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19 And the angel of God who was going before the camp of Israel set out and went behind them. And the column of cloud set out ahead of them, and it stood still behind them, 20 so that it came between the camp of Egypt and the camp of Israel. And it was a dark cloud,[a] but it gave light to the night,[b] so that neither approached the other[c] all night.

21 And Moses stretched out his hand over the sea, and Yahweh moved the sea[d] with a strong east wind all night, and he made the sea become dry ground, and the waters were divided.

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  1. Exodus 14:20 Literally “the cloud was and the darkness”
  2. Exodus 14:20 Or “it illumined the night”
  3. Exodus 14:20 Literally “this did not come near to this”
  4. Exodus 14:21 Or “caused the sea to go,” “drove the sea”