Exodus 15 Commentary

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Exodus 15:1-3

Moses and the Israelites sang a song of praise to God.

Exodus 15:4-13

In the second part of the song (verses 4 – 13), the singers proclaim why they needed to lift up praises to the LORD for His great deliverance.

Exodus 15:14-18

In the third part of the song, the singers celebrate the result of their deliverance. This was not something that got swept under the rug. The surrounding nations heard all about it.

Exodus 15:19-21

The song that was sung by the men in verses 1 – 18 is followed by a reminder of the reason for the song (v. 19) and the celebration by Miriam and the women (vv. 20-21).

Exodus 15:22-27

Verses 22-27 is the first account of a larger section of Exodus describing the three-month journey (19:1) from the Red Sea to Mount Sinai (15:22 – 18:27).