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,

Berean Study Bible
Thus says the LORD—He who makes a way in the sea, and a path through surging 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;

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

Contemporary English Version
I am the one who cut a path through the mighty ocean.

Good News Translation
Long ago the LORD made a road through the sea, a path through the swirling 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,

New Heart English Bible
Thus says the LORD, who makes a way in the sea, and a path in the mighty waters;

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

JPS Tanakh 1917
Thus saith the LORD, who maketh a way in the sea, And a path in the mighty waters;

New American Standard 1977
Thus says the LORD, Who makes a way through the sea And a path through the mighty waters,

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.
Study Bible
God's Mercy
15I am the LORD, your Holy One, the Creator of Israel, and your King.” 16Thus says the LORD— He who makes a way in the sea, and a path through surging waters, 17who brings out the chariots and horses, the armies and warriors together, to lie down and never rise again, to be extinguished, quenched like a wick—…
Cross References
Exodus 14:21
Then Moses stretched out his hand over the sea, and all that night the LORD drove back the sea with a strong east wind that turned it into dry land. So the waters were divided,

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

Psalm 77:19
Your path led through the sea, Your way through the mighty waters, but Your footprints were not to be found.

Isaiah 11:15
The LORD will devote to destruction the gulf of the Egyptian Sea; with a scorching wind He will sweep His hand over the Euphrates. He will split it into seven streams, for men to cross with dry sandals.

Isaiah 44:27
who says to the depths of the sea, 'Be dry, and I will dry up your currents,'

Isaiah 50:2
Why was no one there when I arrived? Why did no one answer when I called? Is My hand too short to redeem you? Or do I lack the strength to deliver you? Behold, My rebuke dries up the sea; I turn the rivers into a desert; the fish rot for lack of water and they 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 for the redeemed to cross over?

Isaiah 63:11
Then His people remembered the days of old, the days of Moses. Where is He who brought them through the sea with the shepherds of His flock? Where is the One who set His Holy Spirit among them,

Isaiah 63:12
who sent His glorious arm to lead them by the right hand of Moses, 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; …







(16) Which maketh a way in the sea . . .--A distinct echo of Exodus 14:16 and Psalm 77:19. The return from Babylon is to be as a second Exodus from another house of bondage. In the one, as in the other, the "horse and his rider" are to be thrown into the sea.

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). 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. 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).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.
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