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Exodus 15 - NIV

The Song of Moses and Miriam

1 Then Moses and the Israelites sang this song to the Lord:

“I will sing to the Lord,
for he is highly exalted.
Both horse and driver
he has hurled into the sea.


“The Lord is my strength and my defense[a] ;
he has become my salvation.
He is my God, and I will praise him,
my father’s God, and I will exalt him.

3 The Lord is a warrior;
the Lord is his name.

4 Pharaoh’s chariots and his army
he has hurled into the sea.
The best of Pharaoh’s officers
are drowned in the Red Sea.[b]

5 The deep waters have covered them;
they sank to the depths like a stone.

6 Your right hand, Lord,
was majestic in power.
Your right hand, Lord,
shattered the enemy.


“In the greatness of your majesty
you threw down those who opposed you.
You unleashed your burning anger;
it consumed them like stubble.

8 By the blast of your nostrils
the waters piled up.
The surging waters stood up like a wall;
the deep waters congealed in the heart of the sea.

9 The enemy boasted,
‘I will pursue, I will overtake them.
I will divide the spoils;
I will gorge myself on them.
I will draw my sword
and 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, Lord?
Who is like you—
majestic in holiness,
awesome in glory,
working wonders?


“You stretch out your right hand,
and the earth swallows your enemies.

13 In your unfailing love you will lead
the people you have redeemed.
In your strength you will guide them
to your holy dwelling.

14 The nations will hear and tremble;
anguish will grip the people of Philistia.

15 The chiefs of Edom will be terrified,
the leaders of Moab will be seized with trembling,
the people[c] of Canaan will melt away;

16 terror and dread will fall on them.
By the power of your arm
they will be as still as a stone—
until your people pass by, Lord,
until the people you bought[d] pass by.

17 You will bring them in and plant them
on the mountain of your inheritance—
the place, Lord, you made for your dwelling,
the sanctuary, Lord, your hands established.


“The Lord reigns
for ever and ever.”

19 When Pharaoh’s horses, chariots and horsemen[e] went into the sea, the Lord brought the waters of the sea back over them, but the Israelites walked through the sea on dry ground.

20 Then Miriam the prophet, Aaron’s sister, took a timbrel in her hand, and all the women followed her, with timbrels and dancing.

21 Miriam sang to them:

“Sing to the Lord,
for he is highly exalted.
Both horse and driver
he has hurled into the sea.”

The Waters of Marah and Elim

22 Then Moses led Israel from the Red Sea and they went into the Desert of Shur. For three days they traveled in the desert without finding water.

23 When they came to Marah, they could not drink its water because it was bitter. (That is why the place is called Marah.[f] )

24 So the people grumbled against Moses, saying, “What are we to drink?”

25 Then Moses cried out to the Lord, and the Lord showed him a piece of wood. He threw it into the water, and the water became fit to drink.
There the Lord issued a ruling and instruction for them and put them to the test.

26 He said, “If you listen carefully to the Lord your God and do what is right in his eyes, if you pay attention to his commands and keep all his decrees, I will not bring on you any of the diseases I brought on the Egyptians, for I am the Lord, who heals you.”

27 Then they came to Elim, where there were twelve springs and seventy palm trees, and they camped there near the water.


a. Exodus 15:2 Or song
b. Exodus 15:4 Or the Sea of Reeds; also in verse 22
c. Exodus 15:15 Or rulers
d. Exodus 15:16 Or created
e. Exodus 15:19 Or charioteers
f. Exodus 15:23 Marah means bitter.

