5:1 And afterward Moses and Aaron went in, and told Pharaoh, Thus saith the LORD God of Israel, Let my people go, that they may hold a feast to me in the wilderness.
5:1 And afterward Moses and Aaron went in, and told Pharaoh, Thus saith the LORD God of Israel, Let my people go, that they may hold a feast to me in the wilderness.

5:2 And Pharaoh said, Who {is} the LORD, that I should obey his voice to let Israel go? I know not the LORD, neither will I let Israel go.
5:2 And Pharaoh said, Who {is} the LORD, that I should obey his voice to let Israel go? I know not the LORD, neither will I let Israel go.

5:3 And they said, The God of the Hebrews hath met with us: let us go, we pray thee, three days' journey into the desert, and sacrifice to the LORD our God; lest he fall upon us with pestilence, or with the sword.
5:3 And they said, The God of the Hebrews hath met with us: let us go, we pray thee, three days' journey into the desert, and sacrifice to the LORD our God; lest he fall upon us with pestilence, or with the sword.

5:4 And the king of Egypt said to them, Why do ye, Moses and Aaron, hinder the people from their works; go you to your burdens.
5:4 And the king of Egypt said to them, Why do ye, Moses and Aaron, loose the people from their works? go to your burdens.

5:5 And Pharaoh said, Behold, the people of the land now {are} many, and ye make them rest from their burdens.
5:5 And Pharaoh said, Behold, the people of the land now {are} many, and ye make them rest from their burdens.

5:6 And Pharaoh commanded the same day the task-masters of the people, and their officers, saying,
5:6 And Pharaoh commanded the same day the taskmasters of the people, and their officers, saying,

5:7 Ye shall no more give the people straw to make brick, as heretofore; let them go and gather straw for themselves.
5:7 Ye shall no more give the people straw to make brick, as before: let them go and gather straw for themselves.

5:8 And the number of the bricks which they made heretofore, ye shall lay upon them; ye shall not diminish {aught} thereof; for they are idle: therefore they cry, saying, Let us go {and} sacrifice to our God.
5:8 And the number of the bricks, which they made before, ye shall lay upon them; ye shall not diminish {any} of it: for they {are} idle; therefore they cry, saying, Let us go {and} sacrifice to our God.

5:9 Let more work be laid upon the men, that they may labor therein: and let them not regard vain words.
5:9 Let more work be laid upon the men, that they may labour in it; and let them not regard vain words.

5:10 And the task-masters of the people went out, and their officers, and they spoke to the people, saying, Thus saith Pharaoh, I will not give you straw.
5:10 And the taskmasters of the people went out, and their officers, and they spoke to the people, saying, Thus saith Pharaoh, I will not give you straw.

5:11 Go ye, get you straw where ye can find it: yet not aught of your work shall be diminished.
5:11 Go ye, get for yourselves straw where ye can find it: yet not any of your work shall be diminished.

5:12 So the people were scattered abroad throughout all the land of Egypt, to gather stubble instead of straw.
5:12 So the people were scattered abroad throughout all the land of Egypt to gather stubble instead of straw.

5:13 And the task-masters hastened {them}, saying, Fulfill your works, {your} daily tasks, as when there was straw.
5:13 And the taskmasters hastened {them}, saying, Fulfil your works, {your} daily tasks, as when there was straw.

5:14 And the officers of the children of Israel, which Pharaoh's task-masters had set over them, were beaten, {and} demanded, Why have ye not fulfilled your task in making brick, both yesterday and to-day, as heretofore?
5:14 And the officers of the children of Israel, which Pharaoh's taskmasters had set over them, were beaten, {and} demanded, Why have ye not fulfilled your task in making brick both yesterday and to day, as before?

5:15 Then the officers of the children of Israel came and cried to Pharaoh, saying, Why dealest thou thus with thy servants?
5:15 Then the officers of the children of Israel came and cried to Pharaoh, saying, Why dealest thou thus with thy servants?

5:16 There is no straw given to thy servants, and they say to us, Make brick: and behold, thy servants {are} beaten; but the fault {is} in thy own people.
5:16 There is no straw given to thy servants, and they say to us, Make brick: and, behold, thy servants {are} beaten; but the fault {is} in thy own people.

5:17 But he said, Ye {are} idle, {ye are} idle: therefore ye say, Let us go, {and} do sacrifice to the LORD.
5:17 But he said, Ye {are} idle, {ye are} idle: therefore ye say, Let us go {and} sacrifice to the LORD.

5:18 Go therefore now, {and} work; for there shall no straw be given you, yet shall ye deliver the number of bricks.
5:18 Go therefore now, {and} work; for there shall no straw be given you, yet shall ye deliver the number of bricks.

5:19 And the officers of the children of Israel saw {that} they {were} in evil {case}, after it was said, Ye shall not diminish {aught} from your bricks of your daily task.
5:19 And the officers of the children of Israel saw {that} they {were} in trouble, after it was said, Ye shall not diminish {the number} of your bricks of your daily task.

5:20 And they met Moses and Aaron, who stood in the way, as they came forth from Pharaoh:
5:20 And they met Moses and Aaron, who stood in the way, as they came forth from Pharaoh:

5:21 And they said to them, The LORD look upon you, and judge; because ye have made our savor to be abhorred in the eyes of Pharaoh, and in the eyes of his servants, to put a sword in their hands to slay us.
5:21 And they said to them, The LORD look upon you, and judge; because ye have made us odious in the eyes of Pharaoh, and in the eyes of his servants, to put a sword in their hands to slay us.

5:22 And Moses returned to the LORD, and said, Lord, why hast thou {so} ill treated this people? why {is} it {that} thou hast sent me?
5:22 And Moses returned to the LORD, and said, Lord, why hast thou {so} oppressed this people? why {is} it {that} thou hast sent me?

5:23 For since I came to Pharaoh to speak in thy name, he hath done evil to this people; neither hast thou delivered thy people at all.
5:23 For since I came to Pharaoh to speak in thy name, he hath done evil to this people; neither hast thou delivered thy people at all.