Exodus 5:18
New International Version
Now get to work. You will not be given any straw, yet you must produce your full quota of bricks."

New Living Translation
Now get back to work! No straw will be given to you, but you must still produce the full quota of bricks."

English Standard Version
Go now and work. No straw will be given you, but you must still deliver the same number of bricks.”

Berean Study Bible
Now get to work. You will be given no straw, yet you must deliver the full quota of bricks.”

New American Standard Bible
"So go now and work; for you will be given no straw, yet you must deliver the quota of bricks."

King James Bible
Go therefore now, and work; for there shall no straw be given you, yet shall ye deliver the tale of bricks.

Christian Standard Bible
Now get to work. No straw will be given to you, but you must produce the same quantity of bricks."

Contemporary English Version
Get back to work! You won't be given straw, but you must still make the same number of bricks."

Good News Translation
Now get back to work! You will not be given any straw, but you must still make the same number of bricks."

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Now get to work. No straw will be given to you, but you must produce the same quantity of bricks."

International Standard Version
Now, go! Get to work! And straw won't be given to you, but you are to deliver the same number of bricks!"

NET Bible
So now, get back to work! You will not be given straw, but you must still produce your quota of bricks!"

New Heart English Bible
Go therefore now, and work, for no straw shall be given to you, yet you shall deliver the same number of bricks."

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Now get back to work! You won't be given any straw, but you must still make the same number of bricks."

JPS Tanakh 1917
Go therefore now, and work; for there shall no straw be given you, yet shall ye deliver the tale of bricks.'

New American Standard 1977
“So go now and work; for you shall be given no straw, yet you must deliver the quota of bricks.”

Jubilee Bible 2000
Go therefore now and work, for no firewood shall be given you, yet ye shall deliver the tally of bricks.

King James 2000 Bible
Go therefore now, and work; for there shall no straw be given you, yet shall you deliver the number of bricks.

American King James Version
Go therefore now, and work; for there shall no straw be given you, yet shall you deliver the tale of bricks.

American Standard Version
Go therefore now, and work; for there shall no straw be given you, yet shall ye deliver the number of bricks.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Now then go and work, for straw shall not be given to you, yet ye shall return the rate of bricks.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Go therefore, and work: straw shall not be given you, and you shall deliver the accustomed number of bricks.

Darby Bible Translation
And now go -- work! and straw shall not be given you, and ye shall deliver the measure of bricks.

English Revised Version
Go therefore now, and work; for there shall no straw be given you, yet shall ye deliver the tale of bricks.

Webster's Bible Translation
Go therefore now, and work; for there shall no straw be given you, yet shall ye deliver the number of bricks.

World English Bible
Go therefore now, and work, for no straw shall be given to you, yet you shall deliver the same number of bricks!"

Young's Literal Translation
and now, go, serve; and straw is not given to you, and the measure of bricks ye do give.'
Study Bible
The Cry of the Israelites
17“You are slackers,” Pharaoh replied. “Slackers! That is why you keep saying, ‘Let us go and sacrifice to the LORD.’ 18Now get to work. You will be given no straw, yet you must deliver the full quota of bricks.” 19The Israelite foremen realized they were in trouble when they were told, “You must not reduce your daily quota of bricks.”…
Cross References
Exodus 5:17
"You are slackers," Pharaoh replied. "Slackers! That is why you keep saying, 'Let us go and sacrifice to the LORD.'

Exodus 5:19
The Israelite foremen realized they were in trouble when they were told, "You must not reduce your daily quota of bricks."

Treasury of Scripture

Go therefore now, and work; for there shall no straw be given you, yet shall you deliver the tale of bricks.

yet shall ye deliver

Ezekiel 18:18
As for his father, because he cruelly oppressed, spoiled his brother by violence, and did that which is not good among his people, lo, even he shall die in his iniquity.

Daniel 2:9-13
But if ye will not make known unto me the dream, there is but one decree for you: for ye have prepared lying and corrupt words to speak before me, till the time be changed: therefore tell me the dream, and I shall know that ye can shew me the interpretation thereof…







Lexicon
Now
וְעַתָּה֙ (wə·‘at·tāh)
Conjunctive waw | Adverb
Strong's Hebrew 6258: At this time

get to
לְכ֣וּ (lə·ḵū)
Verb - Qal - Imperative - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 1980: To go, come, walk

work.
עִבְד֔וּ (‘iḇ·ḏū)
Verb - Qal - Imperative - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 5647: To work, to serve, till, enslave

You
לָכֶ֑ם (lā·ḵem)
Preposition | second person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew

will be given
יִנָּתֵ֣ן (yin·nā·ṯên)
Verb - Nifal - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5414: To give, put, set

no
לֹא־ (lō-)
Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's Hebrew 3808: Not, no

straw,
וְתֶ֖בֶן (wə·ṯe·ḇen)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 8401: Material, refuse haum, stalks of grain

yet you must deliver
תִּתֵּֽנּוּ׃ (tit·tên·nū)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - second person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 5414: To give, put, set

the full quota
וְתֹ֥כֶן (wə·ṯō·ḵen)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 8506: A fixed quantity

of bricks.”
לְבֵנִ֖ים (lə·ḇê·nîm)
Noun - feminine plural
Strong's Hebrew 3843: Brick, tile
Verse 18. - Go therefore now and work - i.e. "Off with you to the brickfields at once, and get to your own special work of superintendence, which you are neglecting so long as you remain here. It is useless to remain. I reject both of your requests. Straw shall not be given; and the tale of bricks required shall be no less." 5:10-23 The Egyptian task-masters were very severe. See what need we have to pray that we may be delivered from wicked men. The head-workmen justly complained to Pharaoh: but he taunted them. The malice of Satan has often represented the service and worship of God, as fit employment only for those who have nothing else to do, and the business only of the idle; whereas, it is the duty of those who are most busy in the world. Those who are diligent in doing sacrifice to the Lord, will, before God, escape the doom of the slothful servant, though with men they do not. The Israelites should have humbled themselves before God, and have taken to themselves the shame of their sin; but instead of that, they quarrel with those who were to be their deliverers. Moses returned to the Lord. He knew that what he had said and done, was by God's direction; and therefore appeals to him. When we find ourselves at any time perplexed in the way of our duty, we ought to go to God, and lay open our case before him by fervent prayer. Disappointments in our work must not drive us from our God, but still we must ponder why they are sent.
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