10:13 So Moses extended his staff over the land of Egypt, and then the Lord42 brought43 an east wind on the land all that day and all night.44 The morning came,45 and the east wind had brought up46 the locusts!
tn The clause begins וַיהוָה (va’adonay [vayhvah], “Now Yahweh.…”). In contrast to a normal sequence, this beginning focuses attention on Yahweh as the subject of the verb.
tn The verb נָהַג (nahag) means “drive, conduct.” It is elsewhere used for driving sheep, leading armies, or leading in processions.
tn Heb “and all the night.”
tn The text does not here use ordinary circumstantial clause constructions; rather, Heb “the morning was, and the east wind carried the locusts.” It clearly means “when it was morning,” but the style chosen gives a more abrupt beginning to the plague, as if the reader is in the experience—and at morning, the locusts are there!
tn The verb here is a past perfect, indicting that the locusts had arrived before the day came.