What does Plague mean in the Bible?

Greek / Hebrew Translation Occurance
הַנָּ֑גַע stroke 5
הַמַּגֵּפָ֖ה blow 5
הַנֶּ֖גַע stroke 4
הַנֶּ֙גַע֙ stroke 4
נֶ֣גַע stroke 3
הַנֶּ֔גַע stroke 3
דֶּ֙בֶר֙ pestilence 3
הַמַּגֵּפָֽה blow 2
הַנֶּ֗גַע stroke 2
הַמַּגֵּפָ֗ה blow 2
הַנֶּ֜גַע stroke 2
נֶ֖גַע stroke 2
הַנֶּ֖גֶף blow 2
נִגְעֶ֑ךָ stroke 1
וְ֝נֶ֗גַע stroke 1
כְּנֶ֕גַע stroke 1
נֶֽגַע־ stroke 1
הַנָּֽגַע stroke 1
וְהַנֶּ֣גַע stroke 1
הַנֶּ֤גַע stroke 1
אֶגּֽוֹף to strike 1
נֶ֙גֶף֙ blow 1
נֶ֖גֶף blow 1
הַנָּֽגֶף blow 1
נֶ֔גֶף blow 1
נֶ֥גַע stroke 1
הַנָּֽגַע‪‬ stroke 1
θανάτῳ the death of the body. / metaph. / the miserable state of the wicked dead in hell. / in the widest sense 1
נֶ֤גַע stroke 1
בַּמַּגֵּפָ֔ה blow 1
πληγῆς a blow 1
πληγὴ a blow 1
וְדֶ֙בֶר֙ pestilence 1
דֶּ֖בֶר pestilence 1
הַדָּ֑בֶר pestilence 1
לַדֶּ֥בֶר pestilence 1
מַגֵּפָ֥ה blow 1
בַּמַּגֵּפָ֖ה blow 1
וְהַמַּגֵּפָ֖ה blow 1
πληγῇ a blow 1
הַמַּגֵּפָ֔ה blow 1
בַּמַּגֵּפָ֑ה blow 1
הַמַּגֵּפָ֑ה‪‬ blow 1
מַגֵּפָֽה blow 1
מַגֵּפַ֣ת blow 1
כַּמַּגֵּפָ֖ה blow 1
מַכָּ֔ה blow 1
מַכָּ֖ה blow 1
מִנֶּ֣גֶד what is conspicuous 1
פֹּרַ֖חַת to bud 1

Definitions Related to Plague


   1 stroke, Plague, disease, mark, Plague spot.
      1a stroke, wound.
      1b stroke (metaphorical of disease).
      1c mark (of leprosy).


   1 blow, slaughter, Plague, pestilence, strike, smite.
      1a blow (fatal stroke).
      1b slaughter (of battle).
      1c Plague, pestilence (divine judgment).


   1 pestilence, Plague.
   2 murrain, cattle disease, cattle-Plague.


   1 the death of the body.
      1a that separation (whether natural or violent) of the soul and the body by which the life on earth is ended.
      1b with the implied idea of future misery in hell.
         1b1 the power of death.
      1c since the nether world, the abode of the dead, was conceived as being very dark, it is equivalent to the region of thickest darkness i.e. figuratively, a region enveloped in the darkness of ignorance and sin.
   2 metaph.
   , the loss of that life which alone is worthy of the name,.
      2a the misery of the soul arising from sin, which begins on earth but lasts and increases after the death of the body in hell.
   3 the miserable state of the wicked dead in hell.
   4 in the widest sense, death comprising all the miseries arising from sin, as well physical death as the loss of a life consecrated to God and blessed in him on earth, to be followed by wretchedness in hell.


   1 a blow, stripe, a wound.
   2 a public calamity, heavy affliction, Plague,.


   1 blow, striking, Plague.
      1a blow, Plague (fatal).
      1b striking.


   1 what is conspicuous, what is in front of adv.
   2 in front of, straight forward, before, in sight of.
   3 in front of oneself, straightforward.
   4 before your face, in your view or purpose with prep.
   5 what is in front of, corresponding to.
   6 in front of, before.
   7 in the sight or presence of.
   8 parallel to.
   9 over, for.
      10 in front, opposite.
      11 at a distance prep.
      12 from the front of, away from.
      13 from before the eyes of, opposite to, at a distance from.
      14 from before, in front of.
      15 as far as the front of.


   1 to strike, smite.
      1a (Qal) to strike, smite.
      1b (Niphal) to be stricken, be smitten.
      1c (Hithpael) to stumble.


   1 to bud, sprout, shoot, bloom.
      1a (Qal) to bud, sprout, send out shoots, blossom.
      1b (Hiphil).
         1b1 to cause to bud or sprout.
         1b2 to show buds or sprouts.
   2 (Qal) to break out (of leprosy).
   3 (Qal) to fly.


   1 blow, wound, slaughter.
      1a blow, stripe.
      1b beating, scourging.
      1c wound.
      1d slaughter.
      1e defeat, conquest.
      1f Plague.

Frequency of Plague (original languages)

Frequency of Plague (English)


Webster's Dictionary - Plague
(n.) That which smites, wounds, or troubles; a blow; a calamity; any afflictive evil or torment; a great trail or vexation.
(n.) An acute malignant contagious fever, that often prevails in Egypt, Syria, and Turkey, and has at times visited the large cities of Europe with frightful mortality; hence, any pestilence; as, the great London plague.
(v. t.) Fig.: To vex; to tease; to harass.
(v. t.) To infest or afflict with disease, calamity, or natural evil of any kind.
Easton's Bible Dictionary - Plague
A "stroke" of affliction, or disease. Sent as a divine chastisement (Numbers 11:33 ; 14:37 ; 16:46-49 ; 2 Samuel 24:21 ). Painful afflictions or diseases, (Leviticus 13:3,5,30 ; 1 Kings 8:37 ), or severe calamity (Mark 5:29 ; Luke 7:21 ), or the judgment of God, so called (Exodus 9:14 ). Plagues of Egypt were ten in number.
The river Nile was turned into blood, and the fish died, and the river stank, so that the Egyptians loathed to drink of the river (Exodus 7:14-25 ).
The plague of frogs (Exodus 8:1-15 ).
The plague of lice (Heb. kinnim, properly gnats or mosquitoes; Compare Psalm 78:45 ; 105:31 ), "out of the dust of the land" (Exodus 8:16-19 ).
The plague of flies (Heb. arob, rendered by the LXX. dog-fly), Exodus 8:21-24 .
The murrain (Ex.9:1-7), or epidemic pestilence which carried off vast numbers of cattle in the field. Warning was given of its coming.
The sixth plague, of "boils and blains," like the third, was sent without warning (Ex.9:8-12). It is called (Deuteronomy 28:27 ) "the botch of Egypt," A.V.; but in RSV, "the boil of Egypt." "The magicians could not stand before Moses" because of it.
The plague of hail, with fire and thunder (Exodus 9:13-33 ). Warning was given of its coming. (Compare Psalm 18:13 ; 105:32,33 ).
The plague of locusts, which covered the whole face of the earth, so that the land was darkened with them (Exodus 10:12-15 ). The Hebrew name of this insect, Arbeh , points to the "multitudinous" character of this visitation. Warning was given before this plague came.
After a short interval the plague of darkness succeeded that of the locusts; and it came without any special warning ( Exodus 10:21-29 ). The darkness covered "all the land of Egypt" to such an extent that "they saw not one another." It did not, however, extend to the land of Goshen.
The last and most fearful of these plagues was the death of the first-born of man and of beast (Exodus 11:4,5 ; 12:29,30 ). The exact time of the visitation was announced, "about midnight", which would add to the horror of the infliction. Its extent also is specified, from the first-born of the king to the first-born of the humblest slave, and all the first-born of beasts. But from this plague the Hebrews were completely exempted. The Lord "put a difference" between them and the Egyptians. (See PASSOVER .)
Vine's Expository Dictionary of NT Words - Plague
1: μάστιξ (Strong's #3148 — Noun Feminine — mastix — mas'-tix ) "a whip, scourge," Acts 22:24 , "by scourging;" Hebrews 11:36 , "scourgings," is used metaphorically of "disease" or "suffering," Mark 3:10 ; 5:29,34 ; Luke 7:21 . See SCOURGING.
2: πληγή (Strong's #4127 — Noun Feminine — plege — play-gay' ) "a stripe, wound" (akin to plesso, "to smite"), is used metaphorically of a calamity, "a plague," Revelation 9:20 ; 11:6 ; 15:1,6,8 ; 16:9,21 (twice); 18:4,8; 21:9; 22:18. See STRIPE , WOUND.
Bridgeway Bible Dictionary - Plague
Different versions of the Bible use a variety of words to describe the many disasters, plagues, diseases and sicknesses that afflict people (e.g. Exodus 8:2; Exodus 9:3; 1 Kings 8:37; Psalms 91:6; Psalms 91:10; Jeremiah 14:12; Luke 7:21; Luke 21:11; see also DISEASE).
The ten plagues of Egypt were judgments of God on the stubborn nation and its king. Both people and king were bitterly opposed to Yahweh, the God of Israel, and were devoted followers of Yahweh’s real enemies, the Egyptian gods (Exodus 9:27; Exodus 12:12). These were gods of nature and were therefore connected with the Nile River, upon which Egypt depended entirely for its agricultural life. God may have used the physical characteristics of the Nile Valley to produce the plagues, but the timing, intensity and extent of the plagues showed clearly that they were judgments sent directly by God (Exodus 8:21-23; Exodus 8:31; Exodus 9:1-6; Exodus 9:22; Exodus 9:33).
God in his mercy gave advance notice of the plagues and consistently gave Pharaoh the chance to repent; but the longer Pharaoh delayed, the more he increased the judgment that was to fall on him (Exodus 9:15-19). The tenth plague was God’s final great judgment on Egypt and at the same time his act of redemption for his people. Previously the Israelites escaped the plagues without having to do anything, but this time their safety depended upon carrying out God’s commands. Their redemption involved faith and obedience (Exodus 12:1-13; see PASSOVER).
Wilson's Dictionary of Bible Types - Plague
1 Kings 8:38 (a) This name is applied to the sins that curse the soul, hinder the life, and hurt the heart.
Psalm 91:10 (a) The believer that walks with the Lord, and dwells in His presence, is safe from the attacks of Satan, and from the thorns and thistles that are in this life to hurt and hinder.
Fausset's Bible Dictionary - Plague
deber , "destruction." Any sudden, severe, and dangerous disease. Μaweth ," death," i.e. deadly disease; so "the black death" of the middle ages. Νega' , "a stroke" from God, as leprosy (Leviticus 13). Μageephah , qeteb , "pestilence" (Psalms 91:6), "that walketh in darkness," i.e. mysterious, sudden, severe, especially in the night, in the absence of the light and heat of the sun. Rosheph , "flame," i.e. burning fever; compare Habakkuk 3:5 margin (See EGYPT and EXODUS on the ten plagues.)
A close connection exists between the ordinary physical visitations of Egypt and those whereby Pharaoh was constrained to let Israel go. It attests the sacred author's accurate acquaintance with the phenomena of the land which was the scene of his history. "The supernatural presents in Scripture generally no violent opposition to the natural, but rather unites in a friendly alliance with it" (Hengstenberg). A special reason why in this case the natural background of the miracles should appear was in order to show that Jehovah was God of Egypt as much as of Israel, and rules "in the midst of the earth" (Exodus 8:22)
By exhibiting Jehovah through Moses at will bringing on with unusual intensity, and withdrawing in answer to intercession at once and completely, the well known Egyptian periodical scourges which their superstition attributed to false gods, Jehovah was proved more effectively to be supreme than He could have been by inflicting some new and strange visitation. The plagues were upon Egypt's idols, the Nile water, the air, the frog, the cow, the beetle, etc., as Jehovah saith (Exodus 12:12), "against all the gods of Egypt will I execute judgment" (Exodus 18:11; Exodus 15:11; Numbers 33:4). Ten is significant of completeness, the full flood of God's wrath upon the God-opposed world power. The magicians initiate no plague; in producing the same plague by their enchantments (which seem real, as demoniacal powers have exerted themselves in each crisis of the kingdom of God) as Moses by God's word, they only increase the visitation upon themselves. The plagues as they progress prove:
(1) Jehovah's infinite power over Egypt's deified powers of nature. The first stroke affects the very source of the nation's life, the Nile; then the soil (the dust producing the plague); then the irrigating canals breeding flies.
(2) The difference marked between Israel and Egypt; the cattle, the crops, the furnaces (wherein Israel was worn with bondage) represent all the industrial resources of the nation. The stroke on the firstborn was the crowning one, altogether supernatural, whereas the others were intensifications of existing scourges. The firstborn, usually selected for worship, is now the object of the stroke. The difference marked all along from the third plague was most marked in that on the firstborn (Exodus 11:7). The plague was national, the firstborn representing Egypt: Isaiah 43:3, "I gave Egypt for thy ransom."
Webster's Dictionary - White Plague
Tuberculosis, esp. of the lungs.
Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible - Plague
PLAGUE . See Medicine, p. 598 b .
American Tract Society Bible Dictionary - Plague
Smith's Bible Dictionary - Plague, the
The plague is considered to be a severe kind of typhus, accompanied by buboes (tumors). --Like the cholera, it is most violent at the first outbreak, causing almost instant death. Great difference of opinion has obtained as to whether it is contagious or not. It was very prevalent in the East, and still prevails in Egypt. Several Hebrew words are translated "pestilence" or "plague" but not one of these words call be considered as designating by its signification the disease now called the plague. Whether the disease be mentioned must be judged from the sense of passages, not from the sense of words. Those pestilences which were sent as special judgments, and were either supernaturally rapid in their effects or were in addition directed against particular culprits are beyond the reach of human inquiry. But we also read of pestilences which, although sent as judgments, have the characteristics of modern epidemics, not being rapid beyond nature nor directed against individuals. (Leviticus 26:25 ; 28:21) In neither of these passages does,it seem certain that the plague is specified. The notices in the prophets present the same difficulty. Hezekiah's disease has been thought to have been the plague, and its fatal nature, as well as the mention of a boil, makes this not improbable. On the other hand, there Is no mention of a pestilence among his people at the time.
Hastings' Dictionary of the New Testament - Plague (2)
PLAGUE.—The word ‘plague’ is used in the Gospels to render the Greek word μάστιξ, which means a whip or scourge (cf. Acts 22:24, Hebrews 11:36). In the Apocalypse the word πληγή, from which the English word is formed, is exclusively used. In the Gospels the word occurs only four times (Mark 3:10; Mark 5:29; Mark 5:34 and Luke 7:21). In each of these passages it is used of distressing bodily disease, and carries the implication that such afflictions are Divine chastisements. The word is therefore used in a figurative sense, and there is no reference to the bubonic disease which is the scourge of India to-day. See art. Disease.
W. W. Holdsworth.
Hastings' Dictionary of the New Testament - Plague
The word πληγή, ‘stroke,’ occurs in the NT only in the Apocalypse (Revelation 8:8; Revelation 9:18; Revelation 9:20; Revelation 11:6; Revelation 13:3; Revelation 13:12; Revelation 13:14; Revelation 15:1; Revelation 15:6; Revelation 15:8; Revelation 16:9; Revelation 16:21; Revelation 18:4; Revelation 18:8; Revelation 21:9; Revelation 22:18). It was used by the LXX_ for the ‘plagues’ of Egypt and the later visitations of God upon His people and their enemies, which made a profound impression upon the Hebrews (cf. Leviticus 26:2; Leviticus 26:24, Numbers 25:8 f., 2 Samuel 24:21). In the Apocalypse the plagues are unforeseen, sudden occurrences, greater and more terrible than those in Egypt, which will disclose God’s purpose and providence concerning His own. However violent the opposition, or bitter the persecution, or extreme the danger to which God’s people are exposed, they have nothing to fear. The Seer beholds successive Divine judgments fall upon the earth, the sea, the rivers, the sun, moon, and stars. Instruments of Divine punishment are insects, beasts, angels, hail-stones, death, mourning, want, and fire. In a word, all the forces and agencies of the world which are naturally friendly to man are turned into hostile and destructive action against those who dishonour God and would destroy His Kingdom. Even the people of God are secure against the same fate only by faith and obedience.
C. A. Beckwith.

