Exodus 9:3 [study!]
American Standard Version (ASV 1901) 
behold, the hand of Jehovah is upon thy cattle which are in the field, upon the horses, upon the asses, upon the camels, upon the herds, and upon the flocks: [there shall be] a very grievous murrain.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
Behold, the hand of the LORD is upon thy cattle which [is] in the field, upon the horses, upon the asses, upon the camels, upon the oxen, and upon the sheep: [there shall be] a very grievous murrain.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
behold, the hand of the LORD will come [with] a very severe pestilence on your livestock which are in the field, on the horses, on the donkeys, on the camels, on the herds, and on the flocks.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
Behold, the hand of the LORD is upon thy cattle which are in the field, upon the horses, upon the asses, upon the camels, upon the oxen, and upon the sheep: [there shall be] a very grievous murrain.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
behold, the hand of Jehovah shall be on thy cattle which is in the field, on the horses, on the asses, on the camels, on the oxen and on the sheep, with a very grievous plague.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
lo! the hand of Yahweh, is coming on thy cattle, which are in the field, on the horses, on the asses, on the camels, on the herds, and on the flocks,a very grievous pestilence;
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
lo, the hand of Jehovah is on thy cattle which [are] in the field, on horses, on asses, on camels, on herd, and on flocka pestilence very grievous.
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
Behold my hand shall be upon thy fields; and a very grievous murrain upon thy horses, and asses, and camels, and oxen, and sheep.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) 
Behold, the hand of the LORD is vpon thy cattell which is in the field, vpon the horses, vpon the asses, vpon the camels, vpon the oxen, and vpon the sheepe: there [shall be] a very grieuous murraine.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
behold, the hand of the Lord shall be upon thy cattle in the fields, both on the horses, and on the asses, and on the camels and oxen and sheep, a very great mortality.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008)  
Behold, the hand of Yahweh is upon thy cattle which [is] in the field, upon the horses, upon the asses, upon the camels, upon the oxen, and upon the sheep: [there shall be] a very grievous murrain.
Prolonged for H2005
A primitive word; a hand
one (indicating power
, etc.), in distinction from H3709
, the closed
one); used (as noun, adverb, etc.) in a great variety of applications, both literally and figuratively, both proximate and remote.
; (the) self Existent
or eternal; Jehovah
, Jewish national name of God.
A primitive root (compare H1933
); to exist
, that is, be
, come to pass
(always emphatic, and not a mere copula or auxiliary).
Stem - Qal (See H8851
Mood - Participle Active (See H8814
Count - 5386
upon thy cattle
; something bought
, that is, property
, but only live stock
; abstractly acquisition
A primitive relative pronoun (of every gender and number); who
; also (as adverb and conjunction) when
, in order that
] in the field,
From an unused root meaning to spread
out; a field
upon the horses,
From an unused root meaning to skip
(properly for joy); a horse
(as leaping); also a swallow
(from its rapid flight
upon the asses,
; a male ass
(from its dun red
upon the camels,
Apparently from H1580
(in the sense of labor
or burden bearing
upon the oxen,
; a beeve
or animal of the ox kind of either gender (as used for ploughing
); collectively a herd
and upon the sheep:
From an unused root meaning to migrate
; a collective name for a flock
(of sheep or goats); also figuratively (of men).
[there shall be
] a very
From the same as H0181
; properly vehemence
, that is, (with or without preposition) vehemently
; by implication wholly
, etc. (often with other words as an intensive or superlative; especially when repeated).
; figuratively in a good sense (numerous
) or in a bad sense (severe
(in the sense of destroying
); a pestilence.
_ _ Behold, the hand of the Lord is upon thy cattle A fifth application was made to Pharaoh in behalf of the Israelites by Moses, who was instructed to tell him that, if he persisted in opposing their departure, a pestilence would be sent among all the flocks and herds of the Egyptians, while those of the Israelites would be spared. As he showed no intention of keeping his promise, he was still a mark for the arrows of the Almighty’s quiver, and the threatened plague of which he was forewarned was executed. But it is observable that in this instance it was not inflicted through the instrumentality or waving of Aaron’s rod, but directly by the hand of the Lord, and the fixing of the precise time tended still further to determine the true character of the calamity (Jeremiah 12:4).
The hand of the Lord Immediately, without the stretching out of Aaron's hand, is upon the cattle, many of which, some of all kinds, shall die by a sort of pestilence. The hand of God is to be acknowledged even in the sickness and death of cattle, or other damage sustained in them; for a sparrow falls not to the ground without our father. And his providence is to be acknowledged with thankfulness in the life of the cattle, for he preserveth man and beast, Psalms 36:6.
- the hand:
Exodus 7:4 But Pharaoh shall not hearken unto you, that I may lay my hand upon Egypt, and bring forth mine armies, [and] my people the children of Israel, out of the land of Egypt by great judgments.
Exodus 8:19 Then the magicians said unto Pharaoh, This [is] the finger of God: and Pharaoh's heart was hardened, and he hearkened not unto them; as the LORD had said.
1 Samuel 5:6-11 But the hand of the LORD was heavy upon them of Ashdod, and he destroyed them, and smote them with emerods, [even] Ashdod and the coasts thereof. ... So they sent and gathered together all the lords of the Philistines, and said, Send away the ark of the God of Israel, and let it go again to his own place, that it slay us not, and our people: for there was a deadly destruction throughout all the city; the hand of God was very heavy there.
1 Samuel 6:9 And see, if it goeth up by the way of his own coast to Bethshemesh, [then] he hath done us this great evil: but if not, then we shall know that [it is] not his hand [that] smote us: it [was] a chance [that] happened to us.
Acts 13:11 And now, behold, the hand of the Lord [is] upon thee, and thou shalt be blind, not seeing the sun for a season. And immediately there fell on him a mist and a darkness; and he went about seeking some to lead him by the hand.
- We may observe a particular scope and meaning in this calamity, if we consider it in regard to the Egyptians, which would not have existed in respect to any other people. They held in idolatrous reverence almost every animal, but some they held in particular veneration; as the ox, cow, and ram. Among these, Apis and Mnevis are well known; the former being a sacred bull, worshipped at Memphis, as the latter was at Heliopolis. A cow or heifer had the like honours at Momemphis; and the same practice seems to have been adopted in most of the Egyptian nomes. By the infliction of this judgment, the Egyptian deities sank before the God of the Hebrews. See Bryant, pp. 87-93.
Exodus 5:3 And they said, The God of the Hebrews hath met with us: let us go, we pray thee, three days' journey into the desert, and sacrifice unto the LORD our God; lest he fall upon us with pestilence, or with the sword.
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