Then the Lord said to Moses:
Tell the Israelites to turn back and camp in front of Pi-hahiroth, between Migdol and the sea, in front of Baal-zephon; you shall camp opposite it, by the sea.
Pharaoh will say of the Israelites, "They are wandering aimlessly in the land; the wilderness has closed in on them."
I will harden Pharaoh's heart, and he will pursue them, so that I will gain glory for myself over Pharaoh and all his army; and the Egyptians shall know that I am the Lord. And they did so.
When the king of Egypt was told that the people had fled, the minds of Pharaoh and his officials were changed toward the people, and they said, "What have we done, letting Israel leave our service?"
So he had his chariot made ready, and took his army with him;
he took six hundred picked chariots and all the other chariots of Egypt with officers over all of them.
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