Sentence search

Antibubonic - ) Good or used against bubonic Plague; as, antibubonic serum, obtained from immunized horses; antibubonic vaccine, a sterilized bouillon culture of the Plague bacillus; antibubonic measures
Rinderpest - ) A highly contagious distemper or murrain, affecting neat cattle, and less commonly sheep and goats; - called also cattle Plague, Russian cattle Plague, and steppe murrain
Plagued - ) of Plague...
Plaguing - ) of Plague...
Antiloimic - ) A remedy against the Plague
Plague - Plague
Plagueless - ) Free from Plagues or the Plague
Loimic - ) Of or pertaining to the Plague or contagious disorders
Phinehas - When the Israelites were smitten with a Plague after consorting with non-Jewish women, Phinehas courageously slew an Israelite tribal leader, who himself had sinned, and thus brought an end to the Plague
Plague - Plagues of Egypt were ten in number. ...
The Plague of frogs (Exodus 8:1-15 ). ...
The Plague of lice (Heb. ...
The Plague of flies (Heb. ...
The sixth Plague, of "boils and blains," like the third, was sent without warning ( Plague of hail, with fire and thunder (Exodus 9:13-33 ). ...
The Plague of locusts, which covered the whole face of the earth, so that the land was darkened with them (Exodus 10:12-15 ). Warning was given before this Plague came. ...
After a short interval the Plague of darkness succeeded that of the locusts; and it came without any special warning ( Exodus 10:21-29 ). ...
The last and most fearful of these Plagues was the death of the first-born of man and of beast (Exodus 11:4,5 ; 12:29,30 ). But from this Plague the Hebrews were completely exempted
Plague, the - The Plague is considered to be a severe kind of typhus, accompanied by buboes (tumors). Several Hebrew words are translated "pestilence" or "plague" but not one of these words call be considered as designating by its signification the disease now called the Plague. (Leviticus 26:25 ; 28:21) In neither of these passages does,it seem certain that the Plague is specified. Hezekiah's disease has been thought to have been the Plague, and its fatal nature, as well as the mention of a boil, makes this not improbable
Pestilence - ...
The meaning of deber is best denoted by the English word “pestilence” or “plague. ” A country might be quickly reduced in population by the “plague” (cf. The nature of the “plague” (bubonic or other) is often difficult to determine from the contexts, as the details of medical interest are not given or are scanty. In the prophetical writings, the “plague” occurs with other disasters: famine, flood, and the sword: “When they fast, I will not hear their cry; and when they offer burnt offering and an oblation, I will not accept them: but I will consume them by the sword, and by the famine, and by the pestilence” ( Joel - His famous prophecies include the foretelling of a devastating locust Plague and his call for the people to repent. (b) A common Jewish first name ...
Joel, the book of: The book of Tanach containing Joel's prophecies, describing a terrible Plague of locusts, calling for repentance, and foretelling the future redemption
Blains - Inflamed ulcers on the body, as from boils, on the Egyptians and the magicians in the sixth Plague
Pestilence - Or Plague, in the Hebrew tongue, as in most others, expresses all sorts of distempers and calamitites. The Hebrew word which properly signifies "the Plague" is extended to all epidemical and contagious diseases. ...
The glandular Plague, which in modern times has proved so fatal in the East, is the most virulent and contagious of diseases. Like the Asiatic cholera, it is one of the most appalling scourges sin has brought on this world; and may in this point of view correspond with the "plagues" referred to in the Bible, Exodus 9:14 11:1 1 Kings 8:37
Wanion - ) A word of uncertain signification, used only in the phrase with a wanion, apparently equivalent to with a vengeance, with a Plague, or with misfortune
Yoel - ...
Yoel The book of Tanach containing Joel's prophecies, describing a terrible Plague of locusts, calling for repentance, and foretelling the future redemption
Plagues, the Ten, - The occasion on which the Plagues were sent is described in Exodus 3-12 .
The Plague of blood. (Exodus 7:3-12 ) This passage, taken alone would appear to indicate that the magicians succeeded in working wonders, but, if it is compared with the others which relate their opposition on the occasions of the first three Plagues, a contrary inference seems more reasonable for the very first time that Moses wrought his miracle without giving previous notice, the magicians "did so with their enchantments," but failed. This Plague was doubly humiliating to the religion of the country, as the Nile was held sacred, as well as some kinds of its fish, not to speak of the crocodiles, which probably were destroyed. (Exodus 7:16-25 ) Those who have endeavored to explain this Plague by natural causes have referred to the changes of color to which the Nile is subject, the appearance of the Red Sea, and the so called rain and dew of blood of the middle ages; the last two occasioned by small fungi of very rapid growth. ...
The Plague of frogs . --When seven days had passed after the first Plague, the river and all the open waters of Egypt brought forth countless frogs, which not only covered the land but filled the houses, even in their driest parts and vessels, for the ovens and kneading-troughs are specified. ( Exodus 8:1-15 ) ...
The Plague of lice . The scrupulous cleanliness of the Egyptians would add intolerably to the bodily distress of this Plague, by which also they again incurred religious defilement. ( Exodus 8:16-19 ) ...
The Plague of flies . --After the river and the land, the air was smitten, being filled with winged insects, which swarmed in the houses and devoured the land, but Goshen was exempted from the Plague. ( Exodus 8:20-32 ) ...
The Plague of the murrain of beasts . ( Exodus 9:1-7 ) ...
The Plague of boils --From the cattle the hand of God was extended to the persons of the Egyptians. The Plague seems to have been the leprosy, a fearful kind of elephantiasis which was long remembered as "the botch of Egypt. " (28:27,35) ...
The Plague of hail . --The account of the seventh Plague is preceded by a warning which Moses was commanded to deliver to Pharaoh, respecting the terrible nature of the Plagues that were to ensue if he remained obstinate. The ruin caused by the hail was evidently far greater than that effected by any of the earlier Plagues. ( Exodus 9:13-34 ) ...
The Plague of locusts . --The severity of this Plague can be well understood by those who have been in Egypt in a part of the country where a flight of locusts has alighted. In this case the Plague was greater than an ordinary visitation, since it extended over a far wider space, rather than because it was more intense; for it is impossible to imagine any more complete destruction than that always caused by a swarm of locusts. ( Exodus 10:1-20 ) ...
The Plague of darkness . The Plague may have been an extremely severe sandstorm, miraculous in its violence and duration, for the length of three days does not make it natural since the severe storms are always very brief. --Before the tenth Plague Moses went to warn Pharaoh: "Thus saith the Lord, about midnight will I go out into the midst of Egypt; and all the first-born in the land of Egypt shall die, from the first-born of Pharaoh that sitteth upon his throne even to the first-born of the maidservant that is behind the mill; and all the first-born of beasts. " ( Exodus 11:4,5 ) The clearly miraculous nature of this Plague, its falling upon man and in its beast; and the singling out of the firstborn, puts it wholly beyond comparison with any natural pestilence, even the severest recorded in history, whether of the peculiar Egyptian Plague or of other like epidemics. The history of the ten Plagues strictly ends with the death of the first-born. The gradual increase in severity of the Plagues is perhaps the best key to their meaning. The following characteristics of the Plagues may be specially noticed: (1) Their relation to natural phenomena. In the first and second of each three the Plague is announced beforehand in the third, not. It is probable that the Plagues extended through a period of several months. The first Plague occurred probably during the annual inundation of the Nile, hence about the middle of June (Edersheim). The first Plague was directed against the Nile one of the Egyptian deities, adored as a source of life, not only to the produce of the land, but to its inhabitants. The second Plague, that of the frogs, struck also at the idolatry of Egypt; for the frog was an object of worship. The third Plague turned the land, which was worshipped, into a source of torment the dust produced a curse. The fourth Plague consisted in the torment of either flies of a ravenous disposition, or beetles. The fifth Plague, that of murrain, struck at the cattle-worship for which Egypt was celebrated. The sixth Plague, produced by the ashes scattered toward heaven in conformity with an ancient Egyptian rite, as if an invocation of the sun-god, continued the warfare of Jehovah upon Egyptian idolatry; the religious ceremony which was employed to invoke blessing brought disease. The seventh Plague, beginning a new series, seems to have been aimed like those which followed, to demonstrate the power of Jehovah over all the elements, and even life itself, in contrast with the impotence of the idols. The tenth Plague had an immediate relation to idolatry, since it destroyed not only the first-born of man, but the first-born of beast; so that the sacred animals in the temples were touched by a power higher than those they were supposed to represent
Pest - , the Plague
Blains - violent ulcerous inflammations, the sixth Plague of Egypt, (Exodus 9:9,10 ) and hence called in (28:27,35) "the botch of Egypt
Lice - kinnim), the creatures employed in the third Plague sent upon Egypt (Exodus 8:16-18 ). " The Plague of lice is referred to in Psalm 105:31
Pestilence - ) Specifically, the disease known as the Plague; hence, any contagious or infectious epidemic disease that is virulent and devastating
Lag baomer - the 33day of the Omer, a minor festival falling between Passover and Shavuot, commemorating the end of a Plague which killed thousands of Rabbi Akiva�s students; also the yahrzeit of Rabbi Shimon bar Yochai, author of the Zohar ...
Pestilence - or Plague, generally is used by the Hebrews for all epidemic or contagious diseases
Blains - Occurs only in connection with the sixth Plague of Egypt (Exodus 9:9,10 )
Murrain - Modern translations use either disease (TEV), pestilence (NAS, NRSV), or Plague (NIV, RSV)
Lice - ) Mosquitoes, troublesome in Egypt toward October, soon after the Plague of frogs, not only giving pain, but entering the body through the nostrils and ears; so Septuagint, Philo, and Origen. The Egyptian ken , "force," "plague," may apply to either view
Boil - Boils are mentioned in connection with blains (KJV; an inflamatory swelling or sore) in the sixth Plague on Egypt (Exodus 9:9-10 ). Since this Plague affected both animals and men, many have suggested the malignant pustule of cutaneous anthrax as the sore or boil mentioned
Plague (2) - PLAGUE. —The word ‘plague’ is used in the Gospels to render the Greek word μάστιξ, which means a whip or scourge (cf
Cozbi - When both she and Zimri were executed, a Plague that was sweeping through the Israelite camp was stopped
Murrain - deber, "destruction," a "great mortality", the fifth Plague that fell upon the Egyptians (Exodus 9:3 )
Redeemer, Feast of the Most Holy - It was instituted at Venice in 1576 in thanksgiving for the cessation of a Plague, and is now found only in the special calendar of some dioceses and religious orders
Locust - They are one of the worst scourges in the East; they were the eighth Plague God sent upon the Egyptians because Pharao would not let the Israelites go to sacrifice to the Lord (Exodus 10)
Baal-Zebub - This name was given to the god because he was supposed to be able to avert the Plague of flies which in that region was to be feared
Roch, Saint - Visiting Italy as a mendicant pilgrim, he devoted himself to the care of the Plague-stricken, effecting miraculous cures by making the sign of the cross. He himself was stricken with the Plague, and lying in a deserted forest, was discovered by a dog; for this reason he is generally portrayed with a dog
Fathers of a Good Death - A religious order founded at Rome in 1582 by Saint Camillus de Lellis to tend the Plague-stricken and to minister to the sick in their homes
Order of the Servants of the Sick - A religious order founded at Rome in 1582 by Saint Camillus de Lellis to tend the Plague-stricken and to minister to the sick in their homes
Camillians - A religious order founded at Rome in 1582 by Saint Camillus de Lellis to tend the Plague-stricken and to minister to the sick in their homes
Vex - ) To make angry or annoyed by little provocations; to irritate; to Plague; to torment; to harass; to afflict; to trouble; to tease
Frog - We find frogs mentioned only in connection with the Plague inflicted upon the Egyptians
Lice - The third Plague of Egypt, Exodus 8:16 ; Psalm 105:31 ; peculiarly offensive to the priests, who were obliged to shave and wash their entire body every third day, lest they should carry any vermin into the temples
Perplex - ) To Plague; to vex; to tormen
Casimir, Saint - Patron of Poland; invoked against the Plague, and Turks
Flog - Plague, slay
Araunah - A Jebusite whose threshing floor David purchased as a site for sacrifice, following the prophetic command of God, holding back a divine Plague after David disobeyed by taking a census (2 Samuel 24:15-25 )
Rieti, Colomba of, Blessed - She established at Perugia a convent of which she became prioress, and saved the city from Plague by offering herself as a victim
Blains - The sixth Egyptian Plague, which followed after Moses' sprinkling of the furnace ashes toward heaven; "the botch of Egypt" (Deuteronomy 28:27; Deuteronomy 28:35), black leprosy, a kind of elephantiasis, producing burning ulcerous pustules on the skin
Abelshittim - Here the Israelites were enticed by the women of Moab and Midian into uncleanness and the idolatry of Baal-peor, and 24,000 died of the Plague, Numbers 25:1 - 18
Kib'Roth-Hatta-Avah, - as in the margin, the graves of lust , a station of the Israelites in the wilderness, where, growing tired of manna and desiring flesh, they murmured, and God sent them quails in great abundance, but smote great numbers of them with a Plague and they died
Plague - burning fever; compare Habakkuk 3:5 margin (See EGYPT and EXODUS on the ten Plagues. The Plagues were upon Egypt's idols, the Nile water, the air, the frog, the cow, the beetle, etc. The magicians initiate no Plague; in producing the same Plague by their enchantments (which seem real, as demoniacal powers have exerted themselves in each crisis of the kingdom of God) as Moses by God's word, they only increase the visitation upon themselves. The Plagues as they progress prove:...
