Exodus 1:14; Exodus 5:8; Exodus 5:16; Exodus 5:18-19; Exodus 24:10
and they made their lives bitter with hard labor in mortar and bricks and at all kinds of labor in the field, all their labors which they rigorously imposed on them.
"But the quota of bricks which they were making previously, you shall impose on them; you are not to reduce any of it. Because they are lazy, therefore they cry out, 'Let us go and sacrifice to our God.'
"There is no straw given to your servants, yet they keep saying to us, 'Make bricks!' And behold, your servants are being beaten; but it is the fault of your own people."
"So go now and work; for you will be given no straw, yet you must deliver the quota of bricks."
The foremen of the sons of Israel saw that they were in trouble because they were told, "You must not reduce your daily amount of bricks."
and they saw the God of Israel; and under His feet there appeared to be a pavement of sapphire, as clear as the sky itself.