18 The soothsayer priests tried with their secret arts to produce [a]gnats, but (A)they could not; so there were [b]gnats on every person and animal. 19 Then the soothsayer priests said to Pharaoh, “(B)This is the finger of God.” But Pharaoh’s heart was [c]hardened, and he did not listen to them, just as the Lord had said.

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  1. Exodus 8:18 Or lice
  2. Exodus 8:18 Or lice
  3. Exodus 8:19 Lit strong

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