Exodus 14:13

Hebrew Bible

12 Isn’t this what we told you in Egypt, ‘Leave us alone so that we can serve the Egyptians, because it is better for us to serve the Egyptians than to die in the desert!’” 13 Moses said to the people, “Do not fear! Stand firm and see the salvation of the Lord that he will provide for you today; for the Egyptians that you see today you will never, ever see again. 14 The Lord will fight for you, and you can be still.” 15 The Lord said to Moses, “Why do you cry out to me? Tell the Israelites to move on.

1 Samuel 12:16

Hebrew Bible

15 But if you don’t obey the Lord and rebel against what the Lord says, the hand of the Lord will be against both you and your king. 16So now, take your positions and watch this great thing that the Lord is about to do in your sight. 17 Is this not the time of the wheat harvest? I will call on the Lord so that he makes it thunder and rain. Realize and see what a great sin you have committed before the Lord by asking for a king for yourselves.” 18 So Samuel called to the Lord, and the Lord made it thunder and rain that day. All the people were very afraid of both the Lord and Samuel.

 Notes and References

"... Exodus 14:13 and 1 Samuel 12:16 are the only two passages in the Tanakh other than 2 Chronicles 20:17 which have the expression וארו ובציתה, “stand by and witness.” Exodus 14:13 replaces הזה לדגה רבדה תא in 1 Samuel 12:16 with הוהי תעושי תא, which brings in one of the main themes of the passage, salvation. this theme is recapped in the dénouement of the sea-crossing narrative ..."

Erisman, Angela Roskop "Literary History and Composition History of the Torah: The Sea Crossing (Exod 14:1-31) as a Test Case" in Smelik, K. A. D., et al., editors. Approaches to Literary Readings of Ancient Jewish Writings (pp. 74-75) Brill, 2014

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