And God provided graciously for them. Then Aaron's sister Miriam, a prophetess, took a tambourine in her hand. All rights reserved worldwide. [b]5 The deep waters(L) have covered them;    they sank to the depths like a stone. And Miriam the prophetess, the sister of Aaron, took a timbrel in her hand; and all the women went out after her with timbrels and with dances. Miriam drew the future into the present, initiating the Jewish nation into the secret truth, promise, and yearning of the circle world: The day will come, blessed and welcomed by all, when power disparities will cease and perfect equality will reign, when every soul will shine with its glory, and all will become the most dearly beloved … Miriam the prophetess, Aaron's sister, took the timbrel in her hand, and all the women went out after her with timbrels and with dancing. Aaron's sister Miriam was a prophet. It is far more likely that God miraculously endowed some tree with the property of purifying the bitter water--a tree employed as the medium, but the sweetening was not dependent upon the nature or quality of the tree, but the power of God (compare John 9:6 ). According to Keli Yakar, the music, dancing, singing was a means to an end: arousing a joyful state of being. Also Miryam the prophet, sister of Aharon, took a tambourine in her hand; and all the women went out after her with tambourines, dancing. They are often in sorrow, but in him they have comfort; he is their song. Upgrade to Bible Gateway Plus, and take your Bible knowledge to a new level this year! Then the prophet Miriam, Aaron's sister, took a tambourine in her hand; and all the women went out after her with tambourines and with dancing. When the cloud lifted from above the Tent, there stood Miriam—leprous, like snow. Then Miriam, the prophetess, the sister of Aaron, took a timbrel in her hand; and all the women went out after her with timbrels and dancing. Then sang Moses and the children of Israel--The scene of this thanksgiving song is supposed to have been at the landing place on the eastern shore of the Red Sea, at Ayoun Musa, "the fountains of Moses." All the women followed her, playing tambourines and dancing. Exodus 15:20 King James Version (KJV) 20 And Miriam the prophetess, the sister of Aaron, took a timbrel in her hand; and all the women went out after her with timbrels … At Marah they had water, but it was bitter; so that they could not drink it. But the line of the people would be extended during the passage, and one extremity of it would reach as far north as these fountains, which would supply them with water on landing. The Old Testament records several occasions where women celebrated military victories. The palms in this spot are greatly increased in number, but the wells are diminished. He is a God of matchless perfection; he is glorious in holiness; his holiness is his glory. He directed Moses to a tree which he cast into the waters, when, at once, they were made sweet. Miriam the prophetess--so called from her receiving divine revelations ( Numbers 12:1 , Micah 6:4 ), but in this instance principally from her being eminently skilled in music, and in this sense the word "prophecy" is sometimes used in Scripture ( 1 Chronicles 25:1 , 1 Corinthians 11:5 ). They have work to do, temptations to grapple with, and afflictions to bear, and are weak in themselves; but his grace is their strength. out above the singing, "Come sing and dance to Yahweh! All the women followed her playing tambourines and dancing. 18 “The Lord reigns    for ever and ever.”(BA). Exodus 15:20 (NLT) Then Miriam the prophet, Aaron’s sister, took a tambourine and led all the women as they played their tambourines and danced. Miryam the prophetess, the sister of Aharon, took a tambourine in her hand; and all the women went out after her with timbrels and with dances. Its poetical excellencies have often drawn forth the admiration of the best judges, while the character of the event commemorated, and its being prompted by divine inspiration, contribute to give it an interest and sublimity peculiar to itself. It appears in the deliverance of Israel, and his faithfulness to his own promise. all the women went out after her with timbrels and with dances--We shall understand this by attending to the modern customs of the East, where the dance--a slow, grave, and solemn gesture, generally accompanied with singing and the sound of the timbrel, is still led by the principal female of the company, the rest imitating her movements and repeating the words of the song as they drop from her lips. Soon after Miriam’s dance of praise, the Israelites were found dancing before a golden calf in worship. 20 Then Miriam the prophet, Aaron’s sister, took a timbrel in her hand, and all the women followed her, with timbrels and dancing. And Miryam the neviah, the achot Aharon, took the tof (hand drum) in her yad; and all the nashim went out after her with hand-drums and with dancing. And Mariam the prophetess, the sister of Aaron, having taken a timbrel in her hand—then there went forth all the women after her with timbrels and dances. Shemot 15:20 (OJB) Like Miriam who danced to praise the parting of the sea, and David, who before the ark, danced on with ecstasy, God, pour your spirit into us, fill us with joy as well, that we may also join the dance and all your praises tell. The daughter of Pharaoh agreed, and Miriam went and brought Jochebed, who was hired on the spot by the princess to take care of the baby and to nurse him. All the women followed her playing tambourines and dancing. There is no other perennial spring in the intermediate space. His holiness appears in the hatred of sin, and his wrath against obstinate sinners. The song she dances to is much shorter than the song Moses leads, emphasizing only the most important part of it. And Miriam the prophetess, the sister of Aaron, took a timbrel in her hand; and all the women went out after her with timbrels and with dances. 