Exodus 13:17-20 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

18 So God led the people around by the desert road toward the Red Sea.a The Israelites went up out of Egypt ready for battle.

References for Exodus 13:18

    • w 13:18 - Or "the Sea of Reeds"
      19 Moses took the bones of Joseph with him because Joseph had made the Israelites swear an oath. He had said, “God will surely come to your aid, and then you must carry my bones up with you from this place.”b

      References for Exodus 13:19

      20 After leaving Sukkoth they camped at Etham on the edge of the desert.

      References for Exodus 13:20