Exodus 8:18
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King James Version
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.

Darby Bible Translation
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.

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

Young's Literal Translation
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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Geneva Study Bible

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

(e) God confounded their wisdom and authority in a thing most vile.Exodus 8:18 Parallel Commentaries

Library
He Does Battle for the Faith; He Restores Peace among those who were at Variance; He Takes in Hand to Build a Stone Church.
57. (32). There was a certain clerk in Lismore whose life, as it is said, was good, but his faith not so. He was a man of some knowledge in his own eyes, and dared to say that in the Eucharist there is only a sacrament and not the fact[718] of the sacrament, that is, mere sanctification and not the truth of the Body. On this subject he was often addressed by Malachy in secret, but in vain; and finally he was called before a public assembly, the laity however being excluded, in order that if it were
H. J. Lawlor—St. Bernard of Clairvaux's Life of St. Malachy of Armagh

Exodus
The book of Exodus--so named in the Greek version from the march of Israel out of Egypt--opens upon a scene of oppression very different from the prosperity and triumph in which Genesis had closed. Israel is being cruelly crushed by the new dynasty which has arisen in Egypt (i.) and the story of the book is the story of her redemption. Ultimately it is Israel's God that is her redeemer, but He operates largely by human means; and the first step is the preparation of a deliverer, Moses, whose parentage,
John Edgar McFadyen—Introduction to the Old Testament

Cross References
2 Timothy 3:9
But they shall proceed no further: for their folly shall be manifest unto all men, as theirs also was.

Exodus 7:11
Then Pharaoh also called the wise men and the sorcerers: now the magicians of Egypt, they also did in like manner with their enchantments.

Exodus 7:12
For they cast down every man his rod, and they became serpents: but Aaron's rod swallowed up their rods.

Exodus 8:7
And the magicians did so with their enchantments, and brought up frogs upon the land of Egypt.

Exodus 9:11
And the magicians could not stand before Moses because of the boils; for the boil was upon the magicians, and upon all the Egyptians.

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