New International Version (NIV)
The Lord will fight for you; you need only to be still.
New Living Translation (NLT)
The Lord himself will fight for you. Just stay calm.
King James Version (KJV)
he Lord shall fight for you, and ye shall hold your peace.
World English Bible (WEB)
Yahweh will fight for you, and you shall be still.
What is the meaning of Exodus 14:14?
This verse is part of the narrative in Exodus where the Israelites, pursued by the Egyptian army, find themselves trapped between the Red Sea and the pursuing forces. At this critical moment, Moses delivers this message to the people, assuring them that God will intervene on their behalf.
In a broader sense, the verse encapsulates the theme of trust and reliance on divine intervention. The call to “be still” suggests a surrender of human agency and a reliance on a higher power. This verse is often interpreted as an encouragement to have faith in God’s deliverance, even in seemingly dire situations.
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