New International Version
So Moses stretched out his hand toward the sky, and total darkness covered all Egypt for three days.
King James Bible
And Moses stretched forth his hand toward heaven; and there was a thick darkness in all the land of Egypt three days:
Darby Bible Translation
And Moses stretched out his hand toward the heavens; and there was a thick darkness throughout the land of Egypt three days:
World English Bible
Moses stretched forth his hand toward the sky, and there was a thick darkness in all the land of Egypt three days.
Young's Literal Translation
And Moses stretcheth out his hand towards the heavens, and there is darkness -- thick darkness in all the land of Egypt three days;
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Darkness which may be felt - Probably this was occasioned by a superabundance of aqueous vapors floating in the atmosphere, which were so thick as to prevent the rays of the sun from penetrating through them; an extraordinarily thick mist supernaturally, i.e., miraculously, brought on. An awful emblem of the darkened state of the Egyptians and their king.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
Now, it seems to me, that this grand quarrel of old is but a picture of God's continual contest with the powers of darkness. The mandate has gone forth to earth and hell: "Thus saith the Lord, let my people go that they may serve me." "No," saith Satan, "they shall not." And if he be compelled to yield one point, he still retains his hold upon another. If he must give way, it shall be inch by inch. Evil is hard in dying; it will not readily be overcome. But this is the demand of God, and to he last …
Charles Haddon Spurgeon—Spurgeon's Sermons Volume 6: 1860
Exposition of Chap. Iii. (ii. 28-32. )
The fifth angel poured out his bowl on the throne of the beast, and its kingdom was plunged into darkness. People gnawed their tongues in agony
He sent darkness and made the land dark-- for had they not rebelled against his words?
"I also withheld rain from you when the harvest was still three months away. I sent rain on one town, but withheld it from another. One field had rain; another had none and dried up.
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