14 They were piled into heaps, and the land reeked of them.

Other Translations of Exodus 8:14

King James Version

14 And they gathered them together upon heaps: and the land stank.

English Standard Version

14 And they gathered them together in heaps, and the land stank.

The Message

14 They piled the frogs in heaps. The country reeked of dead frogs.

New King James Version

14 They gathered them together in heaps, and the land stank.

New Living Translation

14 The Egyptians piled them into great heaps, and a terrible stench filled the land.

Matthew Henry's Commentary on Exodus 8:14

Commentary on Exodus 8:1-15

(Read Exodus 8:1-15)

Pharaoh is plagued with frogs; their vast numbers made them sore plagues to the Egyptians. God could have plagued Egypt with lions, or bears, or wolves, or with birds of prey, but he chose to do it by these despicable creatures. God, when he pleases, can arm the smallest parts of the creation against us. He thereby humbled Pharaoh. They should neither eat, nor drink, nor sleep in quiet; but wherever they were, they should be troubled by the frogs. God's curse upon a man will pursue him wherever he goes, and lie heavy upon him whatever he does. Pharaoh gave way under this plague. He promises that he will let the people go. Those who bid defiance to God and prayer, first or last, will be made to see their need of both. But when Pharaoh saw there was respite, he hardened his heart. Till the heart is renewed by the grace of God, the thoughts made by affliction do not abide; the convictions wear off, and the promises that were given are forgotten. Till the state of the air is changed, what thaws in the sun will freeze again in the shade.