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Awake, awake, put on strength,
    arm of the Lord!
Awake as in the days of old,
    in ages long ago!
Was it not you who crushed Rahab,[a]
    you who pierced the dragon?(A)
10 Was it not you who dried up the sea,
    the waters of the great deep,[b]
You who made the depths of the sea into a way
    for the redeemed to pass through?

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  1. 51:9 Rahab: see note on 30:7. The dragon: see notes on 27:1; Ps 74:12–17.
  2. 51:10 Great deep: a reference to the primeval chaos (cf. Gn 1:2; 7:11; 49:25; Jb 28:14; Ps 36:7; Jon 2:4).