(1) Jehovah's infinite power over Egypt's deified powers of nature. The first stroke affects the very source of the nation's life, the Nile; then the soil (the dust producing the Plague); then the irrigating canals breeding flies. The difference marked all along from the third Plague was most marked in that on the firstborn (Exodus 11:7). The Plague was national, the firstborn representing Egypt: Isaiah 43:3, "I gave Egypt for thy ransom
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The locust Plague is used in the Bible as a symbol for what God's judgment will be like (Joel 2:1 ,Joel 2:1,2:11 ; Revelation 9:3 ,Revelation 9:3,9:7 ; compare Exodus 10:3-20 ; Deuteronomy 28:38 ). The image of the locust Plague was also used to symbolize being overwhelmed by a large and powerful army (Judges 6:5 ; Isaiah 33:4 ; Jeremiah 46:23 ; Jeremiah 51:27 ; Joel 2:20 ; Nahum 3:15 )
am'mi-el - ) He perished by the Plague for his evil report
Sebastianus, Martyr at Rome - 44), and is the favourite saint of Italian women, and regarded as the protector against the Plague
Tease - ) One who teases or Plagues. ) To vex with importunity or impertinence; to harass, annoy, disturb, or irritate by petty requests, or by jests and raillery; to Plague
Scourging - Among the Hebrews the usual mode, legal and domestic, was that of beating with a rod (see 2 Corinthians 11:25 ); (c) metaphorically, of "disease" or "suffering:" see Plague , No
Boil - The boils were doubtless malignant when sent as a Plague in Egypt, Exodus 9:9-11 ; and they were severe in the case of Job when smitten by Satan
Hemorrhoids - Modern versions agree that the affliction of 1Samuel was tumors, probably associated with bubonic Plague
Mariscotti, Hyacintha, Saint - After a frivolous youth and disappointment in love, she entered Saint Bernardine's convent, Viterbo, where for ten years she lived in unbefitting luxury; then, touched by grace, she repented and gave herself up to a life of charity and intense mortification, nursing the Plague-stricken and establishing the Sacconi, or Oblates of Mary, for the relief of the poor and aged
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2: πληγή (Strong's #4127 — Noun Feminine — plege — play-gay' ) "a stripe, wound" (akin to plesso, "to smite"), is used metaphorically of a calamity, "a Plague," Revelation 9:20 ; 11:6 ; 15:1,6,8 ; 16:9,21 (twice); 18:4,8; 21:9; 22:18
Hyacintha Mariscotti, Saint - After a frivolous youth and disappointment in love, she entered Saint Bernardine's convent, Viterbo, where for ten years she lived in unbefitting luxury; then, touched by grace, she repented and gave herself up to a life of charity and intense mortification, nursing the Plague-stricken and establishing the Sacconi, or Oblates of Mary, for the relief of the poor and aged
Fly - 'arob, the name given to the insects sent as a Plague on the land of Egypt (Exodus 8:21-31 ; Psalm 78:45 ; 105:31 ). The Jewish commentators regarded the Hebrew word here as connected with the word 'Arab , Which means "mingled;" and they accordingly supposed the Plague to consist of a mixed multitude of animals, beasts, reptiles, and insects
Plague - ) An acute malignant contagious fever, that often prevails in Egypt, Syria, and Turkey, and has at times visited the large cities of Europe with frightful mortality; hence, any pestilence; as, the great London Plague
Vex - To Plague to torment to harass to afflict
Hail (Meterological) - Precipitation in the form of small balls consisting of layers of ice and compact snow, regarded as a Plague by biblical writers
John Eudes, Saint - Working valiantly among his Plague-stricken countrymen he became known as one of the greatest missionaries of his day
Ammiel - He was one of the ten who perished by the Plague for their unfavourable report (Numbers 14:37 )
Baalzebub - , averter of the Plague of flies, which often caused such ravages
Araunah - ]'>[1] , because the Plague, which followed David’s numbering of the people, had been stayed
Eudes, John, Saint - Working valiantly among his Plague-stricken countrymen he became known as one of the greatest missionaries of his day
Abel-Shittim - It was at this place that the Israelites fell into the grossest idolatry, for which they were visited with a desolating Plague which destroyed 24,000 people
Frog, - , in which the Plague of frogs is described, and to (Psalm 78:45 ; 105:30 ) In the New Testament the word occurs once only, in (Revelation 16:13 ) There is no question as to the animal meant
Plagues of Egypt - It may not be unacceptable to the readers of this work to have brought before them in one short view the account of the Plagues of Egypt, in order to take into a comprehensive manner the judgment of God over the Egyptians, while manifesting grace to his Israel. ...
There were ten different sorts of Plagues which the Lord brought upon Egypt, all succeeding one another, with only the intermission of a few days; and each rising in succession with more tremendous judgments, until in the last of them the Egyptians began to discover that if the Lord persisted in the infliction, all Egypt was destroyed. ...
The second Plague of Egypt was that of the frogs. )...
In the third Plague, that of lice, the punishment is heightened. (See Exodus 8:16-19)...
The Plague of flies was the fourth judgment with which the Lord smote Egypt. The Plague of lice was great, but this of flies abundantly more. And what must the Plague of flies in Egypt have been when purposely armed and sent by the Lord. We may form some conjecture of the dreadful effect that this Plague wrought on Pharaoh and his people, for he called for Moses, and in his fright consented to the Israelites' departure. I beg the reader to consult the account of this Plague, as recorded in Scripture. (Exodus 8:20-32) And I beg him also to observe how the Lord, concerning this Plague, called upon both the Egyptians and the Israelites to observe the tokens of his discriminating grace over his people; for we are told that the Lord marked the land of Goshen, where Israel dwelt, that no swarm of flies should be there. ...
The fifth Plague of Egypt, rising still in terror, was that of the pestilence and mortality among all the cattle of the Egyptians; in which, as a continuance of the same discrimination as had been shewn before in the Plague of the flies, while all the cattle of Egypt died, there was not one of the cattle of the Israelites dead. (See Exodus 9:1-7) Beside the very tremendous judgment on Egypt as a nation by this Plague, we may remark somewhat leading to the gospel dispensation in this appointment. (See Exodus 32:1-6) What contempt, therefore, by the destruction of cattle, was thrown upon the idols of Egypt!...
In the view of the sixth Plague of Egypt, "the boils breaking forth with blains upon man and upon beast,"we behold the hand of the Lord falling heavier than ever. )...
The seventh Plague of Egypt was the "thunder, lightning, rain, and hail. ) This tremendous storm was ushered in with a solemn message from the Lord to Pharaoh, that there should be a succession of Plagues until that the Lord had cut him off from the face of the earth; and that the Lord had indeed raised him up for this very purpose, to shew in him the Lord's power, and that the Lord's name should be declared throughout all the earth. But what I particularly beg the reader to remark in these Plagues of Egypt is, the progressive order from bad to worse, leading on to the most finished and full state of misery. And as when Israel went up afterwards with an high hand out of Egypt, a mixed multitude went with them, were not these such as grace had marked for the Lord's own? May we not consider them as types of the Gentile church given to the Lord Jesus, as well as the Jewish church? (Isaiah 49:6)...
The eighth Plague is introduced by the Lord with bidding Moses, the man of God, to remark to Israel that the Lord had hardened the heart of Pharaoh purposely, that he might set forth his love to Israel in shewing these signs and wonders before them. " The Plague of locusts succeeded that of thunder, lightning, rain and hail. )...
The ninth Plague was that of "darkness covering Egypt," while Goshen, the habitation of Israel, had light. ...
The tenth and last Plague which the Lord inflicted upon Egypt, preparatory to Israel's departure, was that of the destruction of the first-born both of man and beast; and so universal was it, that it reached from the first-born of Pharaoh that sat upon his throne, to the first-born of the maid servant which ground at the mill. I cannot better close the subject on the history of the Plagues of Egypt, than by referring the reader to the apostle's divine conclusions on the same, and very earnestly begging the reader to go over, with suitable diligence and attention, and with prayer to God the Holy Ghost attention, and with prayer to God the Holy Ghost to bless him in the perusal, the ninth chapter of the Epistle to the Romans (Romans 9:1-33)
Fly, Flies - The arob may include various species of Culicidae (gnats), such as the mosquito; but the common flies are to this day in Egypt regarded as a "plague," and are the great instrument of spreading the well-known ophthalmia, which is conveyed from one individual to another by these dreadful pests. "It is now generally supposed that the dog-fly is meant, which at certain seasons is described as a far worse Plague than mosquitos
Severus Sanctus - He is the author of a Christian idyll, in Asclepiad metre, upon the subject of a great cattle-plague; possibly that mentioned by St. This Plague occurred c
Joel - This is no great hindrance to the reader, for the book is largely concerned with just one incident, a severe locust Plague. ...
Joel interpreted the locust Plague as God’s judgment on Judah for its sin. ...
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In very lively fashion, Joel describes the devastating effects of the locust Plague, firstly upon the farmers and other country people (1:1-20), then upon the citizens of Jerusalem (2:1-11). The locust Plague and its removal picture the greater judgment and greater blessing yet to come (3:1-21)
Lice - The three well-known varieties of pediculi or lice are perpetually prevalent among the dirty, and a Plague of them would certainly be much more terrible than one of the harmless, though irritating ‘sand-fly’ ( Simulium ), and far more disgusting than one of the flea ( Pulex )
Aikenhead, Mary - As superior-general she directed her Sisters in their heroic work during the Asiatic cholera Plague of 1832 in Dublin and Cork
Invasion - Attack of a disease as the invasion of the Plague, in Egypt
Luis Beltran, Saint - He exhibited heroic charity during the Plague of 1557
Bernardine of Siena, Saint - In 1397 he completed a course in civiland canon law, whereupon he joined the Confraternity of Our Lady, connected with the hospital of Santa Maria della Scala, ministered to the Plague-stricken, and distributed his fortune among the poor
Jesuats - Religious congregation of men founded 1361 at Siena, Italy, by Saint John Colombini, for the care of the sick, particularly the Plague-stricken, the burial of the dead, prayer, and strict mortification
Beltran, Luis, Saint - He exhibited heroic charity during the Plague of 1557
Nehushtan - The object was believed to be the one Moses fashioned to relieve a Plague in the Israelite camp during the Exodus (Numbers 21:8-9 )
Tablet - ) A flattish cake or piece; as, tablets of arsenic were formerly worn as a preservative against the Plague
Worry - ) To harass or beset with importunity, or with care an anxiety; to vex; to annoy; to torment; to tease; to fret; to trouble; to Plague
Baker, David Augustine - In 1633 he removed to Douai, whence he proceeded to London, where he was subjected to persecution, and died of the Plague
Siena, Bernardine of, Saint - In 1397 he completed a course in civiland canon law, whereupon he joined the Confraternity of Our Lady, connected with the hospital of Santa Maria della Scala, ministered to the Plague-stricken, and distributed his fortune among the poor
Death: Desired by Few - Burckhardt states, that although the Arabs are strict predestinarians, yet when the Plague visited Medina, many of the townsmen fled to the desert, alleging as an excuse that although the distemper was a messenger from heaven sent to call them to a better world, yet being conscious of their own unworthiness, and that they did not merit this special mark of grace, they thought it more advisable to decline it for the present, and make their escape from the town
Hypocrites: Discovered on Nearer Inspection - To seem to be, answers men's purposes so well, that it is little marvel if pretenders swarm like the flies in Egypt's Plague; yet if they would remember the last great day, men would abhor hypocrisy
Emerods - The presence of tumors associated with an infestation of mice has suggested bubonic Plague to some interpreters
Flax - The flax of Egypt was destroyed by the Plague of hail when it "was bolled", i
Censer - Aaron ran with a censer and incense between the living and the dead, and the Plague was stayed
Darkness - (Exodus 20:21 ; 1 Kings 8:12 ) The Plague of darkness in Egypt was miraculous
Stripe - See Plague , WOUND
Man: a Stain on the Universe - Ruskin says:: 'The Savoyard's cottage, standing in the midst of an inconceivable, inexpressible beauty, set on some sloping bank of golden sward, with clear fountains flowing beside it, and wild flowers, and noble trees, and goodly rocks, gathered round into a perfection as of Paradise, is itself a dark and Plague-like stain in the midst of the gentle landscape
Destruction - Cause of destruction a consuming Plague a destroyer
Joel (2) - The second chapter contains a prophecy of a terrible Plague of locusts, but a symbolical use is made of the incursion to foretell the attack of Judah's foes
Blast - To affect with some sudden violence,plague, calamity, or destructive influence, which destroys or causes to fail as, to blast pride or hopes
Weapon - It might be the Plague of locusts, frogs or flies
Rage - ) To ravage; to prevail without restraint, or with destruction or fatal effect; as, the Plague raged in Cairo
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Nega‛ (נֶגַע, Strong's #5061), “plague: stroke; wound. The word refers to a “plague” most frequently ( Eat - ...
James 5:3 (b) The thought probably is in this passage that those who spend their time seeking to get rich and avoid or evade the Word of GOD and the Saviour of GOD will throughout eternity suffer the anguish with which their memory will Plague them
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A prophecy of a great public calamity then impending over the land, consisting of a want of water and an extraordinary Plague of locusts ((1:1-2:11)
Noise - Socrates lived in Athens during the great Plague which has made so much noise in all ages, and never caught the least infection
Frogs - The magicians, though permitted to increase the Plague of frogs, could neither remove it or any of the other Plagues
