And Moses said to the people, Fear you not, stand still, and see the salvation of the LORD, which he will show to you to day…
Although the Israelites beheld the next morning the Egyptian host dead upon the beach, they saw them no more in their pomp and power, fierceness and anger; they saw them no more in this world for ever. Let us look at the fact in three aspects.
I. AS AFFORDING A GLIMPSE OF THE MORAL GOVERNMENT OF GOD. A signal interposition displaying justice towards the oppressor, and mercy towards the oppressed.
1. Moral government takes cognizance of man's conduct.
2. Moral government righteously visits man's conduct.
II. AS ILLUSTRATING SEPARATIONS THAT ARE GOING ON BETWEEN MEN EVERY DAY.
1. Every day we see men that we shall see no more in this world for ever.
2. Every day we see men that we shall see no more in their present circumstances for ever.
3. Every day we see men that we shall see no more in their present character for ever.
III. As FORESHADOWING THAT FINAL SEPARATION WHICH MUST TAKE PLACE BETWEEN THE WICKED AND THE RIGHTEOUS.
1. This takes place really at death. No more sensualists with their seductions, sceptics with their insinuations, devil with his temptations.
2. This takes place publicly in the day of judgment.
Parallel VersesKJV: And Moses said unto the people, Fear ye not, stand still, and see the salvation of the LORD, which he will shew to you to day: for the Egyptians whom ye have seen to day, ye shall see them again no more for ever.
WEB: Moses said to the people, "Don't be afraid. Stand still, and see the salvation of Yahweh, which he will work for you today: for the Egyptians whom you have seen today, you shall never see them again.