Exodus 5:5
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New American Standard Bible
Again Pharaoh said, "Look, the people of the land are now many, and you would have them cease from their labors!"

King James Bible
And Pharaoh said, Behold, the people of the land now are many, and ye make them rest from their burdens.

Darby Bible Translation
And Pharaoh said, Behold the people of the land are now many, and ye wish to make them rest from their burdens.

World English Bible
Pharaoh said, "Behold, the people of the land are now many, and you make them rest from their burdens."

Young's Literal Translation
Pharaoh also saith, 'Lo, numerous now is the people of the land, and ye have caused them to cease from their burdens!'

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Exodus
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 1:7
But the sons of Israel were fruitful and increased greatly, and multiplied, and became exceedingly mighty, so that the land was filled with them.

Exodus 1:9
He said to his people, "Behold, the people of the sons of Israel are more and mightier than we.

Exodus 2:11
Now it came about in those days, when Moses had grown up, that he went out to his brethren and looked on their hard labors; and he saw an Egyptian beating a Hebrew, one of his brethren.

1 Kings 12:14
and he spoke to them according to the advice of the young men, saying, "My father made your yoke heavy, but I will add to your yoke; my father disciplined you with whips, but I will discipline you with scorpions."

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