THE SECOND BOOK OF
E X O D U S
Exodus 14 ©
God shows the Israelites the way which they are to go, vs. 1, etc. Pharaoh pursues them, 5. They are mightily frightened hearing of it, and murmur, 10. Moses comforts and encourages them, 13. The Angel of the LORD shows them the way by the pillar of the cloud, 19. Moses divides the sea asunder, 21. The children of Israel pass it on dry ground, 22. The Egyptians follow after them, 23. God commands Moses to stretch forth his hand again over the sea, 26. Which returns and drowns Pharaoh with all his host, 27. So that there remained not one of them, 28.
AND the LORD spake unto Moses, saying,
Speak unto the children of Israel, that they turn and encampa before 1Pi-hahiroth, between 2Migdol and the sea, over against Baal-zephon: before it shall ye encamp by the sea.
3For Pharaoh will say of the children of Israel, They are entangled in the land, 4the wilderness hath shut them in.
Andb I will harden Pharaoh's heart, that he shall follow after them; and I will 5be honoured upon Pharaoh, and upon all his host; that the 6Egyptians may know that I am the LORD. And 7they 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 8from serving us?
And he made ready his chariot, and took his people with him:
And he took six hundred chosen chariots, and 9all the chariots of Egypt, and 10captains over every one of them.
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 with 11an high hand.
Butc 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 Pi-hahiroth, before Baal-zephon.
¶And when Pharaoh drew nigh, the children of Israel lifted up their eyes, and, behold, 12the 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?
Isd 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 13still, and see 14the salvation of the LORD, which he will shew to you to day: for the Egyptians whom 15ye have seen to day, ye shall see them again no more for ever.
The LORD shall fight for you, and 16ye shall hold your peace.
¶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.
17And I, behold, I will harden the hearts of the Egyptians, and they shall 18follow them: and I will get me honour upon Pharaoh, and upon all his host, upon his chariots, and upon his horsemen.
And 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 19angel 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 20darkness 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, ande21made the sea dry land, andf the waters were divided.
Andg the children of Israel 22went 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.
¶And the Egyptians pursued, and went in after them to the midst of the sea, even all Pharaoh's horses, his chariots, and his horsemen.
And it came to pass, that in the morning watchh23the LORD 24looked unto the host of the Egyptians 25through the pillar of fire and of the cloud, and 26troubled the host of the Egyptians,
And took off 27their chariot wheels, that they 28drave them heavily: so that the 29Egyptians said, Let us flee from the face of Israel; for the 30LORD fighteth for them against the Egyptians.
¶And the LORD said unto Moses, Stretch out thine hand over the sea, 31that the waters may come again upon the Egyptians, upon their chariots, and upon their horsemen.
And Moses stretched forth his hand over the sea, and the sea returned 32to his strength when 33the morning appeared; and the Egyptians fled 34against it; and the LORD 35overthrew the Egyptians in the midst of the sea.
Andi the waters 36returned, and covered the chariots, and the horsemen, and all the host of Pharaoh that came into the sea 37after them; there remained not so much as one of them.
Butj 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 38dead 39upon the sea shore.
And Israel saw 40that great work which the LORD 41did upon the Egyptians: and the people feared the LORD, and believed the LORD, 42and his servant Moses.