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Exodus 13:17 NIV

Crossing the Sea

17 When Pharaoh let the people go, God did not lead them on the road through the Philistine country, though that was shorter. For God said, “If they face war, they might change their minds and return to Egypt.”

References for Exodus 13:17

Study tools for Exodus 13:17

  • a 13:18 - Or "the Sea of Reeds"
  • b 13:19 - See Gen. 50:25.