Exodus 5

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And afterward Mosheh and Aharon go in and tell Paroh, Thus says Yah Veh Elohim of Yisra El: Send my people away, to celebrate to me in the wilderness. 2 And Paroh says, Who is Yah Veh, that I hear his voice to send Yisra El away? I neither know Yah Veh nor send I Yisra El away. 3 And they say, Elohim of the Hebrews met with us: let us go, we beseech you, a journey of three days into the wilderness and sacrifice to Yah Veh our Elohim; lest he encounter us with pestilence or with the sword. 4 And the sovereign of Misrayim says to them, Why do you, Mosheh and Aharon, expel the people from their works? Go to your burdens. 5 And Paroh says, Behold, the people of the land now are many and you shabbathize them from their burdens. 6 And the same day, Paroh misvahs the exactors of the people and their officers, saying, 7 Never again give the people straw for brickmaking, as three yesters ago: let them go and gather straw for themselves: 8 and set on them the quantity of bricks they worked three yesters ago: diminish naught thereof, for they are lazy: so they cry, saying, Let us go and sacrifice to our Elohim. 9 Let the service be heavy on the men and their work; and look not to false words. 10 And the exactors and the officers of the people go out and say to the people, saying, Thus says Paroh, I give you no straw. 11 You - you go: take straw where you find it: that no word of your service diminishes. 12 - and the people scatter throughout all the land of Misrayim to gather stubble instead of straw. 13 And the exactors hasten them, saying, Finish your works, your day by day words, as when there is straw. 14 And the officers of the sons of Yisra El, whom the exactors of Paroh set over them, are smitten, saying, Why finish you not your statute of brickmaking both yesterday and today, as three yesters ago? 15 Then the officers of the sons of Yisra El come and cry to Paroh, saying, Why work you thus with your servants? 16 They give no straw to your servants and they say to us, Work brick! And behold, your servants are smitten; but the sin is in your own people. 17 And he says, Lazy, lazy: so you say, Let us go and sacrifice to Yah Veh. 18 And now, go; serve: and no straw is given you: yet you give the gauge of bricks. 19 And the officers of the sons of Yisra El see that they are in evil, saying, Diminish not bricks of your day by day word. 20 And they encounter Mosheh and Aharon who station themselves to confront them as they come from Paroh: 21 and they say to them, Yah Veh see you and judge! Because you stink our scent in the eyes of Paroh and in the eyes of his servants to give a sword in their hand to slaughter us. 22 And Mosheh returns to Yah Veh and says, Adonay, Why vilify you this people? Why send you me? 23 For since I come to Paroh to word in your name, he vilifies this people; in rescuing, you rescue not your people.