New American Standard Bible
He turned the sea into dry land; They passed through the river on foot; There let us rejoice in Him!
King James Bible
He turned the sea into dry land: they went through the flood on foot: there did we rejoice in him.
Darby Bible Translation
He turned the sea into dry land; they went through the river on foot: there did we rejoice in him.
World English Bible
He turned the sea into dry land. They went through the river on foot. There, we rejoiced in him.
Young's Literal Translation
He hath turned a sea to dry land, Through a river they pass over on foot, There do we rejoice in Him.
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
He turned the sea into dry land - The Red Sea, when he brought his people out of Egypt, Exodus 14:21. This was an illustration of his power, and of his ability to defend and deliver his people. The terror in that case, or that which was "terrible," was the overthrow of their enemies the destruction of the Egyptians in the Red Sea - thus showing that he had power to destroy all the enemies of his people.
They went through the flood on foot - literally, "through the river." It is probable that the reference here is to the passage of the river Jordan, when the Israelites were about to pass into the promised land Joshua 3:14-17; thus combining the two great acts of divine interposition in favor of his people, and showing his power over streams and floods.
There did we rejoice in him - We, as a nation - our fathers - thus rejoiced in God. See Exodus 15.
LibraryThe History of the Psalter
[Sidenote: Nature of the Psalter] Corresponding to the book of Proverbs, itself a select library containing Israel's best gnomic literature, is the Psalter, the compendium of the nation's lyrical songs and hymns and prayers. It is the record of the soul experiences of the race. Its language is that of the heart, and its thoughts of common interest to worshipful humanity. It reflects almost every phase of religious feeling: penitence, doubt, remorse, confession, fear, faith, hope, adoration, and …
Charles Foster Kent—The Origin & Permanent Value of the Old Testament
Shewing Wherein all Saving Grace Does Summarily Consist"
1 Corinthians 10:1
For I do not want you to be unaware, brethren, that our fathers were all under the cloud and all passed through the sea;
Then Moses stretched out his hand over the sea; and the LORD swept the sea back by a strong east wind all night and turned the sea into dry land, so the waters were divided.
The sons of Israel went through the midst of the sea on the dry land, and the waters were like a wall to them on their right hand and on their left.
But the sons of Israel walked on dry land through the midst of the sea, and the waters were like a wall to them on their right hand and on their left.
the waters which were flowing down from above stood and rose up in one heap, a great distance away at Adam, the city that is beside Zarethan; and those which were flowing down toward the sea of the Arabah, the Salt Sea, were completely cut off. So the people crossed opposite Jericho.
And He brought forth His people with joy, His chosen ones with a joyful shout.
Thus He rebuked the Red Sea and it dried up, And He led them through the deeps, as through the wilderness.
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