Isaiah 43:16
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, who makes a way in the sea and a path through the surging waters,

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

New King James Version
Thus says the LORD, who makes a way in the sea And a path through the mighty waters,

New American Standard Bible
This is what the LORD says, He who makes a way through the sea And a path through the mighty waters,

NASB 1995
Thus says the LORD, Who makes a way through the sea And a path through the mighty waters,

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

Amplified Bible
This is what the LORD says, He who makes a way through the sea And a path through 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,

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

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

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Thus says LORD JEHOVAH who gives a path in the sea and paths in many waters

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Thus saith the Lord, who makes a way in the sea, and a path in the mighty water;

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

Douay-Rheims Bible
Thus saith the Lord, who made 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;

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

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

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

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

Literal Standard Version
Thus said YHWH, "" Who is giving a way in the sea, "" And a path in the strong 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;

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.

Additional Translations ...
Context
God's Mercy
15I am the LORD, your Holy One, the Creator of Israel, and your King.” 16Thus says the LORD, who makes a way in the sea and a path through the surging waters, 17who brings out the chariots and horses, the armies and warriors together, to lie down, never to rise again; to be extinguished, snuffed out 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 Sea of Egypt; 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 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;

maketh

Isaiah 43:2
When thou passest through the waters, I will be with thee; and through the rivers, they shall not overflow thee: when thou walkest through the fire, thou shalt not be burned; neither shall the flame kindle upon thee.

Isaiah 11:15,16
And the LORD shall utterly destroy the tongue of the Egyptian sea; and with his mighty wind shall he shake his hand over the river, and shall smite it in the seven streams, and make men go over dryshod…

Isaiah 51:10,15
Art thou not it which hath dried the sea, the waters of the great deep; that hath made the depths of the sea a way for the ransomed to pass over? …









(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).

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
Thus
כֹּ֚ה (kōh)
Adverb
Strong's 3541: Like this, thus, here, now

says
אָמַ֣ר (’ā·mar)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 559: To utter, say

the LORD—
יְהוָ֔ה (Yah·weh)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 3068: LORD -- the proper name of the God of Israel

He who makes
הַנּוֹתֵ֥ן (han·nō·w·ṯên)
Article | Verb - Qal - Participle - masculine singular
Strong's 5414: To give, put, set

a way
דָּ֑רֶךְ (dā·reḵ)
Noun - common singular
Strong's 1870: A road, a course of life, mode of action

in the sea,
בַּיָּ֖ם (bay·yām)
Preposition-b, Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 3220: A sea, the Mediterranean Sea, large river, an artifical basin

and a path
נְתִיבָֽה׃ (nə·ṯî·ḇāh)
Noun - feminine singular
Strong's 5410: Path, pathway

through surging
עַזִּ֖ים (‘az·zîm)
Adjective - masculine plural
Strong's 5794: Strong, vehement, harsh

waters,
וּבְמַ֥יִם (ū·ḇə·ma·yim)
Conjunctive waw, Preposition-b | Noun - masculine plural
Strong's 4325: Water, juice, urine, semen


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