Bible: Ex 14:8-31

14:8 But the Lord hardened the heart of Pharaoh king of Egypt, and he chased after the Israelites. Now the Israelites were going out defiantly. 1  14:9 The Egyptians chased after them, and all the horses and chariots of Pharaoh and his horsemen and his army overtook them camping by the sea, beside Pi-hahiroth, before Baal-Zephon. 14:10 When 2  Pharaoh got closer, 3  the Israelites looked up, 4  and there were the Egyptians marching after them, 5  and they were terrified. 6  The Israelites cried out to the Lord, 7  14:11 and they said to Moses, “Is it because there are no graves in Egypt that you have taken us away to die in the desert? 8  What in the world 9  have you done to us by bringing 10  us out of Egypt? 14:12 Isn’t this what we told you 11  in Egypt, ‘Leave us alone so that we can serve the Egyptians, 12  because it is better for us to serve 13  the Egyptians than to die in the desert!’ 14 

14:13 Moses said to the people, “Do not fear! 15  Stand firm 16  and see 17  the salvation 18  of the Lord that he will provide 19  for you today; for the Egyptians that you see today you will never, ever see again. 20  14:14 The Lord 21  will fight for you, and you can be still.” 22 

14:15 The Lord said to Moses, “Why do you cry out to me? Tell the Israelites to move on. 23  14:16 And as for you, 24  lift up your staff and extend your hand toward the sea and divide it, so that 25  the Israelites may go through the middle of the sea on dry ground. 14:17 And as for me, I am going to harden 26  the hearts of the Egyptians so that 27  they will come after them, that I may be honored 28  because 29  of Pharaoh and his army and his chariots and his horsemen. 14:18 And the Egyptians will know 30  that I am the Lord when I have gained my honor 31  because of Pharaoh, his chariots, and his horsemen.”

14:19 The angel of God, who was going before the camp of Israel, moved and went behind them, and the pillar 32  of cloud moved from before them and stood behind them. 14:20 It came between the Egyptian camp and the Israelite camp; it was a dark cloud 33  and it lit up the night so that one camp did not come near the other 34  the whole night. 35  14:21 Moses stretched out his hand toward the sea, and the Lord drove the sea apart 36  by a strong east wind all that night, and he made the sea into dry land, and the water was divided. 14:22 So the Israelites went through the middle of the sea on dry ground, the water forming a wall 37  for them on their right and on their left.

14:23 The Egyptians chased them and followed them into the middle of the sea – all the horses of Pharaoh, his chariots, and his horsemen. 14:24 In the morning watch 38  the Lord looked down 39  on the Egyptian army 40  through the pillar of fire and cloud, and he threw the Egyptian army 41  into a panic. 42  14:25 He jammed 43  the wheels of their chariots so that they had difficulty driving, 44  and the Egyptians said, “Let’s flee 45  from Israel, for the Lord fights 46  for them against Egypt!

14:26 The Lord said to Moses, “Extend your hand toward the sea, so that the waters may flow 47  back on the Egyptians, on their chariots, and on their horsemen! 14:27 So Moses extended his hand toward the sea, and the sea returned to its normal state 48  when the sun began to rise. 49  Now the Egyptians were fleeing 50  before it, but the Lord overthrew 51  the Egyptians in the middle of the sea. 14:28 The water returned and covered the chariots and the horsemen and all the army of Pharaoh that was coming after the Israelites into the sea 52 not so much as one of them survived! 53  14:29 But the Israelites walked on dry ground in the middle of the sea, the water forming a wall for them on their right and on their left. 14:30 So the Lord saved 54  Israel on that day from the power 55  of the Egyptians, and Israel saw the Egyptians dead 56  on the shore of the sea. 14:31 When Israel saw 57  the great power 58  that the Lord had exercised 59  over the Egyptians, they 60  feared the Lord, and they believed in 61  the Lord and in his servant Moses. 62 

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