The songs of Moses and of the Lamb


Exodus 15:1-19

Then sang Moses

And the children of Israel

This song unto the LORD,

And spake, saying,

I will sing unto the LORD,

For he hath triumphed gloriously:

The horse and his rider

Hath he thrown into the sea.

The LORD is my strength and song,

And he is become my salvation:

He is my God,

And I will prepare him an habitation;

My father’s God,

And I will exalt him.

The LORD is a man of war:

The LORD is his name.

Pharaoh’s chariots and his host

Hath he cast into the sea:

His chosen captains also

Are drowned in the Red sea.

The depths have covered them:

They sank into the bottom as a stone.

Thy right hand, O LORD,

Is become glorious in power:

Thy right hand, O LORD,

Hath dashed in pieces the enemy.

And in the greatness of thine excellency

Thou hast overthrown them

That rose up against thee:

Thou sentest forth thy wrath,

Which consumed them as stubble.

And with the blast of thy nostrils

The waters were gathered together,

The floods stood upright as an heap,

And the depths were congealed

In the heart of the sea.

The enemy said,

I will pursue,

I will overtake,

I will divide the spoil;

My lust shall be satisfied upon them;

I will draw my sword,

My hand shall destroy them.

Thou didst blow with thy wind,

The sea covered them:

They sank as lead in the mighty waters.

Who is like unto thee, O LORD,

Among the gods?

Who is like thee,

Glorious in holiness,

Fearful in praises,

Doing wonders?

Thou stretchedst out thy right hand,

The earth swallowed them.

Thou in thy mercy

Hast led forth the people

Which thou hast redeemed:

Thou hast guided them in thy strength

Unto thy holy habitation.

The people shall hear,

And be afraid:

Sorrow shall take hold

On the inhabitants of Palestina.

Then the dukes of Edom

Shall be amazed;

The mighty men of Moab,

Trembling shall take hold upon them;

All the inhabitants of Canaan

Shall melt away.

Fear and dread shall fall upon them;

By the greatness of thine arm

They shall be as still as a stone;

Till thy people pass over,

O LORD, till the 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 Lord,

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.

Deuteronomy 32:1-43

Give ear,

O ye heavens,

And I will speak;

And hear,

O earth,

The words of my mouth.

My doctrine shall drop as the rain,

My speech shall distil as the dew,

As the small rain

Upon the tender herb,

And as the showers

Upon the grass:

Because I will publish

The name of the LORD:

Ascribe ye greatness

Unto our God.

He is the Rock,

His work is perfect:

For all his ways

Are judgment:

A God of truth

And without iniquity,

Just and right is he.

They have corrupted themselves,

Their spot

Is not the spot of his children:

They are a perverse

And crooked generation.

Do ye thus requite the LORD,

O foolish people and unwise?

Is not he thy father

That hath bought thee?

Hath he not made thee,

And established thee?

Remember the days of old,

Consider the years

Of many generations:

Ask thy father,

And he will shew thee;

Thy elders,

And they will tell thee.

When the most High divided to the nations

Their inheritance,

When he separated the sons of Adam,

He set the bounds of the people

According to the number

Of the children of Israel.

For the LORD’S portion

Is his people;

Jacob is the lot of his inheritance.

He found him

In a desert land,

And in the waste howling wilderness;

He led him about,

He instructed him,

He kept him

As the apple of his eye.

As an eagle stirreth up her nest,

Fluttereth over her young,

Spreadeth abroad her wings,

Taketh them,

Beareth them on her wings:

So the LORD alone did lead him,

And there was no strange god with him.

He made him ride

On the high places of the earth,

That he might eat

The increase of the fields;

And he made him to suck honey

Out of the rock,

And oil

Out of the flinty rock;

Butter of kine,

And milk of sheep,

With fat of lambs,

And rams of the breed of Bashan,

And goats,

With the fat of kidneys of wheat;

And thou didst drink

The pure blood of the grape.

But Jeshurun waxed fat,

And kicked:

Thou art waxen fat,

Thou art grown thick,

Thou art covered with fatness;

Then he forsook God

Which made him,

And lightly esteemed

The Rock of his salvation.

