Exodus 5:20
New International Version
When they left Pharaoh, they found Moses and Aaron waiting to meet them,

New Living Translation
As they left Pharaoh’s court, they confronted Moses and Aaron, who were waiting outside for them.

English Standard Version
They met Moses and Aaron, who were waiting for them, as they came out from Pharaoh;

Berean Study Bible
When they left Pharaoh, they confronted Moses and Aaron, who stood waiting to meet them.

King James Bible
And they met Moses and Aaron, who stood in the way, as they came forth from Pharaoh:

New King James Version
Then, as they came out from Pharaoh, they met Moses and Aaron who stood there to meet them.

New American Standard Bible
When they left Pharaoh’s presence, they met Moses and Aaron as they were waiting for them.

NASB 1995
When they left Pharaoh's presence, they met Moses and Aaron as they were waiting for them.

NASB 1977
When they left Pharaoh’s presence, they met Moses and Aaron as they were waiting for them.

Amplified Bible
When they left Pharaoh’s presence, the foremen met Moses and Aaron, who were waiting for them.

Christian Standard Bible
When they left Pharaoh, they confronted Moses and Aaron, who stood waiting to meet them.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
When they left Pharaoh, they confronted Moses and Aaron, who stood waiting to meet them."

American Standard Version
And they met Moses and Aaron, who stood in the way, as they came forth from Pharaoh:

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And they met with Moshe and with Aaron when standing opposite them as they went out from before Pharaoh:

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And they met Moses and Aaron coming forth to meet them, as they came forth from Pharao.

Contemporary English Version
After they left the king, they went to see Moses and Aaron, who had been waiting for them.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And they met Moses and Aaron, who stood over against them as they came out from Pharao:

English Revised Version
And they met Moses and Aaron, who stood in the way, as they came forth from Pharaoh:

Good News Translation
As they were leaving, they met Moses and Aaron, who were waiting for them.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
As they left Pharaoh, they found Moses and Aaron waiting for them.

International Standard Version
As they left Pharaoh's presence, they met Moses and Aaron standing there.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And they met Moses and Aaron, who stood in the way, as they came forth from Pharaoh;

Literal Standard Version
And they meet Moses and Aaron standing to meet them in their coming out from Pharaoh,

NET Bible
When they went out from Pharaoh, they encountered Moses and Aaron standing there to meet them,

New Heart English Bible
They met Moses and Aaron, who stood in the way, as they came forth from Pharaoh:

World English Bible
They met Moses and Aaron, who stood in the way, as they came forth from Pharaoh:

Young's Literal Translation
And they meet Moses and Aaron standing to meet them, in their coming out from Pharaoh,

Additional Translations ...
Context
The Cry of the Israelites
19The Israelite foremen realized they were in trouble when they were told, “You must not reduce your daily quota of bricks.” 20When they left Pharaoh, they confronted Moses and Aaron, who stood waiting to meet them. 21“May the LORD look upon you and judge you,” the foremen said, “for you have made us a stench before Pharaoh and his officials; you have placed in their hand a sword to kill us!”…

Cross References
Exodus 5:19
The Israelite foremen realized they were in trouble when they were told, "You must not reduce your daily quota of bricks."

Exodus 5:21
"May the LORD look upon you and judge you," the foremen said, "for you have made us a stench before Pharaoh and his officials; you have placed in their hand a sword to kill us!"


Treasury of Scripture

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

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(20) Who stood in the way.--Heb., in their way. The meaning is, that Moses and Aaron were "standing"--i.e., waiting to meet them, and know the result of their interview with the monarch.

Verses 20, 21. - On quitting the presence of Pharaoh, the officers of the Israelites, burning with the sense of the injustice done them, and deeply apprehensive with respect to their own future, found Moses and Aaron waiting in the precincts of the court to know the result of their application. It need cause no surprise that they poured out their pent-up indignation upon them. Were not Moses and Aaron the sole cause of the existing state of things? Did not the extreme affliction of the people, did not their own sufferings in the past, did not their apprehended sufferings in the future, originate wholly in the seductive words which the two brothers had addressed to them at the assembly of the people? (Exodus 4:29-31). Accordingly, they denounced, almost cursed their officious would-be deliverers (Exodus 5:21). "The Lord look upon you, and judge" between you and us, whether the blame of this whole matter does not lie upon you, its initiators - you have made us to be abhorred in the sight of Pharaoh, and of the Egyptians generally you have brought us into danger of our lives - the Lord judge you!" Verse 20. - Who stood in the way. Rather, "who waited to meet them." It was not accident, but design, that had brought the two brothers to the spot. They were as anxious as the officers to know what course Pharaoh would take - whether he would relax the burthens of the people or no - whether he would have compassion or the contrary.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
When they left
בְּצֵאתָ֖ם (bə·ṣê·ṯām)
Preposition-b | Verb - Qal - Infinitive construct | third person masculine plural
Strong's 3318: To go, bring, out, direct and proxim

Pharaoh,
פַּרְעֹֽה׃ (par·‘ōh)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 6547: Pharaoh -- a title of Egypt kings

they confronted
וַֽיִּפְגְּעוּ֙ (way·yip̄·gə·‘ū)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's 6293: To impinge, by accident, violence, by importunity

Moses
מֹשֶׁ֣ה (mō·šeh)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 4872: Moses -- a great Israelite leader, prophet and lawgiver

and Aaron,
אַהֲרֹ֔ן (’a·hă·rōn)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 175: Aaron -- an elder brother of Moses

who stood
נִצָּבִ֖ים (niṣ·ṣā·ḇîm)
Verb - Nifal - Participle - masculine plural
Strong's 5324: To take one's stand, stand

waiting to meet them.
לִקְרָאתָ֑ם (liq·rā·ṯām)
Preposition-l | Verb - Qal - Infinitive construct | third person masculine plural
Strong's 7125: Against he come, help, meet, seek, to, in the way


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