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Plague or Pestilence, The


1. Inflicted by God. Eze 14:19; Hab 3:5.

2. One of God’s four sore judgments. Eze 14:21.

3. Described as noisome. Ps 9:13.

4. Israel threatened with, as a punishment for disobedience. Le 26:24,25; De 28:21.

5. Desolating effects of. Ps 91:7; Jer 16:6,7; Am 6:9,10.

6. Equally fatal day and night. Ps 91:5,6.

7. Fatal to man and beast. Ps 78:50; Jer 21:6.

8. Sent upon

a. The Egyptians. Ex 12:29,30.

b. Israel for making golden calf. Ex 32:35.

c. Israel for despising manna. Nu 11:33.

d. Israel for murmuring at destruction of Korah. Nu 16:46-50.

e. Israel for worshipping Baal-peor. Nu 25:18.

f. David’s subjects for his numbering the people. 2Sa 24:15.

9. Often broke out suddenly. Ps 106:29.

10. Often followed war and famine. Jer 27:13; 28:8; 29:17,18.

11. Egypt often afflicted with. Jer 42:17; Am 4:10.

12. Specially fatal in cities. Le 26:25; Jer 21:6,9.

13. Was attributed to a destroying angel. Ex 12:23; 2Sa 24:16.

14. The Jews sought deliverance from, by prayer. 1Ki 8:37,38; 2Ch 20:9.

15. Predicted to happen before destruction of Jerusalem. Mt 24:7; Lu 21:11.

16. Illustrative of

a. God’s judgments upon the apostasy. Re 18:4,8.

b. The diseased state of man’s heart. 1Ki 8:38.