Exodus 1:14
Contemporary English Version
that their lives were miserable. The Egyptians were cruel to the people of Israel and forced them to make bricks and to mix mortar and to work in the fields.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And they made their life bitter with hard works in clay and brick, and with all manner of service, wherewith they were overcharged in the works of the earth.

New American Bible
making life bitter for them with hard labor, at mortar and brick and all kinds of field work—cruelly oppressed in all their labor.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

And they made their life bitter with hard works in clay and brick, and with all manner of service, wherewith they were overcharged in the works of the earth.

their lives.

Exodus 2:23 Now after a long time the king of Egypt died: and the children of Israel groaning, cried out because of the works: and their cry went up unto God from the works.

Exodus 6:9 And Moses told all this to the children of Israel: but they did not hearken to him, for anguish of spirit, and most painful work.

Genesis 15:13 And it was said unto him: Know thou beforehand that thy seed shall be a stranger in a land not their own, and they shall bring them under bondage, and afflict them four hundred years.

Numbers 20:15 In what manner our fathers went down into Egypt, and there we dwelt a long time, and the Egyptians afflicted us and our fathers.

Deuteronomy 4:20 But the Lord hath taken you and brought you out of the iron furnaces of Egypt, to make you his people of inheritance, as it is this present day.

Deuteronomy 26:6 And the Egyptians afflicted us, and persecuted us, laying on us most grievous burdens:

Ruth 1:20 But she said to them: Call me not Noemi (that is, beautiful,) but call me Mara (that is, bitter), for the Almighty hath quite filled me with bitterness.

Acts 7:19,34 This same, dealing craftily with our race, afflicted our fathers, that they should expose their children, to the end they might not be kept alive. . . .

in mortar.

Psalm 68:13 If you sleep among the midst of lots, you shall be as the wings of a dove covered with silver, and the hinder parts of her back with the paleness of gold.

Psalm 81:6 He removed his back from the burdens: his hands had served in baskets.

Nahum 3:14 Draw thee water for the siege, build up thy bulwarks: go into the clay, and tread, work it and make brick.

was with rigour.

Exodus 1:13 And the Egyptians hated the children of Israel, and afflicted them and mocked them:

Exodus 5:7-21 You shall give straw no more to the people to make brick, as before; but let them go and gather straw. . . .

Exodus 20:2 I am the Lord thy God, who brought thee out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage.

Leviticus 25:43,46,53 Afflict him not by might: but fear thy God. . . .

Isaiah 14:6 That struck the people in wrath with an incurable wound, that brought nations under in fury, that persecuted in a cruel manner.

Isaiah 51:23 And I will put it in the hand of them that have oppressed thee, and have said to thy soul: Bow down, that we may go over: and thou hast laid thy body as the ground, and as a way to them that went over.

Isaiah 52:5 And now what have I here, saith the Lord: for my people is taken away gratis. They that rule over them treat them unjustly, saith the Lord, and my name is continually blasphemed all the day long.

Isaiah 58:6 Is not this rather the fast that I have chosen? loose the bands of wickedness, undo the bundles that oppress, let them that are broken go free, and break asunder every burden.

Jeremiah 50:33,34 Thus saith the Lord of hosts: The children of Israel, and the children of Juda are oppressed together: all that have taken them captives, hold them fast, they will not let them go. . . .

Micah 3:3 You that hate good, and love evil: that violently pluck off their skins from them and their flesh from their bones?

Context
Oppression by a New King
13And the Egyptians hated the children of Israel, and afflicted them and mocked them: 14And they made their life bitter with hard works in clay and brick, and with all manner of service, wherewith they were overcharged in the works of the earth.15And the king of Egypt spoke to the midwives of the Hebrews: of whom one was called Sephora, the other Phua,…
Cross References
Acts 7:19
This same, dealing craftily with our race, afflicted our fathers, that they should expose their children, to the end they might not be kept alive.

Exodus 1:11
Therefore he set over them masters of the works, to afflict them with burdens: and they built for Pharao cities of tabernacles, Phithom, and Ramesses.

Exodus 1:13
And the Egyptians hated the children of Israel, and afflicted them and mocked them:

Exodus 1:15
And the king of Egypt spoke to the midwives of the Hebrews: of whom one was called Sephora, the other Phua,

Exodus 2:23
Now after a long time the king of Egypt died: and the children of Israel groaning, cried out because of the works: and their cry went up unto God from the works.

Exodus 6:9
And Moses told all this to the children of Israel: but they did not hearken to him, for anguish of spirit, and most painful work.

Leviticus 25:43
Afflict him not by might: but fear thy God.

Numbers 20:15
In what manner our fathers went down into Egypt, and there we dwelt a long time, and the Egyptians afflicted us and our fathers.

1 Kings 12:14
And he spoke to them according to the counsel of the young men, saying: My father made your yoke heavy, but I will add to your yoke: My father beat you with whips, but I will beat you with scorpions.

Proverbs 28:15
As a roaring lion, and a hungry bear, so is a wicked prince over the poor people.

Additional Translations
and made their lives bitter with hard labor in brick and mortar, and with all kinds of work in the fields. Every service they imposed was harsh.And they made their lives bitter with hard bondage, in mortar, and in brick, and in all manner of service in the field: all their service, wherein they made them serve, was with rigor.

and they made their lives bitter with hard service, in mortar and in brick, and in all manner of service in the field, all their service, wherein they made them serve with rigor.

And they embittered their life by hard labours, in the clay and in brick-making, and all the works in the plains, according to all the works, wherein they caused them to serve with violence.

and they embittered their life with hard labour in clay and bricks, and in all manner of labour in the field: all their labour with which they made them serve was with harshness.

and they made their lives bitter with hard service, in mortar and in brick, and in all manner of service in the field, all their service, wherein they made them serve with rigour.

And they made their lives bitter with hard bondage, in mortar, and in brick, and in all manner of service in the field: all their service in which they made them serve, was with rigor.

and they made their lives bitter with hard service, in mortar and in brick, and in all kinds of service in the field, all their service, in which they ruthlessly made them serve.

and make their lives bitter in hard service, in clay, and in brick, and in every kind of service in the field; all their service in which they have served is with rigour.
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