11 Lord, who is like you among the gods?
Who is like you, glorious in holiness,a
revered with praises, performing wonders?b
12 You stretched out your right hand,
and the earth swallowed them.
13 With your faithful love, you will lead the people
you have redeemed;
you will guide them to your holy dwelling
with your strength.c
14 When the peoples hear, they will shudder;
anguish will seize the inhabitants of Philistia.
15 Then the chiefs of Edom will be terrified;d
trembling will seize the leaders of Moab;
all the inhabitants of Canaan will panic;
16 terrore and dread will fall on them.
They will be as stillB as a stone
because of your powerful arm
until your people pass by, Lord,
until the people whom you purchasedC pass by.f
17 You will bring them in and plant them
on the mountain of your possession;g
Lord, you have prepared the place
for your dwelling;
Lord,D your hands have established the sanctuary.
18 The Lord will reignh forever and ever!
19 When Pharaoh’s horses with his chariots and horsemen went into the sea, the Lord brought the water of the sea back over them. But the Israelites walked through the sea on dry ground. 20 Then the prophetess Miriam,i Aaron’s sister, took a tambourine in her hand, and all the women came out following her with tambourines and dancing.j 21 Miriam sang to them:
Sing to the Lord,
for he is highly exalted;
he has thrown the horse
and its rider into the sea.
22 Then Moses led Israel on from the Red Sea, and they went out to the Wilderness of Shur. They journeyed for three days in the wilderness without finding water. 23 They came to Marah, but they could not drink the water at Marah because it was bitter—that is why it was named Marah.E 24 The people grumbled to Moses, “What are we going to drink?”k 25 So he cried out to the Lord, and the Lord showed him a tree. When he threw it into the water, the water became drinkable.
The Lord made a statute and ordinance for them at Marah, and he tested them there.l 26 He said, “If you will carefully obey the Lord your God, do what is right in his sight, pay attention to his commands, and keep all his statutes, I will not inflict any illnesses on you that I inflicted on the Egyptians. For I am the Lord who heals you.”m
27 Then they came to Elim, where there were twelve springs and seventy date palms, and they camped there by the water.
= Bitter or Bitterness