113. Yisrael were dwelling by the sea and saw the waves rising and falling. They raised their eyes and saw Pharaoh and his multitudes. They feared and cried out, as has already been explained, "The sea saw" (Tehilim 114:3). HE ASKS, What did the sea see? AND HE ANSWERS, It saw the coffin of Joseph and fled from before it. For what reason? Because it is written OF JOSEPH, "And fled, and went outside" (Beresheet 39:12). DUE TO THIS, "The sea saw it, and fled." It is written, "And He took off their chariot wheels...Let us flee from the face of Yisrael." What is the reason? It is because they saw the land of Egypt and it looked as though it was burning with fire. Then they said, "Let us flee from the face of Yisrael."