Whoever is afraid of the LORD’s word among Pharaoh’s servants sheltered his slaves and his livestock indoors. Only one other time does “whoever is afraid” appear in the Bible and that is in a very different context. It refers to any Israelite who is afraid of war: Whoever is afraid and faint of heart, let him go and return to his house, that he not shake the heart of his brothers like his own heart.” Baal HaTurim suggests that both the Egyptian – Pharaoh’s servant, and the Israelite soldier, share something in common – they are God fearing individuals. The kinship and comradeship of God fearing people knows no borders.