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The tents of desert tribes
in Cushan and Midian[a]
    were ripped apart.

Our Lord, were you angry
with the monsters
    of the deep?[b]
You attacked in your chariot
    and wiped them out.
Your arrows were ready
    and obeyed your commands.[c]

You split the earth apart
    with rivers and streams;

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Footnotes

  1. 3.7 Cushan and Midian: Tribes of the Arabian desert who were enemies of Israel.
  2. 3.8 monsters of the deep: The Hebrew text has “rivers and oceans,” which may stand for the powerful monsters that were thought to have lived there before the Lord defeated them.
  3. 3.9 obeyed your commands: One possible meaning for the difficult Hebrew text.

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