25. the Lord showed him a tree, which when he had cast into the waters, the waters were made sweet--Some travellers have pronounced this to be the Elvah of the Arabs--a shrub in form and flower resembling our hawthorn; others, the berries of the Ghurkhud--a bush found growing around all brackish fountains. And Miriam the prophetess, Aaron’s sister, took the timbrel in her hand, and all the women went out after her with timbrels and with dancing. 'Danced' in the Bible. He is our life and the length of our days. The time when it was sung is supposed to have been the morning after the passage. Years later, when the Israelites left Egypt and crossed the Red Sea, Miriam took a timbrel in her hand and led the women in a triumphal procession, singing and dancing. (BM) 23 When they came to Marah, they could not drink its water because it was bitter. Salem Media Group. [1] “Then Miriam the prophet, Aaron’s sister, took a timbrel in her hand, and all the women followed her, with timbrels and dancing. 20. Though God may, for a time, order his people to encamp by the bitter waters of Marah, that shall not always be their lot. Called “the prophet Miriam, Aaron’s sister,” she leads Hebrew women in singing, dancing, and playing drums. All the women, dancing with tambourines, followed her. 23. when they came to Marah, they could not drink of the waters--Following the general route of all travellers southward, between the sea and the tableland of the Tih ("valley of wandering"), Marah is almost universally believed to be what is now called Howarah, in Wady Amarah, about thirty miles from the place where the Israelites landed on the eastern shore of the Red Sea--a distance quite sufficient for their march of three days. There the Lord issued a ruling and instruction for them and put them to the test. Exodus 15:20 (NCV) And the children of Benjamin did so, and took them wives, according to their number, of them that danced, whom they caught: and they went and returned unto their inheritance, and repaired the cities, and dwelt in them. Accompanied by “all the women,” who are dancing and playing hand-drums (Exod 15:20–21), she sings of YHWH ’s victory. Exodus 15:20 (HNV) He is fearful in praises; that which is matter of praise to the servants of God, is very dreadful to his enemies. 27 Then they came to Elim, where there were twelve springs and seventy palm trees, and they camped(BX) there near the water. At Elim they had good water, and enough of it. The bible says with everything you do, do it to the glory of God. Exodus 15:20 (MSG) 19 When Pharaoh’s horses, chariots and horsemen[e] went into the sea,(BB) the Lord brought the waters of the sea back over them, but the Israelites walked through the sea on dry ground. She took a tambourine in her hand, and the women followed her with tambourines and dancing. Miriam leads the song and the dance, and she leads the Israelites is their first service of worship as free people. Miriam, the sister of Moses, and other Israelite women, celebrated the total destruction of Pharaoh's army in the Red Sea by joyously moving their feet (Exodus 15:20 - 21). Then the prophet Miriam, Aaron's sister, took a tambourine in her hand. The desert of Etham was a part of it, extending round the northern portion of the Red Sea, and a considerable distance along its eastern shore; whereas the "wilderness of Shur" (now Sudhr) was the designation of all the desert region of Arabia-Petræa that lay next to Palestine. They are situated somewhat farther northward along the shore than the opposite point from which the Israelites set out. 22. wilderness of Shur--comprehending all the western part of Arabia-Petræa. The threatening is implied only, the promise is expressed. Exodus 15:20 (NRSA) After the weary travel through the desert, this must have appeared a most delightful encampment from its shade and verdure, as well as from its abundant supply of sweet water for the thirsty multitude. Then Miriam the prophetess, Aaron's sister, took a tambourine in her hand, and all the women followed her with tambourines and dancing. 7 “In the greatness of your majesty(Q)    you threw down those who opposed you.You unleashed your burning anger;(R)    it consumed(S) them like stubble.8 By the blast of your nostrils(T)    the waters piled up. Exodus 15:20 (ESV) Miriam (מִרְיָם ‎ Mīrəyām) was described in the Hebrew Bible as the daughter of Amram and Jochebed, and the older sister of Moses and Aaron.She was a prophetess and first appears in the Book of Exodus.. Exodus 15:20 (NIV) 27. they came to Elim, where were twelve wells of water--supposed to be what is now called Wady-Ghurandel, the most extensive watercourse in the western desert--an oasis, adorned with a great variety of trees, among which the palm is still conspicuous, and fertilized by a copious stream. Then Miriam, the prophetess, the sister of Aaron, took a timbrel in her hand; and all the women went out after her with timbrels and dancing. (AM)15 The chiefs(AN) of Edom(AO) will be terrified,    the leaders of Moab will be seized with trembling,(AP)the people[c] of Canaan will melt(AQ) away;16     terror(AR) and dread will fall on them.By the power of your arm    they will be as still as a stone(AS)—until your people pass by, Lord,    until the people you bought[d](AT) pass by. [f](BN)) 24 So the people grumbled(BO) against Moses, saying, “What are we to drink?”