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What Came Before:
THEN the children of Israel came out of Egypt it was their
aim to go at once to the land of Canaan, from which their fathers had come. The
shortest road was that following the shore of the Great Sea, and entering Canaan
on the southwest. But in this region lived the Philistines, a strong and warlike
people; and the Israelites, after ages of slavery, were not fit to carry on war.
The other way was by the southeast, through the desert of Mount Sinai, where
Moses knew the land, for it was there that he had been a shepherd for many
So the Israelites, led by the pillar of cloud and fire turned to the southeast,
directly toward the Red Sea, which rolled between them and the desert. In a very
few days they came to the shore of the sea, with the water before them, and high
mountains on each side...
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And Moses said to the people, “Do not be afraid. Stand still, and see
the salvation of the LORD, which He will accomplish for you today. For the
Egyptians whom you see today, you shall see again no more forever." Exodus 14:13
As soon as the Israelites had left their homes, and were on the march, King
Pharaoh was sorry that he had let them go; for now they would no more be his
servants and do his work. Word came to Pharaoh that the Israelites were lost
among the mountains, and held fast by the sea in front of them. Pharaoh called
out his army, his chariots, and his horsemen, and followed the Israelites,
intending either to kill them, or to bring them back.
Prayer of Moses Before Israelites Passed Through the Red Sea
Ivan Kramskoi 1861
Crossing The Red Sea
Bernardino Luini c. 1515
Destruction of Pharaoh's Army
Philip James de Loutherbourg, 1792
Very soon the army of
Egypt was close behind the host of Israel, and the hearts of the people were
filled with fear. They cried to Moses, saying,
"Why did you bring us out into this terrible place, shut in by the mountains and
the sea, and with our enemies close behind us? It would be better to serve the
Egyptians, than to die here in the wilderness!"
"Fear not," answered Moses. "Stand still, and see how God will save you. As for
the Egyptians, whom you now see following you, you will see them no more
forever. The Lord will fight for you, and you shall stand still and see your
enemies skin." That night the pillar of fire, which was before the host of
Israel went behind them, and stood between the camp of the Egyptians and the
camp of the Israelites. To Israel it was bright and dazzling with the glory of
the Lord, but to the Egyptians it was dark and terrible; and they dared not
And all that night there blew over the sea a mighty east wind, so that the water
was blown away, and when the morning came there was a ridge of dry land between
water on one side and water on the other, making a road across the sea to the
land beyond, and on each side of the road the water lay in great lakes, as if to
keep their enemies away from them.
Then Moses told the people to go forward, and the pillar of cloud again went
before them; and the people followed, a great army. They walked across the Red
Sea as on dry land, and passed safely over into the wilderness on the other
side. So God brought his people out of Egypt, into a land that they had never
When the Egyptians saw them marching into the sea, they followed, with their
chariots and their horses. But. the sand was no longer hard; it had become soft,
and their chariot-wheels were fastened in it, and many of them broke off from
the chariots. And the horses became mired, and fell down, so that the army was
in confusion; and all were frightened. The soldiers cried out, "Let us fly from
the face of the Israelites! The Lord is fighting for them, and against us!"
By this time, all the Israelites had passed through the Red Sea, and were
standing on the high ground beyond it, looking at their enemies slowly
struggling through the sand, all in one heaped up mass of men, and horses, and
chariots. Then Moses lifted up his hand, and at once a great tide of water swept
up from the sea on the south; the road over which the Israelites had walked in
safety was covered with water; and the host of Pharaoh, with all his chariots
and his horses and their riders were drowned in the sea, before the eyes of the
people of Israel. They saw the dead bodies of the Egyptians tossed up by the
waves on the shore.
Moses wrote a great song, and all the people sang it together, over this great
victory, which God had wrought for them. It began thus:
" I will sing unto the Lord, for he hath triumphed gloriously.
The horse and his rider hath he thrown into the sea,
The Lord is my strength and song,
And he is become my salvation."
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