When Moses had thus addressed himself to God, he smote the sea with
his rod, which parted asunder at the stroke, and receiving those waters
into itself, left the ground dry, as a road and a place of flight for the
Hebrews. Now when Moses saw this appearance of God, and that the sea went
out of its own place, and left dry land, he went first of all into it,
and bid the Hebrews to follow him along that divine road, and to rejoice
at the danger their enemies that followed them were in; and gave thanks
to God for this so surprising a deliverance which appeared from him.