What does the priest ask Oedipus to do in 'Oedipus Rex'?

End the pestilence is what the priest asks Oedipus to do in "Oedipus Rex" by Sophocles (495 B.C.E. - 405 B.C.E.).

Specifically, the priest of Zeus stands outside the main entrance to the Theban royal palace. He is accompanied by suppliants from Thebes. He expresses concern over the ailing livestock, dying babies and failing crops that comes in the wake of a pestilence. He asks Theban King Oedipus to draw upon his own superior qualities and divine favor to end the pestilence.