Bible: Exodus 14:5-18

14:5 When it was reported 1  to the king of Egypt that the people had fled, 2  the heart of Pharaoh and his servants was turned against the people, and the king and his servants said, 3 What in the world have we done? 4  For we have released the people of Israel 5  from serving us! 14:6 Then he prepared 6  his chariots and took his army 7  with him. 14:7 He took six hundred select 8  chariots, and all the rest of the chariots of Egypt, 9  and officers 10  on all of them.

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. 11  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 12  Pharaoh got closer, 13  the Israelites looked up, 14  and there were the Egyptians marching after them, 15  and they were terrified. 16  The Israelites cried out to the Lord, 17  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? 18  What in the world 19  have you done to us by bringing 20  us out of Egypt? 14:12 Isn’t this what we told you 21  in Egypt, ‘Leave us alone so that we can serve the Egyptians, 22  because it is better for us to serve 23  the Egyptians than to die in the desert!’ 24 

14:13 Moses said to the people, “Do not fear! 25  Stand firm 26  and see 27  the salvation 28  of the Lord that he will provide 29  for you today; for the Egyptians that you see today you will never, ever see again. 30  14:14 The Lord 31  will fight for you, and you can be still.” 32 

14:15 The Lord said to Moses, “Why do you cry out to me? Tell the Israelites to move on. 33  14:16 And as for you, 34  lift up your staff and extend your hand toward the sea and divide it, so that 35  the Israelites may go through the middle of the sea on dry ground. 14:17 And as for me, I am going to harden 36  the hearts of the Egyptians so that 37  they will come after them, that I may be honored 38  because 39  of Pharaoh and his army and his chariots and his horsemen. 14:18 And the Egyptians will know 40  that I am the Lord when I have gained my honor 41  because of Pharaoh, his chariots, and his horsemen.”

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