Exodus 14:14
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English Standard Version
The LORD will fight for you, and you have only to be silent.”

King James Bible
The LORD shall fight for you, and ye shall hold your peace.

American Standard Version
Jehovah will fight for you, and ye shall hold your peace.

Douay-Rheims Bible
The Lord will fight for you, and you shall hold your peace.

English Revised Version
The LORD shall fight for you, and ye shall hold your peace.

Webster's Bible Translation
The LORD will fight for you, and ye shall hold your peace.

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Commentary
Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

When it was announced that Israel had fled, "the heart of Pharaoh and his servants turned against the people," and they repented that they had let them go. When and whence the information came, we are not told. The common opinion, that it was brought after the Israelites changed their route, has no foundation in the text. For the change in Pharaoh's feelings towards the Israelites, and his regret that he had let them go, were caused not by their supposed mistake, but by their flight. Now the king and his servants regarded the exodus as a flight, as soon as they recovered from the panic caused by the death of the first-born, and began to consider the consequences of the permission given to the people to leave his service. This may have occurred as early as the second day after the exodus. In that case, Pharaoh would have had time to collect chariots and horsemen, and overtake the Israelites at Hachiroth, as they could easily perform the same journey in two days, or one day and a half, to which the Israelites had taken more than three. "He yoked his chariot (had it yoked, cf. 1 Kings 6:14), and took his people (i.e., his warriors) with him," viz., "six hundred chosen war chariots (Exodus 14:7), and all the chariots of Egypt" (sc., that he could get together in the time), and "royal guards upon them all." שׁלשׁים, τριστάται, tristatae qui et terni statores vocantur, nomen est secundi gradus post regiam dignitatem (Jerome on Ezekiel 23:23), not charioteers (see my Com. on 1 Kings 9:22). According to Exodus 14:9, the army raised by Pharaoh consisted of chariot horses (רכב סוּס), riding horses (פּרשׁים, lit., runners, 1 Kings 5:6), and חיל, the men belonging to them. War chariots and cavalry were always the leading force of the Egyptians (cf. Isaiah 31:1; Isaiah 36:9). Three times (Exodus 14:4, Exodus 14:8, and Exodus 14:17) it is stated that Jehovah hardened Pharaoh's heart, so that he pursued the Israelites, to show that God had decreed this hardening, to glorify Himself in the judgment and death of the proud king, who would not honour God, the Holy One, in his life. "And the children of Israel were going out with a high hand:" Exodus 14:8. is a conditional clause in the sense of, "although they went out" (Ewald, 341). רמה יד, the high hand, is the high hand of Jehovah with the might which it displayed (Isaiah 26:11), not the armed hand of the Israelites. This is the meaning also in Numbers 33:3; it is different in Numbers 15:30. The very fact that Pharaoh did not discern the lifting up of Jehovah's hand in the exodus of Israel displayed the hardening of his heart. "Beside Pihachiroth:" see Exodus 14:2.

Exodus 14:14 Parallel Commentaries

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Exodus 14:25 And took off their chariot wheels, that they drove them heavily: so that the Egyptians said, Let us flee from the face of Israel...

Exodus 15:3 The LORD is a man of war: the LORD is his name.

Deuteronomy 1:30 The LORD your God which goes before you, he shall fight for you, according to all that he did for you in Egypt before your eyes;

Deuteronomy 3:22 You shall not fear them: for the LORD your God he shall fight for you.

Deuteronomy 20:4 For the LORD your God is he that goes with you, to fight for you against your enemies, to save you.

Joshua 10:10,14,42 And the LORD discomfited them before Israel, and slew them with a great slaughter at Gibeon...

Joshua 23:3,10 And you have seen all that the LORD your God has done to all these nations because of you...

Judges 5:20 They fought from heaven; the stars in their courses fought against Sisera.

2 Chronicles 20:17,29 You shall not need to fight in this battle: set yourselves, stand you still, and see the salvation of the LORD with you...

Nehemiah 4:20 In what place therefore you hear the sound of the trumpet, resort you thither to us: our God shall fight for us.

Isaiah 31:4,5 For thus has the LORD spoken to me, Like as the lion and the young lion roaring on his prey...

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Psalm 50:3 Our God shall come, and shall not keep silence: a fire shall devour before him, and it shall be very tempestuous round about him.

Psalm 83:1 Keep not you silence, O God: hold not your peace, and be not still, O God.

Isaiah 30:15 For thus said the Lord GOD, the Holy One of Israel; In returning and rest shall you be saved...

Cross References
Exodus 14:15
The LORD said to Moses, "Why do you cry to me? Tell the people of Israel to go forward.

Exodus 14:25
clogging their chariot wheels so that they drove heavily. And the Egyptians said, "Let us flee from before Israel, for the LORD fights for them against the Egyptians."

Exodus 15:3
The LORD is a man of war; the LORD is his name.

Deuteronomy 1:30
The LORD your God who goes before you will himself fight for you, just as he did for you in Egypt before your eyes,

Deuteronomy 3:22
You shall not fear them, for it is the LORD your God who fights for you.'

Joshua 10:14
There has been no day like it before or since, when the LORD heeded the voice of a man, for the LORD fought for Israel.

Joshua 23:3
And you have seen all that the LORD your God has done to all these nations for your sake, for it is the LORD your God who has fought for you.

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