Exodus 14:12

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.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Is not this the word that wee did tell thee in Egypt, saying, Let vs alone, that we may serue the Egyptians? For it had bene better for vs to serue the Egyptians, then that wee should die in the wildernesse.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"Is this not the word that we spoke to you in Egypt, saying, 'Leave us alone that we may serve the Egyptians'? For it would have been better for us to serve the Egyptians than to die in the wilderness."
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Is not this the word that we spake unto thee in Egypt, saying, Let us alone, that we may serve the Egyptians? For it were better for us to serve the Egyptians, than that we should die in the wilderness.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Did we not say to you in Egypt, Let us be as we are, working for the Egyptians? for it is better to be the servants of the Egyptians than to come to our death in the waste land.
- Basic English Bible

Is not this what we told thee in Egypt, when we said, Let us alone, and we will serve the Egyptians? For [it had been] better for us to serve the Egyptians than to die in the wilderness.
- Darby Bible

Is not this the word that we told 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.
- Webster's Bible

Isn't this the word that we spoke to you in Egypt, saying, 'Leave us alone, that we may serve the Egyptians?' For it were better for us to serve the Egyptians, than that we should die in the wilderness."
- World English Bible

Is not this the word which we spake unto thee in Egypt, saying, Cease from us, and we serve the Egyptians; for better for us to serve the Egyptians than to die in a wilderness?'
- Youngs Literal Bible

Is not this the word that we spoke unto thee in Egypt, saying: Let us alone, that we may serve the Egyptians? For it were better for us to serve the Egyptians, than that we should die in the wilderness.'
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

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Discussion for Exodus 14

  • Harold
    My memory, somewhat challenged, I freely admit, tells me I either read or heard that chariots and parts thereof have been found in the Red Sea. Any comment on that anybody?
  • Robin
    I am glad Moses understand God, what he was doing for his people. I no in the beginning he was afraid that why he ask God to let his brother come along with him people this day are just like Pharaoh refuse to do what the master say, I am glad someone higher than us that sees every thing and open the eyes of many who love him, I couldn't put the bible down, more I read it doing something to met
  • A disciple
    Let every one who loves our Lord Jesus Christ, take heed to what happens in this chapter! The same heathen spirit of antichrist that turned the hearts and minds of the world under Nimrod against the knowledge of the truth and a life of faith and piety toward God and His Anointed; the same that was in the Egyptians and all of Israel's evil neighbors; is the same that works in the world to this day.
  • Cyril
    By any stretch of the imagination this is one of the greatest chapters in the bible. It was a battle between God and the enemy and God prevailed teaching man we can trust him when the situations seems totally lost and hope less. Good encouragement when we have our backs to the wall.
  • Eliud
    verse 23... --- the Egyptians you see shall be no more;---------------- in life, one canfa be faced with any situation but if he/she is trusting the Lord, it shall come to pass and peace of the Lord will take over
  • Ryan
    HalleluYah!!!! The same pillar, presence of YHWH, to the Egyptians (*world, satan, enemies...) seems dark, and yet for Israel, Our Abba Father's adopted

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