“The ungodly were assailed to the end
By pitiless anger.
God knew in advance
Even their future actions.
Even though they themselves had permitted
Your people to depart,
As they hastily sent them forth.
They would change their minds.
They would pursue them.
While they were still busy in mourning,
As they were lamenting
At the graves of their dead,
They reached another foolish decision.
They pursued as fugitives
Those whom they had begged to depart.
They had compelled them to depart.
The fate that they deserved
Drew them on to this end.
Fate made them forget
What had happened.
Thus they might fill up the punishment
That their torments still lacked.
Thus your people might experience an incredible journey.
However they themselves might meet a strange death.”
Once again, without any specific mention of the Red Sea incident in Exodus, chapter 13, there is an explanation of that event that is unmistakable. These ungodly (ἀσεβέσι) Egyptians had let God’s chosen ones go. However, they changed their minds. They were still in mourning, lamenting at the graves of their dead (νεκρῶν) children. Then they made another foolish decision, even thought God knew in advance that they would. Although they had begged and compelled the Israelites to leave, they now decided to pursue them as fugitives. For this, they deserved the fate that awaited them. While the people of God (λαός σου) experienced an incredible journey, these ungodly people met a strange death (θάνατον) at the Red Sea.