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“And Moses went out of the city from Pharaoh, and spread abroad his hands unto the Lord: and the thunders and hail ceased, and the rain was not poured upon the earth.”

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Exodus 9:33 Translation & Meaning

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KJV Verse Original Hebrew Meaning/ Definition
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And Moses מֹשֶׁ֜ה Mosheh, the Israelite lawgiver Moses
went out וַיֵּצֵ֨א To go (causatively, bring) out, in a great variety of applications, literally and figuratively, direct and proxim out
of אֶת Properly, self (but generally used to point out more definitely the object of a verb or preposition, even or namely) of
the city הָעִ֔יר A city (a place guarded by waking or a watch) in the widest sense (even of a mere encampment or post) city
from מֵעִ֤ם 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, פַּרְעֹה֙ Paroh, a general title of Egyptian kings Pharaoh
and spread abroad וַיִּפְרֹ֥שׂ To break apart, disperse, etc spread abroad
his hands כַּפָּ֖יו The hollow hand or palm (so of the paw of an animal, of the sole, and even of the bowl of a dish or sling, the handle of a bolt, the leaves of a palm-tree); figuratively, power hands
unto אֶל Near, with or among; often in general, to unto
the Lord: יְהוָ֑ה (the) self-Existent or Eternal; Jeho-vah, Jewish national name of God Lord
and the thunders הַקֹּלוֹת֙ A voice or sound thunders
and hail וְהַבָּרָ֔ד Hail hail
ceased, וַֽיַּחְדְּל֤וּ Properly, to be flabby, i.e., (by implication) desist; (figuratively) be lacking or idle ceased
and the rain וּמָטָ֖ר Rain rain
was not לֹֽא Not (the simple or abs. negation); by implication, no; often used with other particles not
poured נִתַּ֥ךְ To flow forth (literally or figuratively); by implication, to liquify poured
upon the earth. אָֽרְצָה׃ The earth (at large, or partitively a land) upon earth

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  • 31  And the flax and the barley was smitten: for the barley was in the ear, and the flax was bolled.

  • 32  But the wheat and the rie were not smitten: for they were not grown up.

  • 33  And Moses went out of the city from Pharaoh, and spread abroad his hands unto the Lord: and the thunders and hail ceased, and the rain was not poured upon the earth.

  • 34  And when Pharaoh saw that the rain and the hail and the thunders were ceased, he sinned yet more, and hardened his heart, he and his servants.

  • 35  And the heart of Pharaoh was hardened, neither would he let the children of Israel go; as the Lord had spoken by Moses.


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