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Compare Translations for Psalm 135:8

Psalm 135:8 ASV
Who smote the first-born of Egypt, Both of man and beast;
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Psalm 135:8 BBE
He put to death the first-fruits of Egypt, of man and of beast.
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Psalm 135:8 CEB
God struck down the Egyptians' oldest offspring— both human and animal!
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Psalm 135:8 CJB
He struck down Egypt's firstborn, humans and animals alike.
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Psalm 135:8 RHE
(134-8) He slew the firstborn of Egypt from man even unto beast.
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Psalm 135:8 ESV
He it was who struck down the firstborn of Egypt, both of man and of beast;
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Psalm 135:8 GW
He is the one who killed every firstborn male in Egypt. He killed humans and animals alike.
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Psalm 135:8 GNT
In Egypt he killed all the first-born of people and animals alike.
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Psalm 135:8 HNV
Who struck the firstborn of Mitzrayim, Both of man and animal;
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Psalm 135:8 CSB
He struck down the firstborn of Egypt, both people and animals.
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Psalm 135:8 KJV
Who smote the firstborn of Egypt, both of man and beast.
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Psalm 135:8 LEB
Who struck the firstborn of Egypt, both of humans and animals.
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Psalm 135:8 NAS
He smote the firstborn of Egypt, Both of man and beast.
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Psalm 135:8 NCV
He destroyed the firstborn sons in Egypt the firstborn of both people and animals.
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Psalm 135:8 NIRV
He killed the oldest son of each family in Egypt. He struck down the oldest males that were born to people and animals.
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Psalm 135:8 NIV
He struck down the firstborn of Egypt, the firstborn of men and animals.
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Psalm 135:8 NKJV
He destroyed the firstborn of Egypt, Both of man and beast.
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Psalm 135:8 NLT
He destroyed the firstborn in each Egyptian home, both people and animals.
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Psalm 135:8 NRS
He it was who struck down the firstborn of Egypt, both human beings and animals;
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Psalm 135:8 RSV
He it was who smote the first-born of Egypt, both of man and of beast;
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Psalm 135:8 DBY
Who smote the firstborn of Egypt, both of man and beast;
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Psalm 135:8 MSG
He struck down the Egyptian firstborn, both human and animal firstborn.
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Psalm 135:8 WBT
Who smote the first-born of Egypt, both of man and beast.
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Psalm 135:8 TMB
He smote the firstborn of Egypt, both of man and beast.
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Psalm 135:8 TNIV
He struck down the firstborn of Egypt, the firstborn of people and animals.
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Psalm 135:8 WEB
Who struck the firstborn of Egypt, Both of man and animal;
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Psalm 135:8 WYC
which killed the first begotten things of Egypt, from man unto beast. (He killed all the first-born in Egypt, both man and beast.)
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Psalm 135:8 YLT
Who smote the first-born of Egypt, From man unto beast.
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Psalms 135 Commentary - Matthew Henry Commentary on the Whole Bible (Concise)

Chapter 135

God to be praised for his mercy. (1-4) For his power and judgments. (5-14) The vanity of idols. (15-21)

Verses 1-4 The subject-matter of praise, is the blessings of grace flowing from the everlasting love of God. The name of God as a covenant God and Father in Christ, blessing us with all spiritual blessings in him, is to be loved and praised. The Lord chose a people to himself, that they might be unto him for a name and a praise. If they do not praise him for this distinguishing favour, they are the most unworthy and ungrateful of all people.

Verses 5-14 God is, and will be always, the same to his church, a gracious, faithful, wonder-working God. And his church is, and will be, the same to him, a thankful, praising people: thus his name endures for ever. He will return in ways of mercy to them, and will delight to do them good.

Verses 15-21 These verses arm believers against idolatry and all false worship, by showing what sort of gods the heathen worshipped. And the more deplorable the condition of the Gentile nations that worship idols, the more are we to be thankful that we know better. Let us pity, and pray for, and seek to benefit benighted heathens and deluded sinners. Let us endeavour to glorify his name, and recommend his truth, not only with our lips, but by holy lives, copying the example of Christ's goodness and truth.

Psalms 135 Commentary - Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

PSALM 135

Psalms 135:1-21 . A Psalm of praise, in which God's relations to His Church, His power in the natural world, and in delivering His people, are contrasted with the vanity of idols and idol-worship.

1-3. In the general call for praise, the priests, that stand in the house of the Lord, are specially mentioned.

4-7. God's choice of Israel is the first reason assigned for rendering praise; the next, His manifested greatness in creation and providence.

6. heaven, and . . . seas, and all . . . ends of the earth--denote universality.

8, 9. The last plague [ Exodus 12:29 ] is cited to illustrate His "tokens and wonders."

10-12. The conquest of Canaan was by God's power, not that of the people.

13. heritage--or, "possession."
name . . . memorial--Each denote that by which God is made known.

14. will judge--do justice ( Psalms 72:2 ).
repent himself--change His dealings ( Psalms 90:13 ).

15-18. (Compare Psalms 115:4-8 ).

18. are like unto them--or, "shall be like," &c. Idolaters become spiritually stupid and perish with their idols ( Isaiah 1:31 ).

19-21. (Compare Psalms 115:9-11 ). There we have "trust" for "bless" here.

21. out of Zion--(Compare Psalms 110:2 , 134:3 ). From the Church, as a center, His praise is diffused throughout the earth.