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Exodus 14:16-26 (New International Version)

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16 Raise your staff1 and stretch out your hand over the sea to divide the water2 so that the Israelites can go through the sea on dry ground. 17 I will harden the hearts3 of the Egyptians so that they will go in after them.4 And I will gain glory through Pharaoh and all his army, through his chariots and his horsemen. 18 The Egyptians will know that I am the LORD 5 when I gain glory through Pharaoh, his chariots and his horsemen." 19 Then the angel of God,6 who had been traveling in front of Israel's army, withdrew and went behind them. The pillar of cloud7 also moved from in front and stood behind8 them, 20 coming between the armies of Egypt and Israel. Throughout the night the cloud brought darkness9 to the one side and light to the other side; so neither went near the other all night long. 21 Then Moses stretched out his hand10 over the sea,11 and all that night the LORD drove the sea back with a strong east wind12 and turned it into dry land.13 The waters were divided,14 22 and the Israelites went through the sea15 on dry ground,16 with a wall17 of water on their right and on their left. 23 The Egyptians pursued them, and all Pharaoh's horses and chariots and horsemen18 followed them into the sea. 24 During the last watch of the night the LORD looked down from the pillar of fire and cloud19 at the Egyptian army and threw it into confusion.20 25 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 fighting21 for them against Egypt."22 26 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."
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