Exodus 5:20

20 When they left Pharaoh, they confronted Moses and Aaron, who stood [waiting] to meet them.

Exodus 5:20 Meaning and Commentary

Exodus 5:20

And they met Moses and Aaron
The officers of the children of Israel, who had been with their complaints to Pharaoh:

who stood in the way as they came forth from Pharaoh;
they, had placed themselves in a proper situation, that they might meet them when they came out, and know what success they had, and which they were extremely desirous of hearing; by which they might judge in what temper Pharaoh was, and what they might for the future expect from him in consequence of their embassy.

Exodus 5:20 In-Context

18 Now get to work. No straw will be given to you, but you must produce the same quantity of bricks."
19 The Israelite foremen saw that they were in trouble when they were told, "You cannot reduce your daily quota of bricks."
20 When they left Pharaoh, they confronted Moses and Aaron, who stood [waiting] to meet them.
21 "May the Lord take note of you and judge," they said to them, "because you have made us reek in front of Pharaoh and his officials-putting a sword in their hand to kill us!"
22 So Moses went back to the Lord and asked, "Lord, why have You caused trouble for this people? And why did You ever send me?