|Overview - Exodus 9|
|1||The murrain of beasts.|
|8||The plague of boils and blains.|
|13||The message of Moses about the hail.|
|22||The plague of hail.|
|27||Pharaoh sues to Moses, but yet is hardened.|
Exodus 9:18 (King James Version)
Behold, to morrow about this time I will cause it to rain a very grievous hail, such as hath not been in Egypt since the foundation thereof even until now.
- 1 Kings 19:2 ; 20:6 2 Kings 7:1 2 Kings 7:18
- I will cause
- This must have been a circumstance of all others the most incredible to an Egyptian; for in Egypt there fell no rain, the want of which was supplied by dews, and the overflowing of the Nile. The Egyptians must, therefore, have perceived themselves particularly aimed at in these fearful events, especially as they were very superstitious. There seems likewise a propriety in their being punished by fire and water, as they were guilty of the grossest idolatry towards these elements. Scarcely any thing could have distressed the Egyptians more than the destruction of the flax, as the whole nation wore linen garments. The ruin of their barley was equally fatal, both to their trade and to their private advantage
- See Bryant, pp. 108-117.
- 22-25 ; Psalms 83:15