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1)

Why does the Pasuk refer to Pharaoh seeing that there was relief rather than the plague had terminated?

1.

Seforno: The plague was not completely ended, since a. the frogs died, leaving piles of dead putrid frogs scattered over the entire land, and b. dangerous crocodiles remained in the Nile. 1


1

Refer also to 10:19:1:2** and see also K'li Yakar.

2)

Why does the Torah use the expression "Ve'hachbed es Libo"?

1.

Seforno and Rashbam: Pharaoh had to exert himself not to capitulate to Hashem's demands - on account of the frogs (crocodiles) that still remained in the Nile (posing a threat on the people) and of the unbearable stench that filled the entire land. 1


1

Refer also to 7:13:1:1.

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