Psalm 78:50
New International Version
He prepared a path for his anger; he did not spare them from death but gave them over to the plague.

New Living Translation
He turned his anger against them; he did not spare the Egyptians’ lives but ravaged them with the plague.

English Standard Version
He made a path for his anger; he did not spare them from death, but gave their lives over to the plague.

Berean Study Bible
He cleared a path for His anger; He did not spare them from death but delivered their lives to the plague.

King James Bible
He made a way to his anger; he spared not their soul from death, but gave their life over to the pestilence;

New King James Version
He made a path for His anger; He did not spare their soul from death, But gave their life over to the plague,

New American Standard Bible
He leveled a path for His anger; He did not spare their souls from death, But turned their lives over to the plague,

NASB 1995
He leveled a path for His anger; He did not spare their soul from death, But gave over their life to the plague,

NASB 1977
He leveled a path for His anger; He did not spare their soul from death, But gave over their life to the plague,

Amplified Bible
He leveled a path for His anger [to give it free run]; He did not spare their souls from death, But turned over their lives to the plague.

Christian Standard Bible
He cleared a path for his anger. He did not spare them from death but delivered their lives to the plague.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
He cleared a path for His anger. He did not spare them from death but delivered their lives to the plague.

American Standard Version
He made a path for his anger; He spared not their soul from death, But gave their life over to the pestilence,

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And he breached the evil path and did not spare their souls from death and delivered their animals to death.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
He made a way for his wrath; he spared not their souls from death, but consigned their cattle to death;

Contemporary English Version
God released his anger and slaughtered them in a terrible way.

Douay-Rheims Bible
He made a way for a path to his anger: he spared not their souls from death, and their cattle he shut up in death.

English Revised Version
He made a path for his anger; he spared not their soul from death, but gave their life over to the pestilence;

Good News Translation
He did not restrain his anger or spare their lives, but killed them with a plague.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
He cleared a path for his anger. He did not spare them. He let the plague take their lives.

International Standard Version
He blazed a path for his anger; he did not stop short from killing them, but handed them over to pestilence.

JPS Tanakh 1917
He levelled a path for His anger; He spared not their soul from death, But gave their life over to the pestilence;

Literal Standard Version
He ponders a path for His anger, "" He did not keep back their soul from death, "" Indeed, He delivered up their life to the pestilence.

NET Bible
He sent his anger in full force; he did not spare them from death; he handed their lives over to destruction.

New Heart English Bible
He made a path for his anger. He did not spare their soul from death, but gave their life over to the pestilence,

World English Bible
He made a path for his anger. He didn't spare their soul from death, but gave their life over to the pestilence,

Young's Literal Translation
He pondereth a path for His anger, He kept not back their soul from death, Yea, their life to the pestilence He delivered up.

Additional Translations ...
Context
I Will Open My Mouth in Parables
49He unleashed His fury against them, wrath, indignation, and calamity—a band of destroying angels. 50He cleared a path for His anger; He did not spare them from death but delivered their lives to the plague. 51He struck all the firstborn of Egypt, the virility in the tents of Ham.…

Cross References
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.

Exodus 12:30
During the night Pharaoh got up--he and all his officials and all the Egyptians--and there was loud wailing in Egypt; for there was no house without someone dead.

Exodus 15:7
You overthrew Your adversaries by Your great majesty. You unleashed Your burning wrath; it consumed them like stubble.

Psalm 2:5
Then He rebukes them in His anger, and terrifies them in His fury:

Amos 4:10
"I sent plagues among you like those of Egypt; I killed your young men with the sword, along with your captured horses. I filled your nostrils with the stench of your camp, yet you did not return to Me," declares the LORD.


Treasury of Scripture

He made a way to his anger; he spared not their soul from death, but gave their life over to the pestilence;

made away.

Job 27:22
For God shall cast upon him, and not spare: he would fain flee out of his hand.

Ezekiel 5:11
Wherefore, as I live, saith the Lord GOD; Surely, because thou hast defiled my sanctuary with all thy detestable things, and with all thine abominations, therefore will I also diminish thee; neither shall mine eye spare, neither will I have any pity.

Ezekiel 7:4,9
And mine eye shall not spare thee, neither will I have pity: but I will recompense thy ways upon thee, and thine abominations shall be in the midst of thee: and ye shall know that I am the LORD…

life over to the pestilence.

Exodus 9:3-6
Behold, the hand of the LORD is upon thy cattle which is in the field, upon the horses, upon the asses, upon the camels, upon the oxen, and upon the sheep: there shall be a very grievous murrain…









(50) Made a way.--Literally, levelled a path. So Symmachus.

Verse 50. - He made a way to his anger; literally, he levelled a way for his anger; i.e. made a smooth path for it (Cheyne). He spared not their soul from death; rather, held not back their soul. But gave their life over to the pestilence. This is, undoubtedly, the true meaning, and not "he gave their beasts over to the murrain." Though no "pestilence" is expressly mentioned in Exodus 12. as having caused the death of the firstborn, yet pestilence may assuredly have been the means employed.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
He cleared
יְפַלֵּ֥ס (yə·p̄al·lês)
Verb - Piel - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 6424: To roll flat, prepare, to revolve, weigh

a path
נָתִ֗יב (nā·ṯîḇ)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 5410: Path, pathway

for His anger;
לְאַ֫פּ֥וֹ (lə·’ap·pōw)
Preposition-l | Noun - masculine singular construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's 639: The nose, nostril, the face, a person, ire

He did not
לֹא־ (lō-)
Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's 3808: Not, no

spare
חָשַׂ֣ךְ (ḥā·śaḵ)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 2820: To restrain, refrain, to refuse, spare, preserve, to observe

them
נַפְשָׁ֑ם (nap̄·šām)
Noun - feminine singular construct | third person masculine plural
Strong's 5315: A soul, living being, life, self, person, desire, passion, appetite, emotion

from death
מִמָּ֣וֶת (mim·mā·weṯ)
Preposition-m | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 4194: Death, the dead, their place, state, pestilence, ruin

but delivered
הִסְגִּֽיר׃ (his·gîr)
Verb - Hifil - Perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 5462: To shut up, to surrender

their lives
וְ֝חַיָּתָ֗ם (wə·ḥay·yā·ṯām)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - feminine singular construct | third person masculine plural
Strong's 2416: Alive, raw, fresh, strong, life

to the plague.
לַדֶּ֥בֶר (lad·de·ḇer)
Preposition-l, Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 1698: A pestilence


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