Exodus 15:1-21. Miriam and Moses sing a victory song.
Miriam, the elder sister of Moses who was now about 95 years old, rejoiced in the demise of the Egyptian army and the saving of God’s people. She composed a song of victory to God in celebration.
She then lead the women in a dance while she sang to them.
The crossing of the Red Sea turns up in Scripture many times.
Now the Israelites are outside Egyptian control and able to head to where God wants to take them.
The Songs of Moses and Miriam
Moses and the Israelites sang this song to the LORD:
15:1 Then Moses and the Israelis sang this song to the LORD:
“I’ll sing to the LORD,
for he is highly exalted.
The horse and its rider
he has thrown into the sea.
2 The LORD is my strength and song,
and he has become my salvation.
This is my God and I’ll praise him,
the God of my father and I’ll exalt him.
3 The LORD is a man of war,
the LORD is his name!
4 “Pharaoh’s chariots and his army
he has hurled into the sea;
his best officers sank in the Red Sea.
5 The deep covered them,
they went down into the depths like a rock.
6 Your right hand, LORD, was majestic in strength,
your right hand, LORD, shattered the enemy.
7 In the greatness of your majesty
you broke down your enemies.
You sent forth your anger,
it consumed them like stubble.
8 By the breath of your nostrils
the waters were piled up,
the flowing waters stood up like a hill,
the deep waters congealed in the heart of the sea.
9 “The enemy said, ‘I’ll pursue them,d I’ll overtake them,
I’ll divide the spoil.
I’ll satisfy my anger on them,
I’ll draw my sword,
and my hand will bring them to ruin.’
10 “You blew with your breath,
and the sea covered them;
they sank like lead in the mighty water.
11 “Who is like you among the gods, LORD?
Who is like you, majestic in holiness,
awesome in splendor, and working wonders?
12 You stretched out your right hand,
and the earth swallowed them.
13 “You have led with your gracious love
this people whom you redeemed.
You have guided them with your strength
to your holy dwelling.
14 “The people heard and they quaked,
anguish has seized the inhabitants of Philistia.
15 Then the chiefs of Edom were terrified,
the nobles of Moab trembled uncontrollably,
and all the inhabitants of Canaan melted away.
16 Dread and fear have fallen on them,
because of the strength of your arm.
They have become silent as a stone,
until your people pass by, LORD,
until this people you acquired pass by.
17 “You will bring them in and plant them
on the mountain of your inheritance.
You have made a place where you will reside, LORD.
Your own hands have established a sanctuary, LORD.
18 The LORD will reign forever and ever.”
19 When the horses of Pharaoh, his chariots, and his horsemen went into the sea, the LORD caused the waters of the sea to come back over them, but the Israelis walked through the middle of the sea on dry land.
The Song of Miriam
20 Then Miriam the prophetess, Aaron’s sister, took a tambourine in her hand and went out with all the women behind her with tambourines and dancing. 21 Miriam sang to them,
“Sing to the LORD, for he is highly exalted!
The horse and its rider
he has thrown into the sea.”
Other modules in this unit:
- Life of Moses – Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, and Deuteronomy
- 300-year gap between Joseph and Moses
- First 40 years of the life of Moses
- Thutmose I, the Pharaoh or king of Egypt
- Miriam kept eye on Moses after he had been placed as a baby in a boat
- Second set of 40 years
- God spoke to Moses out of a burning bush
- Moses was asked to take off his sandals by God
- The third set of 40 years
- Aaron’s Staff becomes a Snake
- The ten plagues of Egypt
- Ninth plague – Darkness
- Tenth plague – Firstborn die
- Passover commemorates the Exodus from Egypt
- Moses the friend of God
- Pillar of Cloud by Day
- Pillar of fire by night
- The Chariots of the Egyptian army
- Moses crosses the Red Sea
- Moses’ older sister Miriam sings a song
- Waters of Marah and Elim
- Manna means ‘What Is It?’
- Water from The Rock at Massah
- Moses at Mount Sinai
- The Ten Commandments or Ten Words of God
- The Three Annual Feasts of God
- The Feast of Passover
- Feast of Weeks or Pentecost
- Feast of Trumpets or Feast of Shofars
- The Golden Calf, the idol made by Aaron
- Moses with the New Stone Tablets
- 1st five of the Ten Commandments
- 2nd five of the Ten Commandments
- Ark of God
- The High Priest of Israel
- Tabernacle of God
- Aaron and Miriam oppose Moses
- Exploring Canaan by 12 spies
- 37 years in the wilderness
- Aaron’s Rod that budded
- Speak to the Rock “Give Water”
- Death of Aaron
- The Bronze Snake
- Balak Summons Balaam
- Six cities of Refuge for Israel
- Daughters of Zelophehad
- Moses Blesses the Tribes with Three Sermons
- Moses lived for 120 years
- Caleb was the son of Jephunneh
- Joshua – The Fall of Jericho
- Questions and Answers 1-16
- Questions and Answers 17-32
- Questions and Answers 33-49
- Time Line for Life of Moses
- Background Information – Life of Moses
- Next Module – Judges or rulers of Israel
- Resources – Life of Moses
- The Jewish Festival of Sukkot
- Yom Kippur, means “Day of Atonement”
- Rosh Hashanah or Yom Teruah (The Day of the Sounding of Shofar)