"For if you do not let My people go, behold, I will send swarms of insects on you and on your servants and on your people and into your houses ; and the houses of the Egyptians will be full of swarms of insects, and also the ground on which they dwell.
'Then your houses shall be filled and the houses of all your servants and the houses of all the Egyptians, something which neither your fathers nor your grandfathers have seen, from the day that they came upon the earth until this day.' " And he turned and went out from Pharaoh.
'You shall make an altar of earth for Me, and you shall sacrifice on it your burnt offerings and your peace offerings, your sheep and your oxen ; in every place where I cause My name to be remembered, I will come to you and bless you.
"Why should the Egyptians speak, saying, 'With evil intent He brought them out to kill them in the mountains and to destroy them from the face of the earth '? Turn from Your burning anger and change Your mind about doing harm to Your people.
"For how then can it be known that I have found favor in Your sight, I and Your people ? Is it not by Your going with us, so that we, I and Your people, may be distinguished from all the other people who are upon the face of the earth ?"