Pharaoh rebukes Moses and Aaron
afterward Moses and Aaron went in, and told Pharaoh, This says
the LORD God of Israel, Let my people go, that they may hold a
feast unto me in the wilderness.
5:2 And Pharaoh said, Who [is] the LORD, that I should obey his voice
to let Israel go ? I know not the LORD, neither will I let Israel
they said, The God of the Hebrews have met with us let us go, we
pray ya'll, three days' journey into the desert, and sacrifice
unto the LORD our God ; unless he fall upon us with pestilence, or
with the sword.
5:4 And the king of Egypt said unto them, Wherefore do you, Moses and
Aaron, let the people from their works ? get you unto your
Israel's tasks increased
5:5 And Pharaoh said, Behold, the people of the land now [are] many,
and you make them rest from their burdens.
5:6 And Pharaoh commanded the same day the taskmasters of the people,
and their officers, saying,
shall no more give the people straw to make brick, as heretofore
let them go and gather straw for themselves.
5:8 And the tale of the bricks, which they did make heretofore, you
shall lay upon them; you shall not diminish [ought] thereof for
they [be] idle ; therefore they cry, saying, Let us go [and]
sacrifice to our God.
5:9 Let there more work be laid upon the men, that they may labor
therein; and let them not regard vain words.
5:10 And the taskmasters of the people went out, and their
officers, and they spake to the people, saying, This says
Pharaoh, I will not give you straw.
5:11 Go you, get you straw where you can find it yet not
ought of your work shall be diminished.
5:12 So the people were scattered abroad throughout all the
land of Egypt to gather stubble instead of straw.
5:13 And the taskmasters hasted [them], saying, Fulfil your
works, [your] daily tasks, as when there was straw.
5:14 And the officers of the children of Israel, which
Pharaoh's taskmasters had set over them, were beaten, [and]
demanded, Wherefore have you not fulfilled your task in making
brick both yesterday and to day, as heretofore ?
5:15 Then the officers of the children of Israel came and
cried unto Pharaoh, saying, Wherefore deal you thus with your
5:16 There is no straw given unto your servants, and they say
to us, Make brick and, behold, your servants [are] beaten ; but
the fault [is] in your own people.
5:17 But he said, You [are] idle, [you are] idle therefore
you say, Let us go [and] do sacrifice to the LORD.
5:18 Go therefore now, [and] work ; for there shall no straw
be given you, yet shall you deliver the tale of bricks.
5:19 And the officers of the children of Israel did see
[that] they [were] in evil [case], after it was said, You shall
not minish [ought] from your bricks of your daily task.
Murmurings against Moses and Aaron
5:20 And they met Moses and Aaron, who stood in the way, as
they came forth from Pharaoh
5:21 And they said unto them, The LORD look upon you, and
judge ; because You have made our savor to be abhorred in the
eyes of Pharaoh, and in the eyes of his servants, to put a sword
in their hand to slay us.
5:22 And Moses returned unto the LORD, and said, Lord,
wherefore have you [so] evil entreated this people ? why [is] it
[that] you have sent me?
5:23 For since I came to Pharaoh to speak in your name, he
has done evil to this people ; neither have you delivered your
people at all.
Exodus Index || Main Index
1 || Chapter 2 || Chapter 3 || Chapter
4 || Chapter 5 || Chapter
6 || Chapter 7 || Chapter 8 || Chapter
9 || Chapter 10
11 || |Chapter 12 || Chapter 13 || Chapter
14 || Chapter 15 || Chapter
16 || Chapter 17 || Chapter 18 || Chapter
19 || Chapter 20
21 || Chapter 22 || Chapter 23 || Chapter
24 || Chapter 25 || Chapter
26 || Chapter 27 || Chapter 28 || Chapter
29 || Chapter 30
31 || Chapter 32 || Chapter 33 || Chapter
34 || Chapter 35 || Chapter
36 || Chapter 37 || Chapter 38 || Chapter
39 || Chapter 40