ויך. זאת היתה מכה קשה שהרג אדם ובהמה ושבר עץ השדה רק שהשם חמל עליהם ועל מקניהם ולא הזכיר משה לפרעה זה שראה ששלח פרעה ולא מת ממקנה ישראל עד אחד ולא שת לבו: AND THE HAIL SMOTE. This was a very strong plague, for it killed man and beast and broke every tree of the field. However, God pitied them84The reference appears to be to Israel. God pitied Israel and their cattle and none of them died (Krinsky, Netter). Weiser suggests that the reference is to Egypt. God pitied the Egyptians and warned them to gather in their cattle and stay indoors. However, the remainder of I.E.’s comment does not seem to bear out Weiser’s contention. and their cattle. Moses did not mention this to Pharaoh85As he did in the case of the murrain. See verse 4. because he saw that Pharaoh sent agents and learned that there was not even one of the cattle of the Israelites dead, and yet did not take this to heart.86Verse 7.