16 So the Lord said to Moses, “Say to Aaron, ‘Stretch out your rod, and strike the dust of the land, so that it may become 3lice throughout all the land of Egypt.’ ” 17 And they did so. For Aaron stretched out his hand with his rod and struck the dust of the earth, and nit became lice on man and beast. All the dust of the land became lice throughout all the land of Egypt.
18 Now othe magicians so worked with their 4enchantments to bring forth lice, but they pcould not. So there were lice on man and beast. 19 Then the magicians said to Pharaoh, “This is qthe 5finger of God.” But Pharaoh’s rheart grew hard, and he did not heed them, just as the Lord had said.
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