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Shared by: Palitha Jayasooriya on Jun, 2016
Summary: This sermon will encourage you if you are going through a season of dryness or a bitter experience. Allow the Lord to lead you to His 'Waters of Refreshing'. 'God has already planned His provision for your trials'.
based on 9 ratings
Scripture: Exodus 15:22-27
Denomination: Assembly Of God
Views: 4,542
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Shared by: Rick Burdette on May, 2016
Summary: Trust, Doing What is Right, Healing
Series: An I Exam
Scripture: Exodus 15:22-27
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Exodus - Part 9- "fear not the obstacles in your path"
Shared by: randy edwards on May, 2016
Summary: Part 9 of our study of Exodus
Series: Exodus
based on 1 rating
Scripture: Exodus 15:22-27
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 381
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Exodus part 8- " Sing a new song"
Shared by: randy edwards on Apr, 2016
Summary: Part 8 of our Exodus series
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Shared by: randy edwards on Apr, 2016
Summary: Part 8 the crossing of the sea
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Shared by: Bob Marcaurelle on Mar, 2016
Summary: Message 11 Following 1 Corinthians 10 and Revelation 12 this message shows how Israel's forty years in the wilderness is comparable to our lives with God today. There are struggles but in them God is with us and uses them to make us trust and obey Him
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Shared by: Bob Marcaurelle on Mar, 2016
Summary: Message 12 drawn from Israel's murmuring in the desert for forty years shows how complaining is an insult to God's gifts to us,andd is destructive in the home and in the church.
Scripture: Exodus 15:22-19:1
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 203
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The Parting of the Sea
Shared by: Bob Marcaurelle on Mar, 2016
Summary: The 10th message. This parting of the red sea shows how God often brings us into hard situation to strengthen us for life's battles and to teach us to look to Him. It also shows how the lost and the saved will by separated when Jesus comes in Judgment.
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Shared by: D Marion Clark on Mar, 2016
Summary: The theme of redemption runs through the Old Testament leading up to the long-awaited Redeemer.
Scripture: Exodus 15:1-18
Denomination: Presbyterian/Reformed
Views: 114
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Veterans of Spiritual Wars
Shared by: Perry Greene on Nov, 2015
Summary: Playing on the theme of Veterans Day next week, we will use the idea that we are spiritual warriors and will be "Veterans of Spiritual Wars" as our predecessors in the faith.
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Jehovah Rapha The God Who Heals
Shared by: Brian Covington on Aug, 2015
Summary: God wants to heal you from your diseases and your dis-eases of life
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Scripture: Exodus 15:26
Denomination: Christian Church
Views: 791
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The Forgiving Father
Shared by: Manny Salva Cruz on Jun, 2015
Summary: In this message, we will study the Parable of the Prodigal Son and learn some lessons about the father 's heart, the father's home and the father's happiness. God the Father has been waiting and watching for us to be restored in the relationship.
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A Heart for Worship
Shared by: Stephen E. Trail on Mar, 2015
Summary: A sermon that teaches us about the nature of true worship.
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I Am The Lord That Healed Thee
Shared by: James Ledbetter on Feb, 2015
Summary: Some think they are blessed but disobey the Word. Some don't believe that God heals those that obey. God does not bless disobedience.
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Dealing with Bitterness and Murmuring
Shared by: Edward Hardee on Jan, 2015
Summary: Message on Bitterness and Murmuring about getting to the promised land.
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Scripture: Exodus 15:1-17:35
Denomination: Church Of God
Views: 1,564
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Shared by: Paul Basehore on Jan, 2015
Summary: God can heal and restore anything -- from a heavily irradiated forest to the bitterness in your own heart.
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Shared by: Gordon Curley on Jan, 2015
Summary: The song of Moses - PowerPoint slides to accompany this talk are available on request – email: gcurley@gcurley.info
Scripture: Exodus 15:1-18
Denomination: Brethren
Views: 620
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How to Handle Your Bitter Water
Shared by: R. Troy Wilkins on Dec, 2014
Summary: This sermon is one that speaks to how to handle the bitterness that life can sometimes send our way. But there is hope in Jesus Christ.
based on 2 ratings
Scripture: Exodus 15:22-27
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 3,069
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Shared by: Wade M. Hughes, Sr on Dec, 2014
Summary: There are 12 good health rules for us to follow. It is better to not break a dish than to try and glue the dish back together.
Scripture: Exodus 15:26
Denomination: Assembly Of God
Views: 596
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Shared by: Greg Nance on Nov, 2014
Summary: God has rescued Israel from Egyptian bondage with a mighty hand at the Red Sea as they cross over on dry land and the Egyptian army drowns in the Sea. Israel has something to sing about and Moses teaches them the first song in the Bible.
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Shared by: Peter Silway on Nov, 2014
Summary: At one time or the other we all come to a place of Marah (bitter).but then bitter or better, is really our choice. We cannot choose what comes to us, but we can choose how we respond to it, and that is what determines whether we become bitter or better.
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Shared by: John Gaston on Oct, 2014
Summary: The plagues of Egypt are still falling today on the disobedient. Only the Tree (Cross of Jesus) thrown in the waters of life can change your bitter circumstances into sweet ones. Let the Lord your Healer do that!
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Shared by: Adam Filipek on Aug, 2014
Summary: So many times in life our enemies of sin, death, and the devil seek to swallow us whole. But in Jesus Christ, we have the victory and rejoice that He has swallowed and consumed our enemies: sin and death, by his resurrection from the dead.
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Shared by: Ryan Loyd on Jul, 2014
Summary: God wants you to get a revelation of who He is and to know Him. Revelation comes through His Word and experience with Him. We are transformed by His revealing character.
Series: I AM
Scripture: Exodus 15:11
Denomination: Pentecostal
Views: 371
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Shared by: Godwin Ojerinde on Jun, 2014
Summary: We need to believe in God, Pray to God and Ge will in return instruct and direct us. If we can trust in God, have total confidence in Him, we will have result
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Scripture: Exodus 14:14-15:16
Denomination: Pentecostal
Views: 3,983
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Healing By The Book
Shared by: Randy Trotter on Jun, 2014
Summary: Simple sermon on the Foundation for Healing & patterned examples of Healings. There are some responsibilities on our part for Healing!
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Jehovah Rapha (The Lord Who Heals)
Shared by: Tom Feola on Apr, 2014
Summary: This is one of the covenant names of God
Scripture: Exodus 15:22-27
Views: 1,264
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Being Strong in faith - relying on the God who never gives up
Shared by: Richard Schwedes on Nov, 2013
Summary: Ever felt like giving up on God.... This sermon encourages us to see how God never gives up on us and as disciples we benefit greatly by relying on him to strengthen our faith in an often challenging world
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Whining in the Wilderness
Shared by: Sean Harder on Jun, 2013
Summary: We need to stop complaining and cry out to God, depending on him to meet our most important needs of this journey. That we don’t just rely on leaders to connect us with God but rather we are all responsible for having our own relationship with Him.
Scripture: Exodus 15:22-18:27
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Views: 767
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Shared by: Ronnie Floyd on Jun, 2013
Summary: If you are going through physical illness, emotional suffering, you are dealing with additions or recovering from some kind of abuse in life:Deal with it with God.
Scripture: Exodus 15:26
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 5,106