Exodus 5:8
NASB Lexicon
NASB ©HebrewStrong'sOrigin
"But the quotaמַתְכֹּ֨נֶת
4971: measurement, tally, proportionfrom takan
of bricksהַלְּבֵנִ֜ים
3843: brick, tilefrom laben
834: who, which, thata prim. pronoun
they were makingעֹשִׂ֨ים
6213a: do, makea prim. root
8543: yesterday, recently, formerlyof uncertain derivation
you shall imposeתָּשִׂ֣ימוּ
7760: to put, place, seta prim. root
on them; you are not to reduceתִגְרְע֖וּ
1639: to diminish, restrain, withdrawa prim. root
4480: froma prim. preposition
of it. Becauseכִּֽי־
3588: that, for, whena prim. conjunction
they are lazy,נִרְפִּ֣ים
7503: sink, relaxa prim. root
5921: upon, above, overfrom alah
they cryצֹֽעֲקִים֙
6817: to cry, cry out, calla prim. root
out, 'Let us goנֵלְכָ֖ה
1980: to go, come, walka prim. root
and sacrificeנִזְבְּחָ֥ה
2076: to slaughter for sacrificea prim. root
to our God.'לֵאלֹהֵֽינוּ׃
430: God, godpl. of eloah

KJV Lexicon
And the tale
mathkoneth  (math-ko'-neth)
proportion (in size, number or ingredients) -- composition, measure, state, tale.
of the bricks
lbenah  (leb-ay-naw')
a brick (from the whiteness of the clay) -- (altar of) brick, tile.
which they did make
`asah  (aw-saw')
to do or make, in the broadest sense and widest application
shilshowm  (shil-shome')
trebly, i.e. (in time) day before yesterday -- + before (that time, -time), excellent things (from the margin), + heretofore, three days, + time past.
tmowl  (tem-ole')
ago, i.e. a (short or long) time since; especially yesterday, or day before yesterday
ye shall lay
suwm  (soom)
to put (used in a great variety of applications, literal, figurative, inferentially, and elliptically)wholly, work.
upon them ye shall not diminish
gara`  (gaw-rah')
to scrape off; by implication, to shave, remove, lessen, withhold -- abate, clip, (di-)minish, do (take) away, keep back, restrain, make small, withdraw.
ought thereof for they be idle
raphah  (raw-faw')
to slacken (in many applications, literal or figurative)
therefore they cry
tsa`aq  (tsaw-ak')
to shriek; (by implication) to proclaim (an assembly) -- at all, call together, cry (out), gather (selves) (together).
'amar  (aw-mar')
to say (used with great latitude)
Let us go
yalak  (yaw-lak')
to walk; causatively, to carry (in various senses)
and sacrifice
zabach  (zaw-bakh')
to slaughter an animal (usually in sacrifice) -- kill, offer, (do) sacrifice, slay.
to our God
'elohiym  (el-o-heem')
angels, exceeding, God (gods)(-dess, -ly), (very) great, judges, mighty.
Parallel Verses
New American Standard Bible
"But the quota of bricks which they were making previously, you shall impose on them; you are not to reduce any of it. Because they are lazy, therefore they cry out, 'Let us go and sacrifice to our God.'

King James Bible
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.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
But require the same quota of bricks from them as they were making before; do not reduce it. For they are slackers--that is why they are crying out, 'Let us go and sacrifice to our God.'

International Standard Version
But you're to impose the previous quota of bricks that they're making. You're not to reduce it! It is because they're lazy that they're crying out, 'Let's go offer sacrifices to our God.'

NET Bible
But you must require of them the same quota of bricks that they were making before. Do not reduce it, for they are slackers. That is why they are crying, 'Let us go sacrifice to our God.'

GOD'S WORD® Translation
but insist that they make the same number of bricks they were making before. Making fewer bricks will not be acceptable. They're lazy! That's why they're crying, 'Let us go offer sacrifices to our God.'

King James 2000 Bible
And the number of the bricks, which they did make before, you shall lay upon them; you shall not diminish any of them: for they are idle; therefore they cry, saying, Let us go and sacrifice to our God.
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