Exodus 14

God Instructs Moses

(1) The LORD spoke to Moses, saying,

(2) "Speak to the children of Israel, that they turn and camp before Pihahiroth, between Migdol and the sea, over against Baalzephon. YOU shall camp before it by the sea.

(3) For Pharaoh will say of the children of Israel, 'They are wandering aimlessly in the land; the wilderness has shut them in.'

(4) Then I will harden Pharaoh’s heart, so that he shall follow after them; and I will be honored by Pharaoh, and by all his army; that the Egyptians may know that I am the LORD." And they did so.

Pharaoh Pursues the Israelites

(5) When the king of Egypt was told that the people fled, 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?"

(6) So he made ready his chariot, and took his people with him.

(7) He took 600 chosen chariots, and all the chariots of Egypt, and captains over every one of them.

(8) And 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 defiantly.

(9) The Egyptians pursued after them, all the horses and chariots of Pharaoh, and his horsemen, and his army, and overtook them camping by the sea, beside Pihahiroth, before Baalzephon.

Israelites Complain

(10) When Pharaoh drew near, the children of Israel lifted up their eyes, and, behold, the Egyptians marched after them; and they were very afraid, and the children of Israel cried out to the LORD.

(11) They said to Moses, "Because there were no graves in Egypt, have you taken us away to die in the wilderness? Why have you so dealt with us, to carry us out of Egypt?

(12) Is this not the word that we told you in Egypt, saying, 'Let us alone, that we may serve the Egyptians? For it would have been better for us to serve the Egyptians, than that we should die in the wilderness.' "

(13) Moses said to the people, "Do not fear, stand still, and see the salvation of the LORD, which he will show to you today. For the Egyptians whom YOU see today, YOU shall not see them again forever.

(14) The LORD shall fight for you, and YOU shall hold your peace."

God Tells Moses What Will Happen

(15) And the LORD said to Moses, "Why do you cry to me? Tell the children of Israel, to go forward.

(16) But lift up your rod, and stretch out your 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, will harden the hearts of the Egyptians, and they shall follow them; and I will get for myself honor from Pharaoh, all his army, his chariots, and his horsemen.

(18) The Egyptians shall know that I am the LORD, when I have gotten myself honor from Pharaoh, his chariots, and his horsemen."

Cloud Removed Behind the Camp

(19) Then the angel of God, who went before the camp of Israel, moved and went behind them; and the pillar of the cloud went from before their face, and stood behind them.

(20) It came between the camp of the Egyptians and the camp of Israel, and it was a cloud and darkness to one of them, but it gave light by night to the other. So the one did not come near the other all the night.

Red Sea Parted

(21) Then 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.

(22) So the children of Israel went into the midst of the sea on the dry ground, and the waters were a wall to them on their right hand, and on their left.

(23) The Egyptians pursued, and went after them into the midst of the sea, including all Pharaoh’s horses, his chariots, and his horsemen.

(24) It came to pass, that in the morning watch the LORD looked upon the army of the Egyptians through the pillar of fire and of the cloud, and troubled the army of the Egyptians,

(25) and took off their chariot wheels, that made them difficult to drive; so that the Egyptians said, "Let us flee from the face of Israel, for the LORD fights for them against the Egyptians."

LORD Overthrew the Egyptians in the Red Sea

(26) Then the LORD said to Moses, "Stretch out your hand over the sea, that the waters may turn back upon the Egyptians, their chariots, and their horsemen."

(27) So Moses stretched forth his hand over the sea, and the sea returned to its strength when the morning appeared; and the Egyptians fled against it; and the LORD overthrew the Egyptians in the midst of the sea.

(28) And the waters returned, and covered the chariots, and the horsemen, and all the army of Pharaoh that came into the sea after them. Not so much as one of them survived.

Children of Israel Walked On Dry Land

(29) But the children of Israel walked on dry land in the midst of the sea, and the waters were a wall to them on their right hand, and on their left.

(30) Thus the LORD saved Israel that day out of the hand of the Egyptians, and Israel saw the Egyptians dead on the seashore.

(31) Israel saw that great work which the LORD did on the Egyptians, and the people feared the LORD, and believed the LORD, and his servant Moses.

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