Exodus 5:6
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New American Standard Bible
So the same day Pharaoh commanded the taskmasters over the people and their foremen, saying,

King James Bible
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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Barnes' Notes on the Bible

Their officers - Or scribes. Hebrews able to keep accounts in writing, appointed by the Egyptian superintendents, and responsible to them for the work; see Exodus 5:14. Subordinate officers are frequently represented on Egyptian monuments, giving in written accounts to their immediate superiors.

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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
So they appointed taskmasters over them to afflict them with hard labor. And they built for Pharaoh storage cities, Pithom and Raamses.

Exodus 3:7
The LORD said, "I have surely seen the affliction of My people who are in Egypt, and have given heed to their cry because of their taskmasters, for I am aware of their sufferings.

Exodus 5:7
"You are no longer to give the people straw to make brick as previously; let them go and gather straw for themselves.

Exodus 5:10
So the taskmasters of the people and their foremen went out and spoke to the people, saying, "Thus says Pharaoh, 'I am not going to give you any straw.

Exodus 5:13
The taskmasters pressed them, saying, "Complete your work quota, your daily amount, just as when you had straw."

Exodus 5:14
Moreover, the foremen of the sons of Israel, whom Pharaoh's taskmasters had set over them, were beaten and were asked, "Why have you not completed your required amount either yesterday or today in making brick as previously?"

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