Old Testament Story List

The Red Sea

By day God went before the Hebrews in a pillar of cloud and by night in a pillar of fire to give them light, and He led them through the wilderness to the Red Sea, where they camped to rest.

When the king of Egypt suddenly realized that ll the Hebrews had one, he and his people asked themselves, "Why have we let these slaves go?" And Pharaoh ordered

six hundred chariots to pursue the Hebrews and bring them back.

When the Hebrews saw the Egyptians coming, they cried out to Moses, "Why did you not let us alone? It would have been better to serve the Egyptians than to die here in the wilderness." Moses told his people not to fear, for God would save them. Then the pillar of cloud moved behind them and came between them and the Egyptians, so that the Egyptians could not find them.

Moses stretched out his staff over the sea, and God caused a strong east wind to blow all that night. In the morning the waters were divided, and the Hebrews passed safely over the dry ground between the walls of water on their right and left.

The Egyptians pursued and went in after them. But the chariot wheels of Pharaoh's soldiers first stuck and then came off. The Egyptians were frightened, since they saw that the Hebrews had crossed to the other shore. As the soldiers turned to fell, Moses stretched forth his hand and the Lord caused the waters to rush together again. The chariots and horsemen and all of Pharaoh's army were drowned.

The children of Israel stood on dry ground on the other side - and they feared the Lord and believed in Him and in His servant Moses.

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