New Living Translation
Pharaoh replied, "Moses and Aaron, why are you distracting the people from their tasks? Get back to work!
King James Bible
And the king of Egypt said unto them, Wherefore do ye, Moses and Aaron, let the people from their works? get you unto your burdens.
Darby Bible Translation
And the king of Egypt said to them, Why do ye, Moses and Aaron, wish to have the people go off from their works? Away, to your burdens!
World English Bible
The king of Egypt said to them, "Why do you, Moses and Aaron, take the people from their work? Get back to your burdens!"
Young's Literal Translation
And the king of Egypt saith unto them, 'Why, Moses and Aaron, do ye free the people from its works? go to your burdens.'
Exodus 5:4 Parallel
CommentaryExodus 5:4 Parallel Commentaries
So the Egyptians made the Israelites their slaves. They appointed brutal slave drivers over them, hoping to wear them down with crushing labor. They forced them to build the cities of Pithom and Rameses as supply centers for the king.
Many years later, when Moses had grown up, he went out to visit his own people, the Hebrews, and he saw how hard they were forced to work. During his visit, he saw an Egyptian beating one of his fellow Hebrews.
You can be sure that I have heard the groans of the people of Israel, who are now slaves to the Egyptians. And I am well aware of my covenant with them.
So these officials went to the king and said, "Sir, this man must die! That kind of talk will undermine the morale of the few fighting men we have left, as well as that of all the people. This man is a traitor!"
Jump to PreviousAaron Break Burdens Cause Draw Egypt Free Hinder Loose Moses Wherefore Work Works
Jump to NextAaron Break Burdens Cause Draw Egypt Free Hinder Loose Moses Wherefore Work Works
LinksExodus 5:4 NIV
Exodus 5:4 NLT
Exodus 5:4 ESV
Exodus 5:4 NASB
Exodus 5:4 KJV
Exodus 5:4 Bible Apps
Exodus 5:4 Biblia Paralela
Exodus 5:4 Chinese Bible
Exodus 5:4 French Bible
Exodus 5:4 German Bible
Exodus 5:4 Commentaries