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Fear and dread shall fill upon them: by the greatness of thine arm they shall be as still as a stone : till thy people pass over, O Lok D, till thy people pass over which thou hast purchased. Thou 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 Lok D, which thy hands have established. The LoRD shall reign for ever and ever. For 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. - And 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. And Miriam answered them, Sing ye to the Lord ; for He hath triumphed gloriously; the horse and his rider hath he thrown into the sea. _2^
ANNOTATIONS AND REFLECTIONS.
This Divine song was so admirably adapted to the occasion, that it is needless to write a comment on it; it conveys a most lively idea of the sense which Moses entertained of the wonderful deliverance of the Israelites. Some parts of it are prophetical, and foretold the subsequent conquests of God’s people. We find from this passage of Scripture, that singing of Psalms, or devotional songs, was a very ancient custom; and when performed with seriousness and solemnity, it is certainly extremely edifying, for it elevates the thoughts to heaven. Miriam is supposed to have repeated the whole of Moses’ song in concert with the women. SECTION
7 H E is RAE LITES MURMUR AcAINST Moses.
So Moses brought Israel from the Red Sea, and they Welht Out into the wilderness of Shur ; and they went three days in the wilderness and found no water. And 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. And the people murmured against Moses, saying, What shall we drink 2 And he cried unto the Lord ; and the Lof D 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, And 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. And they came to Elim, where were twelve wells of water, and threescore and ten palm trees : and they encamped thereby the waters. And they took their journey from Elim ; and all the congregation of the children of o Israel came unto the wilderness of Sin, which is between Elim and Sinai, on the fifteenth day of the second month, after their departing out of the land of Egypt. And the whole congregation of the children of Israel murmured against Moses and Aaron in the wilderness. And the children of Israel said unto them, Would to God we had died by the hand of the LoR D in the land
ef Egypt, when we sat by the flesh-pots, and when we did eat bread to the full ; for ye hath brought us forth into this wilderness, to kill this whole assembly with hunger. Then said the Lord unto Moses, Behold, I will rain bread from heaven for you ; and the people shall go out, and gather a certain rate every" day, that I may prove them, whether they will walk in my law, or no. And it shall come to pass that on the sixth day, they shall prepare that which they bring in; and it shall be twice as much as they gather daily. - And Moses and Aaron said unto all the children of . Israel, At even, then ye shall know that the Lord hath brought you out from the land of Egypt. And in the morning, then shall ye see the glory of the LoRD : for that he heareth your murmurings against the Lord : and what are we, that ye murmur against us. And Moses said, This shall be, when the LoRD shall give you in the evening flesh to eat, and in the morning bread to the full, for that the LoRD heareth your murmurings which ye murmur against him: And what are we ? your murmurings are not against us, but against the Lord. And Moses spake unto Aaron, Say unto all the congregation of the children of Israel, Come near before the Lok D : for he hath heard your murmurings. And it came to pass as Aaron spake unto the whole congregation of the children of Israel, that they looked toward-the wilderness, and behold, the glory of the LoR D appeared in the cloud. And the Lok D spake unto Moses, saying, I have heard the murmurings of the children of Israel; speak unto them, saying, At even ye shall eat flesh, and in the morning ye shall be filled with bread; and ye shall know that I am the Lord your God,
And it came to pass, that at even the quails came up, and covered the camp; and in the morning the dew lay round about the host. And when the dew that lay was gone up, behold upon the face of the wilderness there lay a small round thing, as small as the hoar frost on the ground. And when the "children of Israel, saw it, they said one to another, what is this * * for they wist not what it was. And Moses said unto them, This is the bread "which the Lord hath given you to eat. This is the thing which the Lok D hath commanded, Gather of it every man according to his eating ; an omer for every man, according to the number of your persons; take ye every man for them which are in his tents. And the children of Israel did so, and gathered some more, some less. And when they did mete it with an omer, he that gathered much, had nothing over, and he that gathered little had no lack : they gathered every man according to his eating. - - And Moses said; Let no man leave of it till the morning. Notwithstanding they hearkened not unto Moses; but some of them left of it, until the morning, and it bred worms and stank : and Moses was wroth with them. And they gathered it every morning, every man according to his eating; and when the sun waxed hot, it melted. And it came to pass that on the sixth day they gathered twice as much bread, two omers for one man ; and all the rulers of the congregation came and told Moses. And he said unto them, This is that which the LoRD hath said, To-morrow is the rest of the holy Sabbath
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unto the Lord ; bake that which ye will bake to day, and seethe that ye will seethe ; and that which remaineth over, lay up for you to be kept until the morning. And they laid it up till the morning, as Moses bade : and it did not stink, neither was there any worm therein. And Moses said, Eat that to-day; for to-day is a sabbath unto the Lo R D : to-day ye shall not find it in the field. - Six days ye shall gather it, but on the seventh day, which is the sabbath, in it there shall be none. And it came to pass, that there went out some of the people on the seventh day for to gather, and they found none. And the Lord said unto Moses, How long refuse ye to keep my commandments and my laws 2 ... * * See, for that the Lord hath given you the sabbath, therefore he giveth you on the sixth day the bread of two days; abide ye every man in his place, let no man go out of his place on the seventh day. So the people rested on the seventh day. And the house of Israel called the name thereof Manna: and it was like coriander seed, white, and the taste of it was like wafers made with honey. And Moses said, This is the thing which the Lor D commandeth, Fill an omer of it to be kept for your generations; that they may see the bread wherewit!: I have fed you in the wilderness, when I brought you forth from the land of Egypt. And Moses said unto Aaron, Take a pot, and put an omer full of manna therein, and lay it up before the LoRD, to be kept for your generations. As the Lord commanded Moses, so Aaron laid it up before the testimony, to be kept. - And the children of Israel did eat manna forty years,