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Lexicon :: Strong's H5971 - ʿam

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masculine noun
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TWOT Reference: 1640a,1640e

Strong’s Definitions

עַם ʻam, am; from H6004; a people (as a congregated unit); specifically, a tribe (as those of Israel); hence (collectively) troops or attendants; figuratively, a flock:—folk, men, nation, people.

KJV Translation Count — Total: 1,862x

The KJV translates Strong's H5971 in the following manner: people (1,836x), nation (17x), people (with H1121) (4x), folk (2x), Ammi (1x), men (1x), each (1x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 1,862x
The KJV translates Strong's H5971 in the following manner: people (1,836x), nation (17x), people (with H1121) (4x), folk (2x), Ammi (1x), men (1x), each (1x).
  1. nation, people

    1. people, nation

    2. persons, members of one's people, compatriots, country-men

  2. kinsman, kindred

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
עַם ʻam, am; from H6004; a people (as a congregated unit); specifically, a tribe (as those of Israel); hence (collectively) troops or attendants; figuratively, a flock:—folk, men, nation, people.
STRONGS H5971: Abbreviations
I. עַם, עָם 1840 noun masculineGenesis 11:6 (see below) people (Late Hebrew id., plebeian, common man; Targum עַמָּא people, plural peoples, tribes, etc.; Syriac bdb076603; Arabic bdb076604see above; original meaning probably those united, connected, related, compare WeGGN 1893, 480); — absolute עַם Genesis 11:6 +, עָם Judges 9:36 +, הָעָם Joshua 8:11 +; construct עַם Numbers 21:29 +; suffix עַמִּי Exodus 3:7 +, עַמְּךָ Exodus 22:27 [Exodus 22:28] +, etc.; plural עַמִּים Isaiah 2:3 +, עֲמָמִים (compare Biblical Aramaic) Nehemiah 9:22; construct עַמֵּי 1 Kings 8:43 +, עַמְמֵי Nehemiah 9:24; plural with suffix see II. עַם; — (Thes cites following as feminine וְחָטָאת עַמֶּ֑ךָ Exodus 5:16 [but corrupt and unintelligable; read perhaps וְחַטָאתָ לְע׳, so Greek Version of the LXX Syriac Version Di]; Judges 18:7 [but ישֶׁבֶת must agree with lost word city, or the like, see GFM]; Jeremiah 8:5 [but read שׁוֺבַב for שׁוֺבְבָה Gie]); —
1. a people, nation (sometimes || גּוֺי), collective noun (singular Exodus 21:8; Joshua 17:14, Joshua 17:15, Joshua 17:17; 2 Samuel 17:29 + often, or plural — Exodus 20:18,; Exodus 24:2; Jeremiah 5:31 + often, or both in the same clause Exodus 1:20; 2 Samuel 13:24): עַם אֶחָד = all mankind Genesis 11:6 (J); peoples in general Genesis 27:29 (J; || לְאֻמִּים), Exodus 19:5 (E), Deuteronomy 2:25; Deuteronomy 4:6 + often in Deuteronomy; Nehemiah 13:24 + often; קְהַל עַמִּים Genesis 28:3 (P) an assembly (multitude) of peoples, Genesis 48:4 (P), Ezekiel 23:24; Ezekiel 32:3 (+ רַבִּים); one's own people Jeremiah 46:16; Psalm 45:11 [Psalm 45:10]; Ruth 1:10, Ruth 1:15, Ruth 1:16 (twice in verse) + (on עַמִּי נָדִיב [H5993 Songs 6:12] see especially Bu); particular peoples, Egypt Genesis 41:40 (E), Exodus 1:22 (E), Nehemiah 9:10 +; עַםאֲֿרָם Amos 1:5; עַםכְּֿמוֺשׁ (i.e. Moab) Numbers 21:29 (JE), Jeremiah 48:46; but especially Israel Exodus 1:20 (E) + often; עַםבְּֿנֵי יִשׂ׳ Exodus 1:9 (J); called יהוה ע׳ Numbers 11:29 (E), 1 Samuel 2:24 +, and (by י׳) עַמִּי Exodus 3:7; Exodus 5:1 (J) + often (all periods); קְהַל עַםהָֿאֱלֹהִים Judges 20:2, עַםהַֿקָּהָל Leviticus 16:33 (P), קְהַל עָם Psalm 107:32; especially הָעָם הַזֶּה (often in contempt or disgust) Numbers 11:1, Numbers 11:12, Numbers 11:13 +; figurative of ants Proverbs 30:25, the shaphan Proverbs 30:26, locusts Joel 2:2, compare לְעַם לְצִיִּים Psalm 74:14 (where read לְעַם צִיִּים Hup-Now). — On Judges 1:16 see עֲמָלֵקִי.
2. = smaller units, e.g.
a. inhabitants of a city Genesis 19:4 (J), 1 Samuel 9:12, 1 Samuel 9:13; Jeremiah 29:16, Jeremiah 29:25; 2 Chronicles 31:4 + (Jeremiah 8:5 strike out יְרוּוּשׁ׳ Greek Version of the LXX Gie Co Rothst).
b. inhabitants of a locality Jeremiah 37:12 [apparently not = tribe, Deuteronomy 33:3 read עַמּוֺ Greek Version of the LXX Di Dr, Hosea 10:14; Judges 5:8, Judges 5:14 read בְּעָרֶיךָ We Now; see below d].
d. people bearing arms 1 Samuel 11:11; 1 Kings 20:10 +; כָּבֵד ע׳ Numbers 20:20 (JE), i.e. a powerful force; עַם הַצָּבָא Numbers 31:32 (P), הַמִּלְחָמָה ע׳ Joshua 8:1, Joshua 8:3, Joshua 8:11; Joshua 10:7; Joshua 11:7 (