and they will cover the surface of the earth, so that one won’t be able to see the earth. They will eat the residue of what has escaped that remains to you from the hail, and will eat every tree that grows for you out of the field. Bible see other translations

“they will cover the surface of the earth.” The Hebrew uses the idiomatic phrase, they will cover the “eye” of the land. This phrase also occurs in verses such as Exodus 10:15, and Numbers 22:5, 11.

Commentary for: Exodus 10:5