And the fish that are in the river shall die, and the river shall stink; and the Egyptians shall loathe to drink of the water of the river.
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George Leo Haydock
River. The Samaritan copy repeats here the very words of God to Pharao, as the other speeches are also twice put at length. "Moses and Aaron went to meet Pharao, and said to him, 'The Lord,'", as ver. 16, 18. See chap. xi. 7. (Calmet)
This is very agreeable to the style of Homer; and Kennicott believes that the repetitions have been omitted in the Hebrew for brevity's sake, (Diss. 1 Chron. p. 383,) and that before the Greek version had been made. (Haydock)