Psalms 78:48

48 He gave up their cattle also to the hail, and their flocks to hot 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 also their increase unto the caterpiller, and their labour unto the locust.
47 He destroyed their vines with hail, and their sycomore trees with frost.
48 He gave up their cattle also to the hail, and their flocks to hot thunderbolts.
49 He cast upon them the fierceness of his anger, wrath, and indignation, and trouble, by sending evil angels among them.
50 He made a way to his anger; he spared not their soul from death, but gave their life over to the pestilence;