God instructeth the Israelites in their journey. Pharaoh pursueth after them. The Israelites murmur. Moses comforteth them. God instructeth Moses. The cloud removeth behind the camp. The Israelites pass through the Red sea. The Egyptians go in after them, and are drowned.
1 AND the LORD spake unto Moses, saying,
2 Speak unto the children of Israel, that they aturn and encamp before bPi-hahiroth, between Migdol and the sea, over against Baal-zephon: before it shall ye encamp by the sea.
3 For Pharaoh will csay of the children of Israel, They are entangled in the land, the wilderness hath shut them in.
4 And I dwill harden Pharaoh's heart, that he shall follow after them; and I will be ehonoured upon Pharaoh, and upon all his host; fthat the Egyptians may know that I am the LORD. And they did so.
- d: Ex. 3:19 , Ex. 4:21 , Ex. 7:3 , Ex. 7:4 , Ex. 7:13 , Ex. 7:14 , Ex. 7:22 , Ex. 8:15 , Ex. 8:19 , Ex. 8:32 , Ex. 9:7 , Ex. 9:12 , Ex. 9:34 , Ex. 9:35 , Ex. 10:1 , Ex. 10:20 , Ex. 10:27 , Ex. 11:9 , Ex. 14:8 , Ex. 14:17 , Ro. 2:4 , Ro. 2:5 , Ps. 81:12 , 2Th. 2:11 , 2Th. 2:12
- e: Ex. 9:16 , Ex. 14:17 , Ex. 14:18 , Eze. 20:9 , Ne. 9:10 , Ro. 9:17 , Ro. 9:22 , Ro. 9:23
- f: Ex. 7:5 , Ex. 7:17 , Ex. 8:10 , Ex. 8:22 , Ex. 9:14 , Ps. 58:11 , Ps. 9:16 , Ps. 83:18
5 ¶And it was told the king of Egypt that the people fled: and gthe heart of Pharaoh and of his servants was turned against the people, and they said, Why have we done this, that we have let Israel go from serving us?
6 And he made ready his chariot, and took his people with him:
7 And he took hsix hundred chosen chariots, and all the chariots of Egypt, and captains over every one of them.
8 And ithe LORD hardened the heart of Pharaoh king of Egypt, and he pursued after the children of Israel: and the children of Israel went out with jan high hand.
9 But the Egyptians kpursued after them, all the horses and chariots of Pharaoh, and his horsemen, and his army, and overtook them lencamping by the sea, beside Pi-hahiroth, before Baal-zephon.
10 ¶And when Pharaoh drew nigh, the children of Israel lifted up their eyes, and, behold, the Egyptians marched after them; and mthey were *sore afraid: and the children of Israel ncried out unto the LORD.
11 And othey said unto Moses, Because there were no graves in Egypt, hast thou taken us away to die in the wilderness? wherefore hast thou dealt thus with us, to carry us forth out of Egypt?
12 pIs not this the word that we did tell thee in Egypt, saying, Let us alone, that we may serve the Egyptians? For it had been better for us to serve the Egyptians, than that we should die in the wilderness.
13 ¶And Moses said unto the people, qFear ye not, stand still, and see the salvation rof the LORD, which he will shew to you to day: 1for the Egyptians whom ye have seen to day, ye shall see them again no more for ever.
14 The LORD shall sfight for you, and ye shall hold your peace.
15 ¶And the LORD said unto Moses, Wherefore tcriest thou unto me? speak unto the children of Israel, that they go forward:
16 But ulift thou up thy rod, and stretch out thine hand over the sea, and divide it: and the children of Israel shall go on dry ground through the midst of the sea.
17 And I, behold, I will harden the hearts of the Egyptians, and they shall follow them: and I will vget me honour upon Pharaoh, and upon all his host, upon his chariots, and upon his horsemen.
- v: Ex. 14:4
18 And the Egyptians shall wknow that I am the LORD, when I have *gotten me honour upon Pharaoh, upon his chariots, and upon his horsemen.
19 ¶And the xangel of God, which went before the camp of Israel, removed and went behind them; and the pillar of the cloud went from before their face, and stood behind them:
20 And it came between the camp of the Egyptians and the camp of Israel; and it was a ycloud and darkness to them, but it gave light by night to these: so that the one came not near the other all the night.
21 And Moses stretched out his hand over the sea; and the LORD caused the sea to zgo back by a strong east wind all that night, and amade the sea dry land, and the waters were divided.
22 And bthe children of Israel went into the midst of the sea upon the dry ground: and the waters were a wall unto them on their right hand, and on their left.
23 ¶And the Egyptians cpursued, and went in after them to the midst of the sea, even all Pharaoh's horses, his chariots, and his horsemen.
24 And it came to pass, that in the d*morning watch the LORD elooked unto the host of the Egyptians through the pillar of fire and of the cloud, and troubled the host of the Egyptians,
25 And took off their chariot wheels, 2that they *drave them heavily: so that the Egyptians said, Let us flee from the face of Israel; for the LORD ffighteth for them against the Egyptians.
26 ¶And the LORD said unto Moses, gStretch out thine hand over the sea, that the waters may hcome again upon the Egyptians, upon their chariots, and upon their horsemen.
27 And Moses stretched forth his hand over the sea, and the isea returned to his strength when the morning appeared; and the Egyptians fled against it; and the LORD 3overthrew the Egyptians in the midst of the sea.
- i: Ex. 15:1 , Ex. 15:7 , Ex. 15:10 , Ex. 14:4 , Ex. 14:13 , Ex. 14:14 , Ps. 92:9 , Ps. 68:1 , Ps. 68:2
- 3: Heb. shook off, De. 11.4. Ps. 78.53. Jos. 24.7. Ne. 9.11. Ps. 74.13,14; 106.11; 136.15. Is. 23.5. Ge. 42.21,22. Ju. 1.7. Je. 2.17,19; 4.18. Mat. 7.2. Re. 16.6. ch. 1.22. v.4,13,17,30. , De. 11:4 , Ps. 78:53 , Jos. 24:7 , Ne. 9:11 , Ps. 74:13 , Ps. 74:14 , Ps. 106:11 , Ps. 136:15 , Is. 23:5 , Ge. 42:21 , Ge. 42:22 , Ju. 1:7 , Je. 2:17 , Je. 2:19 , Je. 4:18 , Mat. 7:2 , Re. 16:6 , Ex. 1:22 , Ex. 14:4 , Ex. 14:13 , Ex. 14:17 , Ex. 14:30
28 And the waters jreturned, and covered the chariots, and the horsemen, and all the host of Pharaoh that came into the sea after them; there remained not so much as kone of them.
29 But the children of Israel lwalked upon dry land in the midst of the sea; and the waters were a wall unto them on their right hand, and on their left.
30 Thus the LORD msaved Israel that day out of the hand of the Egyptians; and Israel nsaw the Egyptians dead upon the sea shore.