Exodus 15

Then Musa and Bani-Israel sang this song to Allah, and said,

I will sing to Allah, for he has triumphed gloriously:
The horse and his rider he has thrown into the sea.
2Allah is my strength and song,
He has become my salvation:
This is my God, and I will praise him;
My father’s God, and I will exalt him.
3Allah is a man of war.
Allah is his name.
4Firaun’s chariots and his army has he cast into the sea;
His chosen captains are sunk in the Red Sea.
5The deep covers them.
They went down into the depths like a stone.
6Your right hand, Allah, is glorious in power,
Your right hand, Allah, dashes the enemy in pieces.
7In the greatness of your excellency, you overthrow those who rise up against you:
You send forth your wrath. It consumes them as stubble.
8With the blast of your nostrils the waters were piled up.
The floods stood upright as a heap.
The depths were congealed in the heart of the sea.
9The enemy said, ‘I will pursue, I will overtake, I will divide the spoil.
My desire shall be satisfied on them.
I will draw my sword, my hand shall destroy them.’
10You blew with your wind.
The sea covered them.
They sank like lead in the mighty waters.
11Who is like you, Allah, among the gods?
Who is like you, glorious in holiness,
Fearful in praises, doing wonders?
12You stretched out your right hand.
The earth swallowed them.

13You, in your loving kindness, have led the people that you have redeemed.
You have guided them in your strength to your holy dwelling place.
14The peoples have heard.
They tremble.
Pangs have taken hold on the inhabitants of Philistia.
15Then the chiefs of Edom were dismayed.
Trembling takes hold of the mighty men of Moab.
All the inhabitants of Canaan have melted away.
16Terror and dread falls on them.
By the greatness of your arm they are as still as a stone;
Until your people pass over, Allah,
Until the people pass over whom you have purchased.
17You shall bring them in, and plant them in the mountain of your inheritance,
The place, Allah, which you have made for yourself to dwell in;
The sanctuary, Lord, which your hands have established.
18Allah shall reign forever and ever.

19For the horses of Firaun went in with his chariots and with his horsemen into the sea, and Allah brought back the waters of the sea on them; but Bani-Israel walked on dry land in the midst of the sea. 20Maryam the prophetess, the sister of Harun, took a tambourine in her hand; and all the women went out after her with tambourines and with dances. 21Maryam answered them,

Sing to Allah, for he has triumphed gloriously:
The horse and his rider he has thrown into the sea.

22Musa led Israel onward from the Red Sea, and they went out into the wilderness of Shur; and they went three days in the wilderness, and found no water. 23When they came to Marah, they could not drink from the waters of Marah, for they were bitter. Therefore its name was called Marah.[1] 24The people murmured against Musa, saying, What shall we drink?25Then he cried to Allah. Allah showed him a tree, and he threw it into the waters, and the waters were made sweet. There he made a statute and an ordinance for them, and there he tested them; 26and he said, If you will diligently listen to the voice of Allah your God, and will do that which is right in his eyes, and will pay attention to his commandments, and keep all his statutes, I will put none of the diseases on you, which I have put on the Egyptians; for I am Allah who heals you.

27They came to Elim, where there were twelve springs of water, and seventy palm trees: and they encamped there by the waters.


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[1] 15:23 Marah means bitter.