Exodus 14:2

“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.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Speake vnto the children of Israel, that they turne and encampe before Pi-hahiroth, betweene Migdol and the sea, ouer against Baal-Zephon: before it shall ye encampe by the sea.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"Tell the sons of Israel to turn back and camp before Pi-hahiroth, between Migdol and the sea; you shall camp in front of Baal-zephon, opposite it, by the sea.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Speak unto the children of Israel, that they turn back and encamp before Pihahiroth, between Migdol and the sea, before Baal-zephon: over against it shall ye encamp by the sea.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Give orders to the children of Israel to go back and put up their tents before Pi-hahiroth, between Migdol and the sea, in front of Baal-zephon, opposite to which you are to put up your tents by the sea.
- Basic English Bible

Speak unto the children of Israel, that they turn and encamp before Pi-hahiroth, between Migdol and the sea: before Baal-Zephon, opposite to it, shall ye encamp by the sea.
- Darby Bible

Speak to the children of Israel, that they turn and encamp before Pi-hahiroth, between Migdol and the sea, over against Baal-zephon: before it shall ye encamp by the sea.
- Webster's Bible

Speak to the children of Israel, that they turn back and encamp before Pihahiroth, between Migdol and the sea, before Baal Zephon. You shall encamp opposite it by the sea.
- World English Bible

`Speak unto the sons of Israel, and they turn back and encamp before Pi-Hahiroth, between Migdol and the sea, before Baal-Zephon; over-against it ye do encamp by the sea,
- Youngs Literal Bible

'Speak unto the children of Israel, that they turn back and encamp before Pi-hahiroth, between Migdol and the sea, before Baal-zephon, over against it shall ye encamp by the sea.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Exodus 14:2


14:2 They were got to the edge of the wilderness, #Ex 13:20|, and one stage or two would have brought them to Horeb, the place appointed for their serving God, but instead of going forward, they are ordered to turn short off, on the right - hand from Canaan, and to march towards the Red - sea. When they were at Etham, there was no sea in their way to obstruct their passage; but God himself orders them into straits, which might give them an assurance, that when his purposes were served, he would bring them out of those straits. Before Pi - hahiroth - Or the straits of Hiroth, two great mountains, between which they marched. Migdol and Baal - zephon were cities of Egypt and probably garrison'd.


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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