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Exodus 15 Metaphysical Bible Interpretation

Metaphysical Bible Interpretation of Exodus Chapter 15

Metaphysically Interpreting Exodus 15:1-19

15:1Then sang Moses and the children of Israel this song unto Jehovah, and spake, saying,

I will sing unto Jehovah, for he hath triumphed gloriously:
    The horse and his rider hath he thrown into the sea.
15:2Jehovah is my strength and song,
    And he is become my salvation:
This is my God, and I will praise him;
    My father's God, and I will exalt him.
15:3Jehovah is a man of war:
    Jehovah is his name.

15:4Pharaoh's chariots and his host hath he cast into the sea;
    And his chosen captains are sunk in the Red Sea.
15:5The deeps cover them:
    They went down into the depths like a stone.
15:6Thy right hand, O Jehovah, is glorious in power,
    Thy right hand, O Jehovah, dasheth in pieces the enemy.
15:7And in the greatness of thine excellency
   thou overthrowest them that rise up against thee:
   Thou sendest forth thy wrath, it consumeth them as stubble.

15:8And with the blast of thy nostrils the waters were piled up,
    The floods stood upright as a heap;
    The deeps were congealed in the heart of the sea.
15:9The enemy said, I will pursue, I will overtake,
    I will divide the spoil; My desire shall be satisfied upon them;
    I will draw my sword, my hand shall destroy them.
15:10Thou didst blow with thy wind, the sea covered them:
    They sank as lead in the mighty waters.

15:11Who is like unto thee, O Jehovah, among the gods?
    Who is like thee, glorious in holiness,
    Fearful in praises, doing wonders?
15:12Thou stretchedst out thy right hand,
    The earth swallowed them.

15:13Thou in thy lovingkindness hast led the people that thou hast redeemed:
    Thou hast guided them in thy strength to thy holy habitation.
15:14The peoples have heard, they tremble:
    Pangs have taken hold on the inhabitants of Philistia.
15:15Then were the chiefs of Edom dismayed;
    The mighty men of Moab,
    trembling taketh hold upon them:
    All the inhabitants of Canaan are melted away.
15:16Terror and dread falleth upon them;
    By the greatness of thine arm they are as still as a stone;
Till thy people pass over, O Jehovah,
    Till the people pass over that thou hast purchased.
15:17Thou wilt bring them in, and plant them in the mountain of thine inheritance,
    The place, O Jehovah, which thou hast made for thee to dwell in,
    The sanctuary, O Lord, which thy hands have established.
15:18Jehovah shall reign for ever and ever.

15:19For the horses of Pharaoh went in with his chariots and with his horsemen into the sea, and Jehovah brought back the waters of the sea upon them; but the children of Israel walked on dry land in the midst of the sea.

Metaphysically Interpreting Exodus 15:20-21

15:20And 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. 15:21And Miriam answered them,
Sing ye to Jehovah, for he hath triumphed gloriously;
    The horse and his rider hath he thrown into the sea.
August 8, 1943: Exodus 15:17-22a

What is the “sanctuary” that the hands of the Lord have established? It is the mind and heart that are devoted to Truth. Divine guidance is the normal prelude to action in the person who is so equipped.

What do Moses and Pharaoh represent in us? They represent two forces at work in the subconsciousness: Moses, the evolutionary force of new ideas; Pharaoh, the force that rules the body materially and, if allowed to do so, fixes us in old forms of thought.

Why is Miriam represented as dancing and singing over the deliverance of Israel at the Red Sea? The soul (Miriam) rejoices when the ideal man (Israel) is released into full and untrammeled expression.

What is signified by Moses’ leading Israel “out into the wilderness of Shur”? The name Shur means “going round about, journeying, looking around, surveying, considering.” The statement describes the onward evolution or progress, unfoldment, and development of mankind.

Metaphysically Interpreting Exodus 15:22-27

15:22And Moses led Israel onward from the Red Sea, and they went out into the wilderness of Shur; and they went three days in the wilderness, and found no water. 15:23And when they came to Marah, they could not drink of the waters of Marah, for they were bitter: therefore the name of it was called Marah. 15:24And the people murmured against Moses, saying, What shall we drink? 15:25An he cried unto Jehovah; And Jehovah showed him a tree, and he cast it into the waters, and the waters were made sweet.

There he made for them a statute and an ordinance, and there he proved them; 15:26and he said, If thou wilt diligently hearken to the voice of Jehovah thy God, and wilt do that which is right in his eyes, and wilt give ear to his commandments, and keep all his statutes, I will put none of the diseases upon thee, which I have put upon the Egyptians: for I am Jehovah that healeth thee. 15:27And they came to Elim, where were twelve springs of water, and threescore and ten palm-trees: and they encamped there by the waters.

Transcribed by Lloyd Kinder on 02-03-2014