SEV Biblia, Chapter 15:2 El SEÑOR es mi fortaleza, y mi canción, el me es por salud; este es mi Dios, y a éste adornaré; Dios de mi padre, y a éste ensalzaré.
Clarke's Bible Commentary - Exodus 15:2 Verse 2. The Lord is my strength and song] How judiciously are the members of this sentence arranged! He who has God for his strength, will have him for his song; and he to whom Jehovah is become salvation, will exalt his name. Miserably and untunably, in the ears of God, does that man sing praises, who is not saved by the grace of Christ, nor strengthened by the power of his might.
It is worthy of observation that the word which we translate LORD here, is not hwhy JEHOVAH in the original, but hy JAH; "as if by abbreviation," says Mr. Parkhurst, "for hyhy yeheieh or yhy yehi. It signifies the Essence Æo wn, He who IS, simply, absolutely, and independently. The relation between hy Jah and the verb hyh to subsist, exist, be, is intimated to us the first time hy Jah is used in Scripture, (ver. ii. ) 'My strength and my song is hy JAH, and he is become ( yhyw vajehi) to me salvation.'" See Psa. lxviii. 5; lxxxix. 6; xciv. 7; cxv. 17, 18; cxviii. 17.
JAH hy is several times joined with the name Jehovah hwhy so that we may be sure that it is not, as some have supposed, a mere abbreviation of that word. See Isa. xii. 2; xxvi. 4. Our blessed Lord solemnly claims to himself what is intended in this Divine name hy JAH, John viii. l8: "Before Abraham was, (genesqai, was born,) egw eimi, I AM," not I was, but I am, plainly intimating his Divine eternal existence. Compare Isa. xliii. 13.
And the Jews appear to have well understood him, for then took they up stones to cast at him as a blasphemer. Compare Col. i. 16, 17, where the Apostle Paul, after asserting that all things that are in heaven and that are in earth, visible and invisible, were created, ektistai, by and for Christ, adds And HE IS (autov esti, not hn, was) before all things, and by him all things sunesthke, have subsisted, and still subsist. See Parkhurst.
From this Divine name hy Jah the ancient Greeks had their ih, ih, in their invocations of the gods, particularly of Apollo (the uncompounded ONE) the light; and hence EI, written after the oriental manner from right to left, afterwards IE, was inscribed over the great door of the temple at Delphi! See the note on "chap. iii. 14", and the concluding observations there.
I will prepare him a habitation] whwnaw veanvehu. It has been supposed that Moses, by this expression, intended the building of the tabernacle; but it seems to come in very strangely in this place. Most of the ancient versions understood the original in a very different sense.
The Vulgate has et glorificabo eum; the Septuagint doxasw auton, I will GLORIFY him; with which the Syriac, Coptic, the Targum of Jonathan, and the Jerusalem Targum, agree. From the Targum of Onkelos the present translation seems to have been originally derived; he has translated the place dqm hl ynbaw veebnei leh makdash, "And I will build him a sanctuary," which not one of the other versions, the Persian excepted, acknowledges. Our own old translations are generally different from the present: Coverdale, "This my God, I will magnify him;" Matthew's, Cranmer's, and the Bishops' Bible, render it glorify, and the sense of the place seems to require it. Calmet, Houbigant, Kennicott, and other critics, contend for this translation.
My father's God] I believe Houbigant to be right, who translates the original, yba yhla Elohey abi, Deus meus, pater meus est, "My God is my Father." Every man may call the Divine Being his GOD; but only those who are his children by adoption through grace can call him their FATHER.
This is a privilege which God has given to none but his children. See Gal. iv. 6.
Matthew Henry Commentary Verses 1-21 - This song is the most ancient we know of. It is a holy song, to the honour of God, to exalt his name, and celebrate his praise, and his only, not in the least to magnify any man. Holiness to the Lord is in every part of it. It may be considered as typical, and prophetical of the final destruction of the enemies of the church. Happy the people whose God is the Lord. They have work to do, temptations to grappl with, and afflictions to bear, and are weak in themselves; but his grace is their strength. They are often in sorrow, but in him they have comfort; he is their song. Sin, and death, and hell threaten them, but he is, and will be their salvation. The Lord is a God of almight power, and woe to those that strive with their Maker! He is a God of matchless perfection; he is glorious in holiness; his holiness is his glory. His holiness appears in the hatred of sin, and his wrath agains obstinate sinners. It appears in the deliverance of Israel, and his faithfulness to his own promise. He is fearful in praises; that whic is matter of praise to the servants of God, is very dreadful to his enemies. He is doing wonders, things out of the common course of nature; wondrous to those in whose favour they are wrought, who are s unworthy, that they had no reason to expect them. There were wonders of power and wonders of grace; in both, God was to be humbly adored.
Original Hebrew עזי 5797 וזמרת 2176 יה 3050 ויהי 1961 לי לישׁועה 3444 זה 2088 אלי 410 ואנוהו 5115 אלהי 430 אבי 1 וארממנהו׃ 7311