Then Moses stretched out his hand1 over the sea,2 and all that night the LORD drove the sea back with a strong east wind3 and turned it into dry land.4 The waters were divided,522
and the Israelites went through the sea6 on dry ground,7 with a wall8 of water on their right and on their left.
The Egyptians pursued them, and all Pharaoh's horses and chariots and horsemen9 followed them into the sea.
During the last watch of the night the LORD looked down from the pillar of fire and cloud10 at the Egyptian army and threw it into confusion.1125
He made the wheels of their chariots come offa so that they had difficulty driving. And the Egyptians said, "Let's get away from the Israelites! The LORD is fighting12 for them against Egypt."1326
Then the LORD said to Moses, "Stretch out your hand over the sea so that the waters may flow back over the Egyptians and their chariots and horsemen."
Moses stretched out his hand over the sea, and at daybreak the sea went back to its place.14 The Egyptians were fleeing towardb it, and the LORD swept them into the sea.1528
The water flowed back and covered the chariots and horsemen--the entire army of Pharaoh that had followed the Israelites into the sea.16 Not one of them survived.1729
But the Israelites went through the sea on dry ground,18 with a wall19 of water on their right and on their left.
That day the LORD saved20 Israel from the hands of the Egyptians, and Israel saw the Egyptians lying dead on the shore.
And when the Israelites saw the great power21 the LORD displayed against the Egyptians, the people feared22 the LORD and put their trust23 in him and in Moses his servant.