124 : The Israelites Give Thanks

124 : The Israelites Give Thanks


Then God said to Moses:"Stretch out your hand over the sea,so that the waters may come together

again and cover the Egyptians, their chariots and their horsemen."

Moses stretched out his hand over the sea,
and the sea returned to its bed when the morning appeared.

The Egyptians fled before it, but the Lord overthrew the Egyptians in the middle of the sea.
 The waters returned and covered the chariots and the horsemen,
 and all the forces of Pharaoh that had followed him into the sea.
 Not one of them survived.
But the children of Israel had walked  on dry land in the middle of the sea,
and the waters had formed a wall for them on their right hand and on their left.

Thus the Lord saved Israel that day from the hands of the Egyptians,
and the Israelites saw the Egyptians dead upon the sea shore.

When Israel saw the great work the Lord did against the Egyptians,
 the people stood in awe of the Lord, and believed in him and his servant Moses.
Then Moses and the children of Israel sang this song to the Lord:

"I will sing to the Lord, for he has triumphed gloriously;
The horse and his rider he has thrown into the sea.
The Lord is my strength and song, and he has become my saviour;
He is my God, and I will prepare him a house;

He is my father's God, I will exalt him.
Who is like thee, O Lord of all the gods?
Who is like thee, glorious in holiness?
In thy mercy thou hast led forth the people thou hast saved;
In thy strength thou hast guided them to thy holy dwelling."

And Miriam the prophetess, the sister of Aaron,  took a timbrel in her hand,
 and all the women followed her with timbrels and danced.
 And Miriam replied to them in song:

"Sing everyone to the Lord, for he has triumphed gloriously;

The horse and his rider he has thrown into the sea."


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