The Tenth Plague: Death of the Firstborn(A)

29 (B)And it came to pass at midnight that (C)the Lord struck all the firstborn in the land of Egypt, from the firstborn of Pharaoh who sat on his throne to the firstborn of the captive who was [a]in the dungeon, and all the firstborn of (D)livestock.

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Footnotes

  1. Exodus 12:29 in prison

12 Therefore it shall come to pass, when the Lord has [a]performed all His work (A)on Mount Zion and on Jerusalem, that He will say, (B)“I will punish the fruit of the arrogant heart of the king of Assyria, and the glory of his haughty looks.”

13 (C)For he says:

“By the strength of my hand I have done it,
And by my wisdom, for I am prudent;
Also I have removed the boundaries of the people,
And have robbed their treasuries;
So I have put down the inhabitants like a [b]valiant man.
14 (D)My hand has found like a nest the riches of the people,
And as one gathers eggs that are left,
I have gathered all the earth;
And there was no one who moved his wing,
Nor opened his mouth with even a peep.”

15 Shall (E)the ax boast itself against him who chops with it?
Or shall the saw exalt itself against him who saws with it?
As if a rod could wield itself against those who lift it up,
Or as if a staff could lift up, as if it were not wood!
16 Therefore the Lord, the [c]Lord of hosts,
Will send leanness among his fat ones;
And under his glory
He will kindle a burning
Like the burning of a fire.
17 So the Light of Israel will be for a fire,
And his Holy One for a flame;
(F)It will burn and devour
His thorns and his briers in one day.
18 And it will consume the glory of his forest and of (G)his fruitful field,
Both soul and body;
And they will be as when a sick man wastes away.
19 Then the rest of the trees of his forest
Will be so few in number
That a child may write them.

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Footnotes

  1. Isaiah 10:12 completed
  2. Isaiah 10:13 mighty
  3. Isaiah 10:16 So with Bg.; MT, DSS YHWH (the Lord)

Sennacherib’s Defeat and Death(A)

36 Then the (B)angel[a] of the Lord went out, and [b]killed in the camp of the Assyrians one hundred and eighty-five thousand; and when people arose early in the morning, there were the corpses—all dead.

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Footnotes

  1. Isaiah 37:36 Or Angel
  2. Isaiah 37:36 Lit. struck

(A)Yet I will have mercy on the house of Judah,
Will save them by the Lord their God,
And (B)will not save them by bow,
Nor by sword or battle,
By horses or horsemen.”

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