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.
And if thou refuse to let them go, behold, I will smite all thy
borders with frogs:
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
the frogs shall come up both on thee, and upon thy people, and upon all thy
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.
And Aaron stretched out his hand over the waters of Egypt; and the frogs came
up, and covered the land of Egypt.
And the magicians did so with their enchantments, and brought up
frogs upon the land of Egypt.
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.
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
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.
And the frogs shall depart from thee, and from thy
houses, and from thy servants, and from thy people; they shall remain in the
and Aaron went out from Pharaoh: and Moses cried unto the LORD because of the
frogs which he had brought against Pharaoh.
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
gathered them together upon heaps: and the land stank.
But when Pharaoh saw that there was
respite, he hardened his heart, and hearkened not unto them; as the LORD had
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
And I will put a division between my people and thy people: to morrow shall
this sign be.
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.
And Pharaoh called for Moses and for Aaron, and
said, Go ye, sacrifice to your God in the land.
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?
go three days' journey into the wilderness, and sacrifice to the LORD our God,
as he shall command us.
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.
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.
Moses went out from Pharaoh, and entreated the LORD.
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.
And Pharaoh hardened his heart at this time also,
neither would he let the people go.