New International Version
The slave drivers kept pressing them, saying, "Complete the work required of you for each day, just as when you had straw."
King James Bible
And the taskmasters hasted them, saying, Fulfil your works, your daily tasks, as when there was straw.
Darby Bible Translation
And the taskmasters urged [them], saying, Fulfil your labours, the daily work, as when there was straw.
World English Bible
The taskmasters were urgent saying, "Fulfill your work quota daily, as when there was straw!"
Young's Literal Translation
and the exactors are making haste, saying, 'Complete your works, the matter of a day in its day, as when there is straw.'
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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).
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
daily tasks. Heb. a matter of a day in his day.
LibraryThe Secret of Its Greatness
[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 …
Mildred Duff—The Bible in its Making
So they put slave masters over them to oppress them with forced labor, and they built Pithom and Rameses as store cities for Pharaoh.
That same day Pharaoh gave this order to the slave drivers and overseers in charge of the people:
So the people scattered all over Egypt to gather stubble to use for straw.
And Pharaoh's slave drivers beat the Israelite overseers they had appointed, demanding, "Why haven't you met your quota of bricks yesterday or today, as before?"
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