(BP). He is doing wonders, things out of the common course of nature; wondrous to those in whose favour they are wrought, who are so unworthy, that they had no reason to expect them. Both horse and driver God has hurled into the sea." … Exodus 15:20 - And Miriam the prophetess, the sister of Aaron, took a timbrel in her hand; and all the women went out after her with timbrels and with dances. Then Miriam the prophetess, Aaron’s sister, took a tambourine in her hand, and all the women followed her, with tambourines and dancing. (BS) 26 He said, “If you listen carefully to the Lord your God and do what is right in his eyes, if you pay attention to his commands and keep(BT) all his decrees,(BU) I will not bring on you any of the diseases(BV) I brought on the Egyptians, for I am the Lord, who heals(BW) you.”. (U)The surging waters stood up like a wall;(V)    the deep waters congealed in the heart of the sea. Then the prophet Miriam, Aaron's sister, took a tambourine in her hand. Verses 22-27 In the wilderness of Shur the Israelites had no water. As every individual had cause, so every individual gave utterance to his feelings of gratitude. Exodus 15:20 (RSV) Exodus 15:20 (ASV) Therefore Marie (And Miriam), the prophetess, the sister of Aaron, took a tympan in her hand, and all the women went out after her with tympans and companies; Exodus 15:20 (YLT) Exodus 15:20 (NKJV) Miriam the prophetess, the sister of Aaron, took a tambourine in her hand; and all the women went out after her with tambourines and with dances. Exodus 15:20 (JUB) And Miriam the prophetess, the sister of Aaron, took the tambour in her hand, and all the women went out after her with tambours and with dances. Sin, and death, and hell threaten them, but he is, and will be their salvation. Exodus 15:20 (BBE) Aaron turned toward her and saw that she had leprosy; (NIV) Micah 6:4. The crossing of … It was beat with the fingers, and corresponds to our tambourine. She took a tambourine in her hand. After miraculously crossing the Red Sea on dry ground and seeing the Egyptian army overthrown in the sea, Miriam leads the women with a tambourine in worshiping God with song and dance (Exodus 15:20–22). ś And Miriam the prophetesse the sister of Aaron, tooke a timbrell in her hand, and all the women went out after her, with timbrels & with dances. And Miriam the prophetess, the sister of Aaron, took her tambourine in her hand, and all of the women went out after her with tambourines and with dances. So whatever dance you are doing it should be to the glory of God. Miriam the prophetess, Aaron's sister, took a tambourine, and all the women followed her with tambourines, dancing. (M)6 Your right hand,(N) Lord,    was majestic in power.Your right hand,(O) Lord,    shattered(P) the enemy. This song is, by some hundred years, the oldest poem in the world. So Mary the prophetess, the sister of Aaron, took a timbrel in her hand: and all the women went forth after her with timbrels and with dances. Then Aaron's sister Miriam, a prophetess, took a tambourine in her hand. Exodus 15:20 (WYC) (AI)In your strength you will guide them    to your holy dwelling. Miriam's was a type of a dance … And Miriam the prophetess, the sister of Aaron, took a timbrel in her hand; and all the women went out after her with timbrels and with dances. Exodus 15:20 (RSVA) 1. Then Miriam the prophetess, the sister of Aaron, took the timbrel in her hand; and all the women went out after her with timbrels and with dances. Also Miryam the prophet, sister of Aharon, took a tambourine in her hand; and all the women went out after her with tambourines, dancing. Scholars have recognized Miriam’s song as one of the oldest compositions in the Bible, dating back to … But its unrivalled superiority arises not solely from the splendor of the diction. After crossing the Red Sea, Miriam began to sing and dance, worshipping God for delivering her people from slavery. Exodus 15:20 (CJB) 20 Then Miriam the prophetess, Aaron’s sister, took a tambourine in her hand, and all the women followed her with tambourines and dancing. And mir I am a prophetisse the sister of Aaron toke a tymbrell in hir hande, and all the wemen came out after her with tymbrells in a daunse. And Miriam the prophetess, the sister of Aaron, took the tambour in her hand, and all the women went out after her with tambours and with dances. Then the prophet Miriam, Aaron's sister, took a tambourine in her hand. Dancing is just moving your body to a rhythm. And Miriam, the woman prophet, the sister of Aaron, took an instrument of music in her hand; and all the women went after her with music and dances. Implied only, the prophetess, Aaron 's sister, took a tambourine in her.... 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