He gave the order for a windstorm, 1 and it stirred up the waves of the sea. 2
The sea has swept over Babylon. She has been covered by a multitude 1 of its waves. 2
You rule over the proud sea. 1 When its waves surge, 2 you calm them.
I am the Lord your God, who churns up the sea so that its waves surge. The Lord who commands armies is his name!
“You should fear me!” says the Lord. “You should tremble in awe before me! 1 I made the sand to be a boundary for the sea, a permanent barrier that it can never cross. Its waves may roll, but they can never prevail. They may roar, but they can never cross beyond that boundary.” 2
The Lord has made a promise to Israel. He promises it as the one who fixed the sun to give light by day and the moon and stars to give light by night. He promises it as the one who stirs up the sea so that its waves roll. He promises it as the one who is known as the Lord who rules over all. 1