Exodus 8:18
Good News Translation
The magicians tried to use their magic to make gnats appear, but they failed. There were gnats everywhere,

Contemporary English Version
When the magicians tried to use their secret powers to do this, they failed, and gnats stayed on people and animals.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And the magicians with their enchantments practised in like manner, to bring forth sciniphs, and they could not: and there were sciniphs as well on men as on beasts.

New American Bible
Though the magicians did the same thing to produce gnats by their magic arts, they could not do so. The gnats were on human being and beast alike,

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

And the magicians with their enchantments practised in like manner, to bring forth sciniphs, and they could not: and there were sciniphs as well on men as on beasts.

the magicians

Exodus 7:11 And Pharao called the wise men and the magicians; and they also by Egyptian enchantments and certain secrets, did in like manner.

they could

Exodus 9:11 Neither could the magicians stand before Moses, for the boils that were upon them, and in all the land of Egypt.

Genesis 41:8 And when morning was come, being struck with fear, he sent to all the interpreters of Egypt, and to all the wise men: and they being called for, he told them his dream, and there was not any one that could interpret it.

Isaiah 19:12 Where are now thy wise men? let them tell thee, and shew what the Lord of hosts hath purposed upon Egypt.

Isaiah 47:12,13 Stand now with thy enchanters, and with the multitude of thy sorceries, in which thou hast laboured from thy youth, if so be it may profit thee any thing, or if thou mayst become stronger. . . .

Daniel 2:10,11 Then the Chaldeans answered before the king, and said: There is no man upon earth, that can accomplish thy word, O king; neither doth any king, though great and mighty, ask such a thing of any diviner, or wise man, or Chaldean. . . .

Daniel 4:7 This was the vision of my head in my bed: I saw, and behold a tree in the midst of the earth, and the height thereof was exceeding great.

Daniel 5:8 Then came in all the king's wise men, but they could neither read the writing, nor declare the interpretation to the king.

Luke 10:18 And he said to them: I saw Satan like lightning falling from heaven.

2 Timothy 3:8,9 Now as Jannes and Mambres resisted Moses, so these also resist the truth, men corrupted in mind, reprobate concerning the faith. . . .

Context
The Third Plague: Gnats
17And they did so. And Aaron stretched forth his hand, holding the rod; and he struck the dust of the earth, and there came sciniphs on men and on beasts: all the dust of the earth was turned into sciniphs through all the land of Egypt. 18And the magicians with their enchantments practised in like manner, to bring forth sciniphs, and they could not: and there were sciniphs as well on men as on beasts.19And the magicians said to Pharao: This is the finger of God. And Pharao's heart was hardened, and he hearkened not unto them, as the Lord had commanded.…
Cross References
2 Timothy 3:9
But they shall proceed no farther: for their folly shall be manifest to all men, as theirs also was.

Exodus 7:11
And Pharao called the wise men and the magicians; and they also by Egyptian enchantments and certain secrets, did in like manner.

Exodus 7:12
And they every one cast down their rods, and they were turned into serpents: but Aaron's rod devoured their rods.

Exodus 8:7
And the magicians also, by their enchantments, did in like manner, and they brought forth frogs upon the land of Egypt.

Exodus 9:11
Neither could the magicians stand before Moses, for the boils that were upon them, and in all the land of Egypt.

Additional Translations
The magicians tried to produce gnats using their magic arts, but they could not. And the gnats remained on man and beast.And the magicians did so with their enchantments to bring forth lice, but they could not: so there were lice on man, and on beast.

And the magicians did so with their enchantments to bring forth lice, but they could not: and there were lice upon man, and upon beast.

And the charmers also did so with their sorceries, to bring forth the louse, and they could not. And the lice were both on the men and on the quadrupeds.

And the scribes did so with their sorceries, to bring forth gnats; but they could not. And the gnats were on man and on beast.

And the magicians did so with their enchantments to bring forth lice, but they could not: and there were lice upon man, and upon beast.

And the magicians did so with their inchantments to bring forth lice, but they could not: so there were lice upon man and upon beast.

The magicians tried with their enchantments to bring forth lice, but they couldn't. There were lice on man, and on animal.

And the scribes do so with their flashings, to bring out the gnats, and they have not been able, and the gnats are on man and on beast;
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