no disturbance be given to occasion his departure from them. The Septuagint version is, "I will glorify him"; with soul and body, which are both his; and so much to the same purpose other versions, "I will decorate or beautify" (t) him; declare his beauty and glory, and speak in praise of it: "my father's God, and I will exalt him"; Christ was not only the God of Amram, the father of Moses, who was a good man; but the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, as he declared himself to be, Exodus 3:6, the ancestors not only of Moses, but of all the children of Israel. This shows the antiquity of Christ, that he was their fathers' God, and that he is to be trusted and depended on, as he was by their fathers, and to be regarded, and highly valued and esteemed, having been their fathers' friend, and is a reason why he should be exalted by them; for though he cannot be raised higher than he is, being the Son of the Highest, God over all, blessed for ever, whose kingdom ruleth over all, and is now as man ascended on high, and is highly exalted by his Father, and at his right hand, and glorified by him with himself; yet he may be said to be exalted and lifted up by us, when we celebrate and set forth the height of his glory and excellency, by asserting his proper deity, ascribing the same perfections, worlds, and worship to him, as to his Father, by attributing distinct divine personality to him, confessing his eternal sonship, owning him in all his offices, and giving him the glory due unto him on account of them, and for salvation wrought out by him; the whole honour and praise of it belong to him: he may and should be exalted in the hearts of his people, in their thoughts and affections, and with their lips in songs of praise; and in the house of God, and the ordinances of it, where everyone should speak of his glory; the reasons are, because he is above all in his person and perfections, is the only Mediator, Saviour, and Redeemer, and to exalt him is the way to be exalted, Proverbs 4:8.

(t) Sept. "glorificabo eum", V. L. "laudabo eume", Syr. Samar. "hunc decorabo", Tigurine version; "condecorabo eum", Piscator.



Exodus 15:2 Additional Commentaries
Context
Moses' Song of Deliverance
1Then Moses and the sons of Israel sang this song to the LORD, and said, "I will sing to the LORD, for He is highly exalted; The horse and its rider He has hurled into the sea. 2"The LORD is my strength and song, And He has become my salvation; This is my God, and I will praise Him; My father's God, and I will extol Him. 3"The LORD is a warrior; The LORD is His name.…
Cross References
Genesis 49:18
"I look for your deliverance, LORD.

Exodus 3:6
Then he said, "I am the God of your father, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac and the God of Jacob." At this, Moses hid his face, because he was afraid to look at God.

Exodus 3:15
God also said to Moses, "Say to the Israelites, 'The LORD, the God of your fathers--the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac and the God of Jacob--has sent me to you.' "This is my name forever, the name you shall call me from generation to generation.

Exodus 14:13
Moses answered the people, "Do not be afraid. Stand firm and you will see the deliverance the LORD will bring you today. The Egyptians you see today you will never see again.

Judges 5:21
The river Kishon swept them away, the age-old river, the river Kishon. March on, my soul; be strong!

2 Samuel 22:47
"The LORD lives! Praise be to my Rock! Exalted be my God, the Rock, my Savior!

Psalm 18:1
For the director of music. Of David the servant of the LORD. He sang to the LORD the words of this song when the LORD delivered him from the hand of all his enemies and from the hand of Saul. He said: I love you, LORD, my strength.

Psalm 18:2
The LORD is my rock, my fortress and my deliverer; my God is my rock, in whom I take refuge, my shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold.

Psalm 27:1
Of David. The LORD is my light and my salvation-- whom shall I fear? The LORD is the stronghold of my life-- of whom shall I be afraid?

Psalm 48:14
For this God is our God for ever and ever; he will be our guide even to the end.

Psalm 99:5
Exalt the LORD our God and worship at his footstool; he is holy.

Psalm 118:14
The LORD is my strength and my defense; he has become my salvation.

Psalm 118:28
You are my God, and I will praise you; you are my God, and I will exalt you.

Isaiah 12:2
Surely God is my salvation; I will trust and not be afraid. The LORD, the LORD himself, is my strength and my defense; he has become my salvation."

Isaiah 25:1
LORD, you are my God; I will exalt you and praise your name, for in perfect faithfulness you have done wonderful things, things planned long ago.

Habakkuk 3:13
You came out to deliver your people, to save your anointed one. You crushed the leader of the land of wickedness, you stripped him from head to foot.

