22Then Moses made Israel set out from the Red Sea, and they went into the wilderness of Shur. They went three days in the wilderness and found no water. (Ge 16:7; Ge 25:18; 1Sa 15:7)23When they came to Marah, they could not drink the water of Marah because it was bitter; therefore it was named Marah. (Ru 1:20)24And the people grumbled against Moses, saying, “What shall we drink?” (Ex 16:2; Ex 17:3)25And he cried to the Lord, and the Lord showed him a log, and he threw it into the water, and the water became sweet. There the Lord made for them a statute and a rule, and there he tested them, (Ex 14:10; Ex 16:4; Ex 17:4; De 8:2; De 8:16; Jud 2:22; Jud 3:1; Jud 3:4; 2Ki 2:21; 2Ki 4:41; Ps 66:10)26saying, “If you will diligently listen to the voice of the Lord your God, and do that which is right in his eyes, and give ear to his commandments and keep all his statutes, I will put none of the diseases on you that I put on the Egyptians, for I am the Lord, your healer.” (Ex 23:25; Le 26:3; De 7:12; De 28:27; De 28:60; Ps 103:3; Ps 147:3; Ho 6:1)27Then they came to Elim, where there were twelve springs of water and seventy palm trees, and they encamped there by the water. (Nu 33:9)
New International Version
The song of Moses and Miriam
1Then Moses and the Israelites sang this song to the Lord: ‘I will sing to the Lord, for he is highly exalted. Both horse and driver he has hurled into the sea.2‘The Lord is my strength and my defence; he has become my salvation. He is my God, and I will praise him, my father’s God, and I will exalt him.3The Lord is a warrior; the Lord is his name.4Pharaoh’s chariots and his army he has hurled into the sea. The best of Pharaoh’s officers are drowned in the Red Sea.5The deep waters have covered them; they sank to the depths like a stone.6Your right hand, Lord, was majestic in power. Your right hand, Lord, shattered the enemy.7‘In the greatness of your majesty you threw down those who opposed you. You unleashed your burning anger; it consumed them like stubble.8By the blast of your nostrils the waters piled up. The surging waters stood up like a wall; the deep waters congealed in the heart of the sea.9The enemy boasted, “I will pursue, I will overtake them. I will divide the spoils; I will gorge myself on them. I will draw my sword and my hand will destroy them.”10But you blew with your breath, and the sea covered them. They sank like lead in the mighty waters.11Who among the gods is like you, Lord? Who is like you – majestic in holiness, awesome in glory, working wonders?12‘You stretch out your right hand, and the earth swallows your enemies.13In your unfailing love you will lead the people you have redeemed. In your strength you will guide them to your holy dwelling.14The nations will hear and tremble; anguish will grip the people of Philistia.15The chiefs of Edom will be terrified, the leaders of Moab will be seized with trembling, the people of Canaan will melt away;16terror and dread will fall on them. By the power of your arm they will be as still as a stone – until your people pass by, Lord, until the people you bought pass by.17You will bring them in and plant them on the mountain of your inheritance – the place, Lord, you made for your dwelling, the sanctuary, Lord, your hands established.18‘The Lord reigns for ever and ever.’19When Pharaoh’s horses, chariots and horsemen went into the sea, the Lord brought the waters of the sea back over them, but the Israelites walked through the sea on dry ground.20Then Miriam the prophet, Aaron’s sister, took a tambourine in her hand, and all the women followed her, with tambourines and dancing.21Miriam sang to them: ‘Sing to the Lord, for he is highly exalted. Both horse and driver he has hurled into the sea.’
The waters of Marah and Elim
22Then Moses led Israel from the Red Sea and they went into the Desert of Shur. For three days they travelled in the desert without finding water.23When they came to Marah, they could not drink its water because it was bitter. (That is why the place is called Marah.)24So the people grumbled against Moses, saying, ‘What are we to drink?’25Then Moses cried out to the Lord, and the Lord showed him a piece of wood. He threw it into the water, and the water became fit to drink. There the Lord issued a ruling and instruction for them and put them to the test.26He said, ‘If you listen carefully to the Lord your God and do what is right in his eyes, if you pay attention to his commands and keep all his decrees, I will not bring on you any of the diseases I brought on the Egyptians, for I am the Lord, who heals you.’27Then they came to Elim, where there were twelve springs and seventy palm trees, and they camped there near the water.
