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Exodus Chapter 15

Exodus 15:1

exo 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 their deliverance.

Exodus 15:2

exo 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.

Exodus 15:3

exo 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.

Exodus 15:7

exo 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.

Exodus 15:11

exo 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 world.

(g) Who ought to be praised with all fear and reverence.

Exodus 15:13

exo 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.

Exodus 15:17

exo 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 built.

Exodus 15:20

exo 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.

Exodus 15:21

exo 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.

Exodus 15:22

exo 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.

(m) Which was called Etham, (Num 33:8).

Exodus 15:25

exo 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.

Exodus 15:26

exo 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.

(o) Which is, to do only what God commanded.

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