Exodus 6:9
Good News Translation
Moses told this to the Israelites, but they would not listen to him, because their spirit had been broken by their cruel slavery.

Contemporary English Version
When Moses told this to the Israelites, they were too discouraged and mistreated to believe him.

Douay-Rheims Bible
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.

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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.

hearkened

Exodus 5:21 And they said to them: The Lord see and judge, because you have, made our savour to stink before Pharao and his servants, and you have given him a sword, to kill us.

Exodus 14:12 Is not this the word that we spoke to thee in Egypt, saying: Depart from us, that we may serve the Egyptians? for it was much better to serve them, than to die in the wilderness.

Job 21:4 Is my debate against man, that I should not have just reason to be troubled?

Proverbs 14:19 The evil shall fall down before the good: and the wicked before the gates of the just.

anguish.

Numbers 21:4 And they marched from mount Hor, by the way that leadeth to the Red Sea, to compass the land of Edom. And the people began to be weary of their journey and labour:

Context
God Promises Deliverance
8And brought you into the land, concerning which I lifted up my hand to give it to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob: and I will give it you to possess: I am the Lord. 9And Moses told all this to the children of Israel: but they did not hearken to him, for anguish of spirit, and most painful work.10And the Lord spoke to Moses, saying:…
Cross References
Exodus 1:14
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.

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 6:10
And the Lord spoke to Moses, saying:

Exodus 14:12
Is not this the word that we spoke to thee in Egypt, saying: Depart from us, that we may serve the Egyptians? for it was much better to serve them, than to die in the wilderness.

Additional Translations
Moses relayed this message to the Israelites, but on account of their broken spirit and cruel bondage, they did not listen to him.And Moses spoke so to the children of Israel: but they listened not to Moses for anguish of spirit, and for cruel bondage.

And Moses spake so unto the children of Israel: but they hearkened not unto Moses for anguish of spirit, and for cruel bondage.

And Moses spoke thus to the sons of Israel, and they hearkened not to Moses for faint-heartedness, and for their hard tasks.

And Moses spoke thus to the children of Israel; but they did not listen to Moses from anguish of spirit, and from hard service.

And Moses spake so unto the children of Israel: but they hearkened not unto Moses for anguish of spirit, and for cruel bondage.

And Moses spoke so to the children of Israel: but they hearkened not to Moses, by reason of anguish of spirit, and cruel bondage.

Moses spoke so to the children of Israel, but they didn't listen to Moses for anguish of spirit, and for cruel bondage.

And Moses speaketh so unto the sons of Israel, and they hearkened not unto Moses, for anguish of spirit, and for harsh service.
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