Exodus 14 (English Standard Version)

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Crossing the Red Sea

1 Then the LORD said to Moses, 2 "Tell the people of Israel to 1turn back and encamp in front of Pi-hahiroth, between 2Migdol and the sea, in front of Baal-zephon; you shall encamp facing it, by the sea. 3 For Pharaoh will say of the people of Israel, 'They are wandering in the land; the wilderness has shut them in.' 4 And 3I will harden Pharaoh's heart, and he will pursue them, and I will 4get glory over Pharaoh and all his host, 5and the Egyptians shall know that I am the LORD." And they did so. 5 When the king of Egypt was told that the people had fled, the 6mind of Pharaoh and his servants was changed toward the people, and they said, "What is this we have done, that we have let Israel go from serving us?" 6 So he made ready his chariot and took his army with him, 7 and took 7six hundred chosen chariots and all the other chariots of Egypt with officers over all of them. 8 And 8the LORD hardened the heart of Pharaoh king of Egypt, and he pursued the people of Israel while 9the people of Israel were going out defiantly. 9 The 10Egyptians pursued them, all Pharaoh's horses and chariots and his horsemen and his army, and overtook them 11encamped at the sea, by Pi-hahiroth, in front of Baal-zephon. 10 When Pharaoh drew near, the people of Israel lifted up their eyes, and behold, the Egyptians were marching after them, and they feared greatly. And the people of Israel 12cried out to the LORD. 11 They 13said to Moses, "Is it because there are no graves in Egypt that you have taken us away to die in the wilderness? What have you done to us in bringing us out of Egypt? 12 Is not this what 14we said to you in Egypt: 'Leave us alone that we may serve the Egyptians'? For it would have been better for us to serve the Egyptians than to die in the wilderness." 13 And Moses said to the people, 15"Fear not, stand firm, and see the salvation of the LORD, which he will work for you today. For 16the Egyptians whom you see today, you shall never see again. 14 17The LORD will fight for you, and you have only 18to be silent." 15 The LORD said to Moses, "Why do you cry to me? Tell the people of Israel to go forward. 16 19Lift up your staff, and 20stretch out your hand over the sea and divide it, that the people of Israel may go through the sea on dry ground. 17 And 21I will harden the hearts of the Egyptians so that they shall go in after them, and 22I will get glory over Pharaoh and all his host, his chariots, and his horsemen. 18 And the Egyptians 23shall know that I am the LORD, 24when I have gotten glory over Pharaoh, his chariots, and his horsemen." 19 25Then the angel of God who was going before the host of Israel moved and went behind them, and the pillar of cloud moved from before them and stood behind them, 20 coming between the host of Egypt and the host of Israel. And there was the cloud and the darkness. And it lit up the nighta without one coming near the other all night. 21 Then Moses 26stretched out his hand over the sea, and the LORD drove the sea back by 27a strong east wind all night and 28made the sea dry land, and the waters were 29divided. 22 And 30the people of Israel went into the midst of the sea on dry ground, the waters being 31a wall to them on their right hand and on their left. 23 The Egyptians pursued and went in after them into the midst of the sea, all Pharaoh's horses, his chariots, and his horsemen. 24 And in the morning watch the LORD in the pillar of fire and of cloud looked down on the Egyptian forces and threw the Egyptian forces into a panic, 25 cloggingb their chariot wheels so that they drove heavily. And the Egyptians said, "Let us flee from before Israel, for the 32LORD fights for them against the Egyptians." 26 Then the LORD said to Moses, 33"Stretch out your hand over the sea, that the water may come back upon the Egyptians, upon their chariots, and upon their horsemen." 27 34So Moses stretched out his hand over the sea, and the sea 35returned to its normal course when the morning appeared. And as the Egyptians fled into it, the LORD36threwc the Egyptians into the midst of the sea. 28 The 37waters returned and covered the chariots and the horsemen; of all the host of Pharaoh that had followed them into the sea, 38not one of them remained. 29 But the 39people of Israel walked on dry ground through the sea, the waters being a wall to them on their right hand and on their left. 30 Thus the LORD40saved Israel that day from the hand of the Egyptians, and Israel saw the Egyptians dead on the seashore. 31 41Israel saw the great power that the LORD used against the Egyptians, so the people feared the LORD, and they 42believed in the LORD and in his servant Moses.
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