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Exodus 10:14-15

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10:14 The locusts went up over all the land of Egypt and settled down in all the territory 1  of Egypt. It was very severe; 2  there had been no locusts like them before, nor will there be such ever again. 3  10:15 They covered 4  the surface 5  of all the ground, so that the ground became dark with them, 6  and they ate all the vegetation of the ground and all the fruit of the trees that the hail had left. Nothing green remained on the trees or on anything that grew in the fields throughout the whole land of Egypt.

1 tn Heb “border.”

2 tn This is an interpretive translation. The clause simply has כָּבֵד מְאֹד (kaved mÿod), the stative verb with the adverb – “it was very heavy.” The description prepares for the following statement about the uniqueness of this locust infestation.

3 tn Heb “after them.”

4 tn Heb “and they covered.”

5 tn Heb “eye,” an unusual expression (see v. 5; Num 22:5, 11).

6 tn The verb is וַתֶּחְשַׁךְ (vattekhshakh, “and it became dark”). The idea is that the ground had the color of the swarms of locusts that covered it.



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