Psalm 78:51
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New Living Translation
He killed the oldest son in each Egyptian family, the flower of youth throughout the land of Egypt.

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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Wesley's Notes on the Bible

78:51 Ham - Of the Egyptians, the posterity of Ham, the cursed children of a cursed parent.

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Library
"Thou Shalt Honor Thy Father and Thy Mother. "
From this Commandment we learn that after the excellent works of the first three Commandments there are no better works than to obey and serve all those who are set over us as superiors. For this reason also disobedience is a greater sin than murder, unchastity, theft and dishonesty, and all that these may include. For we can in no better way learn how to distinguish between greater and lesser sins than by noting the order of the Commandments of God, although there are distinctions also within the
Dr. Martin Luther—A Treatise on Good Works

Indiscreet Importunity.
"I gave thee a king in mine anger." HOSEA xiii. 11. "Ye know not what ye ask." MATTHEW xx. 22. PSALM lxxviii. 27-31. That God sometimes suffers men to destroy themselves, giving them their own way, although He knows it is ruinous, and even putting into their hands the scorpion they have mistaken for a fish, is an indubitable and alarming fact. Perhaps no form of ruin covers a man with such shame or sinks him to such hopelessness as when he finds that what he has persistently clamoured for and refused
Marcus Dods—How to become like Christ

The Mystery
Of the Woman dwelling in the Wilderness. The woman delivered of a child, when the dragon was overcome, from thenceforth dwelt in the wilderness, by which is figured the state of the Church, liberated from Pagan tyranny, to the time of the seventh trumpet, and the second Advent of Christ, by the type, not of a latent, invisible, but, as it were, an intermediate condition, like that of the lsraelitish Church journeying in the wilderness, from its departure from Egypt, to its entrance into the land
Joseph Mede—A Key to the Apocalypse

The Second Continental Journey.
1827-28. PART I.--GERMANY. After John and Martha Yeardley had visited their friends at home, their minds were directed to the work which they had left uncompleted on the continent of Europe; and, on their return from the Yearly Meeting, they opened this prospect of service before the assembled church to which they belonged. (Diary) 6 mo. 18.--Were at the Monthly Meeting at Highflatts, where we laid our concern before our friends to revisit some parts of Germany and Switzerland, and to visit
John Yeardley—Memoir and Diary of John Yeardley, Minister of the Gospel

Cross References
Romans 8:23
And we believers also groan, even though we have the Holy Spirit within us as a foretaste of future glory, for we long for our bodies to be released from sin and suffering. We, too, wait with eager hope for the day when God will give us our full rights as his adopted children, including the new bodies he has promised us.

Genesis 49:3
"Reuben, you are my firstborn, my strength, the child of my vigorous youth. You are first in rank and first in power.

Exodus 11:5
All the firstborn sons will die in every family in Egypt, from the oldest son of Pharaoh, who sits on his throne, to the oldest son of his lowliest servant girl who grinds the flour. Even the firstborn of all the livestock will die.

Exodus 12:29
And that night at midnight, the LORD struck down all the firstborn sons in the land of Egypt, from the firstborn son of Pharaoh, who sat on his throne, to the firstborn son of the prisoner in the dungeon. Even the firstborn of their livestock were killed.

Psalm 105:23
Then Israel arrived in Egypt; Jacob lived as a foreigner in the land of Ham.

Psalm 105:27
They performed miraculous signs among the Egyptians, and wonders in the land of Ham.

Psalm 105:36
Then he killed the oldest son in each Egyptian home, the pride and joy of each family.

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