GOD'S WORD® Translation
1Then Moses and the Israelites sang this song to the LORD: "I will sing to the LORD. He has won a glorious victory. He has thrown horses and their riders into the sea.
2The 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.
3The LORD is a warrior! The LORD is his name.
4He has thrown Pharaoh's chariots and army into the sea. Pharaoh's best officers were drowned in the Red Sea.
5The deep water covered them. They sank to the bottom like a rock.
6Your right hand, O LORD, wins glory because it is strong. Your right hand, O LORD, smashes your enemies.
7With your unlimited majesty, you destroyed those who attacked you. You sent out your burning anger. It burned them up like straw.
8With a blast from your nostrils, the water piled up. The waves stood up like a dam. The deep water thickened in the middle of the sea.
9"The enemy said, 'I'll pursue them! I'll catch up with them! I'll divide the loot! I'll take all I want! I'll use my sword! I'll take all they have!'
10Your breath blew the sea over them. They sank like lead in the raging water.
11"Who is like you among the gods, O LORD? Who is like you? You are glorious because of your holiness and awe-inspiring because of your splendor. You perform miracles.
12You stretched out your right hand. The earth swallowed them.
13"Lovingly, you will lead the people you have saved. Powerfully, you will guide them to your holy dwelling.
14People will hear of it and tremble. The people of Philistia will be in anguish.
15The tribal leaders of Edom will be terrified. The powerful men of Moab will tremble. The people of Canaan will be deathly afraid.
16Terror and dread will fall on them. Because of the power of your arm, they will be petrified until your people pass by, O LORD, until the people you purchased pass by.
17You will bring them and plant them on your own mountain, the place where you live, O LORD, the holy place that you built with your own hands, O Lord.
18The LORD will rule as king forever and ever."
19When Pharaoh's horses, chariots, and cavalry went into the sea, the LORD made the water of the sea flow back over them. However, the Israelites had gone through the sea on dry ground.
20Then the prophet Miriam, Aaron's sister, took a tambourine in her hand. All the women, dancing with tambourines, followed her.
21Miriam sang to them: "Sing to the LORD. He has won a glorious victory. He has thrown horses and their riders into the sea."
22Moses led Israel away from the Red Sea into the desert of Shur. For three days they traveled in the desert without finding water. 23When they came to Marah, they couldn't drink the water because it tasted bitter. That's why the place was called Marah [Bitter Place]. 24The people complained about Moses by asking, "What are we supposed to drink?" 25Moses cried out to the LORD, and the LORD showed him a piece of wood. He threw it into the water, and the water became sweet. There the LORD set down laws and rules for them to live by, and there he tested them. 26He said, "If you will listen carefully to the LORD your God and do what he considers right, if you pay attention to his commands and obey all his laws, I will never make you suffer any of the diseases I made the Egyptians suffer, because I am the LORD, who heals you."
27Next, they went to Elim, where there were 12 springs and 70 palm trees. They camped there by the water.
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