Chinese Contemporary Bible (Traditional)

出埃及記 14

過紅海

1耶和華對摩西說: 「你吩咐以色列人改變方向,在比·哈希錄附近的海邊紮營,在紅海和密奪之間,對面是巴力·洗分。 法老必定以為你們走迷了路,被困在曠野。 我要使法老的心剛硬,使他派兵追趕你們。我要在法老和埃及軍兵身上得到榮耀,好叫埃及人知道我是耶和華。」於是,以色列人依言而行。

有人向埃及王報信,說以色列百姓逃走了。法老和他的臣僕便改變主意,說:「我們怎麼可以讓以色列人就這樣離開我們,不再服侍我們呢?」 法老便吩咐人預備戰車,他親自領軍, 率領埃及所有的戰車,包括六百輛最精銳的戰車,每輛車上都有戰車長。 耶和華使法老的心剛硬,法老就追趕毫無懼色地離開埃及的以色列人。 埃及大軍的戰車騎兵傾巢而出,沿著海邊追趕,在巴力·洗分對面的比·哈希錄附近追上了正在那裡安營的以色列人。

10 以色列人看見法老大軍追了上來,非常害怕,便呼求耶和華。 11 他們對摩西說:「難道埃及沒有墳地,要你帶我們出來死在曠野嗎?為什麼要帶我們離開埃及呢? 12 我們對你說過,別管我們,就讓我們服侍埃及人吧。服侍埃及人總比死在曠野好啊!」 13 摩西對百姓說:「你們不用害怕,站穩了,看耶和華用什麼方法解救你們。你們再也看不到你們今天看到的埃及人了。 14 耶和華必為你們爭戰,你們要保持鎮靜。」 15 耶和華對摩西說:「為什麼向我呼求呢?吩咐以色列人往前走吧。 16 你舉手向海伸出手杖,把海水分開,以色列人可以從中間的乾地走過去。 17 我要使埃及人的心剛硬,他們會緊追不捨,跟著你們走進海底。我要在法老及其大軍、戰車和騎兵身上得到榮耀。 18 當我在法老及其戰車和騎兵身上得到榮耀時,埃及人就知道我是耶和華。」

19 這時,在以色列人前面領路的上帝的天使,轉到百姓後面,雲柱也隨著移到後面立住。 20 雲柱停在埃及軍隊和以色列人的中間,埃及軍隊這邊一片黑暗,以色列人那邊卻有光,雙方整夜都無法接近對方。

21 摩西向海伸出手,耶和華便整夜用強勁的東風吹退海水,將海底變成乾地。海水分開後, 22 以色列人踏著乾地走入海中,海水如兩道牆立在他們左右。 23 法老的軍兵車馬緊追不捨,都跟著下到海中。 24 到了破曉時分,耶和華從雲柱火柱中俯視埃及軍隊,擾亂他們的隊伍。 25 祂使他們戰車的輪子脫落,難以前行。於是,埃及人說:「我們逃命吧,因為耶和華在幫助以色列人對付我們!」

26 耶和華對摩西說:「你向海伸出手,使海水回流,淹沒埃及軍隊。」 27 天剛亮的時候,摩西向海伸出手,海水便復原。埃及人紛紛向岸上逃命,耶和華卻使大水把他們捲回海中。 28 海水回流,法老的戰車和人馬都淹沒在大海之中,全軍覆沒。 29 全體以色列人卻在乾地上走過紅海,海水在他們兩邊築成水牆。 30 那天,耶和華就這樣從埃及人手中拯救了以色列人。後來,以色列人還看見埃及人的屍體橫在海邊。 31 以色列百姓親眼看見耶和華怎樣以大能對付埃及人,他們就敬畏耶和華,又信服祂和祂的僕人摩西。

Amplified Bible

Exodus 14

Pharaoh in Pursuit

1Now the Lord spoke to Moses, saying, “Tell the sons of Israel to turn back and camp in front of Pi-hahiroth, between Migdol and the sea. You shall camp in front of Baal-zephon, opposite it, by the sea. For Pharaoh will say of the Israelites, ‘They are wandering aimlessly in the land; the wilderness has shut them in.’ I will harden (make stubborn, defiant) Pharaoh’s heart, so that he will pursue them; and I will be glorified and honored through Pharaoh and all his army, and the Egyptians shall know [without any doubt] and acknowledge that I am the Lord.” And they did so.

