1 H310 And afterward H4971 Moses H175 and Aaron H3843 came, H559 and said H6213 unto Pharaoh, H559 Thus saith H3068 Jehovah, H430 the God H3478 of Israel, H5971 Let my people H7971 go, H2287 that they may hold a feast H4057 unto me in the wilderness.
2 H6547 And Pharaoh H559 said, H3068 Who is Jehovah, H8085 that I should hearken H6963 unto his voice H3478 to let Israel H7971 go? H3045 I know H3068 not Jehovah, H3478 and moreover I will not let Israel H7971 go.
3 H559 And they said, H430 The God H5680 of the Hebrews H7122 hath met H3212 with us: let us go, H7969 we pray thee, three H3117 days' H1870 journey H4057 into the wilderness, H2076 and sacrifice H3068 unto Jehovah H430 our God, H6293 lest he fall H1698 upon us with pestilence, H2719 or with the sword.
4 H4428 And the king H4714 of Egypt H559 said H4872 unto them, Wherefore do ye, Moses H175 and Aaron, H6544 loose H5971 the people H4639 from their works? H3212 get H5450 you unto your burdens.
5 H6547 And Pharaoh H559 said, H5971 Behold, the people H776 of the land H7227 are now many, H7673 and ye make them rest H5450 from their burdens.
6 H3117 And the same day H6547 Pharaoh H6680 commanded H5065 the taskmasters H5971 of the people, H7860 and their officers, H559 saying,
7 H3254 Ye shall no more H5414 give H5971 the people H8401 straw H3835 to make H3843 brick, H8032 as heretofore: H3212 let them go H7197 and gather H8401 straw for themselves.
8 H4971 And the number H3843 of the bricks, H6213 which they did make H8032 heretofore, H7760 ye shall lay H1639 upon them; ye shall not diminish H7503 aught thereof: for they are idle; H6817 therefore they cry, H559 saying, H3212 Let us go H2076 and sacrifice H430 to our God.
9 H5656 Let heavier work H3513 be laid H582 upon the men, H6213 that they may labor H8159 therein; and let them not regard H8267 lying H1697 words.
10 H5065 And the taskmasters H5971 of the people H3318 went out, H7860 and their officers, H559 and they spake H5971 to the people, H559 saying, H559 Thus saith H6547 Pharaoh, H5414 I will not give H8401 you straw.
11 H3212 Go H3947 yourselves, get H8401 you straw H834 where H4672 ye can find H3588 it; for H1697 nought H5656 of your work H1639 shall be diminished.
12 H5971 So the people H6327 were scattered abroad H776 throughout all the land H4714 of Egypt H7197 to gather H7179 stubble H8401 for straw.
13 H5065 And the taskmasters H213 were urgent, H559 saying, H3615 Fulfil H4639 your works, H3117 your daily H1697 tasks, H1961 as when there was H8401 straw.
14 H7860 And the officers H1121 of the children H3478 of Israel, H6547 whom Pharaoh's H5065 taskmasters H7760 had set H5221 over them, were beaten, H559 and demanded, H3615 Wherefore have ye not fulfilled H2706 your task H8543 both yesterday H3117 and to-day, H3835 in making brick H8032 as heretofore?
15 H7860 Then the officers H1121 of the children H3478 of Israel H935 came H6817 and cried H6547 unto Pharaoh, H559 saying, H6213 Wherefore dealest H5650 thou thus with thy servants?
16 H8401 There is no straw H5414 given H5650 unto thy servants, H559 and they say H6213 to us, Make H3843 brick: H5650 and, behold, thy servants H5221 are beaten; H2398 but the fault H5971 is in thine own people.
17 H559 But he said, H7503 Ye are idle, H7503 ye are idle: H559 therefore ye say, H3212 Let us go H2076 and sacrifice H3068 to Jehovah.
18 H3212 Go H5647 therefore now, and work; H8401 for there shall no straw H5414 be given H5414 you, yet shall ye deliver H8506 the number H3843 of bricks.
19 H7860 And the officers H1121 of the children H3478 of Israel H7200 did see H7451 that they were in evil H559 case, when it was said, H1639 Ye shall not diminish H3843 aught from your bricks, H3117 your daily H1697 tasks.
20 H6293 And they met H4872 Moses H175 and Aaron, H5324 who stood H7125 in the way, H3318 as they came forth H6547 from Pharaoh:
21 H559 and they said H3068 unto them, Jehovah H7200 look H8199 upon you, and judge; H7381 because ye have made our savor H887 to be abhorred H5869 in the eyes H6547 of Pharaoh, H5869 and in the eyes H5650 of his servants, H5414 to put H2719 a sword H3027 in their hand H2026 to slay us.
22 H4872 And Moses H7725 returned H136 unto Jehovah, H559 and said, H136 Lord, H7489 wherefore hast thou dealt ill H5971 with this people? H7971 why is it that thou hast sent me?