19 The angelA of GodB who was going beforeC the IsraeliteD armyE movedF and went behind them;
and the pillarG of cloudH moved from in front ofI them and took its placeJ behind them.
20 It came between the army of EgyptK and the army of Israel. And so the cloud was there with the darkness,L and it lit upM the night;N one did not come near the other all night.
21 Then MosesO stretched outP his handQ over the sea.R
The LordS drove the sea backT by a strongU eastV windW all night, and turned the sea into dry land;X and the waters were divided.Y
22 The IsraelitesZ went intoAA the sea on dry ground,BB the waters forming a wallCC for them on their rightDD and on their left.EE
23 The EgyptiansFF pursued,GG and went intoHH the sea after them, all of Pharaoh’sII horses,JJ chariots,KK and chariot drivers.LL
24 At the morningMM watchNN the Lord in the pillar of fire and cloud looked downOO upon the Egyptian army, and threw the Egyptian army into panic.PP
25 He cloggedQQ their chariotRR wheels so that they turnedSS with difficulty.TT
The Egyptians said, “Let us fleeUU fromVV the Israelites, for the Lord is fightingWW for them against Egypt.”
26 Then the Lord said to Moses, “Stretch out your hand over the sea, so that the water may come backXX upon the Egyptians, upon their chariots and chariot drivers.” 27 So Moses stretched out his hand over the sea, and at dawn the sea returnedYY to its normal depth.ZZ As the Egyptians fled beforeAAA it, the Lord tossedBBB the Egyptians into the sea.
28 The waters returned and coveredCCC the chariots and the chariot drivers, the entire armyDDD of Pharaoh that had followed them into the sea; not one of them remained.EEE 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 savedFFF Israel that day fromGGG the Egyptians; and Israel saw the Egyptians dead on the seashore. 31 Israel saw the greatHHH workIII that the Lord did against the Egyptians.
So the peopleJJJ fearedKKK the Lord and believedLLL in the Lord and in his servantMMM Moses.
Image credit: “Passage of the Jews through the Red Sea” by Ivan Aivazovsky, 1891.