Scourge - Famine and Plague are sent as scourges for amendment
Egypt, Plagues of - Of the ten Plagues seven were directly wrought through the agency of Moses and Aaron, or of Moses alone. They are: ...
the water of the river and all the canals and pools of Egypt was turned into blood and became so corrupted that the Egyptians could not drink it, and the fish in the waters perished
an immense number of frogs, which caused great discomfort
swarms of gnats which tormented men and beasts
pest of flies
murrain or cattle-pest which killed only the cattle of the Egyptians
epidemic of boils on man and beast
hailstorm which wrought terrific havoc
plague of locusts
the horrible darkness which covered the earth for three days
the destruction of all the first- born of Egypt on one night
Lice - this word occurs in the Authorized Version only in ( Exodus 8:16-18 ) and in (Psalm 105:31 ) both of which passages have reference to the third great Plague of Egypt
Fly - How intolerable a Plague of flies may be, is evident from the fact that whole districts in the Levant have been for a time depopulated by them, the inhabitants being unable to stand against their incessant attacks, Exodus 8:24 . As soon as this Plague appears, and their buzzing is heard, all the cattle forsake their food, and run wildly about the plain till they die, worn out with fatigue, fright, and hunger
Teilo, Bishop of Llandaff - His withdrawal to Armorica on the outbreak of the yellow Plague in Wales is counted by Pryce (Anc. 243) is probably safest in saying that his period in that see ended in its first stage with the appearance of the Plague
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In the Plague of frogs, their sacred river itself was made an active instrument of their punishment, together with another of their gods. ...
The Plague of lice, which was produced without any previous intimation to Pharaoh, was peculiarly offensive to a people so superstitiously nice and cleanly as the Egyptians; and, above all, to their priests, who used to shave their whole body every third day, that neither louse, nor any other vermin, might be found upon them while they were employed in serving their gods, as we learn from Herodotus; and Plutarch informs us, that they never wore woollen garments, but linen only, because linen is least apt to produce lice. This Plague, therefore, was particularly disgraceful to the magicians themselves; and when they tried to imitate it, but failed, on account of the minuteness of the objects, (not like serpents, water, or frogs, of a sensible bulk that could be handled,) they were forced to confess that this was no human feat of legerdemain, but rather "the finger of God. "Their folly was manifest unto all men," in absurdly and wickedly attempting at first to place the feats of human art on a level with the stupendous operations of divine power, in the first two Plagues; and being foiled in the third, by shamefully miscarrying, they exposed themselves to the contempt of their admirers. Philo, the Jew, has a fine observation on the Plagues of Egypt: "Some, perhaps, may require, Why did God punish the country by such minute and contemptible animals as frogs, lice, flies, rather than by bears, lions, leopards, or other kinds of savage beasts which prey on human flesh? Or, if not by these, why not by the Egyptian asp, whose bite is instant death? But let him learn, if he be ignorant, first, that God chose rather to correct than to destroy the inhabitants; for, if he desired to annihilate them utterly, he had no need to have made use of animals as his auxiliaries, but of the divinely inflicted evils of famine and pestilence. " The first three Plagues were common to the Egyptians and the Israelites, to convince both that "there was none like the Lord;" and to wean the latter from their Egyptian idolatries, and induce them to return to the Lord their God. And when this end was answered, the Israelites were exempted from the ensuing Plagues; for the Lord severed the land of Goshen from the rest of Egypt; whence the ensuing Plagues, confined to the latter, more plainly appeared to have been inflicted by the God of the Hebrews, Exodus 8:20-23 , to convince both more clearly of "the goodness and severity of God," Romans 11:22 ; that "great Plagues remain for the ungodly, but mercy embraceth the righteous on every side," Psalms 32:10 . But the appointed time of this Plague was in the middle of winter; and, accordingly, this Plague extorted Pharaoh's partial consent, "Go ye, sacrifice to your God, but in the land;" and when Moses and Aaron objected the offence they would give to the Egyptians, who would stone them for sacrificing "the abomination of the Egyptians," namely, animal sacrifices, he reluctantly consented, "only ye shall not go very far away;" for he was apprehensive of their flight, like his predecessor, who first enslaved the Israelites, Exodus 1:10 ; and he again desired them to "entreat for him. "...
This second breach of promise on the part of Pharaoh drew down a Plague of a more deadly description than the preceding. The fifth Plague of murrain destroyed all the cattle of Egypt, but of "the cattle of the Israelites died not one. ...
At length, after Pharaoh had repeatedly abused the gracious respites and warnings vouchsafed to him and his servants, a sorer set of Plagues, affecting themselves, began to be inflicted; and Moses now, for the first time, appears as the executioner of divine vengeance; for in the presence of Pharaoh, by the divine command, he sprinkled ashes of the furnace toward heaven, and it became a boil, breaking forth with blains upon man and upon beast. This was a very significant Plague: the furnace from which the ashes were taken aptly represented "the iron furnace" of Egyptian bondage, Deuteronomy 4:20 ; and the scattering of the ashes in the air might have referred to the usage of the Egyptians in their Typhonian sacrifices of human victims; while it converted another of the elements, and of their gods, the air, or ether, into an instrument of their chastisement. ...
In the tremendous Plague of hail, the united elements of air, water, and fire, were employed to terrify and punish the Egyptians by their principal divinities. This Plague was formally announced to Pharaoh and his people: "I will at this season send all my Plagues upon thine heart, and upon thy servants, and upon thy people, that thou mayest know that there is none like me in all the earth. This rendering of the passage is more conformable to the context, the Chaldee paraphrase, and to Philo, than the received translation, "For now I will stretch out my hand, that I may smite thee and thy people with pestilence;" for surely Pharaoh and his people were not smitten with pestilence; and "they were preserved" or kept from immediate destruction, according to the Septuagint, διετηρηθης , "to manifest the divine power," by the number and variety of their Plagues. But it may be asked, If all the cattle of the Egyptians were destroyed by the foregoing Plague of murrain, as asserted Exodus 9:6 , how came there to be any cattle left? Surely the Egyptians might have recruited their stock from the land of Goshen, where "not one of the cattle of the Israelites died. " And this justifies the supposition, that there was some respite, or interval, between the several Plagues, and confirms the conjecture of the duration of the whole, about a quarter of a year. Pharaoh had humbled himself, and acknowledged his own and his people's guilt, and the justice of the divine Plague: the Lord, therefore, forbore this time to harden his heart. ...
The design of the eighth and the ensuing Plagues, was to confirm the faith of the Israelites: "That thou mayest tell in the ears of thy son, and of thy son's son, what I have wrought in Egypt, and my signs which I have done among them; that ye may know how that I am the Lord. " This Plague of locusts, inflicted on the now devoted Egyptians and their king, completed the havoc begun by the hail; by this "the wheat and rye were destroyed, and every herb of the land, and all the fruit of the trees which the hail had left: and there remained not any verdure in the trees, nor in the herbs of the field, throughout the land of Egypt. ...
The awful Plague of darkness over all the land of Egypt, for three days, "a thick darkness which might be felt," in the emphatic language of Scripture, was inflicted on the Egyptians, and their chief god, the sun; and was, indeed, a most significant sign of the divine displeasure, and of that mental darkness under which they now laboured. This terrific and horrible Plague compelled Pharaoh to relax; he offered to let the men and their families go; but he wished to keep the flocks and herds as security for their return; but Moses peremptorily declared, that not a hoof should be left behind. This passage forms the conclusion to the nine Plagues, and should properly follow the preceding; for the result of the tenth and last Plague was foretold, that Pharaoh should not only let them go, but surely thrust them out altogether, Exodus 11:1 . ...
The tenth Plague was announced to Pharaoh with much solemnity: "Thus saith the Lord, About midnight will I go out into the midst of Egypt, and all the first-born in the land of Egypt shall die, from the first-born of Pharaoh that sitteth upon his throne, even to the first-born of the maid- servant that is behind the mill; and all the first-born of cattle. And the Lord gave the people favour in the sight of the Egyptians, so that they freely gave what they required, and they spoiled the Egyptians," Exodus 12:31-36 , as originally foretold to Abraham, Genesis 15:14 ; and to Moses before the Plagues began
Athens - It is supposed that they originated in the practice of letting loose a flock of sheep and goats in the streets of Athens on the occasion of a Plague, and of offering them up in sacrifice, at the spot where they lay down, "to the god concerned
Prosperity: Evils of - Prosperity long continued breeds a Plague of dust even more injurious, for it almost blinds the spirit and insinuates itself into the soul; a shower or two of grief proves a mighty blessing, for it deprives the things of earth of somewhat of their smothering power
jo'el - The proximate event to which the prophecy related was a public calamity, then impending on Judah, of a two-plague of locusts --and continuing for several years. The prophet exhorts the people to turn to God with penitence, fasting and prayer; and then, he says, the Plague shall cease, and the rain descendent in its season, and the land yield her accustomed fruit
Plagues of Egypt - THE Plague OF BLOOD. ' But these may be included in the next Plague. One thing that characterises this Plague is that these pests were not sent into the land of Goshen, where the Israelites dwelt. The Plague was felt so much that Pharaoh hastened to call Moses, and proposed that they should have their sacrifice, but have it in Egypt. However no sooner was the Plague removed than Pharaoh again refused to let Israel go
Jebusites - Some of the Jebusites were however in Jerusalem long after; for it was the threshing floor of Araunah, or Ornan, the Jebusite, that David bought at the time of the Plague
Pestilence - It may point to the glandular or bubonic Plague, well known and universally dreaded by the ancients, and the great scourge of the world in the Middle Ages
Pharaoh - He was determined to resist God at all costs, in spite of the repeated opportunities God gave him to repent and in spite of the warnings God gave him through a series of Plagues (Exodus 7:11-13; Exodus 8:8; Exodus 8:15; Exodus 8:28-32). By confirming Pharaoh in his hardness of heart, God showed the greatness of Pharaoh’s evil and the justice with which he punished it (Exodus 9:12; Romans 9:14-18; see Plague). ...
In the final Plague on Egypt, the firstborn in all Egyptian families, including Pharaoh’s, died
Caterpillar - They made their mark on Israelite history in the Plagues in Egypt (Psalm 46:1 ). The word could be used to describe the Plague on Egypt ( Psalm 105:34 ). The Exodus Plague narrative features them (Exodus 10:14-19 )
Plagues of Egypt - PlagueS OF EGYPT . There are not many references in the Bible to the Plagues outside the Book of Exodus. And in Revelation 8:1-13 ; Revelation 9:1-21 ; Revelation 16:1-21 much of the imagery in the visions of the trumpets and the bowls is based upon the Plagues hail and fire ( Revelation 8:7 ; Revelation 16:17 f. ...
The narratives of the Plagues demand study from three points of view: (1) their literary history; (2) the relation of the several Plagues to natural phenomena; (3) their religious significance. ]'>[1] contained eight and not ten Plagues. Thus the following discussion of the Plagues may claim to be entirely constructive; it seeks to destroy nothing, but aims at showing it to be probable that the providence of God worked in Egypt by means of a series of natural phenomena, upon which the religious instinct of the Hebrew writers unerringly seized as signs of God’s favour to their forefathers, and of punishment to their oppressors. ...
1 st Plague . ...
2 nd Plague . ]'>[2] , Aaron (as usual) is bidden by Moses to bring the Plague by stretching out his staff. Plagues of frogs were not unknown in ancient times; and Haggard tells of a Plague in the upper Nile valley in modern times ( Under Crescent and Star , p. ...
3 rd and 4th Plagues . ...
5 th and 6 th Plagues . Cattle Plagues, causing enormous mortality, are reported in Egypt. ...
7 th Plague . Thus far the series of Plagues have followed one another in a natural sequence. ’ Thus the cattle Plague had lasted about two months and a half (Nov. ) when the storm came; and the first five Plagues (reckoning 3, 4 and 5, 6 as duplicates) occupied a period of about five months. The atmospheric conditions which resulted in the storm also led to other Plagues. ...
9 th Plague . ‘Plagues of Egypt’ in Hastings’ DB
10 th Plague . The lifting of Moses’ staff to bring the Plagues, and his successive entreaties for their removal, teach that prayer is not out of place or unavailing in cases where natural laws can be co-ordinated and guided by God to bring about the wished-for result. And from whatever point of view the Plagues are regarded, the same great facts shine through the narratives that J″ [14] is mindful of His own, and delivers them from the ‘noisome pestilence,’ ‘the pestilence that walketh in darkness,’ and ‘the destruction that wasteth at noonday,’ so that ‘no Plague can come nigh their dwelling’ ( Psalms 91:1-16 )
Sore - A wounded or diseased spot or a Plague (Leviticus 13:42 )
Joannes (509), Monk - 579), and on a Plague which befel Nisibis, besides paracletic addresses for each order in the church ( i
Joel - It opens with a magnificent description of the dreadful havoc wrought by a Plague of locusts (1:1 to 2:11), then invites all to repent and implore God's mercy (2:12-17), whereupon the Lord promises fertility and victory (2:18-27); and for a later period, He adds the prospect of the abundant pouring out of the spirit of God on His people, while judgment will be visited upon the hostile nations in the Valley of Josaphat (2:28 to 3:21). For instance, whether the Plague of the locusts is to be taken in an historical or a metaphoric sense
