Ex 14:5-12

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Ex 14:5-12

Post by clark thompson on Mon Mar 30, 2015 8:02 pm

Exodus 14:5-12 King James Version (KJV)
5 And it was told the king of Egypt that the people fled: and the heart of Pharaoh and of his servants was turned against the people, and they said, Why have we done this, that we have let Israel go from serving us?
6 And he made ready his chariot, and took his people with him:
7 And he took six hundred chosen chariots, and all the chariots of Egypt, and captains over every one of them.
8 And the LORD hardened the heart of Pharaoh king of Egypt, and he pursued after the children of Israel: and the children of Israel went out with an high hand.
9 But the Egyptians pursued after them, all the horses and chariots of Pharaoh, and his horsemen, and his army, and overtook them encamping by the sea, beside Pihahiroth, before Baalzephon.
10 And when Pharaoh drew nigh, the children of Israel lifted up their eyes, and, behold, the Egyptians marched after them; and they were sore afraid: and the children of Israel cried out unto the LORD.
11 And they said unto Moses, Because there were no graves in Egypt, hast thou taken us away to die in the wilderness? wherefore hast thou dealt thus with us, to carry us forth out of Egypt?
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.

Exodus 14:5-12 Living Bible (TLB)

5 When word reached the king of Egypt that the Israelis were not planning to return to Egypt after three days, but to keep on going, Pharaoh and his staff became bold again. “What is this we have done, letting all these slaves get away?” they asked. 6 So Pharaoh led the chase in his chariot, 7 followed by the pick of Egypt’s chariot corps—600 chariots in all—and other chariots driven by Egyptian officers. 8 He pursued the people of Israel, for they had taken much of the wealth of Egypt with them. 9 Pharaoh’s entire cavalry—horses, chariots, and charioteers—was used in the chase; and the Egyptian army overtook the people of Israel as they were camped beside the shore near Piha-hiroth, across from Baal-zephon.
10 As the Egyptian army approached, the people of Israel saw them far in the distance, speeding after them, and they were terribly frightened and cried out to the Lord to help them.
11 And they turned against Moses, whining, “Have you brought us out here to die in the desert because there were not enough graves for us in Egypt? Why did you make us leave Egypt? 12 Isn’t this what we told you, while we were slaves, to leave us alone? We said it would be better to be slaves to the Egyptians than dead in the wilderness.”

Living Bible (TLB) The Living Bible copyright © 1971 by Tyndale House Foundation. Used by permission of Tyndale House Publishers Inc., Carol Stream, Illinois 60188. All rights reserved.

These are my thoughts, please share yours.

5 They suddenly realized the results of what they had done, they truly had no option but to let them go because they would have been completely destroyed by the plagues if they would have not let them go.

6 The Pharaoh listens to his people because they he wants them to do their work without excuses, he should have did what was best for Egypt.

7 He sent his entire military, which was a bad idea; he could have been attacked by outside nations if they knew this.

8 This is why all this happened because the Lord made it happen. It would prevent Egypt from ever going after Israel again.

9 This would have scared Israel as we see, this at time was the most powerful military known coming to get them but the had God on their side Egypt stood no chance.

10 They were scared and looked to the Lord this is exactly what we should do when we are scared and have no idea of what to do.

11 They then instead of waiting on God to answer their prayer they complain and blame Moses, do we choose to wait after we pray to God or do we choose to blame someone instead of waiting do we refuse to wait.

12 They were not going to die in the desert they would have got taken back to Egypt worse case but God had other plans with Egypt coming.

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