Exodus 5:6

Overview - Exodus 5
Pharaoh chides Moses and Aaron for their message.
He increases the Israelites' task.
15 He checks their complaints.
19 They cry out upon Moses and Aaron.
22 Moses complains to God.
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Exodus 5:6  (King James Version)
And Pharaoh commanded the same day the taskmasters of the people, and their officers, saying,
 


taskmasters
{Nogesim,} literally, exactors, oppressors. These taskmasters were Egyptians, (ch. 1:11, ) but the officers were Hebrews
See ver. 14.
Exodus 5:10 Exodus 5:13 Exodus 5:15 Exodus 5:19 ; 1:11 Proverbs 12:10

officers
{Shoterim,} from the Arabic {saytara,} to overlook, superintend, seems to denote, as {musaytar} in Arabic also does, overseers, superintendents. They may have been somewhat like the chiefs of trades, who are found in every city in the East; where every trade has a head, who is entrusted with authority over them, and is in some measure answerable for them to Government
Compare ch. 2:14 .
Numbers 11:16 ; Deuteronomy 1:15 ; 16:18 Joshua 8:33 ; Joshua 24:1 Joshua 24:4 2 Chronicles 26:11
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