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Chapter 14

15, 16, 21, 22. Hand of Christ Rolled Back Waters—The mighty hand of Christ rolled back the waters of the Red Sea, so that they stood up like a wall. Thus He made a dry passage through the sea, and Israel passed over dryshod (Manuscript 155, 1899). 1BC 1101.6

23, 26-28. Pursuit of Israel Closed Egyptians’ Probation—When the whole army,—“all Pharaoh's horses, his chariots, and his horsemen,”—were in the very bed of the sea, the Lord said unto Moses, “Stretch out thy rod over the sea.” Israel had passed over on dry land, but they heard the shouting of the armies in pursuit. As Moses stretched out his rod over the sea, the embanked waters that had stood as a great wall, rolled on in their natural course. Of all the men of Egypt in that vast army, not one escaped. All perished in their determination to have their own way and to refuse God's way. That occasion was the end of their probation (Manuscript 35, 1906). 1BC 1101.7

25-27. Pharaoh Perished in Red Sea—The monarch hardened his heart, and went on from one step to another of unbelief, until throughout the vast realm of Egypt the firstborn, the pride of every household, had been laid low. After this he hurried with his army after Israel. He sought to bring back a people delivered by the arm of Omnipotence. But he was fighting against a Power greater than any human power, and with his host he perished in the waters of the Red Sea (Manuscript 126, 1901). 1BC 1101.8