God instructeth the Israelites in their journey.
Exodus 14:1 And the LORD spake vnto Moses, saying, Exodus 14:2 Speake vnto the children of Israel, that they turne and encampe before Pi-hahiroth, betweene Migdol and the sea, ouer against Baal-Zephon: before it shall ye encampe by the sea. Exodus 14:3 For Pharaoh will say of the children of Israel, They [are] intangled in the land, the wildernesse hath shut them in. Exodus 14:4 And I will harden Pharaohs heart, that he shall follow after them, and I will be honoured vpon Pharaoh, and vpon all his hoste, That the Egyptians may know that I am the LORD. And they did so.
Pharaoh pursueth after them.
Exodus 14:5 And it was told the King of Egypt, that the people fled: And the heart of Pharaoh and of his seruants was turned against the people, and they said, Why haue wee done this, that we haue let Israel goe from seruing vs? Exodus 14:6 And hee made ready his charet, and tooke his people with him. Exodus 14:7 And hee tooke sixe hundred chosen charets, and all the charets of Egypt, and captaines ouer euery one of them. Exodus 14:8 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. Exodus 14:9 But the Egyptians pursued after them (all the horses and charets of Pharaoh, and his horsemen, and his army) and ouertooke them encamping by the sea, beside Pi-hahiroth before Baal-Zephon.
The Israelites murmur.
Exodus 14:10 And when Pharaoh drew nigh, the children of Israel lift vp their eyes, and behold, the Egyptians marched after them, and they were sore afraid: and the children of Israel lift vp their eyes, and beholde, the Egyptians marched after them, and they were sore afraid: and the children of Israel cried out vnto the LORD. Exodus 14:11 And they said vnto Moses, Because there were no graues in Egypt, hast thou taken vs away to die in the wildernesse? Wherefore hast thou dealt thus with vs, to cary vs foorth out of Egypt? Exodus 14:12 Is not this the word that wee did tell thee in Egypt, saying, Let vs alone, that we may serue the Egyptians? For it had bene better for vs to serue the Egyptians, then that wee should die in the wildernesse.
Moses comforteth them.
Exodus 14:13 And Moses saide vnto the people, Feare ye not, stand still, and see the saluation of the LORD, which he will shew to you to day: for the Egyptians whom ye haue seene to day, ye shall see them againe no more for euer. Exodus 14:14 The LORD shall fight for you, and ye shall hold your peace.
God instructeth Moses.
Exodus 14:15 And the LORD saide vnto Moses, Wherefore criest thou vnto me? Speake vnto the children of Israel, that they goe forward. Exodus 14:16 But lift thou vp thy rodde, and stretch out thine hand ouer the Sea, and diuide it: and the children of Israel shall goe on dry ground thorow the mids of the Sea. Exodus 14:17 And I, beholde, I will harden the hearts of the Egyptians, and they shall follow them: and I will get mee honour vpon Pharaoh, and vpon all his hoste, vpon his charets, and vpon his horsemen. Exodus 14:18 And the Egyptians shall know that I am the LORD, when I haue gotten me honour vpon Pharaoh, vpon his charets, and vpon his horsemen.
The cloud removeth behind the camp.
Exodus 14:19 And the Angel of God which went before the campe of Israel, remoued and went behind them, and the pillar of the cloud went from before their face, and stood behinde them. Exodus 14:20 And it came betweene the campe of the Egyptians, and the campe of Israel, and it was a cloud and darkenesse [to them], but it gaue light by night [to these]: so that the one came not neere the other all the night.
The Israelites pass through the Red Sea,
Exodus 14:21 And Moses stretched out his hand ouer the Sea, and the LORD caused the Sea to goe [backe] by a strong East winde all that night, and made the Sea dry land, and the waters were diuided. Exodus 14:22 And the children of Israel went into the midst of the Sea vpon the dry ground, and the waters were a wall vnto them on their right hand, and on their left.
which drowneth the Egyptians.
Exodus 14:23 And the Egyptians pursued, and went in after them, to the midst of the Sea, [euen] all Pharaohs horses, his charets and his horsemen. Exodus 14:24 And it came to passe, that in the morning watch the LORD looked vnto the hoste of the Egyptians, through the pillar of fire, and of the cloude, and troubled the hoste of the Egyptians, Exodus 14:25 And tooke off their charet wheeles, that they draue them heauily: So that the Egyptians said, Let vs flee from the face of Israel: for the LORD fighteth for them, against the Egyptians.
Exodus 14:26 And the LORD saide vnto Moses, Stretch out thine hand ouer the Sea, that the waters may come againe vpon the Egyptians, vpon their charets, and vpon their horsemen. Exodus 14:27 And Moses stretched foorth his hand ouer the sea, and the sea returned to his strength when the morning appeared: and the Egyptians fled against it: and the LORD ouerthrew the Egyptians in the midst of the sea. Exodus 14:28 And the waters returned, and couered the charets, and the horsemen, [and] all the hoste of Pharaoh that came into the sea after them: there remained not so much as one of them. Exodus 14:29 But the children of Israel walked vpon drie land, in the midst of the sea, and the waters [were] a wall vnto them on their right hand, and on their left. Exodus 14:30 Thus the LORD saued Israel that day out of the hand of the Egyptians: and Israel sawe the Egyptians dead vpon the sea shore. Exodus 14:31 And Israel saw that great worke which the LORD did vpon the Egyptians: & the people feared the LORD, and beleeued the LORD, and his seruant Moses.