Exodus 10:23
New International Version
No one could see anyone else or move about for three days. Yet all the Israelites had light in the places where they lived.

New Living Translation
During all that time the people could not see each other, and no one moved. But there was light as usual where the people of Israel lived.

English Standard Version
They did not see one another, nor did anyone rise from his place for three days, but all the people of Israel had light where they lived.

Berean Study Bible
No one could see each other, and for three days no one left his place. Yet all the Israelites had light in their dwellings.

New American Standard Bible
They did not see one another, nor did anyone rise from his place for three days, but all the sons of Israel had light in their dwellings.

King James Bible
They saw not one another, neither rose any from his place for three days: but all the children of Israel had light in their dwellings.

Christian Standard Bible
One person could not see another, and for three days they did not move from where they were. Yet all the Israelites had light where they lived.

Contemporary English Version
During that time, the Egyptians could not see each other or leave their homes, but there was light where the Israelites lived.

Good News Translation
The Egyptians could not see each other, and no one left his house during that time. But the Israelites had light where they were living.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
One person could not see another, and for three days they did not move from where they were. Yet all the Israelites had light where they lived.

International Standard Version
No one could see anyone else, nor could anyone get up from his place for three days. But there was light for all the Israelis in their dwellings.

NET Bible
No one could see another person, and no one could rise from his place for three days. But the Israelites had light in the places where they lived.

New Heart English Bible
They did not see one another, neither did anyone rise from his place for three days; but all the children of Israel had light in their dwellings.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
People couldn't see each other, and no one went anywhere for three days. But all the Israelites had light where they were living.

JPS Tanakh 1917
they saw not one another, neither rose any from his place for three days; but all the children of Israel had light in their dwellings.

New American Standard 1977
They did not see one another, nor did anyone rise from his place for three days, but all the sons of Israel had light in their dwellings.

Jubilee Bible 2000
They did not see one another, neither did any rise from his place for three days; but all the sons of Israel had light in their dwellings.

King James 2000 Bible
They saw not one another, neither rose any from his place for three days: but all the children of Israel had light in their dwellings.

American King James Version
They saw not one another, neither rose any from his place for three days: but all the children of Israel had light in their dwellings.

American Standard Version
they saw not one another, neither rose any one from his place for three days: but all the children of Israel had light in their dwellings.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And for three days no man saw his brother, and no man rose up from his bed for three days: but all the children of Israel had light in all the places where they were.

Douay-Rheims Bible
No man saw his brother, nor moved himself out of the place where he was: but wheresoever the children of Israel dwelt there was light.

Darby Bible Translation
they saw not one another, neither rose any from his place, for three days. But all the children of Israel had light in their dwellings.

English Revised Version
they saw not one another, neither rose any from his place for three days: but all the children of Israel had light in their dwellings.

Webster's Bible Translation
They saw not one another, neither rose any from his place for three days: but all the children of Israel had light in their dwellings.

World English Bible
They didn't see one another, neither did anyone rise from his place for three days; but all the children of Israel had light in their dwellings.

Young's Literal Translation
they have not seen one another, and none hath risen from his place three days; and to all the sons of Israel there hath been light in their dwellings.'
Study Bible
The Ninth Plague: Darkness
22So Moses stretched out his hand toward heaven, and total darkness covered all the land of Egypt for three days. 23No one could see each other, and for three days no one left his place. Yet all the Israelites had light in their dwellings. 24Then Pharaoh summoned Moses and said, “Go, worship the LORD. Even your little ones may go with you; only your flocks and herds must stay behind.”…
Cross References
Exodus 8:22
But on that day I will give special treatment to the land of Goshen, where My people live; no swarms of flies will be found there. In this way you will know that I, the LORD, am in the land.

Amos 4:7
"I also withheld the rain from you when the harvest was three months away. I sent rain on one city but withheld it from another. One field received rain while one without rain withered.

Treasury of Scripture

They saw not one another, neither rose any from his place for three days: but all the children of Israel had light in their dwellings.

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Exodus 8:22
And I will sever in that day the land of Goshen, in which my people dwell, that no swarms of flies shall be there; to the end thou mayest know that I am the LORD in the midst of the earth.

Exodus 9:4,26
And the LORD shall sever between the cattle of Israel and the cattle of Egypt: and there shall nothing die of all that is the children's of Israel…

Exodus 14:20
And it came between the camp of the Egyptians and the camp of Israel; and it was a cloud and darkness to them, but it gave light by night to these: so that the one came not near the other all the night.







