Shemoth (Exodus) 13:17 - 15:26

 

Exodus 13:17 - 15:26

17  And it came to be, when Pharaoh had let the people go, that Elohim did not lead them by way of the land of the Pelishtites, though that was nearer, for Elohim said, "Lest the people regret when they see fighting, and return to Mitsrayim."

18 So Elohim led the people around by way of the wilderness of the Sea of Reeds. And the children of Yisra'ĕl went up armed from the land of Mitsrayim.

19 And Mosheh took the bones of Yosĕph with him, for he certainly made the children of Yisra'ĕl swear, saying, "Elohim shall certainly visit you, and you shall bring my bones from here with you."

20 And they departed from Sukkoth and camped in Ětham at the edge of the wilderness.

21  And יהוה went before them by day in a column of cloud to lead the way, and by night in a column of fire to give them light, so as to go by day and night.

22 The column of cloud did not cease by day, nor the column of fire by night, before the people.


Exodus 14


1 And יהוה spoke to Mosheh, saying,

2  "Speak to the children of Yisra'ĕl, that they turn and camp before Pi Haḥiroth, between Miḡdol and the sea, opposite Baʽal Tsephon - camp before it by the sea.

3 "For Pharaoh shall say of the children of Yisra'ĕl, ‘They are entangled in the land, the wilderness has closed them in.'

4 "And I shall harden the heart of Pharaoh, and he shall pursue them. But I am to be esteemed through Pharaoh and over all his army, and the Mitsrites shall know that I am יהוה." And they did so.

5 And it was reported to the sovereign of Mitsrayim that the people had fled, and the heart of Pharaoh and his servants was turned against the people. And they said, "Why have we done this, that we have let Yisra'ĕl go from serving us?"

6 So he made his chariot ready and took his people with him.

7 And he took six hundred chosen chariots, and all the chariots of Mitsrayim with officers over all of them.

8 And יהוה hardened the heart of Pharaoh sovereign of Mitsrayim, and he pursued the children of Yisra'ĕl, but the children of Yisra'ĕl went out defiantly.

9 And the Mitsrites pursued them, and all the horses and chariots of Pharaoh, and his horsemen and his army, and reached them camping by the sea beside Pi Haḥiroth, before Baʽal Tsephon.

10 And when Pharaoh drew near, the children of Yisra'ĕl lifted their eyes and saw the Mitsrites coming up after them. And they were greatly afraid, so the children of Yisra'ĕl cried out to יהוה.

11 And they said to Mosheh, "Did you take us away to die in the wilderness because there are no graves in Mitsrayim? What is this you have done to us, to bring us up out of Mitsrayim?

12 "Is this not the word that we spoke to you in Mitsrayim, saying, ‘Leave us alone and let us serve the Mitsrites?' For it would have been better for us to serve the Mitsrites than to die in the wilderness."

13 And Mosheh said to the people, "Do not be afraid. Stand still, and see the deliverance of יהוה, which He does for you today. For the Mitsrites whom you see today, you are never, never to see again.

14 "יהוה does fight for you, and you keep silent."

15 And יהוה said to Mosheh, "Why do you cry to Me? Speak to the children of Yisra'ĕl, and let them go forward.

16 "And you, lift up your rod, and stretch out your hand over the sea and divide it, and let the children of Yisra'ĕl go on dry ground through the midst of the sea.

17 "And I, see I am hardening the hearts of the Mitsrites, and they shall follow them. And I am to be esteemed through Pharaoh and over all his army, his chariots, and his horsemen.

18 "And the Mitsrites shall know that I am יהוה, when I am esteemed through Pharaoh, his chariots, and his horsemen."

19 And the Messenger of Elohim, who went before the camp of Yisra'ĕl, moved and went behind them. And the column of cloud went from before them and stood behind them,

20 and came between the camp of the Mitsrites and the camp of Yisra'ĕl. And it was the cloud and the darkness, and it gave light by night, and the one did not come near the other all the night.

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

22 And the children of Yisra'ĕl went into the midst of the sea on dry ground, and the waters were a wall to them on their right and on their left.

23 And the Mitsrites pursued and went after them into the midst of the sea, all the horses of Pharaoh, his chariots, and his horsemen.

24 And it came to be, in the morning watch, that יהוה looked down upon the army of the Mitsrites through the column of fire and cloud, and He brought the army of the Mitsrites into confusion.

