Psalm 136:10
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New American Standard Bible
To Him who smote the Egyptians in their firstborn, For His lovingkindness is everlasting,

King James Bible
To him that smote Egypt in their firstborn: for his mercy endureth for ever:

Darby Bible Translation
To him that smote Egypt in their firstborn, for his loving-kindness endureth for ever,

World English Bible
To him who struck down the Egyptian firstborn; for his loving kindness endures forever;

Young's Literal Translation
To Him smiting Egypt in their first-born, For to the age is His kindness.

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Barnes' Notes on the Bible

To him that smote Egypt in their first-born - Exodus 12:29. That is, he struck them down, or destroyed them, by his own direct power.

For his mercy ... - It was in mercy to his people. It was the means of their deliverance from bondage, for the Egyptians would not otherwise have suffered them to depart. By all the results of their deliverance both to themselves and to mankind, the act was seen to be an act of mercy to the world. It was better for mankind that the Hebrews should be delivered even at this sacrifice than it would have been that they should not be brought into the promised land.

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The Minstrel
ELISHA needed that the Holy Spirit should come upon him to inspire him with prophetic utterances. "Holy men of God spake as they were moved by the Holy Ghost." We need that the hand of the Lord should be laid upon us, for we can never open our mouths in wisdom except we are under the divine touch. Now, the Spirit of God works according to his own will. "The wind bloweth where it listeth," and the Spirit of God operates as he chooseth. Elisha could not prophesy just when he liked; he must wait until
Charles Haddon Spurgeon—Spurgeon's Sermons Volume 27: 1881

Cross References
Exodus 4:23
"So I said to you, 'Let My son go that he may serve Me'; but you have refused to let him go. Behold, I will kill your son, your firstborn."'"

Exodus 11:5
and all the firstborn in the land of Egypt shall die, from the firstborn of the Pharaoh who sits on his throne, even to the firstborn of the slave girl who is behind the millstones; all the firstborn of the cattle as well.

Exodus 12:29
Now it came about at midnight that the LORD struck all the firstborn in the land of Egypt, from the firstborn of Pharaoh who sat on his throne to the firstborn of the captive who was in the dungeon, and all the firstborn of cattle.

Psalm 78:51
And smote all the firstborn in Egypt, The first issue of their virility in the tents of Ham.

Psalm 105:36
He also struck down all the firstborn in their land, The first fruits of all their vigor.

Psalm 135:8
He smote the firstborn of Egypt, Both of man and beast.

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