Moses answered the people, "Don't be afraid! Stand still, and see what the LORD will do to save you today. You will never see these Egyptians again.
The LORD is fighting for you! So be still!"
Then the LORD said to Moses, "Why are you crying out to me? Tell the Israelites to start moving.
Raise your staff, stretch out your hand over the sea, and divide the water. Then the Israelites will go through the sea on dry ground.
I am making the Egyptians so stubborn that they will follow the Israelites. I will receive honor because of what I will do to Pharaoh, his entire army, his chariots, and cavalry.
The Egyptians will know that I am the LORD when I am honored for what I did to Pharaoh, his chariots, and his cavalry."
The Messenger of God, who had been in front of the Israelites, moved behind them. So the column of smoke moved from in front of the Israelites and stood behind them
between the Egyptian camp and the Israelite camp. The [column of] smoke was there when darkness came, and it lit up the night. Neither side came near the other all night long.
Then Moses stretched out his hand over the sea. All that night the LORD pushed back the sea with a strong east wind and turned the sea into dry ground. The water divided,
and the Israelites went through the middle of the sea on dry ground. The water stood like a wall on their right and on their left.
The Egyptians pursued them, and all Pharaoh's horses, chariots, and cavalry followed them into the sea.