Plague of the Boils on both the Egyptians and animals-Yet Pharaoh's heart is hardened? Pharaoh does not seem to care about all the destruction he is causing. He does not care who it affects-even his magicians who stood by him and went against the Lord God almighty. Pride, Arrogance, Stubboness-sins that keep you from receiving the grace, mercy and forgiveness of our Lord and Savior. Why would anyone continue to follow such a leader? Where is the wisdom in remaining loyal to someone who resist God? The kind of loyalty or love that does not confront sin that supports you in sin is not true loyalty, love,kindness nor compassion toward you. It is certainly not wisdom that keeps you attached to sin. The scripture does not say that the magicians were coerced, forced, theatened nor abused in order to support Pharaoh. It appears that they did so for their own motives and reasonings. To freely support an evil leader in their evil doings is not wise. Resist evil with the Word of God. Jesus when tempted said to the devil..it is written...if Jesus relied upon the word of God to resist temptation then so should we.