King James Version
So the people were scattered abroad throughout all the land of Egypt to gather stubble instead of straw.
Darby Bible Translation
And the people were scattered abroad throughout the land of Egypt to gather stubble for straw.
World English Bible
So the people were scattered abroad throughout all the land of Egypt to gather stubble for straw.
Young's Literal Translation
And the people is scattered over all the land of Egypt, to gather stubble for straw,
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CommentaryGeneva Study Bible
So the people were scattered abroad throughout all the land of Egypt to gather stubble instead of straw.Exodus 5:12 Parallel Commentaries
The book of Exodus--so named in the Greek version from the march of Israel out of Egypt--opens upon a scene of oppression very different from the prosperity and triumph in which Genesis had closed. Israel is being cruelly crushed by the new dynasty which has arisen in Egypt (i.) and the story of the book is the story of her redemption. Ultimately it is Israel's God that is her redeemer, but He operates largely by human means; and the first step is the preparation of a deliverer, Moses, whose parentage, …
John Edgar McFadyen—Introduction to the Old Testament
1 Corinthians 3:12
Now if any man build upon this foundation gold, silver, precious stones, wood, hay, stubble;
Go ye, get you straw where ye can find it: yet not ought of your work shall be diminished.
And the taskmasters hasted them, saying, Fulfil your works, your daily tasks, as when there was straw.
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