8 The Lord hardened the heart of Pharaoh king of Egypt and he pursued the Israelites, whoXLVIII were going outXLIX boldly.L 9 The Egyptians pursued them, all Pharaoh’s horsesLI and chariots, his chariot driversLII and his army;LIII they overtookLIV them camped by the sea, by Pi-hahiroth, in front of Baal-zephon.
12 Is this not the very thingLXVII we told you in Egypt, ‘Let us aloneLXVIII and let us serveLXIX the Egyptians’? For it would have been betterLXX for us to serve the Egyptians than to die in the wilderness.”
15 Then the Lord said to Moses, “Why do you cry out to me? Tell the Israelites to go forward.LXXXI 16 But you lift upLXXXII your staff,LXXXIII and stretch outLXXXIV your handLXXXV over the sea and divideLXXXVI it,
that the Israelites may goLXXXVII intoLXXXVIII the sea on dry ground.LXXXIX 17 Then IXC will harden the hearts of the Egyptians so that they will go in after them; and so I will gain glory for myself over Pharaoh and all his army,XCI his chariots, and his chariot drivers. 18 And the Egyptians shall know that I am the Lord, when I have gained glory for myself over Pharaoh, his chariots, and his chariot drivers.”
the Israelite armyXCVI movedXCVII and went behind them; and the pillarXCVIII of cloudXCIX moved from in front of them and took its placeC behind them. 20 It cameCI between the armyCII of Egypt and the armyCIII of Israel.
22 The Israelites wentCXVI into the sea on dry ground, the waters forming a wallCXVII for them on their rightCXVIII and on their left.CXIX 23 The Egyptians pursued, and wentCXX into the sea after them, all of Pharaoh’s horses, chariots, and chariot drivers.
25 He cloggedCXXIX their chariotCXXX wheelsCXXXI so that they turnedCXXXII with difficulty.CXXXIII
The Egyptians said, “Let us fleeCXXXIV fromCXXXV the Israelites, for the Lord is fighting for them against Egypt.”
26 Then the Lord said to Moses, “Stretch out your hand over the sea, so that the water may come backCXXXVI upon the Egyptians, upon their chariots and chariot drivers.”
27 So Moses stretched out his hand over the sea, and at dawnCXXXVII the sea returnedCXXXVIII to its normal depth.CXXXIX As the Egyptians fled beforeCXL it, the Lord tossedCXLI the Egyptians into the sea.
28 The waters returned and coveredCXLII the chariotsCXLIII and the chariot drivers, the entireCXLIV armyCXLV of Pharaoh that had followedCXLVI them into the sea; not oneCXLVII of them remained.CXLVIII
29 But the Israelites walkedCXLIX on dry ground throughCL the sea, the waters forming a wall for them on their right and on their left. 30 Thus the Lord savedCLI Israel that day fromCLII the Egyptians; and Israel saw the Egyptians dead on the seashore.CLIII
Image credit: “The Destruction of Pharaoh’s Host” by John Martin, 1836.