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.

Read Exodus 14:16 Using Other Translations

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.
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.
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.

What does Exodus 14:16 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
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.
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