New International Version
But he brought his people out like a flock; he led them like sheep through the wilderness.
King James Bible
But made his own people to go forth like sheep, and guided them in the wilderness like a flock.
Darby Bible Translation
And he made his own people to go forth like sheep, and guided them in the wilderness like a flock;
World English Bible
But he led forth his own people like sheep, and guided them in the wilderness like a flock.
Young's Literal Translation
And causeth His people to journey as a flock, And guideth them as a drove in a wilderness,
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
By sending evil angels - This is the first mention we have of evil angels. There is no mention of them in the account we have of the plagues of Egypt in the Book of Exodus, and what they were we cannot tell: but by what the psalmist says here of their operations, they were the sorest plague that God had sent; they were marks or the fierceness of his anger, wrath, indignation, and trouble. Some think the destroying angel that slew all the first-born is what is here intended; but this is distinctly mentioned in Psalm 78:61. An angel or messenger may be either animate or inanimate; a disembodied spirit or human being; any thing or being that is an instrument sent of God for the punishment or support of mankind.
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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 Moses led Israel from the Red Sea and they went into the Desert of Shur. For three days they traveled in the desert without finding water.
A psalm of David. The LORD is my shepherd, I lack nothing.
When you, God, went out before your people, when you marched through the wilderness,
You led your people like a flock by the hand of Moses and Aaron.
But he lifted the needy out of their affliction and increased their families like flocks.
to him who led his people through the wilderness; His love endures forever.
You are my sheep, the sheep of my pasture, and I am your God, declares the Sovereign LORD.'"
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