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But when the magicians tried to produce gnats by their secret arts, they could not. Since the gnats were on people and animals everywhere,
King James Bible
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.
American Standard Version
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.
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;
Exodus 8:18 Additional TranslationsClarke's Commentary on the Bible
The magicians did so - That is, They tried the utmost of their skill, either to produce these insects or to remove this plague; but they could not, no juggling could avail here, because insects must be produced which would stick to and infix themselves in man and beast, which no kind of trick could possibly imitate; and to remove them, as some would translate the passage, was to their power equally impossible. If the magicians even acted by spiritual agents, we find from this case that these agents had assigned limits, beyond which they could not go; for every agent in the universe is acting under the direction or control of the Almighty.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
Exodus 7:11 Then Pharaoh also called the wise men and the sorcerers: now the magicians of Egypt...
Exodus 9:11 And the magicians could not stand before Moses because of the boils; for the boil was on the magicians, and on all the Egyptians.
Genesis 41:8 And it came to pass in the morning that his spirit was troubled; and he sent and called for all the magicians of Egypt...
Isaiah 19:12 Where are they? where are your wise men? and let them tell you now, and let them know what the LORD of hosts has purposed on Egypt.
Isaiah 47:12,13 Stand now with your enchantments, and with the multitude of your sorceries, wherein you have labored from your youth...
Daniel 2:10,11 The Chaldeans answered before the king, and said, There is not a man on the earth that can show the king's matter...
Daniel 4:7 Then came in the magicians, the astrologers, the Chaldeans, and the soothsayers: and I told the dream before them...
Daniel 5:8 Then came in all the king's wise men: but they could not read the writing, nor make known to the king the interpretation thereof.
Luke 10:18 And he said to them, I beheld Satan as lightning fall from heaven.
2 Timothy 3:8,9 Now as Jannes and Jambres withstood Moses, so do these also resist the truth: men of corrupt minds, reprobate concerning the faith...
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2 Timothy 3:9 But they will not get very far because, as in the case of those men, their folly will be clear to everyone.
Exodus 7:11 Pharaoh then summoned wise men and sorcerers, and the Egyptian magicians also did the same things by their secret arts:
Exodus 7:12 Each one threw down his staff and it became a snake. But Aaron's staff swallowed up their staffs.
Exodus 8:7 But the magicians did the same things by their secret arts; they also made frogs come up on the land of Egypt.
Exodus 9:11 The magicians could not stand before Moses because of the boils that were on them and on all the Egyptians.