The Exodus

Sea of Reeds
Exodus 14:5-31

Once the Pharaoh found out that the Israelites had fled, he realized that he had lost his slaves and his heart was hardened again.

After consulting with his officials the Pharaoh decided that he could not let the Hebrew slaves go.

He sent his elite captains in their chariots after the Israelites to make them return to Egypt.

When the Israelites came upon the Sea of Reeds they saw that it was impossible for them to cross.

They started to panic because behind the black cloud they could hear the chariots and horses of Pharaoh chasing them.

The cloud kept the Egyptians separated from the Israelites.

Faced with this situation, the Israelites began to doubt Moses, questioning why he had even led them out of Egypt.

They thought that they would either die in the sea or be treated more cruelly by the Egyptians if they had to return.


Moses called on God who commanded him to place his staff in the water.

Immediately, to the amazement of the Israelites, the waters miraculously parted.

Walls of water appeared to the left and right and in-between there was dry ground.

Moses led the Israelites to the other side.

As they reached the other side the cloud 
disappeared and Pharaoh’s army and chariots entered into the sea.

The waters returned and drowned all Pharaoh’s horses and chariots.

When they reached the other side and the waters closed on Pharaoh’s army.

Miriam Moses older sister leads the Hebrew Women in song and dance

To celebrate their escape from Egypt and the  crossing the sea of reeds.