17Then it came to pass, when Pharaoh had let the people go, that God did not lead them by way of the land of the Philistines, although that was near; for God said, “Lest perhaps the people #Ex. 14:11Num. 14:1–4change their minds when they see war, and #Deut. 17:16return to Egypt.”

Read Exodus 13

The Holy Bible, New King James Version, Copyright © 1982 Thomas Nelson. All rights reserved.