Exodus 5:18
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New International Version
Now get to work. You will not be given any straw, yet you must produce your full quota of bricks."

King James Bible
Go therefore now, and work; for there shall no straw be given you, yet shall ye deliver the tale of bricks.

Darby Bible Translation
And now go -- work! and straw shall not be given you, and ye shall deliver the measure of bricks.

World English Bible
Go therefore now, and work, for no straw shall be given to you, yet you shall deliver the same number of bricks!"

Young's Literal Translation
and now, go, serve; and straw is not given to you, and the measure of bricks ye do give.'

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

Ye are idle - therefore ye say, Let us go and do sacrifice - It is common for those who feel unconcerned about their own souls to attribute the religious earnestness of others, who feel the importance of eternal things, to idleness or a disregard of their secular concerns. Strange that they cannot see there is a medium! He who has commanded them to be diligent in business, has also commanded them to be fervent in spirit, serving the Lord. He whose diligence in business is not connected with a true religious fervor of spirit, is a lover of the world; and whatever form he may have he has not the power of godliness, and therefore is completely out of the road to salvation.

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yet shall ye deliver

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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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Cross References
Exodus 5:17
Pharaoh said, "Lazy, that's what you are--lazy! That is why you keep saying, 'Let us go and sacrifice to the LORD.'

Exodus 5:19
The Israelite overseers realized they were in trouble when they were told, "You are not to reduce the number of bricks required of you for each day."

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