8 0 8 0 0 8:8 Pray ye to the Lord, etc: By this it appears, that though the magicians, by the help of the devil, could bring frogs, yet they could not take them away: God being pleased to abridge in this the power of Satan. So we see they could not afterwards produce the lesser insects; and in this restraint of the power of the devil, were forced to acknowledge the finger of God. 8 8 8 0 0 8:15 Hardened his own heart: By this we see that Pharao was himself the efficient cause of his heart being hardened, and not God.--See the same repeated in ver. 32. Pharao hardened his heart at this time also: likewise chap. 9.7, 35, and chap. 13.15. 8 15 8 0 0 8:16 Sciniphs: Or Cinifs, Hebrew Chinnim, small flying insects, very troublesome both to men and beast. 8 16 8 0 0 8:26 The abominations, etc: That is, the things they worship for Gods: oxen, rams, etc. It is the usual style of the scriptures to call all idols and false gods, abominations, to signify how much the people of God ought to detest and abhor them. 8 26 8 0 0 Content-type: text/html; charset=utf-8
¤ Chapter 8: The second plague is of frogs: Pharao promiseth to let the Israelites go, but breaketh his promise. The third plague is of sciniphs. The fourth is of flies. Pharao again promiseth to dismiss the people, but doth it not.