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{Exodus 9:3} Behold, x2009 the hand 3027 of the LORD 3068 is 1961 z8802 upon thy cattle 4735 which x834 [is] in the field, 7704 upon the horses, 5483 upon the asses, 2543 upon the camels, 1581 upon the oxen, 1241 and upon the sheep: 6629 [there shall be] a very 3966 grievous 3515 murrain. 1698
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"But Pharaohª shall not¹ hearkenª° unto¹ you, that I may layª°¹ my handª upon Egypt,ª and bring forthª°¹ mine armies,ª [and]¹ my peopleª the childrenª of Israel,ª out of the landª¹ of Egyptª by greatª judgments.ª" {Exd 7:4} + "Then the magiciansª saidª° unto¹ Pharaoh,ª This¹ [is] the fingerª of God:ª and Pharaoh'sª heartª was hardened,ª° and he hearkenedª° not¹ unto¹ them; as¹ the LORDª had said.ª°" {Exd 8:19} + "But the handª of the LORDª was heavyª° upon¹ them of Ashdod,²¹ and he destroyedª° them, and smoteª° them with emerods,ª²° [even]¹ Ashdodª and the coastsª thereof. ... So they sentª° and gathered togetherª°¹ all¹ the lordsª of the Philistines,ª and said,ª° Send awayª°¹ the arkª of the Godª of Israel,ª and let it go againª° to his own place,ª that it slayª° us not,¹ and our people:ª for¹ there was¹ a deadlyª destructionª throughout all¹ the city;ª the handª of Godª was veryª heavyª° there.¹" {1Sm 5:6-11} + "And see,ª° if¹ it goeth upª° by the wayª of his own coastª to Bethshemesh,ª [then] he¹ hath doneª° us¹ this¹ greatª evil:ª but if¹ not,¹ then we shall knowª° that¹ [it is] not¹ his handª [that] smoteª° us: it¹ [was] a chanceª [that] happened¹ to us.²°" {1Sm 6:9} + "Andª now,ª behold,ª° the handª of the¹ Lordª [is] uponª thee,ª andª thou shalt beª° blind,ª notª seeingª° the¹ sunª forª a season.ª Andª immediatelyª there fellª° onª himª a mistª andª a darkness;ª andª he went aboutª° seekingª° some to lead him by the hand.ª" {Act 13:11}
We may observe a particular scope and meaning in this calamity, if we consider it in regard to the Egyptians, which would not have existed in respect to any other people. They held in idolatrous reverence almost every animal, but some they held in particular veneration; as the ox, cow, and ram. Among these, Apis and Mnevis are well known; the former being a sacred bull, worshipped at Memphis, as the latter was at Heliopolis. A cow or heifer had the like honours at Momemphis; and the same practice seems to have been adopted in most of the Egyptian nomes. By the infliction of this judgment, the Egyptian deities sank before the God of the Hebrews. See Bryant, pp. 87-93. "And they said,ª° The Godª of the Hebrewsª hath metª° with¹ us: let us go,²°¹ we pray thee,¹ threeª days'ª journeyª into the desert,ª and sacrificeª° unto the LORDª our God;ª lest¹ he fall²° upon¹ us with pestilence,ª or¹ with the sword.ª" {Exd 5:3}

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