God said to Moses, "Go to Pharaoh and tell him, 'God's Message: Release my people so they can worship me.
If you refuse to release them, I'm warning you, I'll hit the whole country with frogs.
The Nile will swarm with frogs - they'll come up into your houses, into your bedrooms and into your beds, into your servants' quarters, among the people, into your ovens and pots and pans.
They'll be all over you, all over everyone - frogs everywhere, on and in everything!'"
God said to Moses, "Tell Aaron, 'Wave your staff over the rivers and canals and ponds. Bring up frogs on the land of Egypt.'"
Aaron stretched his staff over the waters of Egypt and a mob of frogs came up and covered the country.
Published by permission. Originally published by NavPress in English as THE MESSAGE: The Bible in Contemporary Language copyright 2002 by Eugene Peterson. All rights reserved. (The Message Bible Online)