New International Version
He destroyed their vines with hail and their sycamore-figs with sleet.
King James Bible
He destroyed their vines with hail, and their sycomore trees with frost.
Darby Bible Translation
He killed their vines with hail, and their sycamore trees with hail-stones;
World English Bible
He destroyed their vines with hail, their sycamore fig trees with frost.
Young's Literal Translation
He destroyeth with hail their vine, And their sycamores with frost,
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
He destroyed their vines with hail - Though the vine was never plentiful in Egypt, yet they have some; and the wine made in that country is among the most delicious. The leaf of the vine is often used by the Egyptians of the present day for wrapping up their mince-meat, which they lay leaf upon leaf, season it after their fashion, and so cook it, making it a most exquisite sort of food, according to Mr. Maillet.
And their sycamore-trees - This tree was very useful to the ancient Egyptians, as all their coffins are made of this wood; and to the modern, as their barques are made of it. Besides, it produces a kind of fig, on which the common people in general live; and Mr. Norden observes that "they think themselves well regaled when they have a piece of bread, a couple of sycamore figs, and a pitcher of water from the Nile." The loss therefore of their vines and sycamore-trees must have been very distressing to the Egyptians.
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destroyed. or, killed, with hail
sycamore. From the value of the sycamore in furnishing wood for various uses, from the grateful shade which its wide spreading branches afforded, and on account of the fruit, which Mr. Maillet says the Egyptians hold in the highest estimation, we may conceive somewhat of the loss they sustained when their vines were destroyed with hail; and their sycamore trees with frost.
frost. or, great hailstones.
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So he ran ahead and climbed a sycamore-fig tree to see him, since Jesus was coming that way.
When Moses stretched out his staff toward the sky, the LORD sent thunder and hail, and lightning flashed down to the ground. So the LORD rained hail on the land of Egypt;
Throughout Egypt hail struck everything in the fields--both people and animals; it beat down everything growing in the fields and stripped every tree.
He turned their rain into hail, with lightning throughout their land;
he struck down their vines and fig trees and shattered the trees of their country.
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