He divided the sea
The Targum adds,
``by the rod of Moses their master;''
which he was ordered to lift up, and to stretch out his hand over the sea; which he did, and at the same time a strong east wind was raised, which caused the sea to go back, and divided the waters of it; see ( Exodus 14:16 Exodus 14:21 )
and caused them to pass through;
that is, he caused the Israelites to pass through the sea; this they did in faith, ( Hebrews 11:29 ) , in the faith of the power and promise of God, and of future grace and blessings, which this was an emblem of; for it was a representation of baptism, and is so called, ( 1 Corinthians 10:1 1 Corinthians 10:2 ) and of the sea of Christ's blood, or of his sufferings and death; whereby all enemies are overcome and destroyed, as sin and Satan, signified by the Egyptians, and salvation is wrought, and every blessing of grace procured; and of the passage of God's people through the sea of this world, and afflictions in it, safe to glory:
and he made the waters to stand as an heap;
and were as a wall on the right hand and on the left hand so they continued until the Israelites had passed through; and then they returned, and covered the Egyptians, and drowned them, ( Exodus 14:22 Exodus 14:28 ) .