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Wisdom 19:1-8

The Red Sea

19But the ungodly were assailed to the end by pitiless anger,
for God* knew in advance even their future actions:
2 how, though they themselves had permitted* your people to depart
and hastily sent them out,
they would change their minds and pursue them.
3 For while they were still engaged in mourning,
and were lamenting at the graves of their dead,
they reached another foolish decision,
and pursued as fugitives those whom they had begged and compelled to leave.
4 For the fate they deserved drew them on to this end,
and made them forget what had happened,
in order that they might fill up the punishment that their torments still lacked,
5 and that your people might experience* an incredible journey,
but they themselves might meet a strange death.

God Guides and Protects His People


6 For the whole creation in its nature was fashioned anew,
complying with your commands,
so that your children* might be kept unharmed.
7 The cloud was seen overshadowing the camp,
and dry land emerging where water had stood before,
an unhindered way out of the Red Sea,
and a grassy plain out of the raging waves,
8 where those protected by your hand passed through as one nation,
after gazing on marvellous wonders.

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