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“And Moses and Aaron went out from Pharaoh: and Moses cried unto the Lord because of the frogs which he had brought against Pharaoh.”

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Exodus 8:12 Translation & Meaning

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KJV Verse Original Hebrew Meaning/ Definition
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And Moses מֹשֶׁ֛ה Mosheh, the Israelite lawgiver Moses
and Aaron וְאַֽהֲרֹ֖ן Aharon, the brother of Moses Aaron
went out וַיֵּצֵ֥א To go (causatively, bring) out, in a great variety of applications, literally and figuratively, direct and proxim out
from מֵעִ֣ם Adverb or preposition, with (i.e., in conjunction with), in varied applications; specifically, equally with; often with prepositional prefix (and then usually unrepresented in English) from
Pharaoh: פַּרְעֹ֑ה Paroh, a general title of Egyptian kings Pharaoh
and Moses מֹשֶׁה֙ Mosheh, the Israelite lawgiver Moses
cried וַיִּצְעַ֤ק To shriek; (by implication) to proclaim (an assembly) cried
unto אֶל Near, with or among; often in general, to unto
the Lord יְהוָ֔ה (the) self-Existent or Eternal; Jeho-vah, Jewish national name of God Lord
because of דְּבַ֥ר A word; by implication, a matter (as spoken of) or thing; adverbially, a cause because
the frogs הַֽצְפַרְדְּעִ֖ים A marsh-leaper, i.e., frog frogs
which אֲשֶׁר Who, which, what, that; also (as an adverb and a conjunction) when, where, how, because, in order that, etc which
he had brought שָׂ֥ם To put (used in a great variety of applications, literal, figurative, inferentially, and elliptically) brought
against Pharaoh. לְפַרְעֹֽה׃ Paroh, a general title of Egyptian kings against Pharaoh

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  • 10  And he said, To morrow. And he said, Be it according to thy word: that thou mayest know that there is none like unto the Lord our God.

  • 11  And the frogs shall depart from thee, and from thy houses, and from thy servants, and from thy people; they shall remain in the river only.

  • 12  And Moses and Aaron went out from Pharaoh: and Moses cried unto the Lord because of the frogs which he had brought against Pharaoh.

  • 13  And the Lord did according to the word of Moses; and the frogs died out of the houses, out of the villages, and out of the fields.

  • 14  And they gathered them together upon heaps: and the land stank.


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