Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
So he smote, Every first-born in Egypt, The beginning of their strength, in the tents of Ham;
Who smote the firstborn of Egypt, both of man, and of beast;
To him that smote Egypt in their firstborn, For, age-abiding, is his lovingkindness.
Therefore I say unto thee, Let my son go, that he may serve me, But if thou refuse to let him go, behold, I, am going to slay, thy son, thy firstborn.
And Moses said, Thus saith Yahweh, - About midnight, am, I, going forth in the midst of Egypt;
I will pass along, therefore, throughout the land of Egypt this night, and will smite every firstborn in the land of Egypt, from man even to beast, - and against all the gods of Egypt, will I execute judgments - I, Yahweh.
By faith, he hath kept the passover and the besmearing of the blood, lest, he that was destroying the first-born, should be touching them.
Reuben, my first-born, thou, My vigour, and the first-fruit of my strength, - Pre-eminence of elevation and pre-eminence of power: