New Living Translation
Look, there are many of your people in the land, and you are stopping them from their work."
King James Bible
And Pharaoh said, Behold, the people of the land now are many, and ye make them rest from their burdens.
Darby Bible Translation
And Pharaoh said, Behold the people of the land are now many, and ye wish to make them rest from their burdens.
World English Bible
Pharaoh said, "Behold, the people of the land are now many, and you make them rest from their burdens."
Young's Literal Translation
Pharaoh also saith, 'Lo, numerous now is the people of the land, and ye have caused them to cease from their burdens!'
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
5:5 The people are many - Therefore your injury to me is the greater, in attempting to make them rest from their labours.
But their descendants, the Israelites, had many children and grandchildren. In fact, they multiplied so greatly that they became extremely powerful and filled the land.
He said to his people, "Look, the people of Israel now outnumber us and are stronger than we are.
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.
1 Kings 12:14
and followed the counsel of his younger advisers. He told the people, "My father laid heavy burdens on you, but I'm going to make them even heavier! My father beat you with whips, but I will beat you with scorpions!"
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