Lice - Swarms of lice was the third Plague with which God punished the Egyptians, Exodus 8:16 . To which may be added, that if they were winged and stinging insects, as Jerom, Origen, and others have supposed, the Plague of flies is unduly anticipated; and the next miracle will be only a repetition of the former
Flagellants - Because of excesses they were suppressed by the pope, but reappeared, 1349, after the devastation of Europe by the Black Plague
Rasshopper - ...
Judges 7:12 (a) The invading hosts of the enemies of Israel are compared to an invading Plague of grasshoppers
Rage - To ravage to prevail without restraint, or with fatal effect as, the Plague rages in Cairo
Medicine - The term Plague is sometimes used of a specific epidemic, at other times of sickness in general. It seems highly probable that smallpox was a disease of antiquity; perhaps the sixth Plague of Egypt was of this character. ...
Allusions to pestilence or Plague are exceedingly common in the OT. Numbers 11:33 (it has been suggested that the quails here mentioned may have come from a Plague-stricken district) Numbers 14:37 ; Numbers 16:46 ; Numbers 25:9 (in this last case it may have been communicated by the Moabites). For other references to Plague, cf. The bubonic Plague was the periodic scourge of Bible lands. As the Plague is not endemic in Palestine, the Jews probably incurred it by mixing with their neighbours. The emerods of 1 Samuel 5:6 were tumours of a definite shape, and may therefore be the buboes of the Plague
Kibroth-Hattaavah - Then punishment fell on them: they loathed the food which they had desired; it bred disease in them; the divine anger aggravated the disease into a Plague, and a heavy mortality was the consequence
Baal-Zebub - It is possible, the folly of this idolatry might take its rise from the Plague of the flies, which Egypt suffered on account of Israel
Nile - It seems that God used some of the physical characteristics of the Nile Valley in bringing the Plagues on Egypt during the time of Moses (Exodus 7:14-25; Exodus 8; Exodus 9; Exodus 10; see Plague)
Ashdod - Hither the Phliistines brought the ark, and sent it thence to Gath, on account of an outbreak probably of bubonic Plague ( 1 Samuel 5:1-8 )
Leper - There is little doubt, however, that the ancient leprosy, in its more aggravated form, is to be regarded as a Plague or judgment from God, Deuteronomy 24:8 . The term, "the Plague of leprosy," is applied not only to this disease in men, but to a similar infection sometimes sent into houses and garments, Leviticus 14:1-57
Magi - they only increased the Plague, they could not remove it. At the Plague of lice or mosquitoes they could not even increase the Plague, and had to say, This is the finger of God (Exodus 8:7; Exodus 8:18-19). At last the Plague of boils broke out upon the magicians themselves (Exodus 9:11); they owned themselves defeated, "they could not stand before Moses
Phinehas - While yet a youth he distinguished himself at Shittim by his zeal against the immorality into which the Moabites had tempted the people (Numbers 25:1-9 ), and thus "stayed the Plague" that had broken out among the people, and by which twenty-four thousand of them perished
Snake - ...
On the journey from Egypt to Canaan, God punished his rebellious people with a Plague of desert snakes whose bite produced burning pains and even death
Quail - Eating birds' flesh continually, after long abstinence from flesh, a whole month greedily, in a hot climate predisposed them by surfeit to sickness; God miraculously intensified this into a Plague, and the place became Kibroth Hattaavah, "the graves of lust
Flies - ) The Plague of Egypt of the flies, (see Exodus 8:20, etc. It is worthy of farther remark, that it was not until this Plague that the Lord declared the separation he would put between his people and the Egyptians. (Exodus 8:20-26)...
I must not dismiss this article until that I have farther observed upon it, that in all probability it was a fly of the same species as infested Egypt, that the Lord, by the prophet Isaiah, called for, after that glorious prophecy concerning Christ; and which, it should seem, was to be among the Plagues of those who received not Christ
Aaron - God destroyed the rebels (Numbers 16:31-35) and sent a Plague on the people who had supported them; but Aaron prayed for them and the Plague stopped (Numbers 16:47-48)
Insects - Insects also transmit diseases such as malaria, the Plague, and typhoid. ...
The Egyptian Plague of Exodus 8:16-18 perhaps should be understood as a Plague of gnats or mosquitoes rather than lice. The Hebrew word used to describe the Plague is identified by many scholars as pointing to the gnat. ...
The flea (par' osh ) was a Plague for people and animals during the time of the early history of Israel. Some scholars interpret the Plague which fell upon the Assyrians as one caused by fleas, similar to the Bubonic Plague (Isaiah 37:36-37 ). The Egyptian Plague of Exodus 8:16-18 is one of dust becoming lice. Psalm 105:31 reminds the reader of the Plagues upon Egypt. It is remembered as the locust of the Plague (Exodus 10:4-5 ). It evidently was some form of locust larvae and was known to Plague crops
Samaritans - This being granted them, they were delivered from the Plague of wild beasts, and embraced the law of Moses, with which they mixed a great part of their ancient idolatry
Plague - Different versions of the Bible use a variety of words to describe the many disasters, Plagues, diseases and sicknesses that afflict people (e. ...
The ten Plagues of Egypt were judgments of God on the stubborn nation and its king. God may have used the physical characteristics of the Nile Valley to produce the Plagues, but the timing, intensity and extent of the Plagues showed clearly that they were judgments sent directly by God (Exodus 8:21-23; Exodus 8:31; Exodus 9:1-6; Exodus 9:22; Exodus 9:33). ...
God in his mercy gave advance notice of the Plagues and consistently gave Pharaoh the chance to repent; but the longer Pharaoh delayed, the more he increased the judgment that was to fall on him (Exodus 9:15-19). The tenth Plague was God’s final great judgment on Egypt and at the same time his act of redemption for his people. Previously the Israelites escaped the Plagues without having to do anything, but this time their safety depended upon carrying out God’s commands
Hail - It is always regarded as a ‘plague’ (πληγή, Revelation 16:21)
Zimri - When Israel were being Plagued for the impure worship of Baal Peor, and were weeping and craving mercy before the tabernacle, Zimri shamelessly brought a Midianitess, Cozbi daughter of Zur, into the dome-shaped tent (qubbah , the al-cove, or arched inner recess appropriated to the women, or else a tent appropriated to Peor's vile worship) in sight of Moses and the congregation. Phinehas gained his "everlasting priesthood" by his zeal in thrusting both through, so that the Plague was stayed
Baal Peor - Baal Peor, then, was probably the temple of an idol belonging to the Moabites, on Mount Abarim, which the Israelites worshipped when encamped at Shittim; this brought a Plague upon them, of which twenty-four thousand died, Numbers 35
Smyrna - Smyrna has been often devastated by earthquakes and conflagrations; multitudes perished there of the cholera in 1831, and 60,000 died of the Plague in 1824; yet its fine situation secures a prompt recovery from every disaster
Herd - (Genesis 47:6,17 ; Exodus 9:4,20 ) So the Plague of hail was sent to smite especially the cattle, (Psalm 78:48 ) the firstborn of which also were smitten
Berlin, Germany, City of - Although the Thirty Years War, accompanied by Plague, depleted the population to 4000, the city regained its importance, but suffered again during the Seven Years War when it was twice plundered
Korah - " A Plague thereafter began among the people who sympathized in the rebellion, and was only stayed by Aaron's appearing between the living and the dead, and making "an atonement for the people" (16:47)
Fellow - ...
Notes: (1) In Acts 24:5 loimos, "a Plague, a pest," is rendered "a pestilent fellow
Araunah - A Jebusite, at whose threshing floor the Plague sent for numbering the people was, at David's intercession, stayed
Darkness - The Plague (the ninth) of darkness in Egypt (Exodus 10:21 ) is described as darkness "which may be felt
Blast - ) Hence, to affect with some sudden violence, Plague, calamity, or blighting influence, which destroys or causes to fail; to visit with a curse; to curse; to ruin; as, to blast pride, hopes, or character
Wheat, - The wheat was put into the ground in the winter, and some time after the barley; in the Egyptian Plague of hail, consequently, the barley suffered, but the wheat had not appeared, and so escaped injury
Lollards - They received the name Lollards, from the old German or Belgic word lullen, (Latin, lallo, ) "to sing with a low voice," "to lull to sleep," (whence lullaby, ) because when they carried to the grave, the bed of death, such as died of the Plague, which at that period ravaged all Europe, they sung a dirge or hymn, probably, in a soft and mournful tone
Joel - The Plague of locusts, one of the most dreadful scourges of the East, (see LOCUSTS,) is highly suggestive of an invasion of hostile legions such as have often ravaged Judea; and many have understood, by the locusts of Joel, the Chaldeans, Persians, Greeks, or Romans
Phin'Ehas - (Exodus 6:25 ) He is memorable for having while quite a youth, by his zeal and energy at the critical moment of the licentious idolatry of Shittim, appeased the divine wrath, and put a stop to the Plague which was destroying the nation
Nile River - The first of the ten Plagues is often linked with conditions in the river at the peak of the flood season in August when large numbers of tiny organisms turn the water red and could make it foul and undrinkable. It would also kill off the fish which would decompose and infect the frogs (the second Plague) leading to successive Plagues of lice, flies, and pestilences. God may have used such natural conditions with His timing to Plague Egypt. See Egypt ; Plagues
Numbering of the People - At David's intercession the Plague was stayed, and at the threshing-floor of Araunah (q
Hans Holbein the Younger - Holbein's life was cut short by the Plague
Fly - (See EGYPT and (See EXODUS on the Plague of flies
Darkness - The most terrible darkness was that brought on Egypt as a Plague; it was so thick as to be, as it were, palpable; so horrible, that no one durst stir out of his place; and so lasting, that it endured three days and three nights, Exodus 10:21-22 ; Wis_17:2-3
Salvius, Bishop of Alby - When Mummolus carried off some of the flock of Salvius as prisoners, he followed and ransomed them at his own cost; and when Alby was almost depopulated by a Plague that ravaged S
Exodus, the Book of - The miracles severally suit the place, the time, and the circumstances under which they are stated to have been wrought; the Plagues are essentially Egyptian; the supply of Israel's wants in the wilderness is in harmony with the national characteristics of the country. " The nine Plagues stand in three groups, each increasing in severity. ...
Three months elapsed before the next Plague, giving them time to look about them for the means of escape from present wrongs. The Plague of frogs attacked the Egyptian worship of nature under that revolting form (Heka, a female deity with a frog's head, the symbol of regeneration, wife of Chnum, the god of the inundation; Seti, father of Rameses II, is represented offering wine to an enshrined frog, with the legend "the sovereign lady of both worlds"); this was in September, when the inundation is at its height and the frogs (dofda , usually appea ). Of the third Plague no warning was given; so the third is marked in each of the other two groups of Plagues. This Plague, exceeding the former in severity, came in November at the critical time to Egyptian agriculture when the Nile's inundation has subsided. Then first Goshen was severed from Egypt and spared the Plague. Pharaoh shows the first signs of yielding, but when the Plague ceased would not let Israel go. The boils (burning carbuncles) were the third and closing Plague of the second group, sent without previous notice, and warning the Egyptians during its three months continuance that their bodies would suffer if Pharaoh should still resist God. ) This preceded by but a few days the slaying of the firstborn, the Plague which stands by itself, alone bringing death into every Egyptian family and ensuring Israel's deliverance. ...
Thus, the Plagues have a genuine Egyptian coloring, and at, the same time the requisite adaptation to Israel's position, awakening their expectations and securing to them time for organization, without which they would have been an undisciplined mob in their march. ...
The most appropriate way to effect this was not to send strange terrors but to show, by intensifying and controlling at will the visitations ordinarily felt in Egypt and falsely attributed by them to particular idols, that all these visitations are at Jehovah's absolute disposal to inflict, increase, or wholly withdraw, subserving His purposes of wrath to His adversaries, of mercy to His people, and of the setting forth of His own glory to the whole world (Exodus 9:16); compare Psalms 78:43-49, "sending evil angels among them"; the Plagues are figuratively His messengers ("angels") in the hands of heavenly angels, of whom the destroying angel was in closest communion with Jehovah (Psalms 78:51); compare Exodus 12:18; Exodus 12:23; Exodus 12:29; Hebrews 11:28, for God sends good angels to punish the bad, and bad angels to chastise the good. ...
The Plagues were so mutually connected as not to leave any place for any considerable interpolations
Joel - The first of two natural divisions, the earlier section (Joel 1:1-2:17 ) describes a terrible locust Plague concluding with a plea for confession of sins. ...
An unprecedented locust Plague was symbolic of the coming day of the Lord. Then, on the basis of their repentance, God answered that He would show pity and remove their Plague (Joel 2:18-27 ). Most scholars, however, accept the description of the locust Plague as a literal invasion which the prophet used as a point of reference to speak to the people of his own day about the coming day of the Lord, at the same time incorporating predictive elements concerning the messianic age
Magic, Magicians - (Genesis 31:30,32 ) During the Plagues in Egypt the magicians appear. (Even the magicians of Egypt could imitate the Plagues sent through Moses only so long as they had previous notice and time to prepare. The time Moses sent the Plague unannounced the magicians failed; they "did so with their enchantments," but in vain