They provoked him to jealousy

With strange gods,

With abominations

Provoked they him to anger.

They sacrificed unto devils,

Not to God;

To gods

Whom they knew not,

To new gods

That came newly up,

Whom your fathers feared not.

Of the Rock

That begat thee

Thou art unmindful,

And hast forgotten God

That formed thee.

And when the LORD saw it,

He abhorred them,

Because of the provoking

Of his sons,

And of his daughters.

And he said,

I will hide my face from them,

I will see what their end shall be:

For they are a very froward generation,

Children in whom is no faith.

They have moved me to jealousy

With that which is not God;

They have provoked me to anger

With their vanities:

And I will move them to jealousy

With those which are not a people;

I will provoke them to anger

With a foolish nation.

For a fire is kindled

In mine anger,

And shall burn

Unto the lowest hell,

And shall consume the earth

With her increase,

And set on fire

The foundations of the mountains.

I will heap mischiefs upon them;

I will spend mine arrows upon them.

They shall be burnt with hunger,

And devoured with burning heat,

And with bitter destruction:

I will also send the teeth of beasts

Upon them,

With the poison of serpents

Of the dust.

The sword without, and terror within,

Shall destroy both the young man

And the virgin,

The suckling also

With the man of gray hairs.

I said, I would scatter them

Into corners,

I would make the remembrance of them

To cease from among men:

Were it not that I feared

The wrath of the enemy,

Lest their adversaries

Should behave themselves strangely,

And lest they should say,

Our hand is high,

And the LORD

Hath not done all this.

For they are a nation

Void of counsel,

Neither is there any understanding in them.

O that they were wise,

That they understood this,

That they would consider their latter end!

How should one chase a thousand,

And two put ten thousand to flight,

Except their Rock had sold them,

And the LORD had shut them up?

For their rock is not as our Rock,

Even our enemies

Themselves being judges.

For their vine is of the vine of Sodom,

And of the fields of Gomorrah:

Their grapes are grapes of gall,

Their clusters are bitter:

Their wine is the poison of dragons,

And the cruel venom of asps.

Is not this laid up in store with me,

And sealed up among my treasures?

To me belongeth vengeance,

And recompence;

Their foot shall slide in due time:

For the day of their calamity is at hand,

And the things

That shall come upon them

Make haste.

For the LORD shall judge his people,

And repent himself for his servants,

When he seeth

That their power is gone,

And there is none

Shut up, or left.

And he shall say,

Where are their gods,

Their rock

In whom they trusted,

Which did eat

The fat of their sacrifices,

And drank

The wine of their drink offerings?

Let them rise up

And help you,

And be your protection.

See now that I,

Even I,

Am he,

And there is no god with me:

I kill,

And I make alive;

I wound,

And I heal:

Neither is there any

That can deliver

Out of my hand.

For I lift up my hand

To heaven, and say,

I live for ever.

If I whet my glittering sword,

And mine hand take hold on judgment;

I will render vengeance to mine enemies,

And will reward them that hate me.

I will make mine arrows drunk with blood,

And my sword

Shall devour flesh;

And that with the blood of the slain

And of the captives,

From the beginning of revenges

Upon the enemy.


O ye nations,

With his people:

For he will avenge

The blood of his servants,

And will render vengeance

To his adversaries,

And will be merciful

Unto his land,

And to his people.

Revelation 15:2-4

And I saw

As it were

A sea of glass

Mingled with fire:

And them

That had gotten the victory

Over the beast,

And over his image,

And over his mark,

And over the number of his name,

Stand on the sea of glass,

Having the harps of God.

And they sing the song of Moses

The servant of God,

And the song of the Lamb, saying,

Great and marvellous are thy works,

Lord God Almighty;

Just and true are thy ways,

Thou King of saints.

Who shall not fear thee, O Lord,

And glorify thy name?

For thou only art holy:

For all nations

Shall come and worship

Before thee;

For thy judgments

Are made manifest.

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