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Exodus 15:12

    Exodus 15:12 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Thou stretchedst out thy right hand, the earth swallowed them.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    You stretched out your right hand, the earth swallowed them.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    Thou stretchedst out thy right hand, The earth swallowed them.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    When your right hand was stretched out, the mouth of the earth was open for them.

    Webster's Revision

    Thou stretchedst out thy right hand, The earth swallowed them.

    World English Bible

    You stretched out your right hand. The earth swallowed them.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    Thou stretchedst out thy right hand, The earth swallowed them.

    Clarke's Commentary on Exodus 15:12

    The earth swallowed them - It is very likely there was also an earthquake on this occasion, and that chasms were made in the bottom of the sea, by which many of them were swallowed up, though multitudes were overwhelmed by the waters, whose dead bodies were afterward thrown ashore. The psalmist strongly intimates that there was an earthquake on this occasion: The voice of thy thunder was in the heaven; the lightnings lightened the world; the Earth Trembled and Shook; Psalm 77:18.

    Wesley's Notes on Exodus 15:12

    15:12 The earth swallowed them - Their dead bodies sunk into the sands on which they were thrown, which sucked them in.