There were frogs everywhere – frogs in the bed, frogs in the tea, frogs in the soup. Pharoah and his people cried out for mercy and begged Moses to stop it please!  However, he hardened his  heart  after the break and once again refused to let the Israelites go free. So God said:

Say unto Aaron, Stretch out thy rod, and smite the dust of the land, that it may become lice throughout all the land of Egypt.

And they did so; for Aaron stretched out his hand with his rod, and smote the dust of the earth, and it became lice in man, and in beast; all the dust of the land became lice throughout all the land of Egypt.

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.

Then the magicians said unto Pharaoh, This [is] the finger of God: and Pharaoh’s heart was hardened, and he hearkened not unto them; as the LORD had said (Ex 8: 16-19).

Here is an explanation about how God used the plague of lice to embarrass the gods of Egypt:

1. “This plague struck at the heart of all Egyptian worship, especially at their priests. The Egyptian priesthood was extremely scrupulous about hygiene and ritual cleansing and an infestation of lice made them unable to worship their gods.

The plague of lice was also upon every beast. The gods of Egypt would not receive the sacrifice of lice-infested animals, so this stopped their sacrificial system”  (

Those lice stung and bit Pharoah, his magicians and the citizens of Egypt. Could you imagine the slapping of body parts that took place? God laughed at their calamity (Prov 1: 26).

What’s about to happen next? More next time!