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Psalms 78:45

    Psalms 78:45 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    He sent divers sorts of flies among them, which devoured them; and frogs, which destroyed them.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    He sent divers sorts of flies among them, which devoured them; and frogs, which destroyed them.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    He sent among them swarms of flies, which devoured them; And frogs, which destroyed them.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    He sent different sorts of flies among them, poisoning their flesh; and frogs for their destruction.

    Webster's Revision

    He sent among them swarms of flies, which devoured them; And frogs, which destroyed them.

    World English Bible

    He sent among them swarms of flies, which devoured them; and frogs, which destroyed them.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    He sent among them swarms of flies, which devoured them; and frogs, which destroyed them.

    Definitions for Psalms 78:45

    Divers - Different; unequal; various.
    Divers - Some ones; certain ones.

    Clarke's Commentary on Psalms 78:45

    He sent - flies - and frogs - See on Exodus 8:6 (note), and Exodus 8:24 (note).

    Barnes' Notes on Psalms 78:45

    He sent divers sorts of flies ... - The account of this plague is found in Exodus 8:24. The word there used is simply "swarm," without indicating what the swarm was composed of. The rabbis explain the word as denoting a mixture, or a conflux of noxious insects, as if the word were derived from ערב ‛ârab - "to mix." The Septuagint renders it κυνόμνια kunomnia - "dog-fly" - which Philo describes as so named from its impudence. The common explanation of the word now is that it denotes a species of fly - the gad-fly - exceedingly troublesome to man and beast, and that it derives its name - ערב ‛ârôb - from the verb ערב ‛ârab, in one of its significations to suck, and hence, the allusion to sucking the blood of animals. The word occurs only in the following places, Exodus 8:21-22, Exodus 8:24, Exodus 8:29, Exodus 8:31, where it is rendered swarm, or swarms, and Psalm 105:31, where (as here) it is rendered divers sorts of flies.

    And frogs which destroyed them - Exodus 8:6. The order in which the plagues occurred is not preserved in the account in the psalm.

    Wesley's Notes on Psalms 78:45

    78:45 Flies - These flies were doubtless extraordinary in their nature, and hurtful qualities. And the like is to be thought concerning the frogs.