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Psalms 78:27

    Psalms 78:27 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    He rained flesh also upon them as dust, and feathered fowls like as the sand of the sea:

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    He rained flesh also on them as dust, and feathered fowls like as the sand of the sea:

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    He rained flesh also upon them as the dust, And winged birds as the sand of the seas:

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    He sent down meat on them like dust, and feathered birds like the sand of the sea,

    Webster's Revision

    He rained flesh also upon them as the dust, And winged birds as the sand of the seas:

    World English Bible

    He rained also flesh on them as the dust; winged birds as the sand of the seas.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    He rained flesh also upon them as the dust, and winged fowl as the sand of the seas:

    Definitions for Psalms 78:27

    Fowls - Birds.
    Sea - Large basin.

    Barnes' Notes on Psalms 78:27

    He rained flesh also upon them as dust - The flesh of quails, Numbers 11:31. The word "rained" means that they seemed to come upon them like a copious shower. The word dust denotes their great abundance.

    And feathered fowls - Margin, as in Hebrew, "fowl of wing." This is a poetic expression, designed to give beauty to the description by the image of their fluttering wings.

    Like as the sand of the sea - An expression also designed to denote their great numbers, Genesis 22:17; Genesis 32:12; Genesis 41:49; Joshua 11:4; 1 Samuel 13:5; Revelation 20:8.

    Wesley's Notes on Psalms 78:27

    78:27 Fowl - But God took away from them the use of their wings, and made them to fall into the hands of the Israelites.