“You saw the distress of our ancestors in Egypt.
You heard the cry at the Red Sea.
You performed signs and wonders against Pharaoh,
And all his servants and all the people of his land.
You knew that they acted insolently against our ancestors.
You made a name for yourself,
That remains to this day.
You divided the sea before them.
They passed through the sea on dry land.
You threw their pursuers into the depths,
Like a stone into mighty waters.
You led them by day with a pillar of cloud.
You led them by night with a pillar of fire.
You gave them light on the way in which they should go.
You did come down upon Mount Sinai.
You spoke with them from heaven.
You gave them right ordinances and true laws,
You gave them good statutes and commandments.
You made known your holy Sabbath to them.
You gave them commandments and statutes.
You gave them a law through your servant Moses.
You gave them bread from heaven for their hunger.
You brought water for them out of the rock for their thirst.
You told them to go possess the land that you swore to give them.”
Ezra then told the story of how Yahweh had protected the Israelites from the time of their oppression in Egypt until they took possession of the Promised Land. He heard that cry against Pharaoh and the Egyptians. He performed signs and wonders as they crossed the sea without getting wet. He led them through the desert with a cloud during the day and a pillar of fire at night. He spoke to them at Mount Sinai. He gave them ordinances, statutes, laws, and commandments. He gave them the Sabbath also through Moses. He fed them with bread and provided water for them. He helped them get to the Promised Land.