Exodus 14:10-31 & 15:20-21
Easter Vigil C
13 But Moses said to the people,S “Do not be afraid, stand firm,T and see the deliveranceU that the Lord will accomplish for you today; for the Egyptians whom you see today you shall never see again.V 14 The Lord will fightW for you, and you have only to keep still.”X
15 Then the Lord said to Moses, “Why do you cry out to me? Tell the Israelites to go forward. 16 But you lift up your staff,Y and stretch outZ your hand over the seaAA and divide it, that the Israelites may go into the sea on dry ground.
and so I will gain gloryEE for myself over Pharaoh and all his army,FF his chariots,GG and his chariot drivers.HH 18 And the Egyptians shall knowII that I am the Lord, when I have gained glory for myself over Pharaoh, his chariots, and his chariot drivers.”
20 It came between the army of Egypt and the army of Israel. And so the cloud was there with the darkness,PP and it lit upQQ the night;RR one did not come near the other all night.
21 Then Moses stretched out his hand over the sea. The Lord drove the sea back by a strong eastSS windTT all night, and turned the sea into dry land; and the waters were divided. 22 The Israelites went into the sea on dry ground, the waters forming a wall for them on their rightUU and on their left.VV
23 The Egyptians pursued,WW and went into the sea after them, all of Pharaoh’s horses,XX chariots, and chariot drivers. 24 At the morningYY watchZZ the Lord in the pillar of fire and cloud looked downAAA upon the Egyptian army, and threw the Egyptian army into panic.BBB
25 He cloggedCCC their chariotDDD wheels so that they turnedEEE with difficulty.FFF The Egyptians said, “Let us flee from 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 backGGG upon the Egyptians, upon their chariots and chariot drivers.”
27 So Moses stretched out his hand over the sea, and at dawn the sea returned to its normal depth.HHH As the Egyptians fled before it, the Lord tossed the Egyptians into the sea. 28 The waters returned and covered the chariots and the chariot drivers, the entire army of Pharaoh that had followed them into the sea; not one of them remained.
29 But the Israelites walked on dry ground through the sea, the waters forming a wall for them on their right and on their left.
30 Thus the Lord savedIII Israel that day fromJJJ the Egyptians; and Israel saw the Egyptians dead on the seashore. 31 Israel saw the greatKKK work that the Lord did against the Egyptians. So the people feared the Lord and believedLLL in the Lord and in his servantMMM Moses.
and all the womenRRR went out after her with tambourines and with dancing.SSS 21 And Miriam sang to them:
“Sing to the Lord, for he has triumphed gloriously;TTT
horse and riderUUU he has thrown into the sea.”
Image Credit: “Splitting the Red Sea” by Lidia Kozenitzky, available from https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/User:Effib.