Then G‑d spoke to Moses: "Raise your staff and stretch out your hand over the sea and split it, and the children of Israel shall come in the midst of the sea on dry land."

Moses did as G‑d ordered him. He raised his staff and stretched his hand over the sea, and a strong east wind rose and blew the whole night.

The waters of the Red Sea were immediately divided and gathered into a wall on either side, leaving a dry passage in the midst. The Israelites marched at once along that dry path which extended from shore to shore, and gained the opposite side in safety.