Exodus Chapter 14

Exodus 14

1And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying,

2Speak unto the children of Israel, that they turn and encamp before Pihahiroth, between Migdol and the sea, over against Baalzephon: before it shall ye encamp by the sea.

3For Pharaoh will say of the children of Israel, They are entangled in the land, the wilderness hath shut them in.

4And I will harden Pharaoh’s heart, that he shall follow after them; and I will be honoured upon Pharaoh, and upon all his host; that the Egyptians may know that I am the LORD. And they did so.

5And it was told the king of Egypt that the people fled: and the heart of Pharaoh and of his servants was turned against the people, and they said, Why have we done this, that we have let Israel go from serving us?

6And he made ready his chariot, and took his people with him:

7And he took six hundred chosen chariots, and all the chariots of Egypt, and captains over every one of them.

8And the LORD hardened the heart of Pharaoh king of Egypt, and he pursued after the children of Israel: and the children of Israel went out with an high hand.

9But the Egyptians pursued after them, all the horses and chariots of Pharaoh, and his horsemen, and his army, and overtook them encamping by the sea, beside Pihahiroth, before Baalzephon.

10And when Pharaoh drew nigh, the children of Israel lifted up their eyes, and, behold, the Egyptians marched after them; and they were sore afraid: and the children of Israel cried out unto the LORD.

11And they said unto Moses, Because there were no graves in Egypt, hast thou taken us away to die in the wilderness? wherefore hast thou dealt thus with us, to carry us forth out of Egypt?

12Is not this the word that we did tell thee in Egypt, saying, Let us alone, that we may serve the Egyptians? For it had been better for us to serve the Egyptians, than that we should die in the wilderness.

13And Moses said unto the people, Fear ye not, stand still, and see the salvation of the LORD, which he will shew to you to day: for the Egyptians whom ye have seen to day, ye shall see them again no more for ever.

14The LORD shall fight for you, and ye shall hold your peace.

15And the LORD said unto Moses, Wherefore criest thou unto me? speak unto the children of Israel, that they go forward:

16But lift thou up thy rod, and stretch out thine hand over the sea, and divide it: and the children of Israel shall go on dry ground through the midst of the sea.

17And I, behold, I will harden the hearts of the Egyptians, and they shall follow them: and I will get me honour upon Pharaoh, and upon all his host, upon his chariots, and upon his horsemen.

18And the Egyptians shall know that I am the LORD, when I have gotten me honour upon Pharaoh, upon his chariots, and upon his horsemen.

19And the angel of God, which went before the camp of Israel, removed and went behind them; and the pillar of the cloud went from before their face, and stood behind them:

20And it came between the camp of the Egyptians and the camp of Israel; and it was a cloud and darkness to them, but it gave light by night to these: so that the one came not near the other all the night.

21And Moses stretched out his hand over the sea; and the LORD caused the sea to go back by a strong east wind all that night, and made the sea dry land, and the waters were divided.

22And the children of Israel went into the midst of the sea upon the dry ground: and the waters were a wall unto them on their right hand, and on their left.

23And the Egyptians pursued, and went in after them to the midst of the sea, even all Pharaoh’s horses, his chariots, and his horsemen.

24And it came to pass, that in the morning watch the LORD looked unto the host of the Egyptians through the pillar of fire and of the cloud, and troubled the host of the Egyptians,

25And took off their chariot wheels, that they drave them heavily: so that the Egyptians said, Let us flee from the face of Israel; for the LORD fighteth for them against the Egyptians.

26And the LORD said unto Moses, Stretch out thine hand over the sea, that the waters may come again upon the Egyptians, upon their chariots, and upon their horsemen.

27And Moses stretched forth his hand over the sea, and the sea returned to his strength when the morning appeared; and the Egyptians fled against it; and the LORD overthrew the Egyptians in the midst of the sea.

28And the waters returned, and covered the chariots, and the horsemen, and all the host of Pharaoh that came into the sea after them; there remained not so much as one of them.

29But the children of Israel walked upon dry land in the midst of the sea; and the waters were a wall unto them on their right hand, and on their left.

30Thus the LORD saved Israel that day out of the hand of the Egyptians; and Israel saw the Egyptians dead upon the sea shore.

31And Israel saw that great work which the LORD did upon the Egyptians: and the people feared the LORD, and believed the LORD, and his servant Moses.

