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 for Exodus 14:15

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 for Exodus 14:15

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.


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