Moses comes before the Pharaoh many times asking him to free his people. But the Pharaoh refuses to free the slaves and does not yield even to God’s harshest punishment on the Egyptian people. He continues to deny freedom to the Israelites. Only after the Pharaoh’s own son dies does he permit the Israelites to leave. But during the Exodus, the Red Sea opens allowing Moses and his people to safely cross. The Pharaoh tries to pursue them, but God does not permit it.