Psalms 78:48

48 He gave over their 1cattle to the hail and their flocks to thunderbolts.

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 He gave their crops to the destroying locust and the fruit of their labor to the locust.
47 He destroyed their vines with hail and their sycamores with frost.
48 He gave over their cattle to the hail and their flocks to thunderbolts.
49 He let loose on them his burning anger, wrath, indignation, and distress, a company of destroying angels.
50 He made a path for his anger; he did not spare them from death, but gave their lives over to the plague.

Cross References 1

  • 1. See Exodus 9:19-21
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