81 THE YISRAELITES DEPART FROM EGYPT
The Departure of the Yisraelites from Egypt with Great Riches and Flocks and Herds. After the Egyptians bury their First-born, many of them go after the Yisraelites to induce them to return. But they refuse to return, and fight the Nobles of Egypt and drive them home. Pharaoh resolves with the Egyptians to pursue Yisrael and compel them to Return. The Children of Yisrael are divided--some wanting to go back. Mosheh prays for deliverance. YAHWEH tells him not to cry to him, but proceed. The waters of the Red Sea are Divided. The Yisraelites pass Through in Safety, but the Egyptians are utterly Destroyed. The Yisraelites proceed on their Journey, and are fed with Manna. The Children of Esau fight Yisrael, but the Latter Prevail.
1 And the children of Yisrael journeyed from Rameses to Succoth, about six hundred thousand men on foot, besides the little ones and their wives.
2 Also a mixed multitude went up with them, and flocks and herds, even much cattle.
3 And the sojourning of the children of Yisrael, who dwelt in the land of Egypt in hard labor, was two hundred and ten years.
4 And at the end of two hundred and ten years, YAHWEH brought forth the children of Yisrael from Egypt with a strong hand.
5 And the children of Yisrael traveled from Egypt and from Goshen and from Rameses, and encamped in Succoth on the fifteenth day of the first month.
6 And the Egyptians buried all their first born whom YAHWEH had smitten, and all the Egyptians buried their slain for three days.
7 And the children of Yisrael traveled from Succoth and encamped in Ethom, at the end of the wilderness.
8 And on the third day after the Egyptians had buried their first born, many men rose up from Egypt and went after Yisrael to make them return to Egypt, for they repented that they had sent the Yisraelites away from their servitude.
9 And one man said to his neighbor, Surely Mosheh and Aaron spoke to Pharaoh, saying, We will go a three days' journey in the wilderness and sacrifice to YAHWEH our Elohim.
10 Now therefore let us rise up early in the morning and cause them to return, and it shall be that if they return with us to Egypt to their masters, then shall we know that there is faith in them, but if they will not return, then will we fight with them, and make them come back with great power and a strong hand.
11 And all the nobles of Pharaoh rose up in the morning, and with them about seven hundred thousand men, and they went forth from Egypt on that day, and came to the place where the children of Yisrael were.
12 And all the Egyptians saw and behold Mosheh and Aaron and all the children of Yisrael were sitting before Pi-hahiroth, eating and drinking and celebrating the feast of YAHWEH.
13 And all the Egyptians said to the children of Yisrael, Surely you said, We will go a journey for three days in the wilderness and sacrifice to our YAHWEH and return.
14 Now therefore this day makes five days since you went, why do you not return to your masters?
15 And Mosheh and Aaron answered them, saying, Because YAHWEH our Elohim has testified in us, saying, You shall no more return to Egypt, but we will betake ourselves to a land flowing with milk and honey, as YAHWEH our Elohim had sworn to our ancestors to give to us.
16 And when the nobles of Egypt saw that the children of Yisrael did not hearken to them, to return to Egypt, they girded themselves to fight with Yisrael.
17 And YAHWEH strengthened the hearts of the children of Yisrael over the Egyptians, that they gave them a severe beating, and the battle was sore upon the Egyptians, and all the Egyptians fled from before the children of Yisrael, for many of them perished by the hand of Yisrael.
18 And the nobles of Pharaoh went to Egypt and told Pharaoh, saying, The children of Yisrael have fled, and will no more return to Egypt, and in this manner did Mosheh and Aaron speak to us.
19 And Pharaoh heard this thing, and his heart and the hearts of all his subjects were turned against Yisrael, and they repented that they had sent Yisrael; and all the Egyptians advised Pharaoh to pursue the children of Yisrael to make them come back to their burdens.
20 And they said each man to his brother, What is this which we have done, that we have sent Yisrael from our servitude?
21 And YAHWEH strengthened the hearts of all the Egyptians to pursue the Yisraelites, for YAHWEH desired to overthrow the Egyptians in the Red Sea.
22 And Pharaoh rose up and harnessed his chariot, and he ordered all the Egyptians to assemble, not one man was left excepting the little ones and the women.
23 And all the Egyptians went forth with Pharaoh to pursue the children of Yisrael, and the camp of Egypt was an exceedingly large and heavy camp, about ten hundred thousand men.
24 And the whole of this camp went and pursued the children of Yisrael to bring them back to Egypt, and they reached them encamping by the Red Sea.
25 And the children of Yisrael lifted up their eyes, and beheld all the Egyptians pursuing them, and the children of Yisrael were greatly terrified at them, and the children of Yisrael cried to YAHWEH.
26 And on account of the Egyptians, the children of Yisrael divided themselves into four divisions, and they were divided in their opinions, for they were afraid of the Egyptians, and Mosheh spoke to each of them.
27 The first division was of the children of Reuben, Simeon, and Issachar, and they resolved to cast themselves into the sea, for they were exceedingly afraid of the Egyptians.
