Verse 20. "The beasts of the field cry also unto thee" - Even the cattle, wild and tame, are represented as supplicating God to have mercy upon them, and send them provender! There is a similar affecting description of the effects of a drought in Jeremiah, xiv. 6.
"The rivers of waters are dried up" - There must have been a drought as well as a host of locusts; as some of these expressions seem to apply to the effects of intense heat.
For rbdmh hammidbar, "the wilderness," one of my oldest MSS. reads rbdm midbar, "wilderness" simply, as in ver. 19. Eight or ten of Dr. Kennicott's have the same reading.