Exodus 15

Moses' song, victory over the enemy 1
Moses' song, the nations will know 11
Miriam's song 20
Bitter water and the people complained 22
.1 ¶ Then sang Moses and the children of Israel this song unto the LORD, and spake, saying, I will sing unto the LORD, for he hath triumphed gloriously: the horse and his rider hath he thrown into the sea.
.2  The LORD is my strength and song, and he is become my salvation: he is my God, and I will prepare him an habitation; my father’s God, and I will exalt him.
 3  The LORD is a man of war: the LORD is his name.
 4  Pharaoh’s chariots and his host hath he cast into the sea: his chosen captains also are drowned in the Red sea.
.5  The depths have covered them: they sank into the bottom as a stone.
.6  Thy right hand, O LORD, is become glorious in power: thy right hand, O LORD, hath dashed in pieces the enemy.
 7  And in the greatness of thine excellency thou hast overthrown them that rose up against thee: thou sentest forth thy wrath, which consumed them as stubble.
.8  And with the blast of thy nostrils the waters were gathered together, the floods stood upright as an heap, and the depths were congealed in the heart of the sea.
.9  The enemy said, I will pursue, I will overtake, I will divide the spoil; my lust shall be satisfied upon them; I will draw my sword, my hand shall destroy them.
 10  Thou didst blow with thy wind, the sea covered them: they sank as lead in the mighty waters.
   1 - Then sang Moses His literary skill is also seen, I believe, as author of the book of Job. He likely had some training in literature in Egypt. Of course this is more than entertainment.
   This song is applied to God's end-time faithful ones who are victorious over the beast. re15. See the comparison table in the note below.
   We find another song of Moses in Deuteronomy 32 de32.
  1 - Lord ... triumphed ... into the sea See ps07606.
  2 - My strength The people were often called to remember this victory, and the call is for us, too. For the committed ones, God's way is the only way.
   4 - Red sea Hebrew yam-sup or "Reed Sea." It has been pointed out that reeds cannot grow along its banks and that the text might better read yam-sop, "the distant sea," or "the sea at the end of the land." The text might then be translated, "Pharaoh's chariot and his army he cast into the Waters of Chaos; his picked officers are sunk in the Depths of Extinction. . . ." (From Bernard F. Batto, Biblical Literature 1983, 27-35).
   When my family and I sailed from Marsailles to Dar es Salaam in 1963 our way to serve in Rwanda, the trip included the Red Sea. The water seemed to have a redish tint.
   6 - Right hand Generally associated with power. ps09801.
.11  Who is like unto thee, O LORD, among the gods? who is like thee, glorious in holiness, fearful in praises, doing wonders?
 12  Thou stretchedst out thy right hand, the earth swallowed them.
 13  Thou in thy mercy hast led forth the people which thou hast redeemed: thou hast guided them in thy strength unto thy holy habitation.
.14  The people shall hear, and be afraid: sorrow shall take hold on the inhabitants of Palestina.
.15  Then the dukes of Edom shall be amazed; the mighty men of Moab, trembling shall take hold upon them; all the inhabitants of Canaan shall melt away.
.16  Fear and dread shall fall upon them; by the greatness of thine arm they shall be as still as a stone; till thy people pass over, O LORD, till the people pass over, which thou hast purchased.
.17  Thou shalt bring them in, and plant them in the mountain of thine inheritance, in the place, O LORD, which thou hast made for thee to dwell in, in  the Sanctuary, O Lord, which thy hands have established.
 18  The LORD shall reign for ever and ever.
 19  For the horse of Pharaoh went in with his chariots and with his horsemen into the sea, and the LORD brought again the waters of the sea upon them; but the children of Israel went on dry land in the midst of the sea.
  14 - The people shall hear See also on ex0916.
.20  And Miriam the prophetess, the sister of Aaron, took a timbrel in her hand; and all the women went out after her with timbrels and with dances.
 21  And Miriam answered them, Sing ye to the LORD, for he hath triumphed gloriously; the horse and his rider hath he thrown into the sea.
.22 ¶ So Moses brought Israel from the Red sea, and they went out into the wilderness of Shur; and they went three days in the wilderness, and found no water.
 23  And when they came to Marah, they could not drink of the waters of Marah, for they were bitter: therefore the name of it was called Marah.
 24  And the people murmured against Moses, saying, What shall we drink?
.25  And he cried unto the LORD; and the LORD shewed him a tree, which when he had cast into the waters, the waters were made sweet: there he made for them a statute and an ordinance, and there he proved them,
.26  And said, If thou wilt diligently hearken to the voice of the LORD thy God, and wilt do that which is right in his sight, and wilt give ear to his commandments, and keep all his statutes, I will put none of these diseases upon thee, which I have brought upon the Egyptians: for I am the LORD that healeth thee.
.27  And they came to Elim, where there were twelve wells of water, and threescore and ten palm trees: and they encamped there by the waters.
   26 - None of these diseases A promise we may claim as we care for our bodies 1co0619.
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Comparison between the song of Moses here and in Revelation 15

Exodus 15
Revelation 15
1, 20, Song of Moses (and Miriam) 3 Song of Moses and the Lamb
11:1 After the plagues on Egypt 1 Before last plagues
1, 4, 6, 7 10 Victory of the Lord over horse and rider, army and captains 2 Victory of saints over beast, image, and number
4 At the Red Sea; pillar of fire (14:24) 2 By the sea of glass mixed with fire
13 Lord led the redeemed 4 Righteous acts of God
14 Nations tremble 4 All nations will come to worship
18 Lord will reign forever 1 Wrath of God complete

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