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Exodus 5 :: American Standard Version (ASV)

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Israel's Labor Increased ©

Unchecked Copy BoxExo 5:1 - And afterward Moses and Aaron came, and said unto Pharaoh, Thus saith Jehovah, the God of Israel, Let my people go, that they may hold a feast unto me in the wilderness.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 5:2 - And Pharaoh said, Who is Jehovah, that I should hearken unto his voice to let Israel go? I know not Jehovah, and moreover I will not let Israel go.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 5:3 - And they said, The God of the Hebrews hath met with us: let us go, we pray thee, three days’ journey into the wilderness, and sacrifice unto Jehovah our God, lest he fall upon us with pestilence, or with the sword.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 5:4 - And the king of Egypt said unto them, Wherefore do ye, Moses and Aaron, loose the people from their works? get you unto your burdens.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 5:5 - And Pharaoh said, Behold, the people of the land are now many, and ye make them rest from their burdens.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 5:6 - And the same day Pharaoh commanded the taskmasters of the people, and their officers, saying,
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 5:7 - Ye shall no more give the people straw to make brick, as heretofore: let them go and gather straw for themselves.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 5:8 - And the number of the bricks, which they did make heretofore, ye shall lay upon them; ye shall not diminish aught thereof: for they are idle; therefore they cry, saying, Let us go and sacrifice to our God.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 5:9 - Let heavier work be laid upon the men, that they may labor therein; and let them not regard lying words.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 5:10 - And the taskmasters of the people went out, and their officers, and they spake to the people, saying, Thus saith Pharaoh, I will not give you straw.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 5:11 - Go yourselves, get you straw where ye can find it: for nought of your work shall be diminished.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 5:12 - So the people were scattered abroad throughout all the land of Egypt to gather stubble for straw.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 5:13 - And the taskmasters were urgent saying, Fulfil your works, your daily tasks, as when there was straw.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 5:14 - And the officers of the children of Israel, whom Pharaoh’s taskmasters had set over them, were beaten, and demanded, Wherefore have ye not fulfilled your task both yesterday and to-day, in making brick as heretofore?
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 5:15 - Then the officers of the children of Israel came and cried unto Pharaoh, saying, Wherefore dealest thou thus with thy servants?
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 5:16 - There is no straw given unto thy servants, and they say to us, Make brick: and, behold, thy servants are beaten; but the fault is in thine own people.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 5:17 - But he said, Ye are idle, ye are idle: therefore ye say, Let us go and sacrifice to Jehovah.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 5:18 - Go therefore now, and work; for there shall no straw be given you, yet shall ye deliver the number of bricks.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 5:19 - And the officers of the children of Israel did see that they were in evil case, when it was said, Ye shall not diminish aught from your bricks, your daily tasks.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 5:20 - And they met Moses and Aaron, who stood in the way, as they came forth from Pharaoh:
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 5:21 - and they said unto them, Jehovah look upon you, and judge: because ye have made our savor to be abhorred in the eyes of Pharaoh, and in the eyes of his servants, to put a sword in their hand to slay us.
(Exo 3:1—4:17 )
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 5:22 - And Moses returned unto Jehovah, and said, Lord, wherefore hast thou dealt ill with this people? why is it that thou hast sent me?
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 5:23 - For since I came to Pharaoh to speak in thy name, he hath dealt ill with this people; neither hast thou delivered thy people at all.
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Thomas Nelson & Sons first published the American Standard Version in 1901. This translation of the Bible is in the public domain.

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