(Exo 15:1 NASB) Then Moses and the sons of Israel sang this song to the LORD, and said, “I will sing to the LORD, for He is highly exalted; The horse and its rider He has hurled into the sea.
Exo 15:1: This is what is called “The Song of Moses.” It is a poetic restatement of the narrative of redemption in chapter 14. Moses feels the greatness of Elohim’s salvation and expresses it verbally. This same song is sung when Yeshua returns also (Rev. 15:1-5).
(Exo 15:2 NASB) “The LORD is my strength and song, And He has become my salvation; This is my God, and I will praise Him; My father’s God, and I will extol Him.
Exo 15:2: Perhaps this passage cannot be used much in the defense of the Deity of Yeshua, but it is repeated often in Scripture. Yahweh has become our salvation (Yeshua) (Isa. 12:2, Jer. 3:23).
(Exo 15:3 NASB) “The LORD is a warrior; The LORD is His name.
(Exo 15:4 NASB) “Pharaoh’s chariots and his army He has cast into the sea; And the choicest of his officers are drowned in the Red Sea.
(Exo 15:5 NASB) “The deeps cover them; They went down into the depths like a stone.
Exo 15:5: This part of the song is sung referring to the defeat of the army that opposed Israel. That is why it will be sung again at Messiah’s return also (Rev. 14:12-20).
(Exo 15:6 NASB) “Thy right hand, O LORD, is majestic in power, Thy right hand, O LORD, shatters the enemy.
Exo 15:6: His right hand is often spoken of in reference to His mighty power.
(Exo 15:7 NASB) “And in the greatness of Thine excellence Thou dost overthrow those who rise up against Thee; Thou dost send forth Thy burning anger, and it consumes them as chaff.
(Exo 15:8 NASB) “And at the blast of Thy nostrils the waters were piled up, The flowing waters stood up like a heap; The deeps were congealed in the heart of the sea.
Exo 15:8: It is with the blast of His nostrils that He will defeat the enemy once again (2 Thess. 2:8-10).
(Exo 15:9 NASB) “The enemy said, ‘I will pursue, I will overtake, I will divide the spoil; My desire shall be gratified against them; I will draw out my sword, my hand shall destroy them.’
(Exo 15:10 NASB) “Thou didst blow with Thy wind, the sea covered them; They sank like lead in the mighty waters.
Exo 15:10: Elohim commands the winds and the waves. This same attribute was displayed by Yeshua (Matt. 8:27).
(Exo 15:11 NASB) “Who is like Thee among the gods, O LORD? Who is like Thee, majestic in holiness, Awesome in praises, working wonders?
(Exo 15:12 NASB) “Thou didst stretch out Thy right hand, The earth swallowed them.
(Exo 15:13 NASB) “In Thy lovingkindness Thou hast led the people whom Thou hast redeemed; In Thy strength Thou hast guided them to Thy holy habitation.
Exo 15:13: Elohim leads those He redeems in the same way He led Israel out of Egpyt.
(Exo 15:14 NASB) “The peoples have heard, they tremble; Anguish has gripped the inhabitants of Philistia.
(Exo 15:15 NASB) “Then the chiefs of Edom were dismayed; The leaders of Moab, trembling grips them; All the inhabitants of Canaan have melted away.
Exo 15:15: Notice that this is in reference to those inhabitants of Canaan that we know today to be a part of the Arab people. Philistia, Edom, Moab, and the inhabitants of Canaan are all mentioned in Psalm 83 as the enemies of Israel in the last days (Psalm 83:4-8). This Psalm calls for them to be destroyed in the same way that other enemies of Israel had been destroyed (Psalm 83:9-11). Midian, Sisera, and Jabin were destroyed at the Kishon River. Midain, Zeeba, and Zalmunnah were destroyed at Endor. Endor and the Kishon River are located in the Valley of Magiddo That is one of the reasons this song mentioning Philistia, Ammon, Edom, and others will be sung at the return of Messiah.
(Exo 15:16 NASB) “Terror and dread fall upon them; By the greatness of Thine arm they are motionless as stone; Until Thy people pass over, O LORD, Until the people pass over whom Thou hast purchased.
Exo 15:16: The other nations were terrified of Israel and of Elohim until they passed by.
(Exo 15:17 NASB) “Thou wilt bring them and plant them in the mountain of Thine inheritance, The place, O LORD, which Thou hast made for Thy dwelling, The sanctuary, O Lord, which Thy hands have established.
(Exo 15:18 NASB) “The LORD shall reign forever and ever.”
Exo 15:18: The reign of Elohim is spoken of by all the prophets. It will be a glorious time (Rev. 11:15-17).
(Exo 15:19 NASB) For the horses of Pharaoh with his chariots and his horsemen went into the sea, and the LORD brought back the waters of the sea on them; but the sons of Israel walked on dry land through the midst of the sea.
(Exo 15:20 NASB) And Miriam the prophetess, Aaron’s sister, took the timbrel in her hand, and all the women went out after her with timbrels and with dancing.
Exo 15:20: Miriam is regarded by the prophet Micah as a leader alongside Moses and Aaron (Micah 6:4). She apparently spoke Torah to the people and was a prophetess (Num. 12:1-2).
(Exo 15:21 NASB) And Miriam answered them, “Sing to the LORD, for He is highly exalted; The horse and his rider He has hurled into the sea.”
(Exo 15:22 NASB) Then Moses led Israel 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.
(Exo 15:23 NASB) And when they came to Marah, they could not drink the waters of Marah, for they were bitter; therefore it was named Marah.
Exo 15:23: Marah is the Hebrew word for “bitterness.”
(Exo 15:24 NASB) So the people grumbled at Moses, saying, “What shall we drink?”
(Exo 15:25 NASB) Then he cried out to the LORD, and the LORD showed him a tree; and he threw it into the waters, and the waters became sweet. There He made for them a statute and regulation, and there He tested them.
Exo 15:25: This is truly another miracle. To go without water for three days is life threatening. The waters were too bitter to drink and had to be miraculously purified.
(Exo 15:26 NASB) And He said, “If you will give earnest heed to the voice of the LORD your God, and do what is right in His sight, and give ear 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, the LORD, am your healer.”
Exo 15:26: Elohim promised that if they would obey His Torah, they would not suffer the diseases which He put on the Egyptians. The diseases suffered by the Egyptians are the same ones that Americans suffer today:
“The commoners also suffered from the injuries and deformities caused by hard labor. They suffered from insect born diseases such as malaria and trachoma, an eye disease, small pox, measles, tuberculosis, and cholera. It is believed that there were occasional outbreaks of the bubonic plague spread along trade routes from the east. They contracted diseases such as trichinae, parasitic worms, and tuberculosis from their livestock. Leprosy, which had originated in Egypt, was relatively rare, possibly because of the immunity that tuberculosis sufferers have. Silicosis of the lungs, caused by breathing in sand particles was a common cause of pneumonia for the ancient Egyptians. The ancient Egyptians also suffered from diet-related ailments such as malnutrition, vitamin and mineral deficiencies, dental abrasion, and ailments normal to all humans such as arthritis.” http://www.mnsu.edu/emuseum/prehistory/egypt/dailylife/medicine2.htm.
The promise of not getting the diseases of the Egyptians is the promise that Elohim gives to those who obey Him (Lev. 26:1-13, Deut. 7:12-16, 28:1-15, Romans 2:8-13).
(Exo 15:27 NASB) Then they came to Elim where there were twelve springs of water and seventy date palms, and they camped there beside the waters.
Exo 15:27: They apparently had an oasis to camp by at that time.
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