Exodus 15:1-27 Reading the Passage

Three Keys to Consistent Praise – Exodus 15:1-27

15 Then Moses and the children of Israel sang this song to Jehovah: I will sing to Jehovah, for he has triumphed gloriously! The horse and its rider he has hurled into the sea! (2) Jehovah is my strength and song, and he has become my salvation! This is my God, and I will praise him, my father’s God, and I will exalt him! (3) Jehovah is a warrior; Jehovah is his name! (4) He has hurled Pharaoh’s chariots and his army into the sea. The best of Pharaoh’s officers are drowned in the Red Sea. (5) The deep waters have covered them; they sank to the depths like a stone. (6) Your right hand, O Jehovah, is majestic with power. Your right hand, O Jehovah, has smashed the enemy to pieces. (7) By the greatness of your majesty you have overthrown those who rise up against you. You unleash your wrath and it consumes them like stubble. (8) By the blast of your nostrils the waters were piled up, the surging waters stood firm like a wall; the deep waters were congealed in the heart of the sea. (9) The enemy said, I will pursue, I will overtake them, I will divide the spoils; my desire shall be satisfied against them, I will draw my sword, my hand will destroy them. (10) But you blew with your breath and the sea covered them. They sank like lead in the mighty waters. (11) Who among the gods is like you, O Jehovah? Who is like you—majestic in holiness, awesome in glory, working wonders? (12) You stretched out your right hand and the earth swallowed them. (13) By your lovingkindness you have led the people whom you redeemed; by your strength you will guide them to your holy dwelling place. (14) The nations have heard and they tremble; anguish has gripped the inhabitants of Philistia. (15) The chiefs of Edom are dismayed, the mighty men of Moab are seized with trembling, all the inhabitants of Canaan melt away. (16) Terror and dread has fallen upon them. Due to the power of your arm, they have become as still as a stone—until your people pass by, O Jehovah, until the people whom you have purchased pass by. (17) You will bring them in and plant them on the mountain of your inheritance—the place, O Jehovah, you have made for your dwelling, the sanctuary, O Lord, your hands have established. (18) Jehovah shall reign forever and ever! (19) Pharaoh’s horses, together with his chariots and his horsemen, went into the sea, and Jehovah brought the waters of the sea back over them, but the children of Israel walked through the sea on dry ground. (20) Then Miriam the prophetess, Aaron’s sister, took a tambourine in her hand, and all the women followed her, with tambourines and dancing. (21) Miriam sang to them, Sing to Jehovah, for he has triumphed gloriously! He has hurled the horse and its rider into the sea!

(22) Then Moses led Israel from the Red Sea and they came to the wilderness of Shur. For three days they traveled through the wilderness without finding water. (23) When they came to Marah, they could not drink the water of that place, because it was bitter. That is why it was called Marah. (24) The people grumbled against Moses, asking, What shall we drink? (25) Moses cried out to Jehovah. Then Jehovah showed him a piece of wood. He threw it into the waters and the waters became sweet. There at Marah Jehovah made a statute and a decree for them, and there he tested them. (26) He said, If you will diligently pay attention to the voice of Jehovah your God and do what is right in his sight and listen to his commandments and keep all his statutes, I will not bring upon you any of the diseases that I brought upon the Egyptians, for I am Jehovah, who heals you. (27) Then they came to Elim, where there were twelve springs and seventy palm trees, and they camped there by the waters.

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