Psalm 78:45
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New International Version
He sent swarms of flies that devoured them, and frogs that devastated them.

King James Bible
He sent divers sorts of flies among them, which devoured them; and frogs, which destroyed them.

Darby Bible Translation
He sent dog-flies among them, which devoured them, and frogs, which destroyed them;

World English Bible
He sent among them swarms of flies, which devoured them; and frogs, which destroyed them.

Young's Literal Translation
He sendeth among them the beetle, and it consumeth them, And the frog, and it destroyeth them,

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

He sent - flies - and frogs - See on Exodus 8:6 (note), and Exodus 8:24 (note).

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge


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

Exodus 8:21-24 Else, if you will not let my people go, behold, I will send swarms of flies on you, and on your servants, and on your people...


Psalm 105:30 Their land brought forth frogs in abundance, in the chambers of their kings.

Exodus 8:2-15 And if you refuse to let them go, behold, I will smite all your borders with frogs...

Revelation 16:3 And the second angel poured out his vial on the sea; and it became as the blood of a dead man: and every living soul died in the sea.

Memory, Hope, and Effort
'That they might set their hope in God, and not forget the works of God, but keep His commandments.'--PSALM lxxviii. 7. In its original application this verse is simply a statement of God's purpose in giving to Israel the Law, and such a history of deliverance. The intention was that all future generations might remember what He had done, and be encouraged by the remembrance to hope in Him for the future; and by both memory and hope, be impelled to the discharge of present duty. So, then, the words
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture

Fifteenth Day for Schools and Colleges
WHAT TO PRAY.--For Schools and Colleges "As for Me, this is My covenant with them, saith the Lord: My Spirit that is upon thee, and My words which I have put in thy mouth, shall not depart out of thy mouth, nor out of the mouth of thy seed, nor out of the mouth of thy seed's seed, saith the LoThe future of the Church and the world depends, to an extent we little conceive, on the education of the day. The Church may be seeking to evangelise the heathen, and be giving up her own children to secular
Andrew Murray—The Ministry of Intercession

Out of the Deep of Loneliness, Failure, and Disappointment.
My heart is smitten down, and withered like grass. I am even as a sparrow that sitteth alone on the housetop--Ps. cii. 4, 6. My lovers and friends hast Thou put away from me, and hid mine acquaintance out of my sight--Ps. lxxviii. 18. I looked on my right hand, and saw there was no man that would know me. I had no place to flee unto, and no man cared for my soul. I cried unto Thee, O Lord, and said, Thou art my Hope. When my spirit was in heaviness, then Thou knewest my path.--Ps. cxlii. 4, 5.
Charles Kingsley—Out of the Deep

The Good Shepherd: a Farewell Sermon
John 10:27-28 -- "My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me. And I give unto them eternal life, and they shall never perish, neither shall any pluck them out of my hand." It is a common, and I believe, generally speaking, my dear hearers, a true saying, that bad manners beget good laws. Whether this will hold good in every particular, in respect to the affairs of this world, I am persuaded the observation is very pertinent in respect to the things of another: I mean bad manners,
George Whitefield—Selected Sermons of George Whitefield

Cross References
Exodus 8:6
So Aaron stretched out his hand over the waters of Egypt, and the frogs came up and covered the land.

Exodus 8:21
If you do not let my people go, I will send swarms of flies on you and your officials, on your people and into your houses. The houses of the Egyptians will be full of flies; even the ground will be covered with them.

Exodus 8:24
And the LORD did this. Dense swarms of flies poured into Pharaoh's palace and into the houses of his officials; throughout Egypt the land was ruined by the flies.

Psalm 105:30
Their land teemed with frogs, which went up into the bedrooms of their rulers.

Psalm 105:31
He spoke, and there came swarms of flies, and gnats throughout their country.

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