Now get to work.1 You will not be given any straw, yet you must produce your full quota of bricks."
The Israelite overseers realized they were in trouble when they were told, "You are not to reduce the number of bricks required of you for each day."
When they left Pharaoh, they found Moses and Aaron waiting to meet them,
and they said, "May the LORD look on you and judge2 you! You have made us obnoxious3 to Pharaoh and his officials and have put a sword4 in their hand to kill us."5
Moses returned to the LORD and said, "Why, Lord, why have you brought trouble on this people?6 Is this why you sent me?
Ever since I went to Pharaoh to speak in your name, he has brought trouble on this people, and you have not rescued7 your people at all."