God instructeth the Israelites in their journey.
Exodus 14:1 And the Lorde spake vnto Moses, saying: Exodus 14:2 Speake to the children of Israel, that they turne and remayne before Pi Hiroth betwene Migdol and the see, oueragaynst Baalzephon: and before that shall they pitch by the see. Exodus 14:3 For Pharao wyll saye of the children of Israel: they are tangled in the lande, the wildernes hath shut them in. Exodus 14:4 And I will harden Pharaos hert, that he shall folowe after you: and I will get me honoure vpon Pharao and vpon all his hoost, the Egipcians also shall knowe that I am the Lorde. And they dyd euen so.
Pharaoh pursueth after them.
Exodus 14:5 And it was tolde the king of Egipt that the people fled. And the hert of Pharao and of his seruauntes turned agaynst the people and they sayde: why haue we this done that we haue let Israel go out of our seruice? Exodus 14:6 and he made ready his charettes: and toke hys people with him Exodus 14:7 and toke syxe hundred chosen charettes and all the charettes of Egipt and captaynes vpon euery one of them. Exodus 14:8 And the Lord hardened the hert of Pharao kyng of Egipt, and he folowed after the chyldren of Israel. But the children of Israel wente out with an hye hande: Exodus 14:9 and the Egipcians folowed after them, and all the horses and charettes of Pharao and his horsemen and his hoost ouertoke them abyding by the see, besyde Pi Hiroth before Baal zephon.
The Israelites murmur.
Exodus 14:10 And when Pharao drewe nie, the children of Israel lyft vp their eyes and beholde, þe Egipcians folowed after them, and they were sore afrayde: and the children of Israel cryed out vnto the Lorde. Exodus 14:11 But they sayde vnto Moses: because there were no graues in Egipt, hast thou therfore brought vs awaye for to dye in the wyldernes? wherfore hast þu serued vs thus, for to carye vs out of Egipte? Exodus 14:12 Dyd not we tell the this in Egipt, saying: let vs be in rest, þt we maye serue the Egipcians? For it had bene better for vs to haue serued the Egipcians then for to dye in the wildernesse.
Moses comforteth them.
Exodus 14:13 And Moses sayde vnto the people: feare ye not, stande styll, & beholde, howe the Lorde shall saue you this daie. For ye that haue sene the Egipcians this daye, shall se them nomore for euer. Exodus 14:14 The Lorde shall fyght for you, and ye shall holde your peace.
God instructeth Moses.
Exodus 14:15 And the Lorde sayde vnto Moses: wherfore cryest thou vnto me? speake vnto þe children of Israel that they go forwarde. Exodus 14:16 But lyfte thou vp thy rodd, and stretche oute thy hande ouer the see, and deuide it a sondre, and let the children of Israel go on drye grounde thorowe the middest of the see. Exodus 14:17 And behold, I will harden the hert of the Egipcians that they maye folowe them. And I wyll get me honoure vpon Pharao and vpon all his host, and vpon his charettes and vpon his horsmen. Exodus 14:18 And the Egipcians shall knowe that I am the Lorde when I haue gotten me honoure vpon Pharao, vpon his charettes and vpon his horsmen.
The cloud removeth behind the camp.
Exodus 14:19 And the angell of God which went before the hoost of Israel remoued, and beganne to go behynde them. And the clowden piller that was before the face of them beganne to stonde behynde them, Exodus 14:20 and came betwene the hoost of the Egipcians and the hooste of Israel. It was also a darcke clowde, and gaue lyght by nyght: and all the nyght long the one came not at the other.
The Israelites pass through the Red Sea,
Exodus 14:21 And Moses stretched forth hys hande ouer the see: and the Lord caryed awaye the see by a verye stronge easte wynde all that nyght, and made the see drye lande, and the waters were deuyded. Exodus 14:22 And the children of Israel went into the myddest of the see vpon the drye grounde. And the waters were a walle vnto them, on their ryght hande, and on their lefte hande.
which drowneth the Egyptians.
Exodus 14:23 And the Egipcians folowed and went in after them to the myddest of the see, euen all Pharaos horses, hys charettes and his horsemen. Exodus 14:24 And in the morning watch, the Lorde loked vnto the hoost of the Egipcians out of the fyery and clowdy pyller: and troubled the hoost of the Egipcians, Exodus 14:25 and toke of hys charet wheles & caryed them awaye violently. So that the Egipcians sayde: Let vs fle from the face of Israel: for the Lorde fighteth for them agaynst the Egipcians.
Exodus 14:26 And the Lorde sayd vnto Moses: stretch out thyne hande ouer the see, that the waters maye come agayne vpon the Egipcian, vpon his charettes and vpon his horsemen. Exodus 14:27 And Moses stretched forth hys hande ouer the see, and it came agayne to his course rarly in the mornynge, and the Egipcians fledd agaynst it. And the Lorde ouerthrew the Egipcians in the myddest of the see: Exodus 14:28 and the water returned and couered the charettes and the horsmen: and all the hoost of Pharao that came into the see after them, so that there remayned not one of them. Exodus 14:29 But the chyldren of Israel walked vpon drye lande thorowe the myddest of the see, and the waters were a walle vnto them on the ryght hande of them, and on the left. Exodus 14:30 Thus the Lorde delyuered Israel the selfe same daye out of the hande of the Egipcians: and Israel sawe the Egipcians deed vpon the see syde. Exodus 14:31 And Israel sawe þt mightye power which the Lord shewed vpon the Egipcians: and the people feared the Lorde, and beleued the Lorde and his seruaunt Moses.