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.
Darby Bible Translation
And now go work! and straw shall not be given you, and ye shall deliver the measure 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.'
Exodus 5:18 Parallel
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
But he said, "You are lazy, very lazy; therefore you say, 'Let us go and sacrifice to the LORD.'
The foremen of the sons of Israel saw that they were in trouble because they were told, "You must not reduce your daily amount of bricks."
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