Aaron - In the narratives of the Plagues Aaron is a silent figure, merely summoned with Moses four times when Pharaoh entreats for the removal of the Plagues ( Exodus 8:8 ; Exodus 8:25 , Exodus 9:27 , Exodus 10:16 ). In Exodus 10:3 Moses and Aaron went in to announce the Plague, but Moses alone ‘turned and went out’ ( Exodus 10:6 ). ]'>[2] has survived in the narrative of the Plagues, and Aaron is not mentioned. ]'>[3] relates the 2nd Plague (combined with J Charles Borromeo, Saint - and self-sacrifice during the Plague, 1576, and his able administration of the diocese made him beloved by his flock
Darkness - The ninth Egyptian Plague (Exodus 10:21, etc
Abomination - ...
Pharaoh was so moved by the fourth Plague, that while he refused the demand of Moses, he offered a compromise, granting to the Israelites permission to hold their festival and offer their sacrifices in Egypt
Censer - But Aaron was told to take "the censer" (Hebrew), namely, that of the sanctuary or of the high priest, and make atonement to stay the Plague (Numbers 16:46)
Ask - In some instances, it may be a symbol of distress or even Plague; it is often used in parallel with "the Pit," another symbol of destruction
Caleb - He and Joshua the son of Nun were the only two of the whole number who encouraged the people to go up and possess the land, and they alone were spared when a Plague broke out in which the other ten spies perished (Numbers 13 ; 14 )
Foot - 1:3), and sending a Plague out from His “feet” ( Aaron - He was consecrated the first high priest by God's directions, Exodus 28:1-29:46 Leviticus 8:1-36 ; and was afterwards confirmed in his office by the destruction of Korah and his company, by the staying of the Plague at his intercession, and by the budding of his rod, Numbers 16:1-17:13
Moriah - God's answer to his sacrifice at this altar of the threshing floor, and God's removal of the Plague, determined David's choice of it as the site of the temple (1 Chronicles 28:2; 1 Chronicles 21:28; 1 Chronicles 22:1; 2 Chronicles 3:1, etc
Dark (Darkness) - This same picture was given in Egypt when the Plague of darkness fell upon the people
Exodus, Theology of - ...
The ten Plagues display the power of Yahweh. Each Plague becomes more dangerous. Although the Pharaoh's magicians imitate some of the Plagues, human powers soon fade. Almost every Plague account notes the obstinate attitude of Pharaoh, an attitude that outwardly may give in to the danger of the moment, but resurfaces when the Plague abates. Each Plague addresses a deity of Egypt's pantheon (some five hundred to two thousand gods), including the tenth Plague against the firstborn son (12:12). In the ten Plagues, Yahweh pits his power against the power of Pharaoh. Each Plague shows God's control of this world
Idol - Moses set it up in the wilderness to allay a Plague of serpents (Numbers 21:1 ), but Israel retained it and made it an object of worship (2 Kings 18:4 )
Midianite - A Plague broke out amongst them, and more than twenty-four thousand of the people perished (Numbers 25:9 )
Kibroth Hattaavah - ...
But "while the flesh was yet between their teeth, ere it was consumed" (Speaker's Commentary for "chewed"), "the wrath of Jehovah smote the people with a very great Plague
Blindness - To avoid the Plague of spiritual blindness and escape the condemnation of leading others into spiritual ruin, believers must be quick to appropriate and obey the Word of God
Burial - ...
Only two cases of burning the bodies of the dead occur in Scripture: the mangled remains of Saul and his sons, 1 Samuel 31:12 , and the victims of some Plague, Amos 6:10
Joram, Jehoram - He was warned as to his course by 'a writing' from the prophet Elijah (which was doubtless written some time before, 2 Chronicles 21:12 ), foretelling that God would smite His people with a great Plague; the king's disease should be such that his bowels should fall out; and it was thus that he miserably died
Census - " By the law (Exodus 30:12-13) half a shekel was to be paid by every man above 20 years as a ransom for his soul, that there should be no Plague whenever a numbering of the people took place. Besides, the Israelites were under a special dispensation of fruitfulness from God, and preservation from Plague and from serious diminution even by Pharaoh's repressive measures. The tribe of Simeon especially suffered a diminution of its numbers; probably owing to the Plague which followed Zimri's sin with Cozbi the Midianite woman (Numbers 25:9-15; Numbers 26:51; Numbers 26:63-65; compare Numbers 11:21). When David, after the Plague sent for numbering the people, sacrificed upon an altar of burnt offering on the threshing floor of Araunah on mount Moriah, Jehovah by fire from heaven consecrated the place as "the house of God," even before the actual building of the temple (compare 1 Chronicles 22:1-2 with Genesis 28:17-19)
Burial - Joshua 7:24-25, the mangled remains of Saul and his sons, 1 Samuel 31:12, and perhaps the victims of some Plague, Amos 6:10
Balaam - When God sent a Plague that killed thousands, Balaam must have thought his plan was working, but swift action from the Israelite priest Phinehas saved Israel and brought death to Balaam (Numbers 25:1-9; Numbers 31:16; Joshua 13:22)
Celebrate, Celebration - God sent a Plague that took the lives of the firstborn children in the Egyptian homes but passed over the homes of the Israelites
Smite - 1: πατάσσω (Strong's #3960 — Verb — patasso — pat-as'-so ) "to strike, smite," is used (I) literally, of giving a blow with the hand, or fist or a weapon, Matthew 26:51 , RV, "smote" (AV, "struck"); Luke 22:49,50 ; Acts 7:24 ; 12:7 ; (II) metaphorically, (a) of judgment meted out to Christ, Matthew 26:31 ; Mark 14:27 ; (b) of the infliction of disease, by an angel, Acts 12:23 ; of Plagues to be inflicted upon men by two Divinely appointed witnesses, Revelation 11:6 ; (c) of judgment to be executed by Christ upon the nations, Revelation 19:15 , the instrument being His Word, described as a sword. ...
5: πλήσσω (Strong's #4141 — Verb — plesso — place'-so ) akin to plege, "a Plague, stripe, wound," is used figuratively of the effect upon sun, moon and stars, after the sounding of the trumpet by the fourth angel, in the series of Divine judgments upon the world hereafter, Revelation 8:12
Obed Edom - While the ark brought a Plague every one was glad to be rid of it; but when it brought a blessing to Obed Edom, they wished for it
Census - It was a part of the Mosaic law that when the people were numbered, every one, from twenty years old and upwards should give unto the Lord a half shekel as a ransom for his soul, that there might be no Plague among them
Isaacus Antiochenus, a Priest of Antioch in Syria - the inroads of Huns and Arabs, famine, Plague, and earthquake
Joel, Theology of - The locust Plague affects human beings (1:5), the ground (1:10), and the beasts (1:18-20). Moreover, it is perhaps debatable whether Joel, in the final analysis, viewed the devastating locust Plague as actually the day of the Lord or as merely its harbinger. At least the Plague did not exhaust the day of the Lord concept. His failure to be explicit about the sins of Judah is probably due to his being thrust into the crisis situation of the Plague, in which causal explanations were assumed rather than stated
Hornet - ...
"About the Alburnian groves, with holly green, Of winged insects mighty swarms are seen; This flying Plague, to mark its quality, OESTROS the Grecians call; ASYLUS, we: ...
A fierce loud buzzing breeze; their stings draw blood, And drive the cattle gadding through the wood. And the terror impressed by this insect on all the cattle, quo tota exterrita sylvis diffugiunt, [2] according to Virgil, is thus illustrated by Bruce: "As soon as this Plague appears, and their buzzing is heard, all the cattle forsake their food, and run wildly about the plain till they die, worn out with fatigue, fright, and hunger
Blow - Plague
Darkness - Moses, at the command of God, brought darkness upon Egypt, as a Plague to the inhabitants of it
Night - When the Plague of darkness fell upon Egypt, there was light in all the houses of the Israelites
Serpent - Very different is the passage John 3:14 ‘and as Moses lifted up the serpent (τὸν ὄφιν) in the wilderness, so must the Son of Man be lifted up,’ where the reference is to the Plague of serpents among the Israelites in the wilderness and the miraculous cure, as recorded in Numbers 21:6-9
Altar - There were several altars in Athens with this inscription, erected during the time of a Plague
Exodus - It was preceded by God’s judgment on Egypt through a number of Plagues (Exodus 1; Exodus 2; Exodus 3; Exodus 4; Exodus 5; Exodus 6; Exodus 7; Exodus 8; Exodus 9; Exodus 10; Exodus 11; see Plague); it came about through the decisive judgment on Passover night and the subsequent crossing of the Red Sea (Exodus 12; Exodus 13; Exodus 14; Exodus 15; see PASSOVER; RED SEA); and it was followed by the covenant ceremony at Mt Sinai, where God formally established Israel as his people (Exodus 16; Exodus 17; Exodus 18; Exodus 19; Exodus 20; Exodus 21; Exodus 22; Exodus 23; Exodus 24; see COVENANT)
Serpent - Very different is the passage John 3:14 ‘and as Moses lifted up the serpent (τὸν ὄφιν) in the wilderness, so must the Son of Man be lifted up,’ where the reference is to the Plague of serpents among the Israelites in the wilderness and the miraculous cure, as recorded in Numbers 21:6-9
the Woman With the Issue of Blood - And straightway the fountain of her blood was dried up, and she felt in her body that she was healed of her Plague. This woman had suffered enough to drive her beside herself for twelve years before she ever thought of the hem of His garment, and she went home that night healed of her Plague. Now, why was it, did you ever think, that when our Lord healed so thoroughly this woman's sick body, He did not in an equally immediate, and in an equally thorough way, heal her far more sick soul? Why did He stop short at her blood? Why did He not work a far better cure on her sin? Was it because she was not sick of sin? Was it because she had not come, with all those twelve years, to know the Plague of her own heart? Or was it because He did not come the first time to this world with a full salvation? Or was it, and is it, because sin is such a mystery of iniquity that it takes not only both His first and His second comings to heal our souls of sin; but long time, and great labour, and great pain, and great faith, and great prayer on our part also, before even His Divine power can perform and pronounce a perfect cure? Yes, that is it
Burial - Bodies were cremated only in exceptional cases such as decay following mutilation (1 Samuel 31:12 ) or the threat of Plague
Lollards - ...
The Alexians or Cellites were called Lollard, because they were public singers, who made it their business to inter the bodies of those who died of the Plague, and sang a dirge over them, in a mournful and indistinct tone, as they carried them to the grave
Death - ...
Associated with the meaning of “death” is the meaning of “death by a Plague
Altar - There were several altars in Athens with this inscription, erected during the time of a Plague, since they knew not what god was offended and required to be propitiated
Nile - Therefore they worshipped it, and the Plague on its waters, was a judgment on that idolatry (Exodus 7:21; Psalms 105:29). at the island Rhoda, between Cairo and Ghizeh, where a nilometer is kept, the rise is insufficient; if 27, good; if more, the flood injures the crops, and Plague and murrain ensue
Southcotters - One night she heard a noise as if a ball of iron was rolling down the stairs three steps; and the Spirit afterwards, she says, told her this was a sign of three great evils which were to fall upon this land, the sword, the Plague, and the famine
Valerianus, Emperor - Worse even than all these wars was the great Plague which had begun in the reign of Decius and which raged for 15 years (Zon
Numbers, the Book of - Six weeks thus remain for Midian's seduction of Israel, the Plague (Numbers 25), the second numbering on the plains of Moab (Numbers 26), and the attack on Midian (Numbers 31), God retributively scourging the tempters by their own victims: "beside those (kings) that fell in the battle they put to death the kings of Midian (five, namely) Evi, Rekem, Zur, Hur, and Reba" (Numbers 31:8), "Balaam also they slew" judicially, not in battle. Leviticus completed the Sinai legislation, but the stay in tents in the wilderness required supplementary directions not originally provided, as Numbers 19:14, also Numbers 5; Numbers 9:6-14; Numbers 19 (Numbers 19:11 the Plague after Korah's rebellion necessitating ordinances concerning defilement by contact with the dead), Numbers 30; Numbers 36, the law of heiresses marrying in their tribe, being at the suit of the Machirite chiefs, as the law of their inheriting was issued on the suit of Zelophehad's daughters (Numbers 27), and that was due to Jehovah's command to divide the land according to the number of names, by lot (Numbers 26:52-56). The main decrease was in Simeon, owing to their prominence in the idolatry and owing to the Plague consequently falling heaviest on them (Numbers 25:6; Numbers 25:14)
Unknown God - We are told that the hero, in a time of Plagueat Athens, took white and black sheep to the hill Areopagus and let them loose. The reason for this procedure was that the people were ignorant as to which deity was offended, and they hoped in this way to ascertain which god they ought to propitiate in order that the Plague might be stayed
Foreknowledge - But not until the sixth Plague does the text say that the Lord hardened Pharaoh's heart (Exodus 9:12 ). During the first five Plagues Pharaoh hardened his own heart, refusing to listen to Moses and Aaron; after that the Lord confirmed him in his hardened condition (Exodus 7:13-14 ; 8:15,19 , 32 )
Gregorius, Saint., the Illuminator - 300 took refuge within his domains and built a convent outside the city of Valarshabad, brought a Plague upon him and his people, which was only relieved when Gregory was fetched from the pit
Send - 9:14 God “sends” His Plague into the midst of the Egyptians; He “sends” them forth and turns them loose among them
Pharaoh - ...
But stroke after stroke, Plague after Plague, fell upon Pharaoh till even he was brought at last to his knees. Good and evil, grace and judgment, Plague and respite from Plague-it was all one
Canaanites - Now, when God, for the wickedness of a people, sends an earthquake, or a fire, or a Plague among them, there is no complaint of injustice, especially when the calamity is known, or expressly declared beforehand, to be inflicted for the wickedness of such people. Is it not the same with all other national visitations? Would not an earthquake, or a fire, or a Plague, or a famine among them, have done the same? Even in an ordinary and natural death the same thing happens; God takes away the life he lends, without regard, that we can perceive, to age, or sex, or character. Nothing of this sort would have appeared, or with the same evidence, from an earthquake, or a Plague, or any natural calamity