25 And He took off their chariot wheels, so that they drove them with difficulty. And the Mitsrites said, "Let us flee from the face of Yisra'ĕl, for יהוה fights for them against the Mitsrites."

26 Then יהוה said to Mosheh, "Stretch out your hand over the sea, and let the waters come back upon the Mitsrites, on their chariots, and on their horsemen."

27 And Mosheh stretched out his hand over the sea, and the sea returned to its usual flow, at the break of day, with the Mitsrites fleeing into it. Thus יהוה overthrew the Mitsrites in the midst of the sea,

28 and the waters returned and covered the chariots, and the horsemen, and all the army of Pharaoh that came into the sea after them, and not even one was left of them.

29 And the children of Yisra'ĕl walked on dry ground in the midst of the sea, and the waters were a wall to them on their right and on their left.

30 Thus יהוה saved Yisra'ĕl that day out of the hand of the Mitsrites, and Yisra'ĕl saw the Mitsrites dead on the seashore.

31 And Yisra'ĕl saw the great work which יהוה had done in Mitsrayim, and the people revered יהוה, and believed יהוה and His servant Mosheh.


Exodus 15


1 Then Mosheh and the children of Yisra'ĕl sang this song to יהוה, and spoke, saying, "I sing to יהוה, for He is highly exalted! The horse and its rider He has thrown into the sea!

2 "Yah is my strength and song, and He has become my deliverance. He is my Ěl, and I praise Him - Elohim of my father, and I exalt Him.

3 "יהוה is a man of battle, יהוה is His Name.

4 "He has cast Pharaoh's chariots and his army into the sea, and his chosen officers are drowned in the Sea of Reeds.

5 "The depths covered them, they went down to the bottom like a stone.

6 "Your right hand, O יהוה, has become great in power. Your right hand, O יהוה, has crushed the enemy.

7 "And in the greatness of Your excellence You pulled down those who rose up against You. You sent forth Your wrath, it consumed them like stubble.

8 "And with the wind of Your nostrils the waters were heaped up, the floods stood like a wall, the depths became stiff in the heart of the sea.

9 "The enemy said, ‘I pursue, I overtake, I divide the spoil, my being is satisfied on them. I draw out my sword, my hand destroys them.'

10 "You blew with Your wind, the sea covered them, they sank like lead in the mighty waters.

11 "Who is like You, O יהוה, among the mighty ones? Who is like You, great in qodeshah? Awesome in praises, working wonders.

12 "You stretched out Your right hand, the earth swallowed them.

13 "In Your kindness You led the people whom You have redeemed, in Your strength You guided them to Your qodesh dwelling.

14 "Peoples heard, they trembled, anguish gripped the inhabitants of Pelesheth.

15 "Then the chiefs of Eḏom were troubled, the mighty men of Mo'aḇ, trembling grips them, all the inhabitants of Kenaʽan melted.

16  "Fear and dread fell on them, by the greatness of Your arm they are as silent as a stone, until Your people pass over, O יהוה, until the people, whom You have bought, pass over.

17  "You bring them in and plant them in the mountain of Your inheritance, in the place, O יהוה, which You have made for Your own dwelling, The Miqdash, O יהוה, which Your hands have prepared.

18 "יהוה reigns forever and ever."

19 For the horses of Pharaoh went with his chariots and his horsemen into the sea, and יהוה brought back the waters of the sea upon them. And the children of Yisra'ĕl went on dry ground in the midst of the sea.

20 And Miryam the neḇiyah, the sister of Aharon, took the timbrel in her hand. And all the women went out after her with timbrels and with dances.

21 And Miryam answered them, "Sing to יהוה, for He is highly exalted! The horse and its rider He has thrown into the sea!"

22 And Mosheh brought Yisra'ĕl from the Sea of Reeds, and they went out into the Wilderness of Shur. And they went three days in the wilderness and found no water.

23 And they came to Marah, and they were unable to drink the waters of Marah, for they were bitter. So the name of it was called Marah.

24 And the people grumbled against Mosheh, saying, "What are we to drink?"

25 Then he cried out to יהוה, and יהוה showed him a tree. And when he threw it into the waters, the waters were made sweet. There He made a law and a right-ruling for them, and there He tried them.

26 And He said, "If you diligently obey the voice of יהוה your Elohim and do what is right in His eyes, and shall listen to His Commands and shall guard all His Laws, I shall bring on you none of the diseases I brought on the Mitsrites, for I am יהוה who heals you."