New International Version
Then Pharaoh said, "Look, the people of the land are now numerous, and you are stopping them from working."
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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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
The people of the land now are many - The sanguinary edict had no doubt been long before repealed, or they could not have multiplied so greatly.
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[Illustration: (drop cap G) The Great Pyramid] God always chooses the right kind of people to do His work. Not only so, He always gives to those whom He chooses just the sort of life which will best prepare them for the work He will one day call them to do. That is why God put it into the heart of Pharaoh's daughter to bring up Moses as her own son in the Egyptian palace. The most important part of Moses' training was that his heart should be right with God, and therefore he was allowed to remain …
Mildred Duff—The Bible in its Making
but the Israelites were exceedingly fruitful; they multiplied greatly, increased in numbers and became so numerous that the land was filled with them.
"Look," he said to his people, "the Israelites have become far too numerous for us.
One day, after Moses had grown up, he went out to where his own people were and watched them at their hard labor. He saw an Egyptian beating a Hebrew, one of his own people.
1 Kings 12:14
he followed the advice of the young men and said, "My father made your yoke heavy; I will make it even heavier. My father scourged you with whips; I will scourge you with scorpions."
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