Exodus 14:16

16 Raise your staff and stretch out your hand over the sea to divide the water so that the Israelites can go through the sea on dry ground.

Exodus 14:16 in Other Translations

KJV
16 But lift thou up thy rod, and stretch out thine hand over the sea, and divide it: and the children of Israel shall go on dry ground through the midst of the sea.
ESV
16 Lift up your staff, and stretch out your hand over the sea and divide it, that the people of Israel may go through the sea on dry ground.
NLT
16 Pick up your staff and raise your hand over the sea. Divide the water so the Israelites can walk through the middle of the sea on dry ground.
MSG
16 Hold your staff high and stretch your hand out over the sea: Split the sea! The Israelites will walk through the sea on dry ground.
CSB
16 As for you, lift up your staff, stretch out your hand over the sea, and divide it so that the Israelites can go through the sea on dry ground.

Exodus 14:16 Meaning and Commentary

Exodus 14:16

But lift thou up thy rod, and stretch out thine hand over the
sea, and divide it
Even the same rod with which so many wonders had been done in Egypt; and Artapanus, the Heathen, says F24, that Moses being bid by a divine voice to smite the sea with his rod, he hearkened to it, and touched the water with it, and so it divided, as it is said it did, ( Exodus 14:21 )

and the children of Israel shall go on dry ground through the midst of
the sea;
and so they did, ( Exodus 14:22 Exodus 14:29 ) .


FOOTNOTES:

F24 Apud Euseb. Praepar. Evangel. l. 9. c. 27. p. 436.

Exodus 14:16 In-Context

14 The LORD will fight for you; you need only to be still.”
15 Then the LORD said to Moses, “Why are you crying out to me? Tell the Israelites to move on.
16 Raise your staff and stretch out your hand over the sea to divide the water so that the Israelites can go through the sea on dry ground.
17 I will harden the hearts of the Egyptians so that they will go in after them. And I will gain glory through Pharaoh and all his army, through his chariots and his horsemen.
18 The Egyptians will know that I am the LORD when I gain glory through Pharaoh, his chariots and his horsemen.”

Cross References 2

  • 1. S Exodus 4:2; Exodus 4:17; Nu 20:8-9,11
  • 2. ver 27; Isaiah 10:26