23 The Egyptians pursued them, and all Pharaoh’s horses and chariots and horsemen(A) followed them into the sea. 24 During the last watch of the night the Lord looked down from the pillar of fire and cloud(B) at the Egyptian army and threw it into confusion.(C) 25 He jammed[a] the wheels of their chariots so that they had difficulty driving. And the Egyptians said, “Let’s get away from the Israelites! The Lord is fighting(D) for them against Egypt.”(E)

26 Then the Lord said to Moses, “Stretch out your hand over the sea so that the waters may flow back over the Egyptians and their chariots and horsemen.” 27 Moses stretched out his hand over the sea, and at daybreak the sea went back to its place.(F) The Egyptians were fleeing toward[b] it, and the Lord swept them into the sea.(G) 28 The water flowed back and covered the chariots and horsemen—the entire army of Pharaoh that had followed the Israelites into the sea.(H) Not one of them survived.(I)

29 But the Israelites went through the sea on dry ground,(J) with a wall(K) of water on their right and on their left. 30 That day the Lord saved(L) Israel from the hands of the Egyptians, and Israel saw the Egyptians lying dead on the shore.

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  1. Exodus 14:25 See Samaritan Pentateuch, Septuagint and Syriac; Masoretic Text removed
  2. Exodus 14:27 Or from

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