The LORD spoke to Moshe, saying,
"Speak to the children of Yisra'el, that they turn back and encamp before Pi-Hachirot, between Migdol and the sea, before Ba`al-Tzefon. You shall encamp opposite it by the sea.
Par`oh will say of the children of Yisra'el, 'They are entangled in the land. The wilderness has shut them in.'
I will harden Par`oh's heart, and he will follow after them; and I will get honor over Par`oh, and over all his host; and the Mitzrim shall know that I am the LORD." They did so.
It was told the king of Mitzrayim that the people had fled; and the heart of Par`oh and of his servants was changed towards the people, and they said, "What is this we have done, that we have let Yisra'el go from serving us?"
He made ready his chariot, and took his army with him;
and he took six hundred chosen chariots, and all the chariots of Mitzrayim, and captains over all of them.
The LORD hardened the heart of Par`oh king of Mitzrayim, and he pursued after the children of Yisra'el; for the children of Yisra'el went out with a high hand.
The Mitzrim pursued after them: all the horses and chariots of Par`oh, his horsemen, and his army; and overtook them encamping by the sea, beside Pi-Hachirot, before Ba`al-Tzefon.
When Par`oh drew near, the children of Yisra'el lifted up their eyes, and behold, the Mitzrim were marching after them; and they were very afraid. The children of Yisra'el cried out to the LORD.
They said to Moshe, "Because there were no graves in Mitzrayim, have you taken us away to die in the wilderness? Why have you treated us this way, to bring us forth out of Mitzrayim?
Isn't this the word that we spoke to you in Mitzrayim, saying, 'Leave us alone, that we may serve the Mitzrim?' For it were better for us to serve the Mitzrim, than that we should die in the wilderness."
Moshe said to the people, "Don't be afraid. Stand still, and see the salvation of the LORD, which he will work for you today: for the Mitzrim whom you have seen today, you shall never see them again.
The LORD will fight for you, and you shall be still."
The LORD said to Moshe, "Why do you cry to me? Speak to the children of Yisra'el, that they go forward.
Lift up your rod, and stretch out your hand over the sea, and divide it: and the children of Yisra'el shall go into the midst of the sea on dry ground.
I, behold, I will harden the hearts of the Mitzrim, and they shall go in after them: and I will get myself honor over Par`oh, and over all his host, over his chariots, and over his horsemen.
The Mitzrim shall know that I am the LORD, when I have gotten myself honor over Par`oh, over his chariots, and over his horsemen."
The angel of God, who went before the camp of Yisra'el, moved and went behind them; and the pillar of cloud moved from before them, and stood behind them.
It came between the camp of Mitzrayim and the camp of Yisra'el; and there was the cloud and the darkness, yet gave it light by night: and the one didn't come near the other all the night.
Moshe stretched out his hand over the sea, and the LORD caused the sea to go back by a strong east wind all the night, and made the sea dry land, and the waters were divided.
The children of Yisra'el went into the midst of the sea on the dry ground, and the waters were a wall to them on their right hand, and on their left.
The Mitzrim pursued, and went in after them into the midst of the sea: all of Par`oh's horses, his chariots, and his horsemen.
It happened in the morning watch, that the LORD looked out on the host of the Mitzrim through the pillar of fire and of cloud, and confused the Mitzrian army.
He took off their chariot wheels, and they drove them heavily; so that the Mitzrim said, "Let's flee from the face of Yisra'el, for the LORD fights for them against the Mitzrim!"
The LORD said to Moshe, "Stretch out your hand over the sea, that the waters may come again on the Mitzrim, on their chariots, and on their horsemen."
Moshe stretched out his hand over the sea, and the sea returned to its strength when the morning appeared; and the Mitzrim fled against it. The LORD overthrew the Mitzrim in the midst of the sea.
The waters returned, and covered the chariots and the horsemen, even all Par`oh's army that went in after them into the sea. There remained not so much as one of them.
But the children of Yisra'el walked on dry land in the midst of the sea, and the waters were a wall to them on their right hand, and on their left.
Thus the LORD saved Yisra'el that day out of the hand of the Mitzrim; and Yisra'el saw the Mitzrim dead on the seashore.
Yisra'el saw the great work which the LORD did to the Mitzrim, and the people feared the LORD; and they believed in the LORD, and in his servant Moshe.