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Passage Display[Printer-friendly Verses]   
 Exodus 5:6 - 21
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   Book of Exodus
   Chapter 5
5:6 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
That same day Pharaoh gave this order to the slave drivers and foremen in charge of the people:
 
5:7 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
"You are no longer to supply the people with straw for making bricks; let them go and gather their own straw.
 
5:8 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
But require them to make the same number of bricks as before; don't reduce the quota. They are lazy; that is why they are crying out, 'Let us go and sacrifice to our God.'
 
5:9 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
Make the work harder for the men so that they keep working and pay no attention to lies."
 
5:10 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
Then the slave drivers and the foremen went out and said to the people, "This is what Pharaoh says: 'I will not give you any more straw.
 
5:11 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
Go and get your own straw wherever you can find it, but your work will not be reduced at all.'"
 
5:12 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
So the people scattered all over Egypt to gather stubble to use for straw.
 
5:13 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
The slave drivers kept pressing them, saying, "Complete the work required of you for each day, just as when you had straw."
 
5:14 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
The Israelite foremen appointed by Pharaoh's slave drivers were beaten and were asked, "Why didn't you meet your quota of bricks yesterday or today, as before?"
 
5:15 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
Then the Israelite foremen went and appealed to Pharaoh: "Why have you treated your servants this way?
 
5:16 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
Your servants are given no straw, yet we are told, 'Make bricks!' Your servants are being beaten, but the fault is with your own people."
 
5:17 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
Pharaoh said, "Lazy, that's what you are - lazy! That is why you keep saying, 'Let us go and sacrifice to the LORD.'
 
5:18 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
Now get to work. You will not be given any straw, yet you must produce your full quota of bricks."
 
5:19 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
The Israelite foremen realized they were in trouble when they were told, "You are not to reduce the number of bricks required of you for each day."
 
5:20 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
When they left Pharaoh, they found Moses and Aaron waiting to meet them,
 
5:21 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
and they said, "May the LORD look upon you and judge you! You have made us a stench to Pharaoh and his officials and have put a sword in their hand to kill us."
 
 

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