So Moses extended his staff over the land of Egypt, and then the Lord 1 brought 2 an east wind on the land all that day and all night. 3 The morning came, 4 and the east wind had brought up 5 the locusts!
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1 tn The clause begins וַיהוָה (va’adonay [vayhvah], “Now Yahweh….”). In contrast to a normal sequence, this beginning focuses attention on Yahweh as the subject of the verb.
2 tn The verb נָהַג (nahag) means “drive, conduct.” It is elsewhere used for driving sheep, leading armies, or leading in processions.
3 tn Heb “and all the night.”
4 tn The text does not here use ordinary circumstantial clause constructions; rather, Heb “the morning was, and the east wind carried the locusts.” It clearly means “when it was morning,” but the style chosen gives a more abrupt beginning to the plague, as if the reader is in the experience – and at morning, the locusts are there!
5 tn The verb here is a past perfect, indicting that the locusts had arrived before the day came.