New Living Translation
So the people scattered throughout the land of Egypt in search of stubble to use as straw.
King James Bible
So the people were scattered abroad throughout all the land of Egypt to gather stubble instead of straw.
Darby Bible Translation
And the people were scattered abroad throughout the land of Egypt to gather stubble for straw.
World English Bible
So the people were scattered abroad throughout all the land of Egypt to gather stubble for straw.
Young's Literal Translation
And the people is scattered over all the land of Egypt, to gather stubble for straw,
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1 Corinthians 3:12
Anyone who builds on that foundation may use a variety of materials--gold, silver, jewels, wood, hay, or straw.
Go and get it yourselves. Find it wherever you can. But you must produce just as many bricks as before!"
Meanwhile, the Egyptian slave drivers continued to push hard. "Meet your daily quota of bricks, just as you did when we provided you with straw!" they demanded.
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