Get going now, and get back to work! No straw will be given to you, and you will still deliver the full amount of bricks."
When they said, "You are not to reduce your daily production quota of bricks," the foremen of the people of Isra'el could see that they were in deep trouble.
As they were leaving Pharaoh, they encountered Moshe and Aharon standing by the road;
and they said to them, "May ADONAI look at you and judge accordingly, because you have made us utterly abhorrent in the view of Pharaoh and his servants, and you have put a sword in their hands to kill us!"
Moshe returned to ADONAI and said, "ADONAI, why have you treated this people so terribly? What has been the value of sending me?
For ever since I came to Pharaoh to speak in your name, he has dealt terribly with this people! And you haven't rescued your people at all!"