Chapter 49




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(Exo 13:17-20)  And it came to pass, when Pharaoh had let the people go [Israelites and a small mixed multitude (leaven) of about 2˝ million persons in total], that God led them not through the way of the land of the Philistines [Heb: rolling, migratory], although that was near; for God said, Lest peradventure the people repent [Heb: to be sorry] when they see war, and they return to Egypt: But God led the people about [around], through the way of the wilderness of the Red sea [a reed, espec. the papyrus; sea of reeds] [the Bible; you have to go through the Bible for salvation, that is “the way” John 14:6]: and the children of Israel [“about six hundred thousand on foot that were men” Exo 12:37] went up harnessed [Heb: armed] [Why?] out of the land of Egypt. And Moses [Heb: drawing out (of the water), i.e. rescued] took the bones of Joseph with him: for he [Joseph] had straitly sworn the children of Israel, saying, God will surely visit you; and ye shall carry up my bones [in anticipation (prophecy) of a resurrected body in the Promised Land] away [from this doomed land] hence with you. And they took their journey from Succoth, and encamped in Etham, in the edge of the wilderness.

1.       (Eph 6:11)Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.

2.       (James 4:7)  Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.

(Exo 13:21,22)  And the LORD went before them by day in a pillar of a cloud, to lead them the way; and by night in a pillar of fire, to give them light; to go by day and night: He took not away the pillar of the cloud by day, nor the pillar of fire by night, from before the people.

1.       (Psa 34:7)  The angel of the LORD encampeth round about them that fear him, and delivereth them.

(Exo 14:1-3)  And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying, Speak 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. For Pharaoh will say of the children of Israel, They are entangled in the land, the wilderness hath shut them in.

1.       (Gal 5:1)  Stand fast therefore in the liberty wherewith Christ hath made us free, and be not entangled  [Gk: ensnared] again with the yoke of bondage.

2.       (2 Pet 2:20)  For if after they have escaped the pollutions of the world through the knowledge of the Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, they are again entangled [Gk: entwined] therein, and overcome, the latter end is worse with them than the beginning.

(Exo 14:4-7)  And 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. And 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? And he made ready his chariot, and took his people with him: And he took six hundred chosen chariots, and all the chariots of Egypt, and captains over every one of them [How many captains? 600. The third oblique mention of 600, (666)].

(Exo 14:8,9)  And 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 [proudly]. But 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.

1.       pursued = Heb: to run after (usually with hostile intent):--chase, put to flight, follow (after, on), hunt, (be under) persecute (-ion, -or), pursue (-r).

(Exo 14:10-12)  And 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. And 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? 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.

1.       Commentary: Summation: It’s all your fault Moses, while pointing the same accusatory (Satanic) finger that Adam and Woman pointed; the finger that we point towards others in an attempt to transfer responsibility saying “Its not me, he did it.”

(Exo 14:13-18)  And Moses said unto the people, Fear ye not, stand still, and see the salvation of the LORD, which he will show to you to day: for the Egyptians whom ye have seen to day, ye shall see them again no more for ever [there is a great gap between Heaven and Hell]. The LORD shall fight for you, and ye shall hold your peace. And the LORD said unto Moses, Wherefore criest thou unto me? speak unto the children of Israel, that they go forward: But lift thou up thy rod, and stretch out thine hand [Heb: power] over the sea, and divide it: [as the sheep and the goats: Mat 25:33] and the children of Israel shall go on dry ground through the midst of the sea. And 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. And the [surviving] Egyptians [who stayed home, but more directly to the point, who did not pursue the Israelites] shall know that I am the LORD, when I have gotten me honour upon Pharaoh, upon his chariots, and upon his horsemen.

(Exo 14:19,20)  And 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: And it came between the camp of the Egyptians and the camp of Israel; and it was a cloud and darkness to them [the Egyptians], but it gave light by night to these [the Israelites]: so that the one came not near the other all the night.

1.       (Joel 2:1-3)  Blow ye the trumpet in Zion, and sound an alarm in my holy mountain: let all the inhabitants of the land tremble: for the day of the LORD cometh [the 1,000 year Millennium], for it is nigh at hand; A day of darkness and of gloominess, a day of clouds and of thick darkness [for the unsaved, i.e., those of no understanding], as the morning spread upon the mountains [for the saved, i.e., those of understanding]: a great people and a strong [full of the Holy Spirit; the opening the Millennium]; there hath not been ever the like, neither shall be any more after it, even to the years of many generations [until the close of the Millennium]. A fire devoureth before them; and behind them a flame burneth: the land is as the garden of Eden before them, and behind them a desolate wilderness; yea, and nothing shall escape them.

(Exo 14:21-23)  And 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. And the children of Israel went into the midst of the sea upon the dry ground: and the waters were a wall [Heb: a wall of protection] unto them on their right hand, and on their left. And the Egyptians pursued, and went in after them to the midst of the sea, even all Pharaoh's horses, his chariots, and his horsemen.

(Exo 14:24-29)  And 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, And took off their chariot wheels, that they drave them heavily [Heb: with difficulty]: so that the Egyptians said, Let us flee from the face of Israel; for the LORD fighteth for them against the Egyptians. And 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. And 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. And 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 [who pursued after the children of Israel]. 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.

(Exo 14:30,31)  Thus the LORD saved Israel that day out of the hand of the Egyptians; and Israel saw the Egyptians dead upon the sea shore. And 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.

1.       (Psa 34:7)  The angel of the LORD encampeth round about them that fear him, and delivereth them.


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