If you do not let my people go, I will send swarms of flies on you and your officials, on your people and into your houses. The houses of the Egyptians will be full of flies; even the ground will be covered with them.
—God (telling moses what to say), The Bible, The Book Of Exodus
If you refuse to let them go, I will bring locusts into your country tomorrow. They will cover the face of the ground so that it cannot be seen. They will devour what little you have left after the hail, including every tree that is growing in your fields. They will fill your houses and those of all your officials and all the Egyptians—something neither your fathers nor your forefathers have ever seen from the day they settled in this land till now.
— Moses and Aaron (speaking for god), The Bible, The Book Of Exodus
I send the locusts on a wind Such as the world has never seen On ev`ry leaf, on ev`ry stalk Until there`s nothing left of green I send the swarm, I send the horde, Thus say'th the Lord!