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Psalms 78:12 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— Marvellous things did he in the sight of their fathers, In the land of Egypt, in the field of Zoan.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— Marvellous things did he in the sight of their fathers, in the land of Egypt, [in] the field of Zoan.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— He wrought wonders before their fathers In the land of Egypt, in the field of Zoan.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— Marvelous things did he in the sight of their fathers, in the land of Egypt, [in] the field of Zoan.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— In the sight of their fathers had he done wonders, in the land of Egypt, the field of Zoan.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— In presence of their fathers, wrought he, wondrously,—In the land of Egypt—the field of Zoan:
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— Before their fathers He hath done wonders, In the land of Egypt—the field of Zoan.
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— Wonderful things did he do in the sight of their fathers, in the land of Egypt, in the field of Tanis.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— Marueilous things did he in the sight of their fathers: in the land of Egypt, in the field of Zoan.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— the miracles which he wrought before their fathers, in the land of Mizraim{gr.Egypt}, in the plain of Tanes.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— Marvellous things did he in the sight of their fathers, in the land of Mitzrayim, [in] the field of Tzoan.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
Marvellous things 6382
{6382} Prime
From H6381; a miracle.
did 6213
{6213} Prime
A primitive root; to do or make, in the broadest sense and widest application.
<8804> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Perfect (See H8816)
Count - 12562
he in the sight 5048
{5048} Prime
From H5046; a front, that is, part opposite; specifically a counterpart, or mate; usually (adverbially, especially with preposition) over against or before.
of their fathers, 1
{0001} Prime
A primitive word; father in a literal and immediate, or figurative and remote application.
in the land 776
{0776} Prime
From an unused root probably meaning to be firm; the earth (at large, or partitively a land).
of Mixrayim מִצרַיִם, 4714
{4714} Prime
Dual of H4693; Mitsrajim, that is, Upper and Lower Egypt.
[in] the field 7704
{7704} Prime
From an unused root meaning to spread out; a field (as flat).
of X`an צֹעַן. 6814
{6814} Prime
Of Egyptian derivation; Tsoan, a place in Egypt.
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Psalms 78:12-14

_ _ A record of God’s dealings and the sins of the people is now made. The writer gives the history from the exode to the retreat from Kadesh; then contrasts their sins with their reasons for confidence, shown by a detail of God’s dealings in Egypt, and presents a summary of the subsequent history to David’s time.

_ _ Zoan — for Egypt, as its ancient capital (Numbers 13:22; Isaiah 19:11).

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Psalms 78:9-39.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Psalms 78:12

Field — In the territory. Zoan — An ancient and eminent city of Egypt.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

Psalms 78:12

Marvellous things did he in the sight of their (i) fathers, in the land of Egypt, [in] the field of Zoan.

(i) He proves that not only the posterity but also their forefathers were wicked and rebellious to God.

Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance

Psalms 78:42-50 They remembered not his hand, [nor] the day when he delivered them from the enemy. ... He made a way to his anger; he spared not their soul from death, but gave their life over to the pestilence;
Psalms 105:27-38 They shewed his signs among them, and wonders in the land of Ham. ... Egypt was glad when they departed: for the fear of them fell upon them.
Psalms 135:9 [Who] sent tokens and wonders into the midst of thee, O Egypt, upon Pharaoh, and upon all his servants.
Exodus 7:1-12:51 And the LORD said unto Moses, See, I have made thee a god to Pharaoh: and Aaron thy brother shall be thy prophet. ... And it came to pass the selfsame day, [that] the LORD did bring the children of Israel out of the land of Egypt by their armies.
Deuteronomy 4:34 Or hath God assayed to go [and] take him a nation from the midst of [another] nation, by temptations, by signs, and by wonders, and by war, and by a mighty hand, and by a stretched out arm, and by great terrors, according to all that the LORD your God did for you in Egypt before your eyes?
Deuteronomy 6:22 And the LORD shewed signs and wonders, great and sore, upon Egypt, upon Pharaoh, and upon all his household, before our eyes:
Nehemiah 9:10 And shewedst signs and wonders upon Pharaoh, and on all his servants, and on all the people of his land: for thou knewest that they dealt proudly against them. So didst thou get thee a name, as [it is] this day.

Zoan, the ancient capital of the Pharaohs, where Moses wrought so many miracles, is rendered by the Chaldee, Tanium, LXX Τανις, Vulgate, Tanis, and Coptic, Tane, from the Coptic, ten, plain, flat, level; being situated in the low ground of the Delta, on one of the eastern branches of the Nile, bearing its own name, near a large lake, now called the lake of Menzala, 44 miles west of Pelusium, and 169 miles east of Alexandria, according to the Antonine Itinerary, and three miles from the Mediterranean, according to the Geograph. Nubiens. Clim. 3, par. 3. There are ruins still remaining to mark the site of Zoan, or Tanis, called San by the Arabs; comprising broken obelisks, capitals of the Corinthian order, a granite monument, etc.
Psalms 78:43 How he had wrought his signs in Egypt, and his wonders in the field of Zoan:
Genesis 32:3 And Jacob sent messengers before him to Esau his brother unto the land of Seir, the country of Edom.
Numbers 13:22 And they ascended by the south, and came unto Hebron; where Ahiman, Sheshai, and Talmai, the children of Anak, [were]. (Now Hebron was built seven years before Zoan in Egypt.)
Isaiah 19:11 Surely the princes of Zoan [are] fools, the counsel of the wise counsellors of Pharaoh is become brutish: how say ye unto Pharaoh, I [am] the son of the wise, the son of ancient kings?
Isaiah 19:13 The princes of Zoan are become fools, the princes of Noph are deceived; they have also seduced Egypt, [even they that are] the stay of the tribes thereof.
Ezekiel 30:14 And I will make Pathros desolate, and will set fire in Zoan, and will execute judgments in No.
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Gn 32:3. Ex 7:1. Nu 13:22. Dt 4:34; 6:22. Ne 9:10. Ps 78:42, 43; 105:27; 135:9. Is 19:11, 13. Ezk 30:14.

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