1902 Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR)
5:3 ¶ And they said, the God of the Hebrews, hath met with us,let us go, we pray thee, a journey of three days into the desert, and sacrifice to Yahweh our God, lest he fall upon us, with pestilence or with sword.
5:4 And the king of Egypt said unto them, Wherefore, O Moses and Aaron, should ye loose the people, from their works? Get you to your burdens.
5:5 And Pharaoh said, Lo! manynow, are the people of the land,and are ye to make them rest from their burdens?
5:6 So then Pharaoh gave command, on that day, unto the taskmasters over the people, and unto their overseerssaying:
5:7 Ye shall no more give straw unto the people, for making the bricks, as heretofore: Let, them, go, themselves, so shall they gather for themselves straw:
5:8 Nevertheless, the fixed number of bricks, which they have been making heretofore, shall ye lay upon them, ye shall not diminish therefrom,for, idle, they are, on this account, it is that they are making an outcry, saying, We must go our way, we must sacrifice to our God.
5:9 The service must be made heavy on the men, that they may labour on it,and let them not pay regard to words of falsehood.
5:10 ¶ Then went forth the taskmasters of the people, and their overseers, and spake unto the people,saying,Thus, saith Pharaoh, I am not going to give you straw,
5:11 Ye yourselves go fetch you straw, of any ye can find,yet hath there not been diminished from your service a single thing.
5:12 So the people dispersed themselves throughout all the land of Egypt,to gather stubble for straw:
5:13 the taskmasters, meanwhile, being urgent, saying,Complete your works, The task of a day, in its day, as when the straw was provided.
5:14 Then were beaten the overseers of the sons of Israel, whom the taskmasters of Pharaoh had set over them, saying: Wherefore have ye not completed your task for making bricks, as heretofore, so also, yesterday and, today?
5:15 ¶ Then came in the overseers of the sons of Israel, and made outcry unto Pharaoh, saying, Wherefore shouldst thou do thus, to thy servants?
5:16 No straw, is given to thy servants, yet, bricks,they keep saying to usmake ye! And lo, thy servants, are beatenthou dost, therefore, wrong thy people.
5:18 Now, therefore, go labour, but, straw, shall not be given you,yet, the tale of bricks, shall ye render.
5:19 Then did the overseers of the sons of Israel see themselves to be in an evil case, when it was said,Ye shall not diminish from your bricksthe task of a day, in its day!
5:20 So they fell upon Moses and upon Aaron, stationing themselves to meet them,as they came forth from Pharaoh;
5:23 seeing that, from what time I came in unto Pharaoh to speak in thy name, he hath done harm to this people, and thou hast not, delivered, thy people.
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