the canals,XXXII and the pools,XXXIII and make frogs come upXXXIV on the landXXXV of Egypt.’”XXXVI
6 So Aaron stretched out his hand over the watersXXXVII of Egypt; and the frogs came upXXXVIII and coveredXXXIX the land of Egypt.
9 Moses said to Pharaoh, “Kindly tellL me when I am to pray for you and for your officials and for your people, that the frogs may be removedLI from you and your houses and be leftLII onlyLIII in the Nile.”LIV
10 And he said, “Tomorrow.”LV
Moses said, “As you say!LVI So that you may knowLVII that there is no one like the Lord our God,LVIII 11 the frogs shall leaveLIX you and your houses and your officials and your people; they shall be left only in the Nile.”
12 Then Moses and Aaron went outLX from Pharaoh; and Moses cried outLXI to the Lord concerningLXII the frogs that he had broughtLXIII upon Pharaoh. 13 And the Lord did asLXIV Moses requested: the frogs diedLXV in the houses, the courtyards,LXVI and the fields.LXVII
17 And they did so;LXXXIII Aaron stretched out his hand with his staff and struck the dust of the earth, and gnats cameLXXXIV on humansLXXXV and animalsLXXXVI alike; all the dust of the earth turned intoLXXXVII gnats throughout the whole land of Egypt.
18 The magicians triedLXXXVIII, LXXXIX to produceXC gnats by their secret arts, but they couldXCI not. There were gnats on both humans and animals. 19 And the magicians said to Pharaoh, “This is the fingerXCII of God!” But Pharaoh’s heart was hardened,XCIII and he would not listen to them, just as the Lord had said.
20 Then the Lord said to Moses, “Rise earlyXCIV in the morningXCV and presentXCVI yourself beforeXCVII Pharaoh, asXCVIII he goes outXCIX to the water, and say to him, ‘Thus says the Lord: Let my people go,C so that they may worship me.
21 For if you will not let my people go,CI, CII I will sendCIII swarms of fliesCIV on you, your officials, and your people, and into your houses; and the houses of the EgyptiansCV shall be filledCVI with swarms of flies; so also the landCVII where they live.
24 The Lord did so, and greatCXXI swarms of flies cameCXXII into the house of Pharaoh and into his officials’ houses; in all of Egypt the landCXXIII was ruinedCXXIV because ofCXXV the flies.
25 Then Pharaoh summonedCXXVI Moses and Aaron, and said, “Go,CXXVII sacrifice to your God within the land.”CXXVIII
26 But Moses said, “It would not be rightCXXIX to do so; for the sacrifices that we offerCXXX to the Lord our God are offensiveCXXXI to the Egyptians. If CXXXIIwe offer in the sightCXXXIII of the Egyptians sacrifices that are offensive to them, will they not stoneCXXXIV us?
29 Then Moses said, “As soon asCXLIII I leaveCXLIV you, I will pray to the Lord that the swarms of flies may departCXLV tomorrow from Pharaoh, from his officials, and from his people; only do not let Pharaoh againCXLVI deal falselyCXLVII by notCXLVIII letting the people goCXLIX to sacrifice to the Lord.”
30 So Moses went outCL from Pharaoh and prayed to the Lord. 31 And the Lord did as Moses asked:CLI he removedCLII the swarms of flies from Pharaoh, from his officials, and from his people; not oneCLIII remained.CLIV 32 But Pharaoh hardenedCLV his heart this timeCLVI also, and would not let the people go.CLVII
Image credit: “Air Bags Fitted as Standard” – a Marsh Frog at British Wildlife Centre, Newchapel, Surrey by Peter Trimming, 2011.