King James Version
And the taskmasters hasted them, saying, Fulfil your works, your daily tasks, as when there was straw.
Darby Bible Translation
And the taskmasters urged them, saying, Fulfil your labours, the daily work, as when there was straw.
World English Bible
The taskmasters were urgent saying, "Fulfill your work quota daily, as when there was straw!"
Young's Literal Translation
and the exactors are making haste, saying, 'Complete your works, the matter of a day in its day, as when there is straw.'
Exodus 5:13 Parallel
CommentaryKing James Translators' Notes
your daily...: Heb. a matter of a day in his day
And the taskmasters hasted them, saying, Fulfil your works, your daily tasks, as when there was straw.Exodus 5:13 Parallel Commentaries
The book of Exodus--so named in the Greek version from the march of Israel out of Egypt--opens upon a scene of oppression very different from the prosperity and triumph in which Genesis had closed. Israel is being cruelly crushed by the new dynasty which has arisen in Egypt (i.) and the story of the book is the story of her redemption. Ultimately it is Israel's God that is her redeemer, but He operates largely by human means; and the first step is the preparation of a deliverer, Moses, whose parentage, …
John Edgar McFadyen—Introduction to the Old Testament
Therefore they did set over them taskmasters to afflict them with their burdens. And they built for Pharaoh treasure cities, Pithom and Raamses.
And Pharaoh commanded the same day the taskmasters of the people, and their officers, saying,
So the people were scattered abroad throughout all the land of Egypt to gather stubble instead of straw.
And the officers of the children of Israel, which Pharaoh's taskmasters had set over them, were beaten, and demanded, Wherefore have ye not fulfilled your task in making brick both yesterday and to day, as heretofore?
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