Now the LORDspoke to Moses, saying,
2"Tell the sons of Israel to turnback and campbefore1Pi-hahiroth, between2Migdol and the sea; you shall camp in front of Baal-zephon, opposite it, by the sea.
"For Pharaoh will say of the sons of Israel, 'They are wanderingaimlessly in the land; the wilderness has shut them in.'
"Thus 3I will ahardenPharaoh'sheart, and 4he will chaseafter them; and I will be honored through Pharaoh and all his army, and 5the Egyptians will know that I am the LORD." And they didso.
When the king of Egypt was told that the people had fled, bPharaoh and his servantshad a change of hearttoward the people, and they said, "What is this we have done, that we have letIsraelgo from serving us?"
So he made his chariotready and took his people with him;
and he tooksixhundredselectchariots, and all the other chariots of Egypt with officersoverall of them.