NLTNew Living Translation
9He commanded the Red Sea# Hebrew sea of reeds; also in 106:22. to dry up.
He led Israel across the sea as if it were a desert.
10So he rescued them from their enemies
and redeemed them from their foes.
11Then the water returned and covered their enemies;
not one of them survived.
12Then his people believed his promises.
Then they sang his praise.
13Yet how quickly they forgot what he had done!
They wouldn’t wait for his counsel!
14In the wilderness their desires ran wild,
testing God’s patience in that dry wasteland.
15So he gave them what they asked for,
but he sent a plague along with it.
16The people in the camp were jealous of Moses
and envious of Aaron, the lord’s holy priest.
17Because of this, the earth opened up;
it swallowed Dathan
and buried Abiram and the other rebels.
18Fire fell upon their followers;
a flame consumed the wicked.
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