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Exodus 15:8


By the blast of your nostrils 1  the waters were piled up, the flowing water stood upright like a heap, 2  and the deep waters were solidified in the heart of the sea.


Ex 14:21; Ex 14:22; 2Sa 22:16; Job 4:9; Ps 78:13; Isa 11:4; Isa 37:7; Hab 3:10; 2Th 2:8

NET © Notes

sn The phrase “the blast of your nostrils” is a bold anthropomorphic expression for the wind that came in and dried up the water.

tn The word “heap” describes the walls of water. The waters, which are naturally fluid, stood up as though they were a heap, a mound of earth. Likewise, the flowing waters deep in the ocean solidified – as though they were turned to ice (U. Cassuto, Exodus, 175).

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