11 thoughts on “Exodus Chapter 14

  1. He’s got a plan even though we may not understand it, the crazier it sounds the more faith/trust your gonna need in Him. Ex 14:1-5

    No it is not better to be a slave to the world, and disobey and lose a “free” relationship with God. “Just stay calm, and watch the Lord fight for you.” Ex 14:12-14. Then the angel of God actually moved to the rear of the camp, on gaurd, watching their backs while they flee! (Ex14:19) Now here’s one that I didn’t catch when I read the chapter the 1st time ..God actually threw the Egyptain forces into total confusion (and won’t be the last he uses this method either) get this..He actually TWISTED the wheels of their chariots too! Ex 14:25 Like a momma bear, you certaintly don’t wanna mess with her cub, same for God and His children only it could cost you more than just your life, it could mean your eternity.

    Move! If you want complete freedom, you gotta step out of the arms of the world. I’m not saying its going to be easy, it wasn’t then (Ex:14-12) and we cannot expect it to be now. God tells Moses (in my words)..Why you standing around talking to me for! Raise your staf and get movin’

  2. Vs 13-14 Too often, we like the Israelites, are too busy murmuring and worrying to let God take care of our needs. We are not still long enough and do not have enough faith for God to handle our problems. He can do a better job than we can.

  3. v 29 But the children of Israel walked upon dry land in the midst of the sea; and the waters were a wall unto them on their right hand, and on their left.

    Turn it over to JESUS. HE Will Fight Your Battles.
    As long as there are some walls that make a difference between us and the world.
    Serve HIM because we love HIM and not because of fear.
    Remove not the ancient land mark.
    Seek ye the old way, the good way
    Lift up your heads.

    There is a wall about us to protect us from the eroding forces. That wall is powerful.
    Apostolic Pentecostal TRUTH. Preached
    under the anointing of the Holy Ghost
    We are different .
    One Lord, One Faith,One baptism. Eph.4:5

  4. THE LORDS BATTLE

    13 And Moses said unto the people, Fear ye not, stand still, and see the salvation of the LORD, which he will shew to you to day: for the Egyptians whom ye have seen to day, ye shall see them again no more for ever.
    14 The LORD shall fight for you, and ye shall hold your peace.

    At the sight of opposition, the children of Israel began to grumble, murmur, complain and doubt their destiny. It is obvious for centuries that GOD makes a practice of bringing his people to a place of unknown destiny to establish our FAITH in HIM.

    Watch GOD work for you.

  5. The approach of the Egyptian army creates panic until Moses parts the sea so his people can cross. The pursuing Egyptians rush in after them and are destroyed when the waters rush back at Mosescommand. The triumphant Israelites join Moses in a song of prase. But in just three days when the water supply runs out the Hebrews have forgotten all Gods miracles and grumble.

  6. 2Speak unto the children of Israel, that they turn and encamp before Pihahiroth, between Migdol and the sea, over against Baalzephon: before it shall ye encamp by the sea.

    Turn and encamp before “the mouth of the gorges” between “tower” and the sea, over against “Baal of winter”

    To one side steep cliffs, the other side, wintery mountains. Ahead of the the sea, behind them Pharoahs army.

    Trust God and he will see you through. When you feel surrounded, the storm is raging all around you, listen to the voice of Moses (Pastor) and take that step of faith.

    Complaining gets us nowhere. By heeding the voice of Moses, Israel was saved, the enemy was defeated, and God was glorified.

    This even echoed 40 yrs later in history at the battle of Jericho. They were afraid of this one event.

  7. Fear ye not, stand still, and see the salvation of the LORD, …..14The LORD shall fight for you, and ye shall hold your peace.

    Thank you Lord for speaking to me in this chapter. Today my mind has been in turmoil over situations, but I am claiming the word of God right now and I will not fear, but stand still and see the handiwork of the waring angels I have dispatched to these situations.

  8. In verse 12 the Hebrews started whining again.They had 600.000 men. It seems to me they could have put up a pretty good fight.Good thing I am not G-d. I would have made them fight for awhile before I intervened!

  9. This chapter illustrates fear. “Is not this the word that we did tell thee in Egypt, saying, Let us alone, that we may serve the Egyptians? For it had been better for us to serve the Egyptians, than that we should die in the wilderness.” How is it that we (all have) often become fearful over things that are under control by the Master. We must learn to trust the Lord, for if we do what his Word says than so will he. May the good Lord Bless you all in Jesus name, Amen

  10. Trapped against the sea, the Israelites faced the Egyptian army sweeping in for the kill. The Israelites thought they were doomed. After watching God’s powerful hand deliver them from Egypt, their only response was fear, whining, and despair. Where was their trust in God? Israel had to learn from repeated experiences that God was able to provide for them. God has preserved these examples in the Bible so that we can learn and trust him the first time. By focusing on God’s faithfulness in the past we can face crises with confidence rather than with fear and complaining.

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