Exodus 14:3
Good News Translation
The king will think that the Israelites are wandering around in the country and are closed in by the desert.

Contemporary English Version
The king will think you were afraid to cross the desert and that you are wandering around, trying to find another way to leave the country.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And Pharao will say of the children of Israel: They are straitened in the land, the desert hath shut them in.

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And Pharao will say of the children of Israel: They are straitened in the land, the desert hath shut them in.

Pharaoh

Exodus 7:3,4 But I shall harden his heart, and shall multiply my signs and wonders in the land of Egypt. . . .

Deuteronomy 31:21 And after many evils and afflictions shall have come upon them, this canticle shall answer them for a testimony, which no oblivion shall take away out of the mouth of their seed. For I know their thoughts, and what they are about to do this day, before that I bring them into the land which I have promised them.

Psalm 139:2,4 Thou hast known my sitting down, and my rising up. . . .

Ezekiel 38:10,11,17 Thus saith the Lord God: In that day projects shall enter into thy heart, and thou shalt conceive a mischievous design. . . .

Acts 4:28 To do what thy hand and thy counsel decreed to be done.

they are entangled

Judges 16:2 And when the Philistines had heard this, and it was noised about among them, that Samson was come into the city, they surrounded him, setting guards at the gate of the city, and watching there all the night in silence, that in the morning they might kill him as he went out.

1 Samuel 23:7,23 And it was told Saul that David was come to Ceila: and Saul said: The Lord hath delivered him into my hands, and he is shut up, being come into a city that hath gates and bars. . . .

Psalm 3:2 Many say to my soul: There is no salvation for him in his God.

Psalm 71:11 Saying: God hath forsaken him: pursue and take him, for there is none to deliver him.

Jeremiah 20:10,11 For I heard the reproaches of many, and terror on every side: Persecute him, and let us persecute him: from all the men that were my familiars, and continued at my side: if by any means he may be deceived, and we may prevail against him, and be revenged on him. . . .

Context
Pharaoh Pursues the Israelites
2Speak to the children of Israel: Let them turn and encamp over against Phihahiroth, which is between Magdal and the sea over against Beelsephon: you shall encamp before it upon the sea. 3And Pharao will say of the children of Israel: They are straitened in the land, the desert hath shut them in.4And I shall harden his heart and he will pursue you: and I shall be glorified in Pharao, and in all his army: and the Egyptians shall know that I am the Lord. And they did so.…
Cross References
Exodus 14:2
Speak to the children of Israel: Let them turn and encamp over against Phihahiroth, which is between Magdal and the sea over against Beelsephon: you shall encamp before it upon the sea.

Exodus 14:4
And I shall harden his heart and he will pursue you: and I shall be glorified in Pharao, and in all his army: and the Egyptians shall know that I am the Lord. And they did so.

Additional Translations
For Pharaoh will say of the Israelites, ‘They are wandering the land in confusion; the wilderness has boxed them in.’For Pharaoh will say of the children of Israel, They are entangled in the land, the wilderness has shut them in.

And Pharaoh will say of the children of Israel, They are entangled in the land, the wilderness hath shut them in.

And Pharao will say to his people, As for these children of Israel, they are wandering in the land, for the wilderness has shut them in.

And Pharaoh will say of the children of Israel, They are entangled in the land, the wilderness has hemmed them in.

And Pharaoh will say of the children of Israel, They are entangled in the land, the wilderness hath shut them in.

For Pharaoh will say of the children of Israel, They are entangled in the land, the wilderness hath shut them in.

Pharaoh will say of the children of Israel, 'They are entangled in the land. The wilderness has shut them in.'

and Pharaoh hath said of the sons of Israel, They are entangled in the land, the wilderness hath shut upon them;
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