Psalm 78:45
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New International Version
He sent swarms of flies that devoured them, and frogs that devastated them.

New Living Translation
He sent vast swarms of flies to consume them and hordes of frogs to ruin them.

English Standard Version
He sent among them swarms of flies, which devoured them, and frogs, which destroyed them.

New American Standard Bible
He sent among them swarms of flies which devoured them, And frogs which destroyed them.

King James Bible
He sent divers sorts of flies among them, which devoured them; and frogs, which destroyed them.

Christian Standard Bible
He sent among them swarms of flies, which fed on them, and frogs, which devastated them.

Contemporary English Version
He sent swarms of flies to pester the Egyptians, and he sent frogs to cause them trouble.

Good News Translation
He sent flies among them, that tormented them, and frogs that ruined their land.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
He sent among them swarms of flies, which fed on them, and frogs, which devastated them.

International Standard Version
He sent swarms of insects to bite them and frogs to destroy them.

NET Bible
He sent swarms of biting insects against them, as well as frogs that overran their land.

New Heart English Bible
He sent among them swarms of flies, which devoured them; and frogs, which destroyed them.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
He sent swarms of insects against them and consumed them, and frogs, and he destroyed them.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
He sent a swarm of flies that bit them and frogs that ruined them.

JPS Tanakh 1917
He sent among them swarms of flies, which devoured them; And frogs, which destroyed them.

New American Standard 1977
He sent among them swarms of flies, which devoured them, And frogs which destroyed them.

Jubilee Bible 2000
He sent swarms of flies among them, which devoured them, and frogs, which destroyed them.

King James 2000 Bible
He sent swarms of flies among them, which devoured them; and frogs, which destroyed them.

American King James Version
He sent divers sorts of flies among them, which devoured them; and frogs, which destroyed them.

American Standard Version
He sent among them swarms of flies, which devoured them; And frogs, which destroyed them.

Douay-Rheims Bible
He sent amongst them divers sores of flies, which devoured them: and frogs which destroyed them.

Darby Bible Translation
He sent dog-flies among them, which devoured them, and frogs, which destroyed them;

English Revised Version
He sent among them swarms of flies, which devoured them; and frogs, which destroyed them.

Webster's Bible Translation
He sent divers sorts of flies among them, which devoured them; and frogs, which destroyed them.

World English Bible
He sent among them swarms of flies, which devoured them; and frogs, which destroyed them.

Young's Literal Translation
He sendeth among them the beetle, and it consumeth them, And the frog, and it destroyeth them,
Study Bible
I will Open My Mouth in Parables
44And turned their rivers to blood, And their streams, they could not drink. 45He sent among them swarms of flies which devoured them, And frogs which destroyed them. 46He gave also their crops to the grasshopper And the product of their labor to the locust.…
Cross References
Exodus 8:6
So Aaron stretched out his hand over the waters of Egypt, and the frogs came up and covered the land of Egypt.

Exodus 8:21
"For if you do not let My people go, behold, I will send swarms of insects on you and on your servants and on your people and into your houses; and the houses of the Egyptians will be full of swarms of insects, and also the ground on which they dwell.

Exodus 8:24
Then the LORD did so. And there came great swarms of insects into the house of Pharaoh and the houses of his servants and the land was laid waste because of the swarms of insects in all the land of Egypt.

Psalm 105:30
Their land swarmed with frogs Even in the chambers of their kings.

Psalm 105:31
He spoke, and there came a swarm of flies And gnats in all their territory.
Treasury of Scripture

He sent divers sorts of flies among them, which devoured them; and frogs, which destroyed them.

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Psalm 105:31 He spoke, and there came divers sorts of flies, and lice in all their coasts.

Exodus 8:21-24 Else, if you will not let my people go, behold, I will send swarms …

frogs

Psalm 105:30 Their land brought forth frogs in abundance, in the chambers of their kings.

Exodus 8:2-15 And if you refuse to let them go, behold, I will smite all your borders …

Revelation 16:3 And the second angel poured out his vial on the sea; and it became …

(45) Divers sorts of flies.--Better, simply flies. See Note Exodus 8:21.

Frogs.--See Exodus 8:2, and Bib. Ed., iv. 145.

Verse 45. - He sent divers sorts of flies among them (see Exodus 8:24). A particular sort of fly or beetle is meant, rather than many different sorts. Dr. Kay and Professor Cheyne suggest "dog flies" - Canon Cook, the Blatta Orientalis. Which devoured them; i.e. "preyed upon them," sucking out their life blood. And frogs, which destroyed them (see Exodus 8:6). The poet, not being an historian, does not give the plagues in their chronological order, neither regards himself as bound to mention all of them. He omits the third, and reverses the order of the second and fourth. He sent divers sorts of flies among them,.... This was the fourth plague; see Exodus 8:24, the word signifies a "mixture" (f), and the Targum renders it

"a mixture of wild beasts;''

so Josephus (g) understood this plague of various sorts of beasts of different forms, and such as had never been seen before. Aben Ezra, on Exodus 8:24 interprets it of evil beasts mixed together, as lions, wolves, bears, and leopards; and Jarchi, on the same place, of serpents and scorpions: the Syriac and Arabic versions here, following the Septuagint, render the word "dog flies"; so called because they were, as Pliny (h) says, very troublesome to dogs, and so might give the Egyptians greater uneasiness, because they worshipped dogs. God can make use of very mean and contemptible instruments, the least of insects, to plague and distress the most powerful enemies of his people;

which devoured them; corrupted their land, Exodus 8:24, perhaps produced a pestilence, which destroyed many of the inhabitants, or consumed the vegetables of the land; as but a few years ago (e), in New England, a sort of insects came out of little holes in the ground, in the form of maggots, and turned to flies, which for the space of two hundred miles poisoned and destroyed all the trees in the country (i):

and frogs, which destroyed them; with their stench; see Exodus 8:5, with this plague compare Revelation 16:13, this was the second plague.

(e) This was written about 1750. Editor. (f) "mixtionem", Montanus; "miscellam", Vatablus; "a mixed swarm", Ainsworth. (g) Antiqu. l. 2. c. 14. sect. 3.((h) Nat. Hist. l. 11. c. 34. (i) See Philosoph. Transact. vol. 2. p. 766. See also p. 781. 45. The dog-fly or the mosquito.78:40-55. Let not those that receive mercy from God, be thereby made bold to sin, for the mercies they receive will hasten its punishment; yet let not those who are under Divine rebukes for sin, be discouraged from repentance. The Holy One of Israel will do what is most for his own glory, and what is most for their good. Their forgetting former favours, led them to limit God for the future. God made his own people to go forth like sheep; and guided them in the wilderness, as a shepherd his flock, with all care and tenderness. Thus the true Joshua, even Jesus, brings his church out of the wilderness; but no earthly Canaan, no worldly advantages, should make us forget that the church is in the wilderness while in this world, and that there remaineth a far more glorious rest for the people of God.
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