And the king of Egypt said to them
For he was not struck dumb, as Artapanus F7, afore cited writer, says:
wherefore do ye, Moses and Aaron, let the people from their works?
as they did when they gathered them together, and wrought signs before them; which Pharaoh it seems had heard of, and had got their names very readily:
get you unto your burdens;
meaning not Moses and Aaron, ordering them to go about their private and family business, but the people they represented, and on whose account they came; and it is highly probable the elders of the people, at least some of them, were with them, to whom these words might be more particularly directed. See ( Exodus 3:18 ) .
F7 Ut supra. (Apud Euseb. Praepar. Evangel. l. 9. c. 27. p. 434.)