New American Standard Bible
And smote all the firstborn in Egypt, The first issue of their virility in the tents of Ham.
King James Bible
And smote all the firstborn in Egypt; the chief of their strength in the tabernacles of Ham:
Darby Bible Translation
And he smote all the firstborn in Egypt, the first-fruits of their vigour in the tents of Ham.
World English Bible
and struck all the firstborn in Egypt, the chief of their strength in the tents of Ham.
Young's Literal Translation
And He smiteth every first-born in Egypt, The first-fruit of the strong in tents of Ham.
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
The chief of their strength - Those on whom they relied; their firstborn; their pride; their glory; their heirs. Compare Genesis 49:3.
Among such sins of the first table is that described in our text. It is consequently one of the masterpieces of iniquity, and we shall do well to purge ourselves of it. It is full of evil to ourselves, and is calculated to dishonor both God and man, therefore let us be in earnest to cut it up both root and branch. I think we have all been guilty of this in our measure; and we are not free from it even to this day. Whether we be saints or sinners, we may stand here and make our humble confession that …
Charles Haddon Spurgeon—Spurgeon's Sermons Volume 5: 1859
"The Sun of Righteousness"
A Jealous God
And not only this, but also we ourselves, having the first fruits of the Spirit, even we ourselves groan within ourselves, waiting eagerly for our adoption as sons, the redemption of our body.
"Reuben, you are my firstborn; My might and the beginning of my strength, Preeminent in dignity and preeminent in power.
and all the firstborn in the land of Egypt shall die, from the firstborn of the Pharaoh who sits on his throne, even to the firstborn of the slave girl who is behind the millstones; all the firstborn of the cattle as well.
Now it came about at midnight that the LORD struck all the firstborn in the land of Egypt, from the firstborn of Pharaoh who sat on his throne to the firstborn of the captive who was in the dungeon, and all the firstborn of cattle.
Israel also came into Egypt; Thus Jacob sojourned in the land of Ham.
They performed His wondrous acts among them, And miracles in the land of Ham.
He also struck down all the firstborn in their land, The first fruits of all their vigor.
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