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1 And the LORD spake
unto Moses, saying,
2 Speak unto the children of Israel,
that they turn and encamp before Pihahiroth, between Migdol and the sea,
over against Baalzephon: before it shall ye encamp by the sea.
3 For Pharaoh will say of the
children of Israel, They are entangled in the land, the wilderness
hath shut them in.
4 And I will harden Pharaohs
heart, that he shall follow after them; and I will be honoured upon
Pharaoh, and upon all his host; that the Egyptians may know that I am
the LORD. And they did so.
5 And it was told the king of Egypt
that the people fled: and the heart of Pharaoh and of his servants was
turned against the people, and they said, Why have we done this, that we
have let Israel go from serving us?
6 And he made ready his chariot, and
took his people with him:
7 And he took six hundred chosen
chariots, and all the chariots of Egypt, and captains over every one of
8 And the LORD hardened the heart of
Pharaoh king of Egypt, and he pursued after the children of Israel: and
the children of Israel went out with an high hand.
9 But the Egyptians pursued after
them, all the horses and chariots of Pharaoh, and his horsemen, and
his army, and overtook them encamping by the sea, beside Pihahiroth,
10 And when Pharaoh
drew nigh, the children of Israel lifted up their eyes, and, behold, the
Egyptians marched after them; and they were sore afraid: and the children
of Israel cried out unto the LORD.
11 And they said unto Moses, Because
there were no graves in Egypt, hast thou taken us away to die in
the wilderness? wherefore hast thou dealt thus with us, to carry us forth
out of Egypt?
12 Is not this the word that
we did tell thee in Egypt, saying, Let us alone, that we may serve the
Egyptians? For it had been better for us to serve the Egyptians,
than that we should die in the wilderness.
13 And Moses said unto the people,
Fear ye not, stand still, and see the salvation of the LORD, which he will
shew to you to day: for the Egyptians whom ye have seen to day, ye shall
see them again no more for ever.
14 The LORD shall fight for you, and
ye shall hold your peace.
15 And the LORD said
unto Moses, Wherefore criest thou unto me? speak unto the children of
Israel, that they go forward:
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.
17 And I, behold, I will harden the
hearts of the Egyptians, and they shall follow them: and I will get me
honour upon Pharaoh, and upon all his host, upon his chariots, and upon
18 And the Egyptians shall know that
I am the LORD, when I have gotten me honour upon Pharaoh, upon his
chariots, and upon his horsemen.
19 And the angel of God, which went
before the camp of Israel, removed and went behind them; and the pillar of
the cloud went from before their face, and stood behind them:
20 And it came between the camp of
the Egyptians and the camp of Israel; and it was a cloud and darkness to
them, but it gave light by night to these: so that the one came
not near the other all the night.
21 And Moses stretched
out his hand over the sea; and the LORD caused the sea to go back
by a strong east wind all that night, and made the sea dry land,
and the waters were divided.
22 And the children of Israel went
into the midst of the sea upon the dry ground: and the waters were
a wall unto them on their right hand, and on their left.
23 And the Egyptians pursued, and
went in after them to the midst of the sea, even all Pharaohs
horses, his chariots, and his horsemen.
24 And it came to pass, that in the
morning watch the LORD looked unto the host of the Egyptians through the
pillar of fire and of the cloud, and troubled the host of the Egyptians,
25 And took off their chariot
wheels, that they drave them heavily: so that the Egyptians said, Let us
flee from the face of Israel; for the LORD fighteth for them against the
26 And the LORD said unto Moses,
Stretch out thine hand over the sea, that the waters may come again upon
the Egyptians, upon their chariots, and upon their horsemen.
27 And Moses stretched forth his
hand over the sea, and the sea returned to his strength when the morning
appeared; and the Egyptians fled against it; and the LORD overthrew the
Egyptians in the midst of the sea.
28 And the waters returned, and
covered the chariots, and the horsemen, and all the host of Pharaoh
that came into the sea after them; there remained not so much as one of
29 But the children of Israel walked
upon dry land in the midst of the sea; and the waters were a
wall unto them on their right hand, and on their left.
30 Thus the LORD saved Israel that
day out of the hand of the Egyptians; and Israel saw the Egyptians dead
upon the sea shore.
31 And Israel saw that great work
which the LORD did upon the Egyptians: and the people feared the LORD, and
believed the LORD, and his servant Moses.
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