Exodus 5:5

5 Pharaoh continued, "Now they are more numerous than the people of the land and yet you want them to stop working!"

Exodus 5:5 In-Context

3 Then they said, "The God of the Hebrews has revealed himself to us; let us go a three days' journey into the wilderness to sacrifice to the Lord our God, or he will fall upon us with pestilence or sword."
4 But the king of Egypt said to them, "Moses and Aaron, why are you taking the people away from their work? Get to your labors!"
5 Pharaoh continued, "Now they are more numerous than the people of the land and yet you want them to stop working!"
6 That same day Pharaoh commanded the taskmasters of the people, as well as their supervisors,
7 "You shall no longer give the people straw to make bricks, as before; let them go and gather straw for themselves.

Footnotes 1

  • [a]. Sam: Heb [The people of the land are now many]
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