Psalms 78:13

78:13 He divided the sea and led them across it;

he made the water stand in a heap.

Psalms 106:7-12

106:7 Our ancestors in Egypt failed to appreciate your miraculous deeds,

they failed to remember your many acts of loyal love,

and they rebelled at the sea, by the Red Sea.

106:8 Yet he delivered them for the sake of his reputation,

that he might reveal his power.

106:9 He shouted at the Red Sea and it dried up;

he led them through the deep water as if it were a desert.

106:10 He delivered them from the power of the one who hated them,

and rescued them from the power of the enemy.

106:11 The water covered their enemies;

not even one of them survived.

106:12 They believed his promises;

they sang praises to him.

Psalms 136:13-15

136:13 to the one who divided the Red Sea 10  in two, 11 

for his loyal love endures,

136:14 and led Israel through its midst,

for his loyal love endures,

136:15 and tossed 12  Pharaoh and his army into the Red Sea,

for his loyal love endures,


tn Heb “Reed Sea” (also in vv. 9, 22). “Reed Sea” (or “Sea of Reeds”) is a more accurate rendering of the Hebrew expression יָם סוּף (yam suf), traditionally translated “Red Sea.” See the note on the term “Red Sea” in Exod 13:18.

sn They rebelled. The psalmist recalls the people’s complaint recorded in Exod 14:12.

tn Heb “his name,” which here stands metonymically for God’s reputation.

tn Or “rebuked.”

tn Heb “hand.”

tn Or “redeemed.”

tn Heb “hand.”

tn Heb “remained.”

tn Heb “his words.”

tn Or “cut.”

10 tn Heb “Reed Sea” (also in v. 15). “Reed Sea” (or “Sea of Reeds”) is a more accurate rendering of the Hebrew expression יָם סוּף (yam suf), traditionally translated “Red Sea.” See the note on the term “Red Sea” in Exod 13:18.

11 tn Heb “into pieces.”

12 tn Or “shook off.”