Psalms 78:48

48 God delivered their cattle over to disease, their herds to plagues.

Psalms 78:48 Meaning and Commentary

Psalms 78:48

He gave up their cattle also to the hail
For the hail fell upon man and beast, as well as upon herbs and trees, ( Exodus 9:22 Exodus 9:25 ) ,

and their flocks to hot thunderbolts:
which were killed by them: this is to be understood of the fire that was mingled with the hail, and ran upon the ground, and destroyed their flocks, ( Exodus 9:23 Exodus 9:24 ) . Jarchi, out of the Midrash, interprets the words of fowls which devoured the sheep killed by the hail.

Psalms 78:48 In-Context

46 God handed over their crops to caterpillars, their land's produce to locusts.
47 God killed their vines with hail, their sycamore trees with frost.
48 God delivered their cattle over to disease, their herds to plagues.
49 God unleashed his burning anger against them— fury, indignation, distress, a troop of evil messengers.
50 God blazed a path for his wrath. He didn't save them from death, but delivered their lives over to disease.

Footnotes 1

  • [a]. Correction; MT to hailstones