(myoo' rin) KJV term derived from the French for to die (morir) referring to an infectious disease affecting livestock (Exodus 9:3). The earliest Greek translation used the term death. Modern translations use either disease (TEV), pestilence (NAS, NRSV), or plague (NIV, RSV).
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Butler, Trent C. Editor.. "Entry for 'MURRAIN'". "Holman Bible Dictionary".