Plague of Frogs (continued)
1 And the LORD spake unto Moses, Go unto Pharaoh,
and say unto him, Thus saith the LORD, Let my people go,
that they may serve me.
2 And if thou refuse to let them go, behold, I will smite
all thy borders with frogs:
3 And the river shall bring forth frogs abundantly, which
shall go up and come into thine house, and into thy
bedchamber, and upon thy bed, and into the house of thy
servants, and upon thy people, and into thine ovens, and
into thy kneadingtroughs:
4 And the frogs shall come up both on thee, and upon thy
people, and upon all thy servants.
5 And the LORD spake unto Moses, Say unto Aaron, Stretch
forth thine hand with thy rod over the streams, over the
rivers, and over the ponds, and cause frogs to come up upon
the land of Egypt.
6 And Aaron stretched out his hand over the waters of
Egypt; and the frogs came up, and covered the land of Egypt.
7 And the magicians did so with their enchantments, and
brought up frogs upon the land of Egypt.
8 Then Pharaoh called for Moses and Aaron, and said,
Entreat the LORD, that he may take away the frogs from me,
and from my people; and I will let the people go, that they
may do sacrifice unto the LORD.
9 And Moses said unto Pharaoh, Glory over me: when shall
I entreat for thee, and for thy servants, and for thy
people, to destroy the frogs from thee and thy houses, that
they may remain in the river only?
10 And he said, To morrow. And he said, Be it according
to thy word: that thou mayest know that there is none like
unto the LORD our God.
11 And the frogs shall depart from thee, and from thy
houses, and from thy servants, and from thy people; they
shall remain in the river only.
12 And Moses and Aaron went out from Pharaoh: and Moses
cried unto the LORD because of the frogs which he had
brought against Pharaoh.
13 And the LORD did according to the word of Moses; and
the frogs died out of the houses, out of the villages, and
out of the fields.
14 And they gathered them together upon heaps: and the
15 But when Pharaoh saw that there was respite, he
hardened his heart, and hearkened not unto them; as the LORD
The Plague of Gnats
16 And the LORD said unto Moses, Say unto Aaron,
Stretch out thy rod, and smite the dust of the land, that it
may become lice throughout all the land of Egypt.
17 And they did so; for Aaron stretched out his hand with
his rod, and smote the dust of the earth, and it became lice
in man, and in beast; all the dust of the land became lice
throughout all the land of Egypt.
18 And the magicians did so with their enchantments to
bring forth lice, but they could not: so there were lice
upon man, and upon beast.
19 Then the magicians said unto Pharaoh, This is the
finger of God: and Pharaoh's heart was hardened, and he
hearkened not unto them; as the LORD had said.
The Plague of Flies
20 And the LORD said unto Moses, Rise up early in
the morning, and stand before Pharaoh; lo, he cometh forth
to the water; and say unto him, Thus saith the LORD, Let my
people go, that they may serve me.
21 Else, if thou wilt not let my people go, behold, I
will send swarms of flies upon thee, and upon thy servants,
and upon thy people, and into thy houses: and the houses of
the Egyptians shall be full of swarms of flies, and also the
ground whereon they are.
22 And I will sever in that day the land of Goshen, in
which my people dwell, that no swarms of flies shall be
there; to the end thou mayest know that I am the LORD in the
midst of the earth.
23 And I will put a division between my people and thy
people: to morrow shall this sign be.
24 And the LORD did so; and there came a grievous swarm
of flies into the house of Pharaoh, and into his servants'
houses, and into all the land of Egypt: the land was
corrupted by reason of the swarm of flies.
25 And Pharaoh called for Moses and for Aaron, and said,
Go ye, sacrifice to your God in the land.
26 And Moses said, It is not meet so to do; for we shall
sacrifice the abomination of the Egyptians to the LORD our
God: lo, shall we sacrifice the abomination of the Egyptians
before their eyes, and will they not stone us?
27 We will go three days' journey into the wilderness,
and sacrifice to the LORD our God, as he shall command us.
28 And Pharaoh said, I will let you go, that ye may
sacrifice to the LORD your God in the wilderness; only ye
shall not go very far away: entreat for me.
29 And Moses said, Behold, I go out from thee, and I will
entreat the LORD that the swarms of flies may depart from
Pharaoh, from his servants, and from his people, to morrow:
but let not Pharaoh deal deceitfully any more in not letting
the people go to sacrifice to the LORD.
30 And Moses went out from Pharaoh, and entreated the
31 And the LORD did according to the word of Moses; and
he removed the swarms of flies from Pharaoh, from his
servants, and from his people; there remained not one.
32 And Pharaoh hardened his heart at this time also,
neither would he let the people go.