- Men and women, young and old,the whole community of Israel sung this song. So we are all part of one larger community which gives thanks to G-d.
- Even when we can't see a way out of a difficult situation, G-d is with us, even if it not as obvious as a pillar of fire or cloud.
- Even after the events of the Passover & Pharaoh letting our ancestors go, they were still whinging and moaning ;what's changed about the Jewish people in 4,000 years?
- The events of the Exodus haven't been verified by Egyptology or ancient Egyptian writers, but what has been verified is that the Egyptians did not document their defeats, even going so far as to delete and destroy mention and record of political adversaries/traitors; no ruler of an empire who also proclaimed himself to be the living Ra (chief of the gods) would admit to being beaten by a bunch of rag tag slaves & their one God.
Both horse and driver he has hurled into the sea.
‘The L-rd 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.
The L-rd is a warrior; the L-rd is his name.
Pharaoh’s chariots and his army he has hurled into the sea.
The best of Pharaoh’s officers are drowned in the Red Sea.
The deep waters have covered them; they sank to the depths like a stone.
Your right hand, L-rd, was majestic in power.
Your right hand, L-rd, shattered the enemy.
In the greatness of your majesty you threw down those who opposed you.
You unleashed your burning anger; it consumed them like stubble.
By 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.
The 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.”
But you blew with your breath, and the sea covered them.
They sank like lead in the mighty waters.
Who among the gods is like you, L-rd?
Who is like you – majestic in holiness,
awesome in glory, working wonders?
You stretch out your right hand, and the earth swallows your enemies.
In your unfailing love you will lead the people you have redeemed.
In your strength you will guide them to your holy dwelling.
The nations will hear and tremble; anguish will grip the people of Philistia.
The chiefs of Edom will be terrified, the leaders of Moab will be seized with trembling,
the people of Canaan will melt away; terror 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, L-rd, until the people you bought pass by.
You will bring them in and plant them on the mountain of your inheritance –
The L-rd reigns for ever and ever.