And Israel saw the great work
Or "hand" F12; the hand of the Lord, the mighty power of God, and took notice of it, and seriously considered the greatness of it: which the Lord did upon the Egyptians;
which mighty hand he laid upon them, and which great power he exercised on them, and which great work, the effect thereof, he wrought in destroying them in such a manner, by causing the waters, which divided for them and their safety, to return upon the Egyptians to their utter destruction: and the people feared the Lord;
had an awe of his power and greatness upon their minds, and a sense of his goodness to them upon their hearts, which influenced their fear of him, and caused them to fear him with a filial and godly fear: and believed the Lord and his servant Moses;
they believed the Lord to be the only Jehovah, the supreme Being, the one only living and true God, faithful to his word, able to do all things, and wise to do them in the fittest season, for his own glory and his people's good; and they believed his promises, and the fulfilment of them; and that as he had now saved them out of the hands of the Egyptians, he would bring them to the land of Canaan, which he had promised their fathers to give unto them; and they believed Moses was sent of God to be their deliverer out of Egypt, and to be their leader to the promised land; see ( Psalms 106:12 ) and who were now by the apostle said to be baptized unto Moses in the cloud and in the sea, ( 1 Corinthians 10:1 1 Corinthians 10:2 ) and of their passage through the Red sea under the direction of Moses being an emblem of baptism, (See Gill on 1 Corinthians 10:1).