Numbers 33:4
New International Version
who were burying all their firstborn, whom the LORD had struck down among them; for the LORD had brought judgment on their gods.

New Living Translation
Meanwhile, the Egyptians were burying all their firstborn sons, whom the LORD had killed the night before. The LORD had defeated the gods of Egypt that night with great acts of judgment!

English Standard Version
while the Egyptians were burying all their firstborn, whom the LORD had struck down among them. On their gods also the LORD executed judgments.

Berean Study Bible
who were burying all their firstborn, whom the LORD had struck down among them; for the LORD had executed judgment against their gods.

King James Bible
For the Egyptians buried all their firstborn, which the LORD had smitten among them: upon their gods also the LORD executed judgments.

New King James Version
For the Egyptians were burying all their firstborn, whom the LORD had killed among them. Also on their gods the LORD had executed judgments.

New American Standard Bible
while the Egyptians were burying all their firstborn whom the LORD had fatally struck among them. The LORD had also executed judgments against their gods.

NASB 1995
while the Egyptians were burying all their firstborn whom the LORD had struck down among them. The LORD had also executed judgments on their gods.

NASB 1977
while the Egyptians were burying all their first-born whom the LORD had struck down among them. The LORD had also executed judgments on their gods.

Amplified Bible
while the Egyptians were burying all their firstborn whom the LORD had struck down among them. Upon their gods the LORD also executed judgments.

Christian Standard Bible
Meanwhile, the Egyptians were burying every firstborn male the LORD had struck down among them, for the LORD had executed judgment against their gods.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Meanwhile, the Egyptians were burying every firstborn male the LORD had struck down among them, for the LORD had executed judgment against their gods.

American Standard Version
while the Egyptians were burying all their first-born, whom Jehovah had smitten among them: upon their gods also Jehovah executed judgments.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And the Egyptians were burying the firstborn ones whom LORD JEHOVAH killed among them, and LORD JEHOVAH executed judgment on their gods.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And the Egyptians buried those that died of them, even all that the Lord smote, every first-born in the land of Egypt; also the Lord executed vengeance on their gods.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Who were burying their firstborn, whom the Lord had slain (upon their gods also he had executed vengeance,)

English Revised Version
while the Egyptians were burying all their firstborn, which the LORD had smitten among them: upon their gods also the LORD executed judgments.

Good News Translation
who were burying the first-born sons that the LORD had killed. By doing this, the LORD showed that he was more powerful than the gods of Egypt.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The Egyptians were burying all their firstborn sons, whom the LORD had killed in a mighty act of judgment on their gods.

International Standard Version
while they were burying their firstborn, whom the LORD had killed among them. The LORD also executed justice against their gods.

JPS Tanakh 1917
while the Egyptians were burying them that the LORD had smitten among them, even all their first-born; upon their gods also the LORD executed judgments.

Literal Standard Version
and the Egyptians are burying those whom YHWH has struck among them, every firstborn, and YHWH has done judgments on their gods.

NET Bible
Now the Egyptians were burying all their firstborn, whom the LORD had killed among them; the LORD also executed judgments on their gods.

New Heart English Bible
while the Egyptians were burying all their firstborn, whom the LORD had struck among them: on their gods also the LORD executed judgments.

World English Bible
while the Egyptians were burying all their firstborn, whom Yahweh had struck among them: on their gods also Yahweh executed judgments.

Young's Literal Translation
and the Egyptians are burying those whom Jehovah hath smitten among them, every first-born, and on their gods hath Jehovah done judgments --

Additional Translations ...
Context
The Forty-Two Journeys of the Israelites
3On the fifteenth day of the first month, on the day after the Passover, the Israelites set out from Rameses. They marched out defiantly in full view of all the Egyptians, 4who were burying all their firstborn, whom the LORD had struck down among them; for the LORD had executed judgment against their gods. 5The Israelites set out from Rameses and camped at Succoth.…

Cross References
Exodus 12:12
On that night I will pass through the land of Egypt and strike down every firstborn male, both man and beast, and I will execute judgment against all the gods of Egypt. I am the LORD.

Exodus 12:29
Now at midnight the LORD struck down every firstborn male in the land of Egypt, from the firstborn of Pharaoh, who sat on his throne, to the firstborn of the prisoner in the dungeon, as well as all the firstborn among the livestock.


Treasury of Scripture

For the Egyptians buried all their firstborn, which the LORD had smitten among them: on their gods also the LORD executed judgments.

buried

Exodus 12:29,30
And it came to pass, that at midnight the LORD smote all the firstborn in the land of Egypt, from the firstborn of Pharaoh that sat on his throne unto the firstborn of the captive that was in the dungeon; and all the firstborn of cattle…

Psalm 105:36
He smote also all the firstborn in their land, the chief of all their strength.

upon their gods

Exodus 12:12
For I will pass through the land of Egypt this night, and will smite all the firstborn in the land of Egypt, both man and beast; and against all the gods of Egypt I will execute judgment: I am the LORD.

Exodus 18:11
Now I know that the LORD is greater than all gods: for in the thing wherein they dealt proudly he was above them.

Isaiah 19:1
The burden of Egypt. Behold, the LORD rideth upon a swift cloud, and shall come into Egypt: and the idols of Egypt shall be moved at his presence, and the heart of Egypt shall melt in the midst of it.









Verse 4. - Buried all their first-born, which the Lord had smitten among them. Literally, "were burying (Septuagint, ἔθαπτον) those whom the Lord had smitten among them, viz., all the first-born." The fact that the Egyptians were so universally employed about the funeral rites of their first-born - rites to which they paid such extreme attention - seems to be mentioned here as supplying one reason at least why the Israelites began their outward march without opposition. It is in perfect accordance with what we know of the Egyptians, that all other passions and interests should give place for the time to the necessary care for the departed. Upon their gods also the Lord executed judgments. See on Exodus 12:12, and cf. Isaiah 19:1. The false deities of Egypt, having no existence except in the imaginations of men, could only be affected within the sphere of those imaginations, i.e., by being made contemptible in the eyes of those who feared them.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
[who]
וּמִצְרַ֣יִם (ū·miṣ·ra·yim)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - proper - feminine singular
Strong's 4713: Egyptian -- inhabitant of Egypt

were burying
מְקַבְּרִ֗ים (mə·qab·bə·rîm)
Verb - Piel - Participle - masculine plural
Strong's 6912: To inter

all
כָּל־ (kāl-)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 3605: The whole, all, any, every

[their] firstborn,
בְּכ֑וֹר (bə·ḵō·wr)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 1060: Firstborn, chief

whom the LORD
יְהוָ֛ה (Yah·weh)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 3068: LORD -- the proper name of the God of Israel

had struck down among them;
הִכָּ֧ה (hik·kāh)
Verb - Hifil - Perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 5221: To strike

for the LORD
יְהוָ֖ה (Yah·weh)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 3068: LORD -- the proper name of the God of Israel

had executed
עָשָׂ֥ה (‘ā·śāh)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 6213: To do, make

judgment
שְׁפָטִֽים׃ (šə·p̄ā·ṭîm)
Noun - masculine plural
Strong's 8201: A sentence, infliction

against their gods.
וּבֵאלֹ֣הֵיהֶ֔ם (ū·ḇê·lō·hê·hem)
Conjunctive waw, Preposition-b | Noun - masculine plural construct | third person masculine plural
Strong's 430: gods -- the supreme God, magistrates, a superlative


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