Exodus 14:15

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

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And the Lord saide vnto Moses, Wherefore criest thou vnto me? Speake vnto the children of Israel, that they goe forward.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Then the LORD said to Moses, "Why are you crying out to Me? Tell the sons of Israel to go forward.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And Jehovah said unto Moses, Wherefore criest thou unto me? speak unto the children of Israel, that they go forward.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And the Lord said to Moses, Why are you crying out to me? give the children of Israel the order to go forward.
- Basic English Bible

And Jehovah said to Moses, Why dost thou cry unto me? Speak unto the children of Israel, that they go forward.
- Darby Bible

And the LORD said to Moses, Why criest thou to me? Speak to the children of Israel, that they go forward:
- Webster's Bible

Yahweh said to Moses, "Why do you cry to me? Speak to the children of Israel, that they go forward.
- World English Bible

And Jehovah saith unto Moses, `What? thou criest unto Me -- speak unto the sons of Israel, and they journey;
- Youngs Literal Bible

And the LORD said unto Moses: 'Wherefore criest thou unto Me? speak unto the children of Israel, that they go forward.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Exodus 14:15


14:15 Wherefore criest thou unto me - Moses though he was assured of a good issue, yet did not neglect prayer. We read not of one word he said in prayer, but he lifted up his heart to God, and God well understood, and took notice of. Moses's silent prayer prevailed more with God, than Israel's loud out - cries. But is God displeased with Moses for praying? No, he asks this question, Wherefore criest thou unto me? Wherefore shouldst thou press thy petition any farther, when it is already granted? Moses has something else to do besides praying, he is to command the hosts of Israel. Speak to them that they go forward - Some think Moses had prayed not so much for their deliverance, he was assured of that; as for the pardon of their murmurings, and God's ordering them to go forward, was an intimation of the pardon. Moses bid them stand still and expect orders from God: and now orders are given. They thought they must have been directed either to the right hand, or to the left; no, saith God, speak to them to go forward, directly to the sea - side; as if there had lain a fleet of transport ships ready for them to embark in. Let the children of Israel go as far as they can upon dry ground, and then God will divide the sea. The same power could have congealed the waters for them to pass over, but infinite wisdom chose rather to divide the waters for them to pass through, for that way of salvation is always pitched upon which is most humbling.


Discussion for Exodus 14:15

  • Dr Iyke Nwambie for verse 15
    Leaders think in a different way. Every great leader like Moses operates from the angle of being a follower first. Moses, unlike the children of Israel already understood the idea that God wants us to neutralize fear with courage by acting out our faith.
  • Andrew r. jackson for verse 15
    As faithful Abraham hoped against hope. We all are comfortable with where we sit, like visiting a sick person on their bed of affliction. Or trying to comfort a family in a hospice situation. We are not the object of suffering in either case so we are filled with advice. Moses however was bearing all the weight of the day, not to mention in the heat of the day. Moses Makes an attempt to consult God! He 'd always consulted him when he despaired or was confronted or confused about what would be best thing to do. But unknowingly to Moses, despite God 's response to his cry for help and his desire was for what perhaps would have been a different answer, God nonetheless did answer Moses with the necessary word of assurance he needed in his hour of difficulty. Moses had not read that God 's ways were pass finding out as maybe we have. So he did the spiritually prudent thing. the same as we all would do. Go to God with the problem as he always did in the past! Surly God will know what 's best, he always does. As it is with us,so it was with Moses, God indeed answered him that day, perfectly with a plan that could not fail. It was perfect because the mouth of the Lord had spoken it. So as we continue going to him for answers let us not despair nor be dismayed because the Lord our God is with us...Remember the command from God is always Forward, not backward Be blessed.
  • The Rev. Victor Ben for verse 15
    in Exodus 14 15 we see the need for action accepting responsibility Ibibio people of Akwa Ibom State have a saying that standing still is alien to dancing God has the power to remove every impediment or obstacle on the way of His people The people of God must not spiritualize what should not be spiritualized What is needed is action by faith to reach the Promised Land
  • Lean on the voice of God
  • THE VERY REV. ISAAC OLOKODE. for verse 15
    God is a God of Surprises!God is ever ready to surprise those persons that can trust Him in Hopeless Situations.What Situation are you passing through? Be Hopeful in God alone! All shall be well with you!
  • Bishop Michael Minnix for verse 15
    Let the church say AMEN! God hath spoken. Beautiful scripture for such a time as this.

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