Lexicon
No
לֹֽא־ (lō-)
Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's Hebrew 3808: Not, no

one
אִ֣ישׁ (’îš)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 376: A man as an individual, a male person

could see
רָא֞וּ (rā·’ū)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person common plural
Strong's Hebrew 7200: To see

each other,
אָחִ֗יו (’ā·ḥîw)
Noun - masculine singular construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 251: A brother, )

and for three
שְׁלֹ֣שֶׁת (šə·lō·šeṯ)
Number - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 7969: Three, third, thrice

days
יָמִ֑ים (yā·mîm)
Noun - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 3117: A day

no one
וְלֹא־ (wə·lō-)
Conjunctive waw | Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's Hebrew 3808: Not, no

left
קָ֛מוּ (qā·mū)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person common plural
Strong's Hebrew 6965: To arise, stand up, stand

his place.
מִתַּחְתָּ֖יו (mit·taḥ·tāw)
Preposition-m | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 8478: The bottom, below, in lieu of

Yet all
וּֽלְכָל־ (ū·lə·ḵāl-)
Conjunctive waw, Preposition-l | Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 3605: The whole, all, any, every

the Israelites
בְּנֵ֧י (bə·nê)
Noun - masculine plural construct
Strong's Hebrew 1121: A son

had
הָ֥יָה (hā·yāh)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1961: To fall out, come to pass, become, be

light
א֖וֹר (’ō·wr)
Noun - common singular
Strong's Hebrew 216: Illumination, luminary

in their dwellings.
בְּמוֹשְׁבֹתָֽם׃ (bə·mō·wō·šə·ḇō·ṯām)
Preposition-b | Noun - masculine plural construct | third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 4186: A seat, assembly, dwelling place, dwelling, dwellers
(23) They saw not one another.--Heb., man did not see his brother. The darkness was absolute, equal to that of the darkest night.

Neither rose any from his place.--Comp. Exodus 16:29. No one quitted his house. Mr. Millington imagines that they all sat "glued to their seats" (Plagues of Egypt, p. 159), but this savours of over-literalism. It is not necessary to suppose that they had no artificial light, or that they ceased to move from chamber to chamber. What the writer intends to note is that all business and all intercourse with neighbours was suspended. No one quitted the house in which he was when the darkness began.

All the children of Israel had light in their dwellings.--The visitation, whatever it was, did not extend to the land of Goshen. (Comp. Exodus 8:22-24; Exodus 9:4-7; Exodus 9:26.)

Verse 23. - They saw not one another. Or, "Man did not see his brother." The descriptive phrases previously used are poetic, and might imply many different degrees of obscurity. This seems distinctly to shew that pitch darkness is meant. Such absolute obscurity is far beyond anything which the khamsin produces, even when it is most severe, and indicates the miraculous character of the visitation. Neither rose any from his place for three days. It is not meant that no one moved about his house, but that no one quitted it. (Compare Exodus 16:29, where the phrase used is similar.) No one went out into the unnatural darkness out of doors, which he dreaded. All stayed at home, and did what they had to do by the artificial light of lamps or torches. All the children of Israel had light in their dwellings. It is not explained how this was effected. Some suppose that the sand-storm did not extend to the land of Goshen. But in that case, such Egyptians as lived among the Israelites - their neighbours. (Exodus 11:2) - would have shared the benefit, which seems not to have been the case. I should rather suppose that the storm was general, and that the Israelites were supplied with a light, not that of the sun, by miracle. 10:21-29 The plague of darkness brought upon Egypt was a dreadful plague. It was darkness which might be felt, so thick were the fogs. It astonished and terrified. It continued three days; six nights in one; so long the most lightsome palaces were dungeons. Now Pharaoh had time to consider, if he would have improved it. Spiritual darkness is spiritual bondage; while Satan blinds men's eyes that they see not, he binds their hands and feet, that they work not for God, nor move toward heaven. They sit in darkness. It was righteous with God thus to punish. The blindness of their minds brought upon them this darkness of the air; never was mind so blinded as Pharaoh's, never was air so darkened as Egypt. Let us dread the consequences of sin; if three days of darkness were so dreadful, what will everlasting darkness be? The children of Israel, at the same time, had light in their dwellings. We must not think we share in common mercies as a matter of course, and therefore that we owe no thanks to God for them. It shows the particular favour he bears to his people. Wherever there is an Israelite indeed, though in this dark world, there is light, there is a child of light. When God made this difference between the Israelites and the Egyptians, who would not have preferred the poor cottage of an Israelite to the fine palace of an Egyptian? There is a real difference between the house of the wicked, which is under a curse, and the habitation of the just, which is blessed. Pharaoh renewed the treaty with Moses and Aaron, and consented they should take their little ones, but would have their cattle left. It is common for sinners to bargain with God Almighty; thus they try to mock him, but they deceive themselves. The terms of reconciliation with God are so fixed, that though men dispute them ever so long, they cannot possibly alter them, or bring them lower. We must come to the demand of God's will; we cannot expect he should condescend to the terms our lusts would make. With ourselves and our children, we must devote all our worldly possessions to the service of God; we know not what use he will make of any part of what we have. Pharaoh broke off the conference abruptly, and resolved to treat no more. Had he forgotten how often he had sent for Moses to ease him of his plagues? and must he now be bid to come no more? Vain malice! to threaten him with death, who was armed with such power! What will not hardness of heart, and contempt of God's word and commandments, bring men to! After this, Moses came no more till he was sent for. When men drive God's word from them, he justly gives them up to their own delusions.
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