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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CommentaryClarke'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.
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LibraryA 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, …
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They who have not Been Promoted to that Office. ...
Of the Necessity of Divine Influences to Produce Regeneration in the Soul.
"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.
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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