1 Then Moses and the people sang this song to Yahweh:
1 I will sing to Yahweh, the glorious one,
1 horse and rider he has thrown into the sea.
2 Yahweh is my strength and my song,
2 and he is my salvation.
2 He is my God and I will praise him;
2 the God of my father: I will extol him.
3 Yahweh is a warrior; Yahweh is his name.
4 The chariots of Pharaoh and his army
4 he has hurled into the sea;
4 his chosen officers were drowned in the Red Sea.
5 The deep covers them;
5 they went down like a stone.
6 Your hand, O Yahweh, glorious and powerful,
6 your right hand, O Yahweh, shatters the enemy.
7 In the splendor of your majesty you crush your foes;
7 you send forth your fury, which devours them like stubble.
8 At the blast of your nostrils the waters piled up,
8 the surging waters stood firm in a heap;
8 the deeps congealed in the heart of the sea.
9 The enemy said, “I will give chase and overtake,
9 I will divide the spoil and make a feast of it.
9 I shall draw my sword and my hand will destroy them.”
10 A breath of yours and the sea covered them;
10 they sank like lead in the mighty waters.
11 Who among the gods is like you, Yahweh?
11 Who is like you, majestic in holiness,
11 awesome in power, doing wonders?
12 You stretched out your right hand;
12 the earth swallowed them.
13 In unfailing love you guided the people you redeemed,
13 in strength you led them to your holy house.
14 Hearing this, the nations tremble;
14 anguish grips the people of Philistia.
15 The chieftains of Edom are dismayed;
15 the leaders of Moab are seized with trembling;
15 the people of Canaan melt away.
16 Terror and dread fall upon them,
16 your powerful arm leaves them still as stone
16 until your people pass by, O Yahweh!
16 till the people you have purchased pass by.
17 You will bring them in and plant them
17 on the mountain of your inheritance,
17 the place you chose to dwell in, O Yahweh,
17 the sanctuary prepared by your hands.
18 Yahweh will reign forever!
19 When Pharaoh’s chariots, hors es and horsemen went into the sea, Yahweh brought back the waters over them, while the people of Isra el walked on dry ground through the sea.
20 Then Miriam, the prophetess, sister of Aaron, took a tambourine in her hand and all the women followed her dancing and playing tambourines. 21 Miriam sang to them, “Sing to Yahweh the glorious one; horse and rider he has thrown into the sea.”
Through the desert
22 Moses then led Israel from the Red Sea towards the wilderness of Shur. They walked in the desert for three days without finding water.
23 They reached Marah but could not drink the water there as it was bitter. That is why the place is called Marah.
24 The people grumbled against Moses and said, “What shall we drink?” 25 Moses then cried out to Yahweh who showed him a piece of wood, and when he threw it in the water, the water became sweet.
25 There Yahweh gave the people statutes and laws. There he tested them 26 and said, “If you listen carefully to the voice of Yahweh, your God, and if you do what is right in his eyes, if you obey his commands and statutes, I will not inflict on you any of the diseases I brought on the Egyptians, for I am Yahweh, the One who heals you.”
27 Then they came to Elim where there are twelve springs and seventy palm trees, and there they pitched their camp beside the water.