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Rashi is saying that in this instance they followed Moshe even though it didn't make sense. That is why the verse emphasizes that they did it - they did it despite the fact that it wasn't reasonable. They didn't always behave that way, in fact right afterwards (v. 11) in this very story.


See both Ibn Ezra and Seforno's explanations on 14:18. The term "Egyptians" in verse 18 means "the rest of them". Essentially, the two commentaries state that the Egyptians will realize that Pharoah's heart was hardened against God, and they will repent so that they wouldn't drown in the sea. But, it was God's will that Pharoah alone die in the sea. I have ...

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