What is the correlation between the two halves of the Pasuk?


Ramban #1 (citing Ibn Ezra): With reference to the future 1 - "You will lead with Your kindness (via the Pillars of Cloud and of Fire)... , You will lead them slowly (but surely) to the Your holy dwelling".


Seforno: The first half refers to the past - when, after taking them outside the border of Egypt to Succos, Hashem guided them in the desert (via the two Clouds). 2 Whereas the second half refers to the present - having led them slowly through the sea on dry land, He was now leading them 3 on the journey to His holy dwelling, to sanctify them there in His service.


Ramban #2: Having discussed the fate of the Egyptians (in the previous Pasuk), the Torah now relates how Hashem saved Yisrael with the Might of His Hand - on a journey towards His holy dwelling-place.


Hadar Zekenim, Rosh: "Nachisa v'Chasdecha" is Tzedakah. "Nehalta v'Azcha" is Torah. "Neve Kadshecha" is the Beis ha'Mikdash. 4


As is the way of Pesukim regarding prophecy (Ibn Ezra). The Ibn Ezra himself presents an alternative explanation that is similar to that of the Seforno (Refer to 15:13:1:2).


Like a horse in the desert, to prevent them from stumbling (Seforno).


Targum Onkelos translates it as 'carrying them' (See Rashi), Targum Yonasan as 'inherited to them'.


Rosh: This alludes to three matters that the world stands on - Chesed, Torah, and Avodah (Avos 1:2).


What is the Pasuk referring to when it writes "Your holy dwelling-place"?


Rashbam: It is referring to Eretz Kena'an.


Ramban (citing the Mechilta) 1 and Targum Yonasan: It refers to the Beis-ha'Mikdash. 2


Citing the Pasuk in Yeshayah, 33:20.


As the Torah will indicate (in Pasuk 17 [Ramban]).

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