Chapter 5

Pharaoh rebukes Moses and Aaron

5:1 And 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 go.
5:3 And 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 burdens.

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,
5:7 You 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 servants ?
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

Chapter 1 || Chapter 2 || Chapter 3 || Chapter 4 || Chapter 5 || Chapter 6 || Chapter 7 || Chapter 8 || Chapter 9 || Chapter 10

Chapter 11 || |Chapter 12 || Chapter 13 || Chapter 14 || Chapter 15 || Chapter 16 || Chapter 17 || Chapter 18 || Chapter 19 || Chapter 20

Chapter 21 || Chapter 22 || Chapter 23 || Chapter 24 || Chapter 25 || Chapter 26 || Chapter 27 || Chapter 28 || Chapter 29 || Chapter 30

Chapter 31 || Chapter 32 || Chapter 33 || Chapter 34 || Chapter 35 || Chapter 36 || Chapter 37 || Chapter 38 || Chapter 39 || Chapter 40