14:1 And the LORD spoke to Moses, saying,
14:2 Speak to the children of Israel, that they turn and encamp
before Pi-hahiroth, between Migdol and the sea, over against
Baal-zephon: before it shall ye encamp by the sea.
14:3 For Pharaoh will say of the children of Israel, They [are]
entangled in the land, the wilderness hath shut them in.
14:4 And I will harden Pharaoh's heart, that he shall follow
them; and I will be honored upon Pharaoh, and upon all his
host; that the Egyptians may know that I [am] the LORD. And
they did so.
14:5 And it was told to 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?
14:6 And he made ready his chariot, and took his people with
14:7 And he took six hundred chosen chariots, and all the
chariots of Egypt, and captains over every one of them.
14:8 And the LORD hardened the heart of Pharaoh king of Egypt,
and he pursued the children of Israel: and the children of
Israel went out with a high hand.
14:9 But the Egyptians pursued them (all the horses [and]
chariots of Pharaoh, and his horsemen, and his army) and
overtook them encamping by the sea, beside Pi-hahiroth, before
14:10 And when Pharaoh drew nigh, the children of Israel lifted
up their eyes, and behold, the Egyptians marched after them;
and they were greatly afraid; and the children of Israel cried
to the LORD.
14:11 And they said to Moses, Because [there were] no graves in
Egypt, hast thou taken us away to die in the wilderness? Why
hast thou dealt thus with us, to conduct us out of Egypt?
14:12 [Is] not this the word that we told 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.
14:13 And Moses said to the people, Fear ye not, stand still,
and see the salvation of the LORD, which he will show to you
to-day: for the Egyptians whom ye have seen to-day, ye shall
see them again no more for ever.
14:14 The LORD will fight for you, and ye shall hold your peace.
14:15 And the LORD said to Moses, Why criest thou to me? Speak
to the children of Israel, that they go forward:
14:16 But lift thou thy rod, and stretch out thy hand over the
sea, and divide it; and the children of Israel shall go on dry
[ground] through the midst of the sea.
14:17 And I, behold I, will harden the hearts of the Egyptians,
and they shall follow them: and I will get me honor upon
Pharaoh, and upon all his host, upon his chariots and upon his
14:18 And the Egyptians shall know that I [am] the LORD, when I
have gotten me honor upon Pharaoh, upon his chariots, and upon
14:19 And the angel of God, who 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:
14:20 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.
14:21 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
14:22 And the children of Israel went into the midst of the sea
upon the dry [ground]: and the waters [were] a wall to them on
their right hand, and on their left.
14:23 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.
14:24 And it came to pass, that, in the morning-watch, the LORD
looked to the host of the Egyptians through the pillar of fire,
and of the cloud, and troubled the host of the Egyptians,
14:25 And took off their chariot-wheels, and made them to move
heavily, so that the Egyptians said, Let us flee from the face
of Israel; for the LORD fighteth for them against the
14:26 And the LORD said to Moses, Stretch out thy hand over the
sea, that the waters may come again upon the Egyptians, upon
their chariots, and upon their horsemen.
14:27 And Moses stretched forth his hand over the sea, and the
sea returned to its strength when the morning appeared; and the
Egyptians fled against it; and the LORD overthrew the Egyptians
in the midst of the sea.
14:28 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.
14:29 But the children of Israel walked upon dry [land] in the
midst of the sea; and the waters [were] a wall to them on their
right hand, and on their left.
14:30 Thus the LORD saved Israel that day from the hand of the
Egyptians: and Israel saw the Egyptians dead upon the
14:31 And 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.