For Pharaoh will say of the children of Israel, They are entangled in the
land, the wilderness hath shut them in.
And I will harden
Pharaoh's heart, that he shall follow after them; and I will be honoured
upon Pharaoh, and upon all his host; that the Egyptians may know that I am
the LORD. And they did so.
And it was told the king of Egypt that the people fled: and the 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?
And he made ready his chariot, and took his people with him:
And he took six hundred chosen chariots, and all the chariots of Egypt,
and captains over every one of them.
14:8And the 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 an high hand.
But the Egyptians pursued after them, all the horses and chariots of
Pharaoh, and his horsemen, and his army, and overtook them encamping by the
sea, beside Pihahiroth, before Baalzephon.
And when Pharaoh drew nigh, the children of Israel lifted up their eyes,
and, behold, the Egyptians marched after them; and they were sore afraid:
and the children of Israel cried out unto the LORD.
And they 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?
Is 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.
And Moses said unto the people, Fear ye not, stand still, and see the
salvation of the LORD, which he will shew to you to day: for the Egyptians
whom ye have seen to day, ye shall see them again no more for ever.
14:14The LORD shall fight for you, and ye shall hold your peace.
(14:14) "The LORD shall fight for you."
And the LORD said unto Moses, Wherefore criest thou unto me? speak unto
the children of Israel, that they go forward:
But lift 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.
And I, behold, I
will harden the hearts of the Egyptians, and they shall follow them: and
I will get me honour upon Pharaoh, and upon all his host, upon his
chariots, and upon his horsemen.
(14:18) "And the Egyptians shall
know that I am the LORD, when I have gotten me honour."
(14:19-20) God's special cloud was a cloud of darkness to the Egyptians, but a cloud of light to the Hebrews.
(14:19) "And the pillar of the cloud went from before their face,
and stood behind them."
(14:20) "It was a cloud and darkness to them, but it gave light by night to these."
(14:21) "Moses stretched out his hand over the sea; and the LORD ... made the sea dry land."
14:18And the Egyptians shall
know that I am the LORD, when I have gotten me honour upon Pharaoh, upon his
chariots, and upon his horsemen.
And the angel 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:
And it came between the camp of the Egyptians and the camp of Israel; and
it was a cloud and darkness to them, but it gave light by night to these: so
that the one came not near the other all the night.
And Moses stretched out his hand over the sea; and the LORD caused the sea
to go back by a strong east wind all that night, and made the sea dry land,
and the waters were divided.
And the 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
14:23And the Egyptians pursued, and went in after them to the midst of the sea,
even all Pharaoh's horses, his chariots, and his
(14:23) "And the Egyptians pursued ... all Pharaoh's horses."
The Egyptians chased after the Israelites
with "all Pharaoh's horses." But according to Exodus 9:3-6 there wouldn't
have been any horses, since God killed them all in "a very grievous murrain."
(14:24-25) "The Lord ... took off their chariot wheels."
God (the devious mechanic) personally removed the wheels from the Egyptian chariots.
(14:26) "And the LORD said unto Moses, Stretch out thine hand over the sea, that
the waters may come again upon the Egyptians."
And it came to pass, that in the morning watch the LORD looked unto the host
of the Egyptians through the pillar of fire and of the cloud, and troubled the host of the
And took off their
chariot wheels, that they drave them heavily: so that the Egyptians
said, Let us flee from the face of Israel; for the LORD fighteth for them
against the Egyptians.
14:26And the LORD said unto Moses, Stretch out thine hand over the sea, that
the waters may come again upon the Egyptians, upon their chariots, and upon
And Moses stretched forth his hand over the sea, and the sea returned to
his strength when the morning appeared; and the Egyptians fled against it;
and the LORD overthrew
the Egyptians in the midst of the sea.
(14:27-28) "The LORD overthrew the Egyptians in the midst of the sea And ... there remained not so much as one of them."
God drowns the Egyptian army.
(14:29) "But the children of Israel walked 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."
14:28And the waters
returned, 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 one
14:29But the children of Israel walked 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.
Thus the LORD saved Israel that day out of the hand of the Egyptians; and
Israel saw the Egyptians dead upon the sea shore.
14:31And Israel saw that great work which the LORD did upon the Egyptians: and
the people feared the LORD, and believed the LORD, and his servant Moses.
(14:31) "And Israel saw that great work which the LORD did upon the Egyptians."