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.”