15:1 Then a 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.
(a) Praising God for the overthrow of his enemies, and
15:2 The LORD [is] my strength and song, and he is become my
salvation: he [is] my God, and I will b prepare him an
habitation; my father's God, and I will exalt him.
(b) To worship him in it.
15:3 The LORD [is] a c man of war: the LORD [is] his d name.
(c) In battle he always overcomes.
(d) Always constant in his promises.
15:7 And in the greatness of thine excellency thou hast
overthrown them that rose up against e thee: thou sentest
forth thy wrath, [which] consumed them as stubble.
(e) Those who are enemies to God's people are his enemies.
15:11 Who [is] like unto thee, O LORD, among the f gods? who
[is] like thee, glorious in holiness, g fearful [in]
praises, doing wonders?
(f) The scripture often so calls the mighty men of the
(g) Who ought to be praised with all fear and reverence.
15:13 Thou in thy mercy hast led forth the people [which] thou
hast redeemed: thou hast guided [them] in thy strength
unto thy holy h habitation.
(h) That is, into the land of Canaan, or into mount Zion.
15:17 Thou shalt bring them in, and plant them in the mountain
of thine i 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.
(i) Which was mount Zion, where later the temple was
15:20 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 k dances.
(k) Signifying their great joy: a custom the Jews observed
in certain situations, (Jdg 11:34) but it should
not be used as a means to justify our wanton dances.
15:21 And Miriam l answered them, Sing ye to the LORD, for he
hath triumphed gloriously; the horse and his rider hath he
thrown into the sea.
(l) By singing the same song of thanksgiving.
15:22 So Moses brought Israel from the Red sea, and they went
out into the wilderness of m Shur; and they went three
days in the wilderness, and found no water.
15:25 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 n he proved them,
(n) That is, God, or Moses in God's name.
15:26 And said, If thou wilt diligently hearken to the voice of
the LORD thy God, and wilt do that which is o 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.