New International Version
He struck down all the firstborn of Egypt, the firstfruits of manhood in the tents of Ham.
King James Bible
And smote all the firstborn in Egypt; the chief of their strength in the tabernacles of Ham:
Darby Bible Translation
And he smote all the firstborn in Egypt, the first-fruits of their vigour in the tents of Ham.
World English Bible
and struck all the firstborn in Egypt, the chief of their strength in the tents of Ham.
Young's Literal Translation
And He smiteth every first-born in Egypt, The first-fruit of the strong in tents of Ham.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
By sending evil angels - This is the first mention we have of evil angels. There is no mention of them in the account we have of the plagues of Egypt in the Book of Exodus, and what they were we cannot tell: but by what the psalmist says here of their operations, they were the sorest plague that God had sent; they were marks or the fierceness of his anger, wrath, indignation, and trouble. Some think the destroying angel that slew all the first-born is what is here intended; but this is distinctly mentioned in Psalm 78:61. An angel or messenger may be either animate or inanimate; a disembodied spirit or human being; any thing or being that is an instrument sent of God for the punishment or support of mankind.
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'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 …
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Not only so, but we ourselves, who have the firstfruits of the Spirit, groan inwardly as we wait eagerly for our adoption to sonship, the redemption of our bodies.
"Reuben, you are my firstborn, my might, the first sign of my strength, excelling in honor, excelling in power.
Every firstborn son in Egypt will die, from the firstborn son of Pharaoh, who sits on the throne, to the firstborn son of the female slave, who is at her hand mill, and all the firstborn of the cattle as well.
At midnight the LORD struck down all the firstborn in Egypt, from the firstborn of Pharaoh, who sat on the throne, to the firstborn of the prisoner, who was in the dungeon, and the firstborn of all the livestock as well.
Then Israel entered Egypt; Jacob resided as a foreigner in the land of Ham.
They performed his signs among them, his wonders in the land of Ham.
Then he struck down all the firstborn in their land, the firstfruits of all their manhood.
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