Habakkuk 3:18
yet I will rejoice in the LORD, I will be joyful in God my Savior.
Treasury of Scripture

The LORD is my strength and song, and he is become my salvation: he is my God, and I will prepare him an habitation; my father's God, and I will exalt him.

strength

Psalm 18:1,2 I will love you, O LORD, my strength…

Psalm 27:1 The LORD is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? the LORD …

Psalm 28:8 The LORD is their strength, and he is the saving strength of his anointed.

Psalm 59:17 To you, O my strength, will I sing: for God is my defense, and the …

Psalm 62:6,7 He only is my rock and my salvation: he is my defense; I shall not be moved…

Psalm 118:14 The LORD is my strength and song, and is become my salvation.

Habakkuk 3:17-19 Although the fig tree shall not blossom, neither shall fruit be in …

Philippians 4:13 I can do all things through Christ which strengthens me.

Deuteronomy 10:21 He is your praise, and he is your God, that has done for you these …

Psalm 22:3 But you are holy, O you that inhabit the praises of Israel.

Psalm 109:1 Hold not your peace, O God of my praise;

Psalm 140:7 O GOD the Lord, the strength of my salvation, you have covered my …

Revelation 15:3 And they sing the song of Moses the servant of God, and the song …

my salvation

Exodus 14:13 And Moses said to the people, Fear you not, stand still, and see …

2 Samuel 22:51 He is the tower of salvation for his king: and shows mercy to his …

Psalm 68:20 He that is our God is the God of salvation; and to GOD the Lord belong …

Isaiah 12:2 Behold, God is my salvation; I will trust, and not be afraid: for …

Isaiah 45:17 But Israel shall be saved in the LORD with an everlasting salvation: …

Isaiah 49:6 And he said, It is a light thing that you should be my servant to …

Jeremiah 3:23 Truly in vain is salvation hoped for from the hills, and from the …

Luke 1:77 To give knowledge of salvation to his people by the remission of their sins,

Luke 2:30 For my eyes have seen your salvation,

John 4:22 You worship you know not what: we know what we worship: for salvation …

Acts 4:12 Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other …

Revelation 19:1 And after these things I heard a great voice of much people in heaven, …

my God

Exodus 4:22 And you shall say to Pharaoh, Thus said the LORD, Israel is my son, …

Genesis 17:7 And I will establish my covenant between me and you and your seed …

Psalm 22:10 I was cast on you from the womb: you are my God from my mother's belly.

Jeremiah 31:33 But this shall be the covenant that I will make with the house of …

Jeremiah 32:33 And they have turned to me the back, and not the face: though I taught …

Zechariah 13:9 And I will bring the third part through the fire, and will refine …

an habitation

Exodus 40:34 Then a cloud covered the tent of the congregation, and the glory …

Genesis 28:21,22 So that I come again to my father's house in peace; then shall the …

2 Samuel 7:5 Go and tell my servant David, Thus said the LORD, Shall you build …

1 Kings 8:13,27 I have surely built you an house to dwell in, a settled place for …

Psalm 132:5 Until I find out a place for the LORD, an habitation for the mighty …

Isaiah 66:1 Thus said the LORD, The heaven is my throne, and the earth is my …

2 Corinthians 5:19 To wit, that God was in Christ, reconciling the world to himself, …

Ephesians 2:22 In whom you also are built together for an habitation of God through the Spirit.

Colossians 2:9 For in him dwells all the fullness of the Godhead bodily.

my father's God

Exodus 3:15,16 And God said moreover to Moses, Thus shall you say to the children …

exalt him

2 Samuel 22:47 The LORD lives; and blessed be my rock; and exalted be the God of …

Psalm 18:46 The LORD lives; and blessed be my rock; and let the God of my salvation …

Psalm 30:1 I will extol you, O LORD; for you have lifted me up, and have not …

Psalm 34:3 O magnify the LORD with me, and let us exalt his name together.

Psalm 99:5,9 Exalt you the LORD our God, and worship at his footstool; for he is holy…

Psalm 118:28 You are my God, and I will praise you: you are my God, I will exalt you.

Psalm 145:1 I will extol you, my God, O king; and I will bless your name for ever and ever.

Isaiah 25:1 O Lord, you are my God; I will exalt you, I will praise your name; …

John 5:23 That all men should honor the Son, even as they honor the Father. …

Philippians 2:11 And that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to …

Revelation 5:9-14 And they sung a new song, saying, You are worthy to take the book, …

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