8 0 8 26 26 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 26 26 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 26 26 8:16 Sciniphs: Or Cinifs, Hebrew Chinnim, small flying insects, very troublesome both to men and beast. 8 16 8 26 26 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 26 26 Content-type: text/html; charset=utf-8 THE HOLY BIBLE Douay-Rheims: ex 8:26

THE HOLY BIBLE Douay-Rheims

Notes on Book of Exodus (Author Bishop Richard Challoner (ed.))

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.



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