Exodus 12:29

Overview - Exodus 12
The beginning of the year is changed.
The passover is instituted.
11 The import of the rite of the passover.
15 Unleavened bread, etc.
29 The firstborn are slain.
31 The Israelites are driven out of the land.
37 They come to Succoth.
41 The time of their sojourning.
43 The ordinance of the passover.
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Exodus 12:29  (King James Version)
And it came to pass, that at midnight the LORD smote all the firstborn in the land of Egypt, from the firstborn of Pharaoh that sat on his throne unto the firstborn of the captive that was in the dungeon; and all the firstborn of cattle.
 


at midnight
12 ; 11:4 13:15 Job 34:20 ; 1 Thessalonians 5:2 1 Thessalonians 5:3

the Lord smote
The infliction of this judgment on the Egyptians was most equitable; because, after their nation had been preserved by one of the Israelitish family, they had, contrary to all right, and in defiance of original stipulation, enslaved the people to whom they had been so much indebted, had murdered their offspring, and made their bondage intolerable. See Bryant, p
160.
Numbers 3:13 ; 8:17 33:4 Psalms 78:51 ; 105:36 135:8 136:10 Hebrews 11:28
Hebrews 12:23

the first-born of Pharaoh
4:23 11:5

dungeon
Hebrew house of the pit.
Isaiah 24:22 ; 51:14 Jeremiah 38:6 Jeremiah 38:13 ; Zechariah 9:11
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