28 And Mosheh said to them, Fear not, stand still and see the yeshua of YAHWEH which He will effect this day for you.
29 The second division was of the children of Zebulun, Benjamin and Naphtali, and they resolved to go back to Egypt with the Egyptians.
30 And Mosheh said to them, Fear not, for as you have seen the Egyptians this day, so shall you see them no more for ever.
31 The third division was of the children of Yahudah and Yoseph, and they resolved to go to meet the Egyptians to fight with them.
32 And Mosheh said to them, Stand in your places, for YAHWEH will fight for you, and you shall remain silent.
33 And the fourth division was of the children of Levi, Gad, and Asher, and they resolved to go into the midst of the Egyptians to confound them, and Mosheh said to them, Remain in your stations and fear not, only call unto YAHWEH that he may save you out of their hands.
34 After this Mosheh rose up from amidst the people, and he prayed to YAHWEH and said,
35 O YAHWEH the Elohim of the whole earth, save now your people whom you did bring forth from Egypt, and let not the Egyptians boast that power and might are theirs.
36 So YAHWEH said to Mosheh, Why did you cry unto me? speak to the children of Yisrael that they shall proceed, and do you stretch out your rod upon the sea and divide it, and the children of Yisrael shall pass through it.
37 And Mosheh did so, and he lifted up his rod upon the sea and divided it.
38 And the waters of the sea were divided into twelve parts, and the children of Yisrael passed through on foot, with shoes, as a man would pass through a prepared road.
39 And YAHWEH manifested to the children of Yisrael his wonders in Egypt and in the sea by the hand of Mosheh and Aaron.
40 And when the children of Yisrael had entered the sea, the Egyptians came after them, and the waters of the sea resumed upon them, and they all sank in the water, and not one man was left excepting Pharaoh, who gave thanks to YAHWEH and believed in him, therefore YAHWEH did not cause him to perish at that time with the Egyptians.
41 And YAHWEH ordered an heavenly messenger to take him from among the Egyptians, who cast him upon the land of Ninevah and he reigned over it for a long time.
42 And on that day YAHWEH saved Yisrael from the hand of Egypt, and all the children of Yisrael saw that the Egyptians had perished, and they beheld the great hand of YAHWEH, in what he had performed in Egypt and in the sea.
43 Then sang Mosheh and the children of Yisrael this song unto YAHWEH, on the day when YAHWEH caused the Egyptians to fall before them.
44 And all Yisrael sang in concert, saying, I will sing to YAHWEH for He is greatly exalted, the horse and his rider has he cast into the sea; behold it is written in the book of the law of YAHWEH.
45 After this the children of Yisrael proceeded on their journey, and encamped in Marah, and YAHWEH gave to the children of Yisrael statutes and judgments in that place in Marah, and YAHWEH commanded the children of Yisrael to walk in all his ways and to serve him.
46 And they journeyed from Marah and came to Elim, and in Elim were twelve springs of water and seventy date trees, and the children encamped there by the waters.
47 And they journeyed from Elim and came to the wilderness of Sin, on the fifteenth day of the second month after their departure from Egypt.
48 At that time YAHWEH gave the manna to the children of Yisrael to eat, and YAHWEH caused food to rain from heaven for the children of Yisrael day by day.
49 And the children of Yisrael ate the manna for forty years, all the days that they were in the wilderness, until they came to the land of Canaan to possess it.
50 And they proceeded from the wilderness of Sin and encamped in Alush.
51 And they proceeded from Alush and encamped in Rephidim.
52 And when the children of Yisrael were in Rephidim, Amalek the son of Eliphaz, the son of Esau, the brother of Zepho, came to fight with Yisrael.
53 And he brought with him eight hundred and one thousand men, magicians and conjurers, and he prepared for battle with Yisrael in Rephidim.
54 And they carried on a great and severe battle against Yisrael, and YAHWEH delivered Amalek and his people into the hands of Mosheh and the children of Yisrael, and into the hand of Yahshua, the son of Nun, the Ephrathite, the servant of Mosheh.
55 And the children of Yisrael smote Amalek and his people at the edge of the sword, but the battle was very sore upon the children of Yisrael.
56 And YAHWEH said to Mosheh, Write this thing as a memorial for you in a book, and place it in the hand of Yahshua, the son of Nun, your servant, and you shalt command the children of Yisrael, saying, When you shalt come to the land of Canaan, you shalt utterly efface the remembrance of Amalek from under heaven.
57 And Mosheh did so, and he took the book and wrote upon it these words, saying,
58 Remember what Amalek has done to you in the road when you went forth from Egypt.
59 Who met you in the road and smote your rear, even those that were feeble behind you when you were faint and weary.
60 Therefore it shall be when YAHWEH your Elohim shall have given you rest from all thine enemies round about in the land which YAHWEH your Elohim gives you for an inheritance, to possess it, that you shalt blot out the remembrance of Amalek from under heaven, you shalt not forget it.
61 And the king who shall have pity on Amalek, or upon his memory or upon his seed, behold I will require it of him, and I will cut him off from among his people.
62 And Mosheh wrote all these things in a book, and he enjoined the children of Yisrael respecting all these matters.