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“And the Lord did according to the word of Moses; and he removed the swarms of flies from Pharaoh, from his servants, and from his people; there remained not one.”

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Exodus 8:31 Translation & Meaning

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KJV Verse Original Hebrew Meaning/ Definition
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And the Lord יְהוָה֙ (the) self-Existent or Eternal; Jeho-vah, Jewish national name of God Lord
did וַיַּ֤עַשׂ To do or make, in the broadest sense and widest application did
according to the word כִּדְבַ֣ר A word; by implication, a matter (as spoken of) or thing; adverbially, a cause according word
of Moses; מֹשֶׁ֔ה Mosheh, the Israelite lawgiver Moses
and he removed וַיָּ֙סַר֙ To turn off (literally or figuratively) removed
the swarms הֶֽעָרֹ֔ב A mosquito (from its swarming) swarms
of flies (No Hebrew definition. English implied.)
from Pharaoh, מִפַּרְעֹ֖ה Paroh, a general title of Egyptian kings Pharaoh
from his servants, מֵֽעֲבָדָ֣יו A servant servants
and from his people; וּמֵֽעַמּ֑וֹ A people (as a congregated unit); specifically, a tribe (as those of Israel); hence (collectively) troops or attendants; figuratively, a flock people
there remained נִשְׁאַ֖ר Properly, to swell up, i.e., be (causatively, make) redundant remained
not לֹ֥א Not (the simple or abs. negation); by implication, no; often used with other particles not
one. אֶחָֽד׃ Properly, united, i.e., one; or (as an ordinal) first one

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  • 29  And Moses said, Behold, I go out from thee, and I will intreat the Lord that the swarms of flies may depart from Pharaoh, from his servants, and from his people, to morrow: but let not Pharaoh deal deceitfully any more in not letting the people go to sacrifice to the Lord.

  • 30  And Moses went out from Pharaoh, and intreated the Lord.

  • 31  And the Lord did according to the word of Moses; and he removed the swarms of flies from Pharaoh, from his servants, and from his people; there remained not one.

  • 32  And Pharaoh hardened his heart at this time also, neither would he let the people go.


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