The plague of locusts, which covered the whole face of the earth, so that the land was darkened with them.
- 13 And Moses stretched forth his rod over the land of Egypt, and the Lord brought an east wind upon the land all that day, and all that night; and when it was morning, the east wind brought the locusts.
- 14 And the locust went up over all the land of Egypt, and rested in all the coasts of Egypt: very grievous were they; before them there were no such locusts as they, neither after them shall be such.
- 15 For they covered the face of the whole earth, so that the land was darkened; and they did eat every herb of the land, and all the fruit of the trees which the hail had left: and there remained not any green thing in the trees, or in the herbs of the field, through all the land of Egypt.
The Hebrew name of this insect, arbeh, points to the "multitudinous" character of this visitation. Warning was given before this plague came.
- Easton, M.G. (1897). Easton's Bible Dictionary. New York: Harper & Brothers.
- Ex. 10:1-15.
This article incorporates text from Easton’s Bible Dictionary (1897) by M.G. Easton, which is in the public domain.