New International Version
He did miracles in the sight of their ancestors in the land of Egypt, in the region of Zoan.
King James Bible
Marvellous things did he in the sight of their fathers, in the land of Egypt, in the field of Zoan.
Darby Bible Translation
In the sight of their fathers had he done wonders, in the land of Egypt, the field of Zoan.
World English Bible
He did marvelous things in the sight of their fathers, in the land of Egypt, in the field of Zoan.
Young's Literal Translation
Before their fathers He hath done wonders, In the land of Egypt -- the field of Zoan.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
The field of Zoan - "In campo Taneos," Vugate. Tanis was the capital of Pharaoh, where Moses wrought so many miracles. It was situated in the Delta, on one of the most easterly branches of the Nile. It was afterwards called Thanis; and from it the district was called the Thanitic Canton. See Calmet. Dr. Shaw thinks Zoan was intended to signify Egypt in general.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
Zoan. Zoan, the ancient capital of the Pharaohs, where Moses wrought so many miracles, is rendered by the Chaldee, Tanium, LXX. Tavie Vulgate, Tanis, and Coptic, Tane from the Coptic, ten, plain, flat, level; being situated in the low ground of the Delta, on one of the eastern branches of the Nile, bearing its own name, near a large lake, now called the lake of Menzala,
44 miles west of Pelusium, and
169 miles east of Alexandria, according to the Antonine Itinerary, and three miles from the Mediterranean, according to the Geograph. Nubiens. Clim.3, par.3 There are ruins still remaining to mark the site of Zoan, or Tanis, called San by the Arabs; comprising broken obelisks, capitals of the Corinthian order, a granite monument, etc.
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'That they might set their hope in God, and not forget the works of God, but keep His commandments.'--PSALM lxxviii. 7. In its original application this verse is simply a statement of God's purpose in giving to Israel the Law, and such a history of deliverance. The intention was that all future generations might remember what He had done, and be encouraged by the remembrance to hope in Him for the future; and by both memory and hope, be impelled to the discharge of present duty. So, then, the words …
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Then the LORD said to Moses, "See, I have made you like God to Pharaoh, and your brother Aaron will be your prophet.
They went up through the Negev and came to Hebron, where Ahiman, Sheshai and Talmai, the descendants of Anak, lived. (Hebron had been built seven years before Zoan in Egypt.)
For the director of music. Of the Sons of Korah. A maskil. We have heard it with our ears, O God; our ancestors have told us what you did in their days, in days long ago.
the day he displayed his signs in Egypt, his wonders in the region of Zoan.
miracles in the land of Ham and awesome deeds by the Red Sea.
The officials of Zoan are nothing but fools; the wise counselors of Pharaoh give senseless advice. How can you say to Pharaoh, "I am one of the wise men, a disciple of the ancient kings"?
Though they have officials in Zoan and their envoys have arrived in Hanes,
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