The Lord says, "The people of Israel who survived death at the hands of the enemy will find favor in the wilderness as they journey to find rest for themselves.
So they traveled from the mountain of the Lord three days' journey; and the ark of the covenant of the Lord was traveling before them during the three days' journey, to find a resting place for them.
the one who was constantly going before you to find places for you to set up camp. He appeared by fire at night and cloud by day, to show you the way you ought to go.
So I made a vow in my anger, 'They will never enter into the resting place I had set aside for them.'"
"When you assist the Hebrew women in childbirth, observe at the delivery: If it is a son, kill him, but if it is a daughter, she may live."
Then Pharaoh commanded all his people, "All sons that are born you must throw into the river, but all daughters you may let live."
During that long period of time the king of Egypt died, and the Israelites groaned because of the slave labor. They cried out, and their desperate cry because of their slave labor went up to God.
and they said to them, "May the Lord look on you and judge, because you have made us stink in the opinion of Pharaoh and his servants, so that you have given them an excuse to kill us!"
The Israelites journeyed from Rameses to Sukkoth. There were about 600,000 men on foot, plus their dependants.
But the Lord hardened the heart of Pharaoh king of Egypt, and he chased after the Israelites. Now the Israelites were going out defiantly.
The enemy said, 'I will chase, I will overtake, I will divide the spoil; my desire will be satisfied on them. I will draw my sword, my hand will destroy them.'
Amalek came and attacked Israel in Rephidim.
And the Lord said, "My presence will go with you, and I will give you rest."
Then the Lord said, "I have forgiven them as you asked.
The Lord your God is about to go ahead of you; he will fight for you, just as you saw him do in Egypt
All along the way I, the Lord your God, have blessed your every effort. I have been attentive to your travels through this great wasteland. These forty years I have been with you; you have lacked for nothing.'"
Remember the whole way by which he has brought you these forty years through the desert so that he might, by humbling you, test you to see if you have it within you to keep his commandments or not.
fed you in the desert with manna (which your ancestors had never before known) so that he might by humbling you test you and eventually bring good to you.
for you have not yet come to the final stop and inheritance the Lord your God is giving you.
You guided them with a pillar of cloud by day and with a pillar of fire by night to illumine for them the path they were to travel.
He led them with a cloud by day, and with the light of a fire all night long.
He gave a command to the clouds above, and opened the doors in the sky.
Yet he brought out his people like sheep; he led them through the wilderness like a flock.
He brought his people out enriched with silver and gold; none of his tribes stumbled.
to the one who led his people through the wilderness, for his loyal love endures,
I will tell of the faithful acts of the Lord, of the Lord's praiseworthy deeds. I will tell about all the Lord did for us, the many good things he did for the family of Israel, because of his compassion and great faithfulness.
"Go and declare in the hearing of the people of Jerusalem: 'This is what the Lord says: "I have fond memories of you, how devoted you were to me in your early years. I remember how you loved me like a new bride; you followed me through the wilderness, through a land that had never been planted.
I acted for the sake of my reputation, so that I would not be profaned before the nations in whose sight I had brought them out.
For if Joshua had given them rest, God would not have spoken afterward about another day.