Isaiah 43:16
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New International Version
This is what the LORD says-- he who made a way through the sea, a path through the mighty waters,

New Living Translation
I am the LORD, who opened a way through the waters, making a dry path through the sea.

English Standard Version
Thus says the LORD, who makes a way in the sea, a path in the mighty waters,

New American Standard Bible
Thus says the LORD, Who makes a way through the sea And a path through the mighty waters,

King James Bible
Thus saith the LORD, which maketh a way in the sea, and a path in the mighty waters;

Holman Christian Standard Bible
This is what the LORD says-- who makes a way in the sea, and a path through surging waters,

International Standard Version
This is what the LORD says — who makes a way through the sea, a path through the mighty waters,

NET Bible
This is what the LORD says, the one who made a road through the sea, a pathway through the surging waters,

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The LORD makes a path through the sea and a road through the strong currents.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Thus saith the LORD, who makes a way in the sea and a path in the mighty waters;

King James 2000 Bible
Thus says the LORD, who makes a way in the sea, and a path in the mighty waters;

American King James Version
Thus said the LORD, which makes a way in the sea, and a path in the mighty waters;

American Standard Version
Thus saith Jehovah, who maketh a way in the sea, and a path in the mighty waters;

Douay-Rheims Bible
Thus saith the Lord, who made a way in the sea, and a path in the mighty waters.

Darby Bible Translation
Thus saith Jehovah, who maketh a way in the sea, and a path in the mighty waters,

English Revised Version
Thus saith the LORD, which maketh a way in the sea, and a path in the mighty waters;

Webster's Bible Translation
Thus saith the LORD, who maketh a way in the sea, and a path in the mighty waters;

World English Bible
Thus says Yahweh, who makes a way in the sea, and a path in the mighty waters;

Young's Literal Translation
Thus said Jehovah, Who is giving in the sea a way, And in the strong waters a path.
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

43:14-21 The deliverance from Babylon is foretold, but there is reference to greater events. The redemption of sinners by Christ, the conversion of the Gentiles, and the recall of the Jews, are described. All that is to be done to rescue sinners, and to bring the believer to glory, is little, compared with that wondrous work of love, the redemption of man.

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 16. - The Lord, which maketh a way in the sea. The deliverance out of Egypt is glanced at, to prepare the way for the announcement of deliverance from the hand of Babylon. Then "a way was made in the sea" (Exodus 14:21-29), "and a path in the mighty waters;" now it will be necessary to make "a way in the wilderness" (ver. 19).

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

Thus saith the Lord, which maketh a way in the sea,.... Who did make a way in the Red sea, when he led Israel through it as on dry land; this, with what follows, is observed to encourage the faith of the Lord's people in the performance of what he had promised, to bring them out of Babylon; for he that had done this, and the rest that are mentioned, could easily remove all difficulties that lay in the way of their deliverance:

and a path in the mighty waters; either of the Red sea, or it may be of Jordan; through which the Israelites passed into the land of Canaan.

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

16, 17. Allusion to the deliverance of Israel and overthrow of Pharaoh in the Red Sea, the standing illustration of God's unchanging character towards His people (Ex 14:21, 22, 27, 28).

Isaiah 43:16 Additional Commentaries
Context
The Destruction of Babylon Foretold
15"I am the LORD, your Holy One, The Creator of Israel, your King." 16Thus says the LORD, Who makes a way through the sea And a path through the mighty waters, 17Who brings forth the chariot and the horse, The army and the mighty man (They will lie down together and not rise again; They have been quenched and extinguished like a wick):
Cross References
Exodus 14:21
Then Moses stretched out his hand over the sea, and all that night the LORD drove the sea back with a strong east wind and turned it into dry land. The waters were divided,

Exodus 14:22
and the Israelites went through the sea on dry ground, with a wall of water on their right and on their left.

Psalm 77:19
Your path led through the sea, your way through the mighty waters, though your footprints were not seen.

Isaiah 11:15
The LORD will dry up the gulf of the Egyptian sea; with a scorching wind he will sweep his hand over the Euphrates River. He will break it up into seven streams so that anyone can cross over in sandals.

Isaiah 44:27
who says to the watery deep, 'Be dry, and I will dry up your streams,'

Isaiah 50:2
When I came, why was there no one? When I called, why was there no one to answer? Was my arm too short to deliver you? Do I lack the strength to rescue you? By a mere rebuke I dry up the sea, I turn rivers into a desert; their fish rot for lack of water and die of thirst.

Isaiah 51:10
Was it not you who dried up the sea, the waters of the great deep, who made a road in the depths of the sea so that the redeemed might cross over?

Isaiah 63:11
Then his people recalled the days of old, the days of Moses and his people-- where is he who brought them through the sea, with the shepherd of his flock? Where is he who set his Holy Spirit among them,

Isaiah 63:12
who sent his glorious arm of power to be at Moses' right hand, who divided the waters before them, to gain for himself everlasting renown,
Treasury of Scripture

Thus said the LORD, which makes a way in the sea, and a path in the mighty waters;

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Isaiah 43:2 When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and through …

Isaiah 11:15,16 And the LORD shall utterly destroy the tongue of the Egyptian sea; …

Isaiah 51:10,15 Are you not it which has dried the sea, the waters of the great deep…

Isaiah 63:11-13 Then he remembered the days of old, Moses, and his people, saying…

Exodus 14:16,21,29 But lift you up your rod, and stretch out your hand over the sea, …

Joshua 3:13-16 And it shall come to pass, as soon as the soles of the feet of the …

Nehemiah 9:11 And you did divide the sea before them, so that they went through …

Psalm 74:13,14 You did divide the sea by your strength: you brake the heads of the …

Psalm 77:19 Your way is in the sea, and your path in the great waters, and your …

Psalm 78:13 He divided the sea, and caused them to pass through; and he made …

Psalm 106:9 He rebuked the Red sea also, and it was dried up: so he led them …

Psalm 114:3-5 The sea saw it, and fled: Jordan was driven back…

Jeremiah 31:35 Thus said the LORD, which gives the sun for a light by day, and the …

Revelation 16:12 And the sixth angel poured out his vial on the great river Euphrates; …

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