New American Standard Bible
"The deeps cover them; They went down into the depths like a stone.
King James Bible
The depths have covered them: they sank into the bottom as a stone.
Darby Bible Translation
The depths covered them; they sank to the bottom as a stone.
World English Bible
The deeps cover them. They went down into the depths like a stone.
Young's Literal Translation
The depths do cover them; They went down into the depths as a stone.
Exodus 15:5 Parallel
CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
As a stone - The warriors in chariots are always represented on the monuments with heavy coats of mail; the corslets of "chosen captains" consisted of plates of highly tempered bronze, with sleeves reaching nearly to the elbow, covering the whole body and the thighs nearly to the knee. The wearers must have sunk at once like a stone, or as we read in Exodus 5:10, like lumps of lead.
Exodus 15:5They are extinct - They are destroyed, as the wick of a lamp is quenched suddenly when immersed in water. This is a striking figure, to denote the suddenness with which it was done, and the completeness of their destruction. As a flame is entirely put out when plunged beneath the water, so the whole host of the Egyptians were suddenly and completely destroyed in the Red Sea. The sentiment in this verse is, that God has power over the nations to control them; that it is one of his characteristics to lead on the enemies of his people to destruction; and that they are suddenly destroyed, and their hopes, and joys, and triumphs put out forever. If it was so in regard to the Egyptians, it will be also in regard to all his foes. And if this took place in regard to a nation, it shall also in regard to individual sinners who oppose themselves to God.
How oft is the candle of time wicked put out?
And how oft cometh their destruction upon them?
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"You blew with Your wind, the sea covered them; They sank like lead in the mighty waters.
"Terror and dread fall upon them; By the greatness of Your arm they are motionless as stone; Until Your people pass over, O LORD, Until the people pass over whom You have purchased.
"You divided the sea before them, So they passed through the midst of the sea on dry ground; And their pursuers You hurled into the depths, Like a stone into raging waters.
The waters covered their adversaries; Not one of them was left.
"When there were no depths I was brought forth, When there were no springs abounding with water.
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