When the king of Egypt was told that the people had fled, Pharaoh and his servants had a change of heart toward the people, and they said, “What is this that we have done? We have let Israel go from serving us!” So Pharaoh harnessed horses to his war-chariots [for battle] and took his [a]army with him; and he took six hundred chosen war-chariots, and all the other war-chariots of Egypt with [b]fighting charioteers over all of them. The Lord hardened the heart of Pharaoh, king of Egypt, and he pursued the Israelites, as they were leaving confidently and defiantly. The Egyptians chased them with all the horses and war-chariots of Pharaoh, his horsemen and his army, and they overtook them as they camped by the sea, beside Pi-hahiroth, in front of Baal-zephon.

10 As Pharaoh approached, the Israelites looked up and saw the Egyptians marching after them, and they were very frightened; so the Israelites cried out to the Lord. 11 Then they said to Moses, “Is it because there are no graves in Egypt that you have taken us away to die in the wilderness? What is this that you have done to us by bringing us out of Egypt? 12 Did we not say to you in Egypt, ‘Leave us alone; let us serve the Egyptians?’ For it would have been better for us to serve the Egyptians [as slaves] than to die in the wilderness.”

The Sea Is Divided

13 Then Moses said to the people, “Do not be afraid! Take your stand [be firm and confident and undismayed] and see the salvation of the Lord which He will accomplish for you today; for those Egyptians whom you have seen today, you will never see again. 14 The Lord will fight for you while you [only need to] keep silent and remain calm.”

15 The Lord said to Moses, “Why do you cry to Me? Tell the sons of Israel to move forward [toward the sea]. 16 As for you, lift up your staff and stretch out your hand over the sea and divide it, so that the sons of Israel may go through the middle of the sea on dry land. 17 As for Me, hear this: I will harden the hearts of the Egyptians, and they will go in [the sea] after them; and I will be glorified and honored through Pharaoh and all his army, and his war-chariots and his horsemen. 18 And the Egyptians shall know [without any doubt] and acknowledge that I am the Lord, when I am glorified and honored through Pharaoh, through his war-chariots and his charioteers.”

19 The [c]angel of God, who had been going in front of the camp of Israel, moved and went behind them. The pillar of the cloud moved from in front and stood behind them. 20 So it came between the camp of Egypt and the camp of Israel. It was a cloud along with darkness [even by day to the Egyptians], but it gave light by night [to the Israelites]; so one [army] did not come near the other all night.

21 Then Moses stretched out his hand over the sea; and the Lord swept the sea back by a strong east wind all that night and turned the seabed into dry land, and the waters were divided. 22 The Israelites went into the middle of the sea on dry land, and the waters formed a wall to them on their right hand and on their left. 23 Then the Egyptians pursued them into the middle of the sea, even all Pharaoh’s horses, his war-chariots and his charioteers. 24 So it happened at the early morning watch [before dawn], that the Lord looked down on the army of the Egyptians through the pillar of fire and cloud and put them in a state of confusion. 25 He made their chariot wheels hard to turn, and the chariots difficult to drive; so the Egyptians said, “Let us flee from Israel, for the Lord is fighting for them against the Egyptians.”

26 Then the Lord said to Moses, “Stretch out your hand over the sea so that the waters may come back over the Egyptians, on their war-chariots and their charioteers.” 27 So Moses stretched out his hand over the sea, and the sea returned to its normal flow at sunrise; and the Egyptians retreated right into it [being met by the returning water]; so the Lord overthrew the Egyptians and tossed them into the midst of the sea. 28 The waters returned and covered the chariots and the charioteers, and all the army of Pharaoh that had gone into the sea after them; not even one of them survived. 29 But the Israelites walked on dry land in the middle of the sea, and the waters formed a wall to them on their right hand and on their left.

30 The Lord saved Israel that day from the hand of the Egyptians, and Israel saw the Egyptians [lying] dead on the [d]seashore. 31 When Israel saw the great power which the Lord had used against the Egyptians, they feared the Lord [with reverence and awe-filled respect], and they believed in the Lord, and in His servant Moses.

Notas al pie

  1. Exodus 14:6 Lit people.
  2. Exodus 14:7 Or perhaps three-man teams.
  3. Exodus 14:19 See note Gen 16:7.
  4. Exodus 14:30 Lit the lip of the sea.