King James Version
1Then sang Moses and the children of Israel this song unto the LORD, and spake, saying, I will sing unto the LORD, for he hath triumphed gloriously: the horse and his rider hath he thrown into the sea.2The LORD is my strength and song, and he is become my salvation: he is my God, and I will prepare him an habitation; my father' God, and I will exalt him.3The LORD is a man of war: the LORD is his name.4Pharaoh' chariots and his host hath he cast into the sea: his chosen captains also are drowned in the Red sea.5The depths have covered them: they sank into the bottom as a stone.6Thy right hand, O LORD, is become glorious in power: thy right hand, O LORD, hath dashed in pieces the enemy.7And in the greatness of thine excellency thou hast overthrown them that rose up against thee: thou sentest forth thy wrath, which consumed them as stubble.8And with the blast of thy nostrils the waters were gathered together, the floods stood upright as an heap, and 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 lust shall be satisfied upon them; I will draw my sword, my hand shall destroy them.10Thou didst blow with thy wind, the sea covered them: they sank as lead in the mighty waters.11Who is like unto thee, O LORD, among the gods? who is like thee, glorious in holiness, fearful in praises, doing wonders?12Thou stretchedst out thy right hand, the earth swallowed them.13Thou in thy mercy hast led forth the people which thou hast redeemed: thou hast guided them in thy strength unto thy holy habitation.14The people shall hear, and be afraid: sorrow shall take hold on the inhabitants of Palestina.15Then the dukes of Edom shall be amazed; the mighty men of Moab, trembling shall take hold upon them; all the inhabitants of Canaan shall melt away.16Fear and dread shall fall upon them; by the greatness of thine arm they shall be as still as a stone; till thy people pass over, O LORD, till the people pass over, which thou hast purchased.17Thou shalt bring them in, and plant them in the mountain of thine inheritance, in the place, O LORD, which thou hast made for thee to dwell in, in the Sanctuary, O Lord, which thy hands have established.18The LORD shall reign for ever and ever.19For the horse of Pharaoh went in with his chariots and with his horsemen into the sea, and the LORD brought again the waters of the sea upon them; but the children of Israel went on dry land in the midst of the sea.20And Miriam the prophetess, the sister of Aaron, took a timbrel in her hand; and all the women went out after her with timbrels and with dances.21And Miriam answered them, Sing ye to the LORD, for he hath triumphed gloriously; the horse and his rider hath he thrown into the sea.22So Moses brought 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.23And when they came to Marah, they could not drink of the waters of Marah, for they were bitter: therefore the name of it was called Marah.24And the people murmured against Moses, saying, What shall we drink?25And he cried unto the LORD; and the LORD shewed him a tree, which when he had cast into the waters, the waters were made sweet: there he made for them a statute and an ordinance, and there he proved them,26And said, If thou wilt diligently hearken to the voice of the LORD thy God, and wilt do that which is right in his sight, and wilt give ear to his commandments, and keep all his statutes, I will put none of these diseases upon thee, which I have brought upon the Egyptians: for I am the LORD that healeth thee.27And they came to Elim, where were twelve wells of water, and threescore and ten palm trees: and they encamped there by the waters.
New International Reader’s Version
The song of Moses and Miriam
1Here is the song that Moses and the people of Israel sang to the LORD. They said, ‘I will sing to the LORD. He is greatly honoured. He has thrown Pharaoh’s horses and chariot drivers into the Red Sea.2The LORD gives me strength and protects me. He has saved me. He is my God, I will praise him. He is my father’s God, and I will honour him.3The LORD goes into battle. The LORD is his name.4He has thrown Pharaoh’s chariots and army into the Red Sea. Pharaoh’s best officers drowned in the sea.5The deep waters covered them. They sank to the bottom like a stone.6‘LORD, your right hand was majestic and powerful. LORD, your right hand destroyed your enemies.7Because of your great majesty, you threw down those who opposed you. Your burning anger blazed out. It burned them up like straw.8The powerful blast from your nose piled up the waters. The rushing waters stood firm like a wall. The deep waters stood up in the middle of the sea.9‘Your enemies boasted, “We will chase Israel and will catch them. We’ll divide up what we take from them. We’ll eat them alive. We’ll pull our swords out. Our powerful hands will destroy them.”10But you blew with your breath. The Red Sea covered your enemies. They sank like lead in the mighty waters.11‘LORD, who among the gods is like you? Who is like you? You are majestic and holy. Your glory fills me with wonder. You do amazing things.12You reach out your right hand. The earth swallows up your enemies.13‘Because your love is faithful, you will lead the people you have set free. Because you are so strong, you will guide them to the holy place where you live.14The nations will hear about it and tremble. Pain and suffering will take hold of the Philistines.15The chiefs of Edom will be terrified. The leaders of Moab will tremble with fear. The people of Canaan will melt away.16Fear and terror will fall on them. Your powerful arm will make them as still as a stone. Then your people will pass by, LORD. Then the people you created will pass by.17You will bring them in. You will plant them on the mountain you gave them. LORD, you have made that place your home. Lord, your hands have made your holy place secure.18‘The LORD rules for ever and ever.’19Pharaoh’s horses, chariots and horsemen went into the Red Sea. The LORD brought the waters of the sea back over them. But the people of Israel walked through the sea on dry ground.20Aaron’s sister Miriam was a prophet. She took a tambourine in her hand. All the women followed her. They played tambourines and danced.21Miriam sang to them, ‘Sing to the LORD. He is greatly honoured. He has thrown Pharaoh’s horses and chariot drivers into the Red Sea.’
The waters of Marah and Elim
22Then Moses led Israel away from the Red Sea. They went into the Desert of Shur. For three days they travelled in the desert. They didn’t find any water there.23When they came to Marah, they couldn’t drink its water. It was bitter. That’s why the place is named Marah.24The people told Moses they weren’t happy with him. They said, ‘What are we supposed to drink?’25Then Moses cried out to the LORD. The LORD showed him a stick. Moses threw it into the water. The water became fit to drink. There the LORD gave a ruling and instruction for the people. And there he tested them.26He said, ‘I am the LORD your God. Listen carefully to me. Do what is right in my eyes. Pay attention to my commands. Obey all my rules. If you do, I will not send on you any of the diseases I sent on the Egyptians. I am the LORD who heals you.’27The people came to Elim. It had 12 springs and 70 palm trees. They camped there near the water.