Then the angel of God,1 who had been traveling in front of Israel's army, withdrew and went behind them. The pillar of cloud2 also moved from in front and stood behind3 them,
coming between the armies of Egypt and Israel. Throughout the night the cloud brought darkness4 to the one side and light to the other side; so neither went near the other all night long.
Then Moses stretched out his hand5 over the sea,6 and all that night the LORD drove the sea back with a strong east wind7 and turned it into dry land.8 The waters were divided,922
and the Israelites went through the sea10 on dry ground,11 with a wall12 of water on their right and on their left.
The Egyptians pursued them, and all Pharaoh's horses and chariots and horsemen13 followed them into the sea.
During the last watch of the night the LORD looked down from the pillar of fire and cloud14 at the Egyptian army and threw it into confusion.1525
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 fighting16 for them against Egypt."1726
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."
Moses stretched out his hand over the sea, and at daybreak the sea went back to its place.18 The Egyptians were fleeing towardb it, and the LORD swept them into the sea.1928
The water flowed back and covered the chariots and horsemen--the entire army of Pharaoh that had followed the Israelites into the sea.20 Not one of them survived.2129
But the Israelites went through the sea on dry ground,22 with a wall23 of water on their right and on their left.