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Exodus 13:17 NLT

17 When Pharaoh finally let the people go, God did not lead them along the main road that runs through Philistine territory, even though that was the shortest route to the Promised Land. God said, “If the people are faced with a battle, they might change their minds and return to Egypt.”

Study tools for Exodus 13:17

  • a 13:4 - Hebrew On this day in the month of Abib. This first month of the ancient Hebrew lunar calendar usually occurs within the months of March and April.
  • b 13:9 - Or Let it remind you always to keep the instructions of the on the tip of your tongue, because with a strong hand, the rescued you from Egypt.
  • c 13:18 - Hebrew sea of reeds.
  • d 13:18 - Greek version reads left Egypt in the fifth generation.