Baal (1) - A Plague from Jehovah destroyed 24,000 Israelites in consequence, and was only stopped by the zeal of Phinehas
Issue of Blood - Having accomplished her object, ‘immediately she felt in her body that she was healed of the Plague,’ and our Lord became conscious that ‘virtue’ had gone out of Him
Aaron - More than once he stretched out Moses' staff to bring God's Plagues on the land (Exodus 7:9 ,Exodus 7:9,7:19 ). When Korah, Dathan, and Abiram opposed Moses and Aaron, Aaron's intercession stopped the Plague (Numbers 16:1 )
Perish - ” After the second Plague Pharaoh’s counsellors told him to grant Israel’s request to leave because the nation was in ruins: “… knowest thou not yet that Egypt is destroyed [3]?” ( Day of the Lord - ...
Any catastrophic judgment, such as a flood, earthquake, locust Plague, famine or war, could be called a day of the Lord (Joel 1:15-16; Joel 2:1-2; Joel 2:11)
Egypt - in blossom, at the time of the hail Plague before the Exodus. The marshes and ponds of Egypt make it the fit scene for the Plague of frogs. ...
THE TEN PlagueS. -The Plagues were all directed against the Egyptian goes, from whom Israel was thus being weaned, at the same time that Jehovah's majesty was vindicated before Egypt, and His people's deliverance extorted from their oppressors. The Plague of frogs attacked the female deity with a frog's head, Heka, worshipped in the district Sah, i. ...
The third Plague of dust-sprung lice fell upon the earth, worshipped in the Egyptian pantheism as Seb, father of the gods (Exodus 8:16); the black fertile soil of the Nile basin was especially sacred, called Chemi, from which Egypt took its ancient name. The fourth Plague, of flies (Exodus 8:21), was upon the air, deified as Shu, son of Ra the sun god, or as Isis, queen of heaven. The effect of the divine Plagues on the Egyptians is seen in the fact that a "mixed multitude," numbering many Egyptians who gave up their idols to follow Israel's God, accompanied Israel at the Exodus (Exodus 12:38), besides Semitics whose fathers had come in with the Hyksos
Repentance - When national calamities such as famine, drought, defeat, or a Plague of locusts arose, the people did not feel responsible individually for these catastrophes
Egypt - Jeremiah delivers the verdict of God: "I will punish those who live in Egypt with the sword, famine and Plague, as I punished Jerusalem" (Jeremiah 44:13 )
Pelagius ii., Bishop of Rome - 589 a destructive inundation of the Tiber at Rome was followed by a Plague, described as "Pestis inguinaria," of which Pelagius II
the Publican - Which, said Solomon, shall know every man the Plague of his own heart, and shall spread forth his hands toward this house. O poor publican! O publican to be pitied both of God and man! God be merciful to all men everywhere and in every day who know the Plague of their own heart!...
Why did our Lord not say sanctified? Or, still better, why did He not say both justified and sanctified? Why did He confine Himself to justified? It was sanctification that the publican needed even more than justification, and our Lord knew that quite well
Witness - The solitary eagle flying across the sky cries with a great voice, ‘Woe, woe, woe, for them that dwell on the earth’ (the three-fold woe possibly corresponding to the three Plagues yet to fall upon the earth). The first woe is the Plague of tormenting locusts; the second is the slaughter wrought by the fiery horses and their angel riders; the last is apparently the final overthrow of Satan and the completed destruction of the wicked in the drama of 12-20
Energy - Exorcists and magicians were abashed; and demonic possession, still a Plague of the East, disappeared before the advancing standards of the new faith
Samuel, Second Book of - David bought the threshing floor of Araunah and his oxen, erected an altar, and offered up burnt offerings and peace offerings, and the Plague was stayed
Poverty - A terrible picture of devastation (produced by a locust Plague) is given by the prophet Joel (ch
Exodus, Book of - God brought the Plagues upon Egypt. Pharaoh stubbornly refused to let Israel go until his firstborn son and the eldest sons of all Egypt died in the final Plague. This tenth Plague became the setting for Israel's central religious celebration, that of Passover and Unleavened Bread in which Israel reenacted the Exodus from Egypt and rejoiced at God's supreme act of salvation for His people (Exodus 5-13 )
Atonement - This had nothing to do with sin, but with ransom, that there might be no Plague — a recognition that they belonged to God all alike, and could have no human boast in numbers, as David afterwards brought the Plague on Israel
Burial - Also in a Plague, to prevent contagion (Amos 6:9-10)
Samuel, the Books of - The inspired author being of the prophetic schools naturally embodies Nathan's memoir as to his dealing with David in the Bathsheba sin, and in respect to the promise of permanence to his seed and throne (2 Samuel 7; 12), and Gad's dealing with him at the time of the Plague (2 Samuel 24; also 1 Samuel 22:5)
Call - …” Qârâ' can also mean “to call out a warning,” so that direct contact may be avoided: “And the leper in whom the Plague is, his clothes shall be rent, and his head bare, and he shall put a covering upon his upper lip, and shall cry, Unclean, unclean” ( Chief Parables And Miracles in the Bible - ...
Ten Plagues of Egypt, Exodus 7:1 to Luke 18:1-88 :...
Waters turned to blood. ...
Murrain, (cattle Plague)
David - The rebellions of Absalom, Sheba, and Adonijah, the famine and Plague that afflicted his people, the crimes of Joab, etc
Philistines - During the time of Eli these invaders were trying to make their way into the central ridge of Palestine, and in one of the battles captured the ark of Jahweh, which a pestilence (probably bubonic Plague) induced them to return ( 1 Samuel 4:1-22 ; 1 Samuel 5:1-12 ; 1 Samuel 6:1-21 )
Moses - " In answer to this haughty tyrant, they styled the Lord by a more ancient title, which the Egyptians ought to have known and respected, from Abraham's days, when he Plagued them in the matter of Sarah: "The God of the Hebrews hath met with us: Let us go, we pray thee, three days' journey into the desert, and sacrifice unto the Lord our God, lest he fall upon us with pestilence or with the sword:" plainly intimating to Pharaoh, also, not to incur his indignation, by refusing to comply with his desire. " Here the original phrase, ויעשו כן , "and they did so," or "in like manner," may only indicate the attempt, and not the deed; as afterward, in the Plague of lice, "when they did so with their enchantments, but could not," Exodus 8:18 . For the conduct of Moses as the deliverer and lawgiver of the Israelites, See PlagueS OF EGYPT , See RED SEA , and See LAW . The Lord also sent a grievous Plague among them for their idolatry, 1619110406_81 , on which occasion Moses gave a signal proof of his love for his people, by interceding for them with the Lord; and of his own disinterestedness, in refusing the offer of the Almighty to adopt his family in their room, and make of them "a great nation. " And immediately after this sentence, as the earnest of its full accomplishment, all the spies, except Caleb and Joshua, were cut off, and died by the Plague before the Lord, Numbers 14:11-37 ; Deuteronomy 1:34-39 . " On this occasion also, the Lord threatened to consume them as in a moment; but, on the intercession of Moses, only smote them with a Plague, which was stayed by an atonement made by Aaron, after the destruction of fourteen thousand seven hundred souls, Numbers 16:41-50
Numbers, Book of - A Plague began, which was checked by Aaron’s action in running among the people with a lighted censer. The narrative is only partially preserved, for nothing is said of the sending of ‘the Plague’ (8f
Assyria, History And Religion of - Greek historian Herodotus relates that the Assyrians suffered defeat because a Plague of field mice destroyed their equipment. It is not certain whether these accounts can be combined to infer an outbreak of the Plague
Lamb, Lamb of God - The Passover Feast marked the crucial tenth Plague, which resulted in the deliverance of Israel from Egypt and slavery
Nazareth - The monks had placed a rail, to prevent persons infected with the Plague from coming to rub against these pillars: this had been, for many years, their constant practice, whenever afflicted with any sickness
Flies - How intolerable a Plague of flies can prove, is evident from the fact, that whole districts have been laid waste by them
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Plague in the desert, Numbers 25:1,9
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A Plague from the Lord had threatened to destroy utterly the people for murmuring against Moses and Aaron as the murderers of Korah, Dathan, Abiram, and their accomplices, when Aaron proved the efficacy of his priesthood by risking his own life for his ungrateful people, and "making atonement for the people" with incense in a censer, and "standing between the living and the dead," so that the Plague was stopped (Numbers 16)
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Exodus 8:23 (a) The Plague of flies demonstrated the power of GOD over nature and the purpose of GOD to punish His enemies. When John saw those seven angels with the seven Plagues he knew there was trouble ahead for the inhabitants of the earth
Live - The plural of the word can represent “persons who are alive,” or living persons: “And he stood between the dead and the living; and the Plague was stayed” ( Moses - Plagues were sent, the death of the fish in the river ( Exodus 7:14 ; Exodus 7:16-17 a, Exodus 7:21 Exodus 7:21 a, Exodus 7:24 f. See Plagues of Egypt. Being weary of manna, they were given quails, which caused a Plague ( Numbers 11:4-15 ; Numbers 11:18-24 a, Numbers 11:31-35 ), Dathan and Ahiram rebelled (ascribed by different comm. Moses, by means of his Divinely given staff, brought Plagues the turning of the river to blood ( Exodus 7:16-17 b, Exodus 7:20 b, Exodus 7:23 ), the hail ( Exodus 9:22-23 a, False Prophet - 6), but he recovered sufficiently to add: "From early times the prophets who preceded you and me have prophesied war, disaster and Plague against many countries and great kingdoms
Leper - Νega'tsara'ath means a Plague or stroke of leprosy (Septuagint), rather elephantiasis
Moses - God therefore worked through Moses and Aaron to send a series of Plagues upon Egypt, resulting in the overthrow of Egypt and the release of Israel (Exodus 7:14-25; Exodus 8; Exodus 9; Exodus 10; Exodus 11; Exodus 12; Exodus 13; Exodus 14; Exodus 15:1-21; see PHARAOH; Plague)
Dead Sea - The stone in question is the black fetid limestone, used at Jerusalem in the manufacture of rosaries and amulets, and worn as a charm against the Plague
Exodus, Book of - This began a long conflict between Moses and Pharaoh, which resulted in repeated Plagues upon Egypt (6:28-10:29; see Plague)
Day of the Lord, God, Christ, the - Joel, in turn, describes a grasshopper Plague that for him represents the day of the Lord as imminent, even immediate. The Plague of locusts in Joelwhether a pointer to the day of the Lord or itself a "day of the Lord"brings unproductive conditions for trees and vines and jeopardizes the survival of animals (1:12,18)
Hunger - 2 Corinthians 11:27), or, more generally, of the widespread Plague of famine (cf
Agriculture - With the undesigned propriety that marks truth, Exodus 9:31-32 records that by the Plague of hail "the flax and the barley were smitten, for the barley was in the ear, and the flax was bolled i
Exodus - The Plagues ( Exodus 7:10 ; Exodus 7:20 a, Exodus 7:21 b, Exodus 7:22 , Exodus 8:5-7 ; Exodus 8:15-19 , Exodus 9:8-12 , Exodus 11:9 f. The last Plague introduces directions for the Passover, the feast of unleavened bread, the sanctification of the firstborn; and the annual Passover ( Exodus 12:1-20 ; Exodus 12:28 ; Exodus 12:40-51 , Exodus 13:1 f. On Pharaoh’s refusal, the Plagues, which are natural calamities brought by Jahweh, and which are limited to Egypt, follow Moses’ repeated announcement ( Exodus 7:14 ; Exodus 13:20 a, Exodus 7:21 Exodus 12:21-27 a, Exodus 7:24 f. ]'>[7] ’s account of the Plagues has survived merely in fragments, but from these it would appear that Moses speaks only once to Pharaoh, and that the Plagues follow his mere gesture while the miraculous element is heightened ( Exodus 7:15 ; Exodus 7:17 b, Exodus 7:20 b, Exodus 7:23 , Exodus 9:22-25 , Exodus 10:12-13 a, Exodus 10:14 a, Exodus 10:15 b, Exodus 10:20-23 ; Exodus 10:27 )
Mennonites - ...
The particular sentiments that divided the more considerable societies of the Mennonites, are the following: The rigid Mennonites, called the Flemingians, maintain with various degrees of rigour the opinions of their founder, Menno, as to the human nature of Christ, alleging that it was produced in the womb of the Virgin by the creating power of the Holy Ghost; the obligation that binds us to wash the feet of strangers, in consequence of our Saviour's command: the necessity of excommunicating and avoiding, as one would do the Plague, not only avowed sinnere, but also all those who depart, even in some light instances pertaining to dress, &c
Wanderings of the Israelites - At Kibroth-hattaavah the people lusted for flesh: quails were given them, and then God sent upon them a very great Plague
Exodus - ) The commission of Moses, the perversity of Pharaoh, and the infliction of the ten Plagues in succession, Exodus 7:1-11:10 . , which were made the means or the subjects of the Plagues of Egypt, were there regarded with idolatrous veneration. ...
After the tenth and decisive Plague had been sent, the Israelites were dismissed from Egypt in haste. The miracle here wrought was an amazing one, and revealed the hand of God more signally than any of the ten Plagues had done
Angels - ...
In the natural world angels minister, as in directing wind and flame (according to one translation of Psalms 104:4; Hebrews 1:7): "the angel of Jehovah" wrought in the Plague on the Egyptian firstborn (Exodus 12:23; Hebrews 11:28), and on the rebels in the wilderness (1 Corinthians 10:10), on Israel under David (2 Samuel 24:16; 1 Chronicles 21:16), on Sennacherib's army (2 Kings 19:35), on Herod (Acts 12:23)
Antiochus - "The Lord Almighty, the God of Israel, smote him with an incurable Plague; for as soon as he had spoken these words (that he would make Jerusalem a common burying place of the Jews) a remediless pain of the bowels came upon him," etc
Physician - There were two sources of disease-supernatural, referred to the wrath of gods, as Plague and melancholia; and natural, as from drugs or wounds. There was no connexion between priests and medical men; only as priest was Calchas summoned during the Plague
Disease - The most common "pestilence" in the Middle East over the centuries was the virulent "bubonic Plague, " its "tumors" being the swollen glands characteristic of the disease (2 Samuel 24:15 ; the Greek translation of 1 Samuel 5:6-12 , ; and the Assyrian record of the story in 2 Kings 19:35 , ; both mention rats, the usual carriers of this infection )
