New International Version
Go and get your own straw wherever you can find it, but your work will not be reduced at all.'"
King James Bible
Go ye, get you straw where ye can find it: yet not ought of your work shall be diminished.
Darby Bible Translation
go ye, get yourselves straw where ye may find it; but none of your work shall be diminished.
World English Bible
Go yourselves, get straw where you can find it, for nothing of your work shall be diminished.'"
Young's Literal Translation
ye -- go ye, take for yourselves straw where ye find it, for there is nothing of your service diminished.'
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
And the tale of the bricks - Tale signifies the number, from the Anglo-Saxon to number, to count, etc.
For they be idle; therefore they cry - Let us go and sacrifice - Thus their desire to worship the true God in a proper manner was attributed to their unwillingness to work; a reflection which the Egyptians (in principle) of the present day cast on these who, while they are fervent in spirit serving the Lord, are not slothful in business. See Clarke below Exodus 5:17 (note).
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[Illustration: (drop cap G) The Great Pyramid] God always chooses the right kind of people to do His work. Not only so, He always gives to those whom He chooses just the sort of life which will best prepare them for the work He will one day call them to do. That is why God put it into the heart of Pharaoh's daughter to bring up Moses as her own son in the Egyptian palace. The most important part of Moses' training was that his heart should be right with God, and therefore he was allowed to remain …
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Then the slave drivers and the overseers went out and said to the people, "This is what Pharaoh says: 'I will not give you any more straw.
So the people scattered all over Egypt to gather stubble to use for straw.
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