Exodus 14:21

“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.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations for Exodus 14:21

And Moses stretched out his hand ouer the Sea, and the Lord caused the Sea to goe backe by a strong East winde all that night, and made the Sea dry land, and the waters were diuided.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Then Moses stretched out his hand over the sea; and the LORD swept the sea {back} by a strong east wind all night and turned the sea into dry land, so the waters were divided.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And Moses stretched out his hand over the sea; and Jehovah caused the sea to go `back' by a strong east wind all the night, and made the sea dry land, and the waters were divided.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And when Moses' hand was stretched out over the sea, the Lord with a strong east wind made the sea go back all night, and the waters were parted in two and the sea became dry land.
- Basic English Bible

And Moses stretched out his hand over the sea; and Jehovah made the sea go [back] by a strong east wind all the night, and made the sea dry [land], and the waters were divided.
- Darby Bible

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.
- Webster's Bible

Moses stretched out his hand over the sea, and Yahweh caused the sea to go back by a strong east wind all the night, and made the sea dry land, and the waters were divided.
- World English Bible

And Moses stretcheth out his hand towards the sea, and Jehovah causeth the sea to go on by a strong east wind all the night, and maketh the sea become dry ground, and the waters are cleaved,
- Youngs Literal Bible

And Moses stretched out his hand over the sea; and the LORD caused the sea to go back by a strong east wind all the night, and made the sea dry land, and the waters were divided.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible Commentary for Exodus 14:21

Wesley's Notes for Exodus 14:21


14:21 We have here the history of that work of wonder which is so often mentioned both in the Old and New Testament. An instance of God's almighty power in dividing the sea, and opening a passage through the waters. It was a bay, or gulf, or arm of the sea, two or three leagues over. The God of nature has not tied himself to its laws, but when he pleases dispenseth with them, and then the fire doth not burn, nor the water flow. They went through the sea to the opposite shore; they walked upon dry land in the midst of the sea; and the pillar of cloud being their rereward, the waters were a wall to them on their right hand, and on their left. Moses and Aaron it is likely ventured first, into this untrodden path, and then all Israel after them; and this march through the paths of the great waters would make their march afterwards through the wilderness less formidable. This march through the sea was in the night, and not a moon - shine night, for it was seven days after the full moon, so that they had no light but what they had from the pillar of fire. This made it the more awful, but where God leads us, he will light us; while we follow his conduct we shall not want his comforts.


Discussion for Exodus 14:21

  • Jeremiah on Exodus 14:21
    the book of jeremiah i love
  • S Spencer - in Reply on Exodus 14:21
    Hi Steve,

    Sorry we missed your original request for help, I second everything Adam has said, I would like to add God is not restricted by time, he see the ending and the beginning like a picture in front of him, we can't surprise God and the good thing about that is we can't disappoint him. He sent his son while we were yet in our sins,

    God deal with us as sons, We may not know what God is doing behind the scenes but we Know God is Love and rich in mercy and he always deal with us in his attributes. I pray that it's someone here that can offer comfort and counsel.

    I will be praying for you , I pray the Lord will grant you mercy and understanding
  • Adam - in Reply on Exodus 14:21
    Dear Steve,

    That is a heavy situation you have found yourself in. Thank you for sharing and I'm sorry you haven't received a timely response from others like maybe you were hoping for.

    Proverbs 27:17 - this verse comes to mind as we often need support from each other and to get other perspectives, so I'm glad you have risked to share your story in hope to get new others' input.

    I have prayed about this and I'd like to share my impression.

    "my wife has become a victim of my sins"

    I don't believe you caused your wife's condition. My mother had the same condition as do millions and it's already hard enough to deal with, but if we attempt to blame ourselves we only worsen an already unpleasant situation. We need to be loving and nurturing to ourselves so we have love left over to give to others. Mark 12:31. So, please don't blame yourself and instead be extra gentle with yourself and give yourself a break, that way you have more love to give others a break too. We all have limited days on earth and should make the most of it and focus on the good- especially in regards to relationships, helping others, using our gifts, etc.

    "Are my prayers lost?"

    God hears your prayers. It does take faith/belief and genuine motives. Mark 11:24. James 1. God bless you.
  • Steve Taplin - in Reply on Exodus 14:21
    Dear Adam,

    Dear Spencer,

    Dear Liz,

    Thank you all very much!

    I didn't expect to see any more replies to my question - What a nice surprise, and at Easter.

    I pray every day for my wife and am starting to accept God's will.

    Thank you

    Love to you.
  • Carleton on Exodus 14:21
    Just returned from an hour long drive to take possession of my tax returns. Thankfully, both ways, were full of flowers, yellow, white and orange mostly. Poppies are high up against the green hills. The dark clouds further into the mountains. The fires here have brought on all kinds of new abundant life while there was rain. The drought remains and will make the news again soon. Not far away are fields of figs and olives.

    Song of Solomon 2:10-13

    My beloved spake, and said unto me, Rise up, my love, my fair one, and come away.

    For, lo, the winter is past, the rain is over and gone;

    The flowers appear on the earth; the time of the singing of birds is come, and the voice of the turtle is heard in our land;

    The fig tree putteth forth her green figs, and the vines with the tender grape give a good smell.
  • Adam - in Reply on Exodus 14:21
    Can we trade places? :) God is an amazing designer.
  • Carleton - in Reply on Exodus 14:21
    Dear Adam, Yes it is true! You are welcome to visit here any time and even stay with our family if it becomes possible to figure out the details. Of course the best time of the year is spring. Fall is nice too and visiting the ocean in the fall and spring usually means less fog. Earlier I think you addressed a post to me when you meant someone else (I think).

    Carleton
  • Sacha - in Reply on Exodus 14:21
    Carleton ,what a lovely narrative ,plain and honest ,no adjectives which is always good ,i would tell you what i can see out of the windows of my flat in the middle of a deserted town centre but it wouldnt hold a candle to your lovely view and perfect description ,thanks for that .
  • SIMBA on Exodus 14:21
    i have a question

    when the Lord caused a wind to blow to the sea where the children of isreal to the east or by the west side
  • SkipVought - in Reply on Exodus 14:21
    The Children of Israel were exiting from Egypt and this is how Moses described the route to The Red Sea...

    "And it came to pass, when Pharaoh had let the people go, that God led them NOT through the way of the land of the Philistines, although that was near; for God said, Lest peradventure the people repent when they see war, and they return to Egypt: But God led the people about, THROUGH the way of The Wilderness of the RED SEA: and the children of Israel went up harnessed out of the land of Egypt."Exo 13:17-18

    The Red Sea has TWO fingers, so to speak. The finger closest to Egypt has no wilderness on the Egypt side, but the other finger has the Sinai wilderness on the Egypt side and the Arabian wilderness on the other side. So this finger of the Red Sea is the one the I believe they crossed, from the west to the east.


 

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