Exodus 14:3
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New International Version
Pharaoh will think, 'The Israelites are wandering around the land in confusion, hemmed in by the desert.'

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

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

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

Young's Literal Translation
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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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

They are entangled in the land - God himself brought them into straits from which no human power or art could extricate them. Consider their situation when once brought out of the open country, where alone they had room either to fight or fly. Now they had the Red Sea before them, Pharaoh and his host behind them, and on their right and left hand fortresses of the Egyptians to prevent their escape; nor had they one boat or transport prepared for their passage! If they be now saved, the arm of the Lord must be seen, and the vanity and nullity of the Egyptian idols be demonstrated. By bringing them into such a situation he took from them all hope of human help, and gave their adversaries every advantage against them, so that they themselves said, They are entangled in the land, the wilderness hath shut them in.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge


Exodus 7:3,4 And I will harden Pharaoh's heart, and multiply my signs and my wonders in the land of Egypt...

Deuteronomy 31:21 And it shall come to pass, when many evils and troubles are befallen them, that this song shall testify against them as a witness...

Psalm 139:2,4 You know my sitting down and my rising up, you understand my thought afar off...

Ezekiel 38:10,11,17 Thus said the Lord GOD; It shall also come to pass, that at the same time shall things come into your mind...

Acts 4:28 For to do whatever your hand and your counsel determined before to be done.

they are entangled

Judges 16:2 And it was told the Gazites, saying, Samson is come here. And they compassed him in...

1 Samuel 23:7,23 And it was told Saul that David was come to Keilah. And Saul said, God has delivered him into my hand; for he is shut in...

Psalm 3:2 Many there be which say of my soul, There is no help for him in God. Selah.

Psalm 71:11 Saying, God has forsaken him: persecute and take him; for there is none to deliver him.

Jeremiah 20:10,11 For I heard the defaming of many, fear on every side. Report, say they, and we will report it. All my familiars watched for my halting...

A Path in the Sea
'And the angel of God, which went before the camp of Israel, removed and went behind them; and the pillar of the cloud went from before their face, and stood behind them: 20. And it came between the camp of the Egyptians and the camp of Israel; and it was a cloud and darkness to them, but it gave light by night to these: so that the one came not near the other all the night. 21. And Moses stretched out his hand over the sea; and the Lord caused the sea to go back by a strong east wind all that night,
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture

They who have not Been Promoted to that Office. ...
They who have not been promoted [to that office] by the bishop, ought not to adjure, either in churches or in private houses. Notes. Ancient Epitome of Canon XXVI. No one shall adjure without the bishop's promotion to that office. Balsamon. Some were in the habit of "adjuring," that is catechising the unbelievers, who had never received the imposition of the bishop's hands for that purpose; and when they were accused of doing so, contended that as they did not do it in church but only at home, they
Philip Schaff—The Seven Ecumenical Councils

Of the Necessity of Divine Influences to Produce Regeneration in the Soul.
Titus iii. 5, 6. Titus iii. 5, 6. Not by works of righteousness, which we have done, but according to his mercy he saved us, by the washing of regeneration, and renewing of the Holy Ghost; which he shed on us abundantly, through Jesus Christ our Saviour. IF my business were to explain and illustrate this scripture at large, it would yield an ample field for accurate criticism and useful discourse, and more especially would lead us into a variety of practical remarks, on which it would be pleasant
Philip Doddridge—Practical Discourses on Regeneration

The book of Exodus--so named in the Greek version from the march of Israel out of Egypt--opens upon a scene of oppression very different from the prosperity and triumph in which Genesis had closed. Israel is being cruelly crushed by the new dynasty which has arisen in Egypt (i.) and the story of the book is the story of her redemption. Ultimately it is Israel's God that is her redeemer, but He operates largely by human means; and the first step is the preparation of a deliverer, Moses, whose parentage,
John Edgar McFadyen—Introduction to the Old Testament

Cross References
Exodus 14:2
"Tell the Israelites to turn back and encamp near Pi Hahiroth, between Migdol and the sea. They are to encamp by the sea, directly opposite Baal Zephon.

Exodus 14:4
And I will harden Pharaoh's heart, and he will pursue them. But I will gain glory for myself through Pharaoh and all his army, and the Egyptians will know that I am the LORD." So the Israelites did this.

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