Exodus 5:9
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King James Version
Let there more work be laid upon the men, that they may labour therein; and let them not regard vain words.

Darby Bible Translation
Let them put heavier labour on the men, that they may be taken up with it, and not regard vain words.

World English Bible
Let heavier work be laid on the men, that they may labor therein; and don't let them pay any attention to lying words."

Young's Literal Translation
let the service be heavy on the men, and let them work at it, and not be dazzled by lying words.'

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King James Translators' Notes

Let there...: Heb. Let the work be heavy upon the men

Geneva Study Bible

{e} Let there more work be laid upon the men, that they may labour therein; and let them not regard {f} vain words.

(e) The more cruelly the tyranny rages, the nearer is God's help.

(f) Of Moses and Aaron.Exodus 5:9 Parallel Commentaries

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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

Cross References
Exodus 5:8
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.

Exodus 5:10
And the taskmasters of the people went out, and their officers, and they spake to the people, saying, Thus saith Pharaoh, I will not give you straw.

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