EXODUS 15:4

KING JAMES VERSION (KJV)

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“Pharaoh's chariots and his host hath he cast into the sea: his chosen captains also are drowned in the Red sea.”

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Exodus 15:4 Translation & Meaning

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Pharaoh's פַּרְעֹ֛ה Paroh, a general title of Egyptian kings Pharaohs
chariots מַרְכְּבֹ֥ת A chariot chariots
and his host וְחֵיל֖וֹ Probably a force, whether of men, means or other resources; an army, wealth, virtue, valor, strength host
hath he cast יָרָ֣ה Properly, to flow as water (i.e., to rain); transitively, to lay or throw (especially an arrow, i.e., to shoot); figuratively, to point out (as if by aiming the finger), to teach cast
into the sea: בַיָּ֑ם A sea (as breaking in noisy surf) or large body of water; specifically (with the article), the Mediterranean Sea; sometimes a large river, or an artifical basin; locally, the west, or (rarely) the south sea
his chosen וּמִבְחַ֥ר Select, i.e., best chosen
captains שָֽׁלִשָׁ֖יו A triple, i.e., (as an indefinite, great quantity) a three-fold measure (perhaps a treble ephah) captains
also are drowned טֻבְּע֥וּ To sink also are drowned
in the Red סֽוּף׃ A reed, especially the papyrus Red
sea. בְיַם A sea (as breaking in noisy surf) or large body of water; specifically (with the article), the Mediterranean Sea; sometimes a large river, or an artifical basin; locally, the west, or (rarely) the south sea

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  • 2  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.

  • 3  The Lord is a man of war: the Lord is his name.

  • 4  Pharaoh's chariots and his host hath he cast into the sea: his chosen captains also are drowned in the Red sea.

  • 5  The depths have covered them: they sank into the bottom as a stone.

  • 6  Thy right hand, O Lord, is become glorious in power: thy right hand, O Lord, hath dashed in pieces the enemy.




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