Exodus 5:6
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King James Version
And Pharaoh commanded the same day the taskmasters of the people, and their officers, saying,

Darby Bible Translation
And Pharaoh commanded the same day the taskmasters of the people, and their officers, saying,

World English Bible
The same day Pharaoh commanded the taskmasters of the people, and their officers, saying,

Young's Literal Translation
And Pharaoh commandeth, on that day, the exactors among the people and its authorities, saying,

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Geneva Study Bible

And Pharaoh commanded the same day the taskmasters of the people, and their {d} officers, saying,

(d) Who were of the Israelites, and had charge to see them do their work.Exodus 5:6 Parallel Commentaries

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Exodus
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

Cross References
Exodus 1:11
Therefore they did set over them taskmasters to afflict them with their burdens. And they built for Pharaoh treasure cities, Pithom and Raamses.

Exodus 3:7
And the LORD said, I have surely seen the affliction of my people which are in Egypt, and have heard their cry by reason of their taskmasters; for I know their sorrows;

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

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

Exodus 5:13
And the taskmasters hasted them, saying, Fulfil your works, your daily tasks, as when there was straw.

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

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