He smote their vines also, and their fig trees
So that they died; for in ( Psalms 78:47 ) , it is said, he "killed" them; and it is not only used in common speech with us, but with classical writers F2 to speak of killing inanimate things, as trees, herbs That is, the hail smote them, or God by the hail; these are particularly mentioned because most useful, producing grapes and figs.
And brake the trees of their coasts:
all the trees within the borders of their land, ( Exodus 9:25 ) .
F2 "----interice messes", Virgil. Georgic. l. 4. "Neque herbas crescere et interfici", Ciceron. Oeconom: ex Xenophon, l. 3.