Exodus 10:22
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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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Clarke'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

thick darkness

Exodus 20:21 And the people stood afar off, and Moses drew near to the thick darkness where God was.

Deuteronomy 4:11 And you came near and stood under the mountain; and the mountain burned with fire to the middle of heaven, with darkness, clouds...

Deuteronomy 5:22 These words the LORD spoke to all your assembly in the mount out of the middle of the fire, of the cloud, and of the thick darkness...

Psalm 105:28 He sent darkness, and made it dark; and they rebelled not against his word.

Joel 2:2,31 A day of darkness and of gloominess, a day of clouds and of thick darkness, as the morning spread on the mountains...

Amos 4:13 For, see, he that forms the mountains, and creates the wind, and declares to man what is his thought, that makes the morning darkness...

Revelation 16:10 And the fifth angel poured out his vial on the seat of the beast; and his kingdom was full of darkness...

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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. )
Ver. 1. "And it shall come to pass, afterwards, I will pour out My Spirit upon all flesh; and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy; your old men shall dream dreams, and your young men shall see visions." The communication of the Spirit of God was the constant prerogative of the Covenant-people. Indeed, the very idea of such a people necessarily requires it. For the Spirit of God is the only inward bond betwixt Him and that which is created; a Covenant-people, therefore, without such an inward
Ernst Wilhelm Hengstenberg—Christology of the Old Testament

Cross References
Revelation 16:10
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

Psalm 105:28
He sent darkness and made the land dark-- for had they not rebelled against his words?

Amos 4:7
"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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