God's Work not Estimated According to Apparent Results
Exodus 5:22-23
And Moses returned to the LORD, and said, LORD, why have you so evil entreated this people? why is it that you have sent me?…

A missionary in China was greatly depressed by the carelessness of his hearers. One day the words of Isaiah 53:1 came to his mind as sent from above, and they were followed by a dream. He thought he was standing near a rocky boulder, and trying with all his might to break it with a sledge-hammer; but blow after blow had no effect — there was no impression made. At length he heard a voice, which said, "Never mind, go on; I will pay you all the same, whether yon break it or not." So he went on doing the work that was given him, and was content.

(W. Baxendale.).

Parallel Verses
KJV: And Moses returned unto the LORD, and said, Lord, wherefore hast thou so evil entreated this people? why is it that thou hast sent me?

WEB: Moses returned to Yahweh, and said, "Lord, why have you brought trouble on this people? Why is it that you have sent me?

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