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The "altar to an unknown God" mentioned by Paul (Acts 17:22) was erected in time of a Plague at Athens, when they knew not what god to worship for removing it
David - There was the defilement of Tamar, and the murder of his first-born Amnon, 2 Samuel 13:1-39; and then Absalom's unnatural rebellion and death, 2 Samuel 15:1-37; 2 Samuel 18:1-33; and Sheba's insurrection, 2 Samuel 20:1-26; and the Plague for the numbering of the people, 2 Samuel 24:1-25; and Adonijah's seizure of the government, when the most long-tried counsellors of David deserted him, a movement that could be crushed only by the aged monarch's devolving his crown upon Solomon, 1 Kings 1:1-53; with various other griefs
Feasts And Festivals of Israel - As the Passover lamb protected Israel from the Plague on the firstborn, even so Christ's sacrifice saves his people from the wrath of God. ...
The catalyst for the Book of Joel was a terrible locust Plague that left Israel destitute
Festivals - It commemorated the final Plague on Egypt when the firstborn of the Egyptians died and the Israelites were spared because of the blood smeared on their doorposts (Exodus 12:11 ,Exodus 12:11,12:21 ,Exodus 12:21,12:27 ,Exodus 12:27,12:43 ,Exodus 12:43,12:48 )
Gideon - Midian had long before with Moab besought Balaam to curse Israel, and through his counsel, by tempting Israel to whoredom with their and the Moabite women, had brought a Plague on Israel, and had then by God's command been smitten sorely by Israel (Numbers 25:17-18; Numbers 31:1-16, etc
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(1) The immediate occasion of the call to repentance is a Plague of locusts of exceptional severity (Joel 1:2 f
David - The Lord was entreated for the land and the Plague was stayed
House - From whence it is, that the cities of these countries, which in general are much inferior in bigness to those of Europe, yet are so exceedingly populous, that great numbers op people are always swept away by the Plague, or any other contagious distemper
Atonement - Ransom money can provide atonement for the lives of the people; God commands at least one census to be made of the people at which each participant pays the same amount to buy his life and the lives of his family from God, who promises no Plague will harm them when they do pay (Exodus 30:11-16 )
the Blind Leaders of the Blind - And even after those two clear-eyed volumes of heart-searching sermons, Jamieson is bold to assert that every hearer and reader of his, who knows the Plague of his own heart, will admit that the half of the shame and the pain and the wretchedness and the downright misery of his heart has not yet been told him
the Angel of the Church in Smyrna - O death, I will be thy Plague
Man - ...
'Âdâm is also used in reference to any given man, or to anyone male or female: “When a man [5] shall have in the skin of his flesh a rising, a scab, or bright spot, and it be in the skin of his flesh like the Plague of leprosy; then he shall be brought unto Aaron …” ( Mary Magdalene - But, on the other hand, if I have come by any means to know something of the terrible Plague of my own heart, then, in that measure, I am a real authority as to the Marys of the four Gospels: and especially as to Mary Magdalene
Croisade, or Crusade - Those engaged in it made fruitless efforts for the recovery of the holy land: for, though John de Neule, who commanded the fleet equipped in Flanders, arrived at Ptolemais a little after Simon of Montfort, Renard of Dampierre, and others, yet the Plague destroying many of them, and the rest either returning, or engaging in the petty quarrels of the Christian princes, there was nothing done; so that the sultan of Aleppo easily defeated their troops in 1204
Cup - The difficulty was felt in mediaeval times when the Plague was so rife
Paul as the Chief of Sinners - " "When a man like me," says Luther, "comes to know the Plague of his own heart, he is not miserable only-he is absolute misery itself; he is not sinful only-he is absolute sin itself
Disease - Among them are various forms of skin disease, which were and are very common in the East; also of fever and allied disorders, extending to Plague and pestilence; diseases of the digestive organs; infantile and senile diseases; affections of the brain or other parts of the nervous system; and disordered conditions of the psychical side of human nature
Joshua - The ten other spies were smitten with the Plague and died
Sacrifice And Offering - One of the most fruitful occasions of sacrifice was undoubtedly the discharging of a vow, of which those of Jacob ( Genesis 28:20-22 ), Jephthah (see 5 ), Hannah ( 1 Samuel 1:11 ), and Absalom ( 2 Samuel 15:7 ) may be cited as typical specimens, just as in Syria to-day, among fellahin and bedouin alike, similar vows are made to the welys of the local shrines by or on behalf of sick persons, childless women, or to avert or remove Plague or other threatened calamity
Locust - Locusts are a veritable Plague
Locust - Locusts are a veritable Plague
Temple - ’...
The remarkable persistence of sacred sites in the East is a phenomenon familiar to all students of religion, and there can be little doubt that the Chronicler is right in identifying the site of ‘the altar of burnt-offering for Israel’ (1 Chronicles 22:1 ) with the spot ‘by the threshing-floor of Oman [3] the Jehusite,’ where the angel of the Plague stayed his hand, and on which David by Divine command erected his altar of commemoration (see, further, § 6 ( b ))
Miracle - Ten Plagues ensue, from which the Israelites are miraculously protected (7:14-11:10). None of the Plagues itself is necessarily supernatural; in fact, their sequence is often scientifically logical. The climactic Plague of the death of firstborn sons finally motivates Pharaoh to let Moses and his people go. Plagues, too, require divine intervention to be stopped and Aaron's rod buds to authenticate him as the legitimate priest (chap
Jeremiah, Theology of - A trio of disasters—sword, famine, and Plague—to which is added exile, surfaces frequently, in whole or in part (14:12,16, 18; 15:2; 16:4; 44:12-13,27)
Jonathan - Thou never knewest the Plague of a villain's heart
Deuteronomy, Theology of - This takes the form of the tithe (14:22-29); the release of bond-slaves who symbolize Israel as a liberated slave people; the dedication of the firstborn to Yahweh in recognition of his having spared the firstborn in the tenth Plague; and annual pilgrimages to the central sanctuary, journeys whose purpose is to proclaim the lordship of Yahweh to whom his loyal subjects come in submissive presentation of tribute
David - There was a strong popular sentiment against the taking of the census, and the outburst of the Plague in connection with it deepened the feeling of jealously that had begun to manifest itself among some of the tribes against David
Gods, Pagan - The feared Nergal of Cutha was the god of Plague and the underworld
Hezekiah - His faith received an immediate answer of peace; 185,000 were slain by the angel of the Lord in the "night," perhaps by "the Plague that, walketh in darkness" (2 Kings 19:35, with which Isaiah 37:36 undesignedly accords, "when they arose early in the morning"
Prayer - Petitions are made for rain and fire, relief from famine and Plague, resurrections from the dead, and so forth (e
Leprosy - Of these diseases, to take a few examples, we seem to be able to recognize psoriasis in the expression ‘a leper white as snow’; favus (a common disease among Eastern Jews to-day) and perhaps ‘ringworm’ in the description of the ‘plague of the head and the beard’ (Leviticus 13:29-30); and the disease vitiligo in the symptom termed ‘freckled spot’ (בֹּהַק, Leviticus 13:39), the exactly equivalent word بهق (bohak) being used for this condition in Palestine and Arabia to-day
Solomon - He acknowledges His omniscience as knowing already the Plague of each heart which the individual may confess before Him
Egypt - Moses was sent of God to deliver Israel, and the Plagues followed. See PlagueS OF EGYPT. ...
Very interesting questions arise — which of the kings of Egypt was it who promoted Joseph? which king was it that did not know Joseph? and which king reigned at the time of the Plagues and the Exodus? The result more generally arrived at is that the Pharaoh who promoted Joseph was one of the Hyksos (who being of Semitic origin, were more favourable to strangers than were the native Egyptians), and was probably APEPA or APEPI II, the last of those kings. The latter had one son, SETI II, who must have been slain in the last Plague on Egypt, if his father was the Pharaoh of the Exodus
Wisdom of Solomon - Except for the statement of the author that he had been commanded by God to build the Temple in imitation of the Tabernacle (9:8), wherein he clearly claims to be Solomon, its historical information scarcely goes beyond Numbers, the last event narrated being the Plague described in Numbers 17:9-13 (18:23)
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Genesis 12-50 illustrates that sin Plagues even the people of God, as members of the covenant family manipulate, betray, lie to, and deceive one another. God prompted Israel to repent by sending adversityempty stomachs, drought, Plague, warfare, and other curses for disobediencebut Israel would not turn back
Gregorius Thaumaturgus, Bishop of Neocaesarea - The conversion of the heathen is said to have been greatly quickened by a fearful Plague which was partly, at least, due to Gregory's miraculous powers
Ephraim (4) the Syrian - 225-359) to be used at the burial of bishops, presbyters, deacons, monks, princes, rich men, strangers, matrons, women, youths, children, in time of Plague, and for general use
Priests And Levites - ( b ) They were required to give decisions, after examination, about suspected leprosy, Plague, and mouldin garments and houses, and to perform the required rites ( Leviticus 13:1-59 ; Leviticus 14:1-57 )
Jerusalem - The preparation for this transference was made by David's sacrificing in the threshing floor of Araunah the Jebusite, where he saw the Angel of Jehovah after the Plague, and where he was directed by God to rear an altar (2 Samuel 24:16-25; 1 Chronicles 21; 1 Chronicles 22:1; 2 Chronicles 3:1; Psalms 76:1-2; Psalms 132:13-18)
Miracles - So the ten Egyptian Plagues have a demonstrable connection with Egyptian phenomena, in most cases not reversing, but developing, nature's forces for a foretold particular end and at a defined time. )...
Thus the first Plague turning the Nile to blood answers to the natural phenomenon of the water becoming, before the rise, first green, then clear yellow about the 25th of June, and gradually ochre red through microscopic cryptogams and infusoria, at times smelling offensively (Exodus 7:17-21)
Animals - Mice were apparently feared as carriers of the Plague (1 Samuel 6:4 )
Nestorian Church - In particular the "Rogation of the Ninevites," still annually observed, was either instituted or remodelled by the patriarch Ezekiel, during an outbreak of Plague
Samuel, First And Second, Theology of - In addition a Plague of tumors broke out among the people of the city of Ashdod
Innocentius, Bishop of Rome - Famine and Plague having ensued during the siege, Zosimus, the heathen historian, alleges that Pompeianus, the prefect of the city, having been persuaded by certain Etruscan diviners that their spells and sacrifices, performed on the Capitol, could draw down lightnings against the enemy, Innocent was consulted and consented, but the majority of the senators refused (v
Elijah - the house of Ahab, and hast slain (Elijah writes foreseeing the murder, for his translation was before Jehoshaphat's death, 2 Kings 3:11, after which was the murder) the brethren of thy father's house which were better than thyself, behold with a great Plague will the Lord smite thy people, thy children, thy wives, and all thy goods, and thou shalt have great sickness . at, their word; 1 Kings 17:1; 2 Kings 1:10; "power to shut heaven that it rain not," James 5:17; Luke 4:25; and "to turn the waters to blood and smite the earth with all Plagues ") are the very ones characteristic of Moses and Elijah
Psalms, Theology of - In communal laments the causes of distress include the threat of attack by foreigners (83:2-8,12), the experience of military defeat, invasion, and humiliation (44:9-16; 60:1-3,9-11; 74:3-11; 79:1-4; 80:4-6,8-16), and natural disasters such as drought, famine, or Plague (126:4-6)
Jews - After they had been thus oppressed for about one hundred years, and on the very day that finished the four hundred and thirtieth year from God's first promise of a seed to Abraham, and about four hundred years after the birth of Isaac, God, by terrible Plagues on the Egyptians, obliged them to liberate the Hebrews under the direction of Moses and Aaron. Three thousand of them were cut off for worshipping the golden calf; and for loathing the manna, they were punished with a month's eating of flesh, till a Plague brake out among them; and for their rash belief of the ten wicked spies, and their contempt of the promised land, God had entirely destroyed them, had not Moses's prayers prevented
Reformation - A Plague which broke out, or was said to do so, in the city, caused the greatest part of the bishops to retire to Bologna, by which means the council was in effect dissolved; nor could all the entreaties and remonstrances of the emperor prevail upon the pope to re-assemble it without delay
Athanasius, Archbishop of Alexandria - 21) as "foremost among those who were in attendance on bishops," and as "doing his utmost to stay the Plague
Gregorius (51) i, (the Great), Bishop of Rome - The Lombards were ravaging the country and threatening the city, aid being craved in vain from the distant emperor; within famine and Plague were raging
Expiation - "They shall give every man a ransom for his soul unto the Lord, that there be no Plague among them," by which their lives might be suddenly taken away
Julianus, Flavius Claudius, Emperor - Gregory, however, seems to have detected something of his real character; he noticed an air of wildness and unsteadiness, a wandering eye, an uneven gait, a nervous agitation of the features, an unreasoning and disdainful laugh, an abrupt, irregular way of talking, which betrayed a mind ill at ease with itself, and exclaimed, "What a Plague the Roman empire is breeding! God grant I may be a false prophet!" ( Or
Justinianus i, Emperor - Brilliant as Justinian's reign may appear to us, the sufferings endured by the people from war, taxation, the persecution of heretics, the blows struck at the privileges of various classes and professions, as well as from the great Plague and from destructive earthquakes, made his rule unpopular, as shewn by the rebellions in Africa and the disaffection of the reconquered Italians