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.
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,
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?
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.
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.
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:
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 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,
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.
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 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.