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Exodus 8:18

    Exodus 8:18 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    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 King James Version (AKJV)

    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.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    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.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    And the wonder-workers with their secret arts, attempting to make insects, were unable to do so: and there were insects on man and on beast.

    Webster's Revision

    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.

    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.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    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.

    Clarke's Commentary on Exodus 8:18

    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.

    Wesley's Notes on Exodus 8:18

    8:18 And the magicians did so - That is, endeavoured to do so.