New American Standard Bible
He wrought wonders before their fathers In the land of Egypt, in the field of Zoan.
King James Bible
Marvellous things did he in the sight of their fathers, in the land of Egypt, in the field of Zoan.
Darby Bible Translation
In the sight of their fathers had he done wonders, in the land of Egypt, the field of Zoan.
World English Bible
He did marvelous things in the sight of their fathers, in the land of Egypt, in the field of Zoan.
Young's Literal Translation
Before their fathers He hath done wonders, In the land of Egypt -- the field of Zoan.
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
Marvellous things did he in the sight of their fathers - Things suited to excite wonder and astonishment. Such were all the miracles that he performed, in effecting the deliverance of his people.
In the land of Egypt - In delivering them from Pharaoh.
In the field of Zoan - The Septuagint renders this ἐν πεδίῳ Τάνεως en pediō Taneōs" in the plain of Tanis." So the Latin Vulgate. Zoan or Tanis was an ancient city of Lower Egypt, situated on the eastern side of the Tanitie arm of the Nile. The name given to it in the Egyptian language signified "low region." See the notes at Isaiah 19:11. The Hebrews seem to have been located in this region, and it was in this part of Egypt - that is, in the country lying round about Zoan - that the wonders of God were principally manifested in behalf of his people.
Among such sins of the first table is that described in our text. It is consequently one of the masterpieces of iniquity, and we shall do well to purge ourselves of it. It is full of evil to ourselves, and is calculated to dishonor both God and man, therefore let us be in earnest to cut it up both root and branch. I think we have all been guilty of this in our measure; and we are not free from it even to this day. Whether we be saints or sinners, we may stand here and make our humble confession that …
Charles Haddon Spurgeon—Spurgeon's Sermons Volume 5: 1859
"The Sun of Righteousness"
A Jealous God
Then the LORD said to Moses, "See, I make you as God to Pharaoh, and your brother Aaron shall be your prophet.
When they had gone up into the Negev, they came to Hebron where Ahiman, Sheshai and Talmai, the descendants of Anak were. (Now Hebron was built seven years before Zoan in Egypt.)
For the choir director. A Maskil of the sons of Korah. O God, we have heard with our ears, Our fathers have told us The work that You did in their days, In the days of old.
When He performed His signs in Egypt And His marvels in the field of Zoan,
Wonders in the land of Ham And awesome things by the Red Sea.
The princes of Zoan are mere fools; The advice of Pharaoh's wisest advisers has become stupid. How can you men say to Pharaoh, "I am a son of the wise, a son of ancient kings "?
"For their princes are at Zoan And their ambassadors arrive at Hanes.
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