King James Version
But he said, Ye are idle, ye are idle: therefore ye say, Let us go and do sacrifice to the LORD.
Darby Bible Translation
And he said, Ye are idle, idle! therefore ye say, Let us go and sacrifice to Jehovah.
World English Bible
But he said, "You are idle! You are idle! Therefore you say, 'Let us go and sacrifice to Yahweh.'
Young's Literal Translation
And he saith, 'Remiss -- ye are remiss, therefore ye are saying, Let us go, let us sacrifice to Jehovah;
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CommentaryGeneva Study Bible
But he said, Ye are idle, ye are idle: therefore ye say, Let us go and do sacrifice to the LORD.Exodus 5:17 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
And the tale of the bricks, which they did make heretofore, ye shall lay upon them; ye shall not diminish ought thereof: for they be idle; therefore they cry, saying, Let us go and sacrifice to our God.
There is no straw given unto thy servants, and they say to us, Make brick: and, behold, thy servants are beaten; but the fault is in thine own people.
Go therefore now, and work; for there shall no straw be given you, yet shall ye deliver the tale of bricks.
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