Psalm 78:48
New International Version
He gave over their cattle to the hail, their livestock to bolts of lightning.

New Living Translation
He abandoned their cattle to the hail, their livestock to bolts of lightning.

English Standard Version
He gave over their cattle to the hail and their flocks to thunderbolts.

Berean Study Bible
He abandoned their cattle to the hail and their livestock to bolts of lightning.

King James Bible
He gave up their cattle also to the hail, and their flocks to hot thunderbolts.

New King James Version
He also gave up their cattle to the hail, And their flocks to fiery lightning.

New American Standard Bible
He also turned their cattle over to the hailstones, And their herds to bolts of lightning.

NASB 1995
He gave over their cattle also to the hailstones And their herds to bolts of lightning.

NASB 1977
He gave over their cattle also to the hailstones, And their herds to bolts of lightning.

Amplified Bible
He gave over their cattle also to the hailstones, And their flocks and herds to thunderbolts.

Christian Standard Bible
He handed over their livestock to hail and their cattle to lightning bolts.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
He handed over their livestock to hail and their cattle to lightning bolts.

American Standard Version
He gave over their cattle also to the hail, And their flocks to hot thunderbolts.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
He gave over their cattle to hailstones and their possessions to burning.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And he gave up their cattle to hail, and their substance to the fire.

Contemporary English Version
Then he killed their cattle with hail and their other animals with lightning.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And he gave up their cattle to the hail, and their stock to the fire.

English Revised Version
He gave over their cattle also to the hail, and their flocks to hot thunderbolts.

Good News Translation
He killed their cattle with hail and their flocks with lightning.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
He let the hail strike their cattle and bolts of lightning strike their livestock.

International Standard Version
He delivered their beasts to hail and their livestock to lightning bolts.

JPS Tanakh 1917
He gave over their cattle also to the hail, And their flocks to fiery bolts.

Literal Standard Version
And delivers their beasts up to the hail, And their livestock to the burning flames.

NET Bible
He rained hail down on their cattle, and hurled lightning bolts down on their livestock.

New Heart English Bible
He gave over their livestock also to the hail, and their flocks to hot thunderbolts.

World English Bible
He gave over their livestock also to the hail, and their flocks to hot thunderbolts.

Young's Literal Translation
And delivereth up to the hail their beasts, And their cattle to the burning flames.

Additional Translations ...
Context
I Will Open My Mouth in Parables
47He killed their vines with hailstones and their sycamore-figs with sleet. 48He abandoned their cattle to the hail and their livestock to bolts of lightning. 49He unleashed His fury against them, wrath, indignation, and calamity—a band of destroying angels.…

Cross References
Exodus 9:6
And the next day the LORD did just that. All the livestock of the Egyptians died, but not one animal belonging to the Israelites died.

Exodus 9:19
So give orders now to shelter your livestock and everything you have in the field. Every man or beast that remains in the field and is not brought inside will die when the hail comes down upon them.'"

Exodus 9:25
Throughout the land of Egypt, the hail struck down everything in the field, both man and beast; it beat down every plant of the field and stripped every tree.


Treasury of Scripture

He gave up their cattle also to the hail, and their flocks to hot thunderbolts.

gave up.

Exodus 9:28
Intreat the LORD (for it is enough) that there be no more mighty thunderings and hail; and I will let you go, and ye shall stay no longer.









(48) Hail.--Some copies read "pestilence," which from its association with resheph, as in Habakkuk 3:5, a word there denoting some contagious malady (comp. Deuteronomy 32:24; see Note Psalm 76:3), is probably to be preferred here though the authority of the LXX. is against it. If so, we must refer this verse to the murrain that came on the cattle.

Verse 48. - He gave up their cattle also to the hall (comp. Exodus 9:19-21, 25). And their flocks to hot thunderbolts (see Exodus 9:24, 28, 29, 34). The "fire which ran along the ground" (Exodus 9:23) must have been caused by electrified clouds of high tension; the highly charged drops of rain meeting the inductively charged earth, and sparking across when within striking distance. This is believed to accompany every thunderstorm, though generally invisible to the eye. When exceptionally severe, it would convey the idea of running fire, and would of course be very destructive of life. It is no wonder that most of the cattle which were left "in the field" died (Exodus 9:21, 25).

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
He abandoned
וַיַּסְגֵּ֣ר (way·yas·gêr)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Hifil - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 5462: To shut up, to surrender

their cattle
בְּעִירָ֑ם (bə·‘î·rām)
Noun - masculine singular construct | third person masculine plural
Strong's 1165: Beasts, cattle

to the hail
לַבָּרָ֣ד (lab·bā·rāḏ)
Preposition-l, Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 1259: Hail

and their livestock
וּ֝מִקְנֵיהֶ֗ם (ū·miq·nê·hem)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - masculine plural construct | third person masculine plural
Strong's 4735: Something bought, property, livestock, acquisition

to bolts of lightning.
לָרְשָׁפִֽים׃ (lā·rə·šā·p̄îm)
Preposition-l, Article | Noun - masculine plural
Strong's 7565: A live coal, lightning, an arrow, fever


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