The water heaped up(A) at the blast from your nostrils;
the currents stood firm like a dam.
The watery depths congealed in the heart of the sea.

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16 and the water flowing downstream stood still, rising up in a mass that extended as far as[a] Adam, a city next to Zarethan. The water flowing downstream into the Sea of the Arabah(A)—the Dead Sea—was completely cut off, and the people crossed opposite Jericho.

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Footnotes

  1. 3:16 Alt Hb tradition reads mass at

11 You divided the sea before them,
and they crossed through it on dry ground.(A)
You hurled their pursuers into the depths
like a stone into raging water.(B)

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13 You divided the sea with your strength;
you smashed the heads of the sea monsters in the water;(A)

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The sea looked and fled;(A)
the Jordan turned back.(B)

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Why was it, sea, that you fled?
Jordan, that you turned back?(A)

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12 He made his glorious strength
available at the right hand of Moses,
divided the water before them(A)
to make an eternal name for himself,
13 and led them through the depths
like a horse in the wilderness,
so that they did not stumble.

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