Exodus 8:24
Text Analysis
6213 [e]וַיַּ֤עַשׂ
And didConj-w | V-Qal-ConsecImperf-3ms
3068 [e]יְהוָה֙
3651 [e]כֵּ֔ן
935 [e]וַיָּבֹא֙
and cameConj-w | V-Qal-ConsecImperf-3ms
6157 [e]עָרֹ֣ב
swarms [of flies]N-ms
3515 [e]כָּבֵ֔ד
1004 [e]בֵּ֥יתָה
into the houseN-ms | 3fs
6547 [e]פַרְעֹ֖ה
of PharaohN-proper-ms
1004 [e]וּבֵ֣ית
and housesConj-w | N-msc
5650 [e]עֲבָדָ֑יו
[into] his servants'N-mpc | 3ms
3605 [e]וּבְכָל־
And into allConj-w, Prep-b | N-msc
776 [e]אֶ֧רֶץ
the landN-fsc
4714 [e]מִצְרַ֛יִם
of EgyptN-proper-fs
7843 [e]תִּשָּׁחֵ֥ת
Was corruptedV-Nifal-Imperf-3fs
776 [e]הָאָ֖רֶץ
the landArt | N-fs
6440 [e]מִפְּנֵ֥י
becausePrep-m | N-cpc
6157 [e]הֶעָרֹֽב׃
of the swarms [of flies]Art | N-ms

Hebrew Texts
שמות 8:24 Hebrew OT: Westminster Leningrad Codex
וַיַּ֤עַשׂ יְהוָה֙ כֵּ֔ן וַיָּבֹא֙ עָרֹ֣ב כָּבֵ֔ד בֵּ֥יתָה פַרְעֹ֖ה וּבֵ֣ית עֲבָדָ֑יו וּבְכָל־אֶ֧רֶץ מִצְרַ֛יִם תִּשָּׁחֵ֥ת הָאָ֖רֶץ מִפְּנֵ֥י הֶעָרֹֽב׃

שמות 8:24 Hebrew OT: WLC (Consonants Only)
ויעש יהוה כן ויבא ערב כבד ביתה פרעה ובית עבדיו ובכל־ארץ מצרים תשחת הארץ מפני הערב׃

שמות 8:24 Paleo-Hebrew OT: WLC (Font Required)
ויעש יהוה כן ויבא ערב כבד ביתה פרעה ובית עבדיו ובכל־ארץ מצרים תשחת הארץ מפני הערב׃

שמות 8:24 Hebrew Bible
ויעש יהוה כן ויבא ערב כבד ביתה פרעה ובית עבדיו ובכל ארץ מצרים תשחת הארץ מפני הערב׃

Parallel Verses
New American Standard Bible
Then the LORD did so. And there came great swarms of insects into the house of Pharaoh and the houses of his servants and the land was laid waste because of the swarms of insects in all the land of Egypt.

King James Bible
And the LORD did so; and there came a grievous swarm of flies into the house of Pharaoh, and into his servants' houses, and into all the land of Egypt: the land was corrupted by reason of the swarm of flies.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
And the LORD did this. Thick swarms of flies went into Pharaoh's palace and his officials' houses. Throughout Egypt the land was ruined because of the swarms of flies.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge


Exodus 8:21 Else, if you will not let my people go, behold, I will send swarms …

Psalm 78:45 He sent divers sorts of flies among them, which devoured them; and …

Psalm 105:31 He spoke, and there came divers sorts of flies, and lice in all their coasts.

the land. How intolerable a plague of flies can prove, is evident from the fact that whole districts have been laid waste by them. The inhabitants have been forced to quit their cities, not being able to stand against the flies and gnats with which they were pestered. Hence different people had deities whose office it was to defend them against flies. Among these may be reckoned Baalzebub, the fly-god of Ekron; Hercules, the expeller of flies; and hence Jupiter had the titles, because he was supposed to expel flies, and especially clear his temples of these insects.

Exodus 8:14 And they gathered them together on heaps: and the land stank.

corrupted. or destroyed

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