18 But when the magicians(A) tried to produce gnats by their secret arts,(B) they could not.

Since the gnats were on people and animals everywhere, 19 the magicians said to Pharaoh, “This is the finger(C) of God.” But Pharaoh’s heart(D) was hard and he would not listen,(E) just as the Lord had said.

The Plague of Flies

20 Then the Lord said to Moses, “Get up early in the morning(F) and confront Pharaoh as he goes to the river and say to him, ‘This is what the Lord says: Let my people go, so that they may worship(G) me.

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