Exodus chapter 14 King
James Version (KJV) (God parts the Red Sea during the Exodus and Israel crosses on dry land.)
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.
I will harden Pharaoh's 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
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 them.
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.
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, before Baalzephon.
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.
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 his horsemen.
|Nuweiba beach, Egypt, on the Gulf of Aqaba
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.
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.
the Egyptians pursued, 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 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 Egyptians.
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 them.
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
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.