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

Darby Bible Translation
Ye shall no more give the people straw to make brick, as heretofore: let them go and gather straw for themselves.

World English Bible
"You shall no longer give the people straw to make brick, as before. Let them go and gather straw for themselves.

Young's Literal Translation
'Ye do not add to give straw to the people for the making of the bricks, as heretofore -- they go and have gathered straw for themselves;

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

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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

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Genesis 11:3
And they said one to another, Go to, let us make brick, and burn them throughly. And they had brick for stone, and slime had they for morter.

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

Exodus 5:8
And the tale of the bricks, which they did make heretofore, ye shall lay upon them; ye shall not diminish ought thereof: for they be idle; therefore they cry, saying, Let us go and sacrifice to our God.

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