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

King James Bible
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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Barnes' Notes on the Bible

Some of the most ancient buildings in Egypt were constructed of bricks not burned, but dried in the sun; they were made of clay, or more commonly of mud, mixed with straw chopped into small pieces. An immense quantity of straw must have been wanted for the works on which the Israelites were engaged, and their labors must have been more than doubled by this requisition.

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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

Cross References
Genesis 11:3
They said to one another, "Come, let us make bricks and burn them thoroughly." And they used brick for stone, and they used tar for mortar.

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

Exodus 5:8
"But the quota of bricks which they were making previously, you shall impose on them; you are not to reduce any of it. Because they are lazy, therefore they cry out, 'Let us go and sacrifice to our God.'

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