Exodus 14

1God instructeth the Israelites in their journey. 5Pharaoh pursueth after them. 10The Israelites murmur. 13Moses comforteth them. 15God instructeth Moses. 19The cloud removeth behind the camp. 21The Israelites pass through the Red sea. 23The Egyptians go in after them, 26and are drowned.

1 And the Lord spake unto Moses, saying,

2 Speak unto the children of Israel, that they 1turn and encamp before 2Pi-hahiroth, between Migdol and the sea, over against Baal-zephon: before it shall ye encamp by the sea.

3 For Pharaoh will 1say of the children of Israel, They are entangled in the land, the wilderness hath shut them in.

4 And I 1will harden Pharaoh's heart, that he shall follow after them; and I will be 2honoured upon Pharaoh, and upon all his host; 3that 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 1the 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 1six hundred chosen chariots, and all the chariots of Egypt, and captains over every one of them.

8 And 1the 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 2an high hand.

9 But the Egyptians 1pursued after them, all the horses and chariots of Pharaoh, and his horsemen, and his army, and overtook them 2encamping by the sea, beside Pi-hahiroth, before Baal-zephon.

10 ¶ And when Pharaoh drew nigh, the children of Israel lifted up their eyes, and, behold, the Egyptians marched after them; and 1they were sore afraid: and the children of Israel 2cried out unto the Lord.

11 And 1they 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 1Is 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, 1Fear ye not, stand still, and see the salvation 2of the Lord, which he will shew to you to day: afor the Egyptians whom ye have seen to day, ye shall see them again no more for ever.

14 The Lord shall 1fight for you, and ye shall hold your peace.

15 ¶ And the Lord said unto Moses, Wherefore 1criest thou unto me? speak unto the children of Israel, that they go forward:

16 But 1lift 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 1get me honour upon Pharaoh, and upon all his host, upon his chariots, and upon his horsemen.

18 And the Egyptians shall 1know that I am the Lord, when I have gotten me honour upon Pharaoh, upon his chariots, and upon his horsemen.

19 ¶ And the 1angel 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 1cloud 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 1go back by a strong east wind all that night, and 2made the sea dry land, and the waters were divided.

22 And 1the 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 1pursued, and went in after them to the midst of the sea, even all Pharaoh's horses, his chariots, and his horsemen.

24 And it came to pass, that in the 1morning watch the Lord 2looked 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, athat they drave them heavily: so that the Egyptians said, Let us flee from the face of Israel; for the Lord 1fighteth for them against the Egyptians.

26 ¶ And the Lord said unto Moses, 1Stretch out thine hand over the sea, that the waters may 2come again upon the Egyptians, upon their chariots, and upon their horsemen.

27 And Moses stretched forth his hand over the sea, and the 1sea returned to his strength when the morning appeared; and the Egyptians fled against it; and the Lord aoverthrew the Egyptians in the midst of the sea.

28 And the waters 1returned, 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 2one of them.

29 But the children of Israel 1walked 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 1saved Israel that day out of the hand of the Egyptians; and Israel 2saw the Egyptians dead upon the sea shore.

31 And Israel saw that great awork which the Lord did upon the Egyptians: and the people 1feared the Lord, and 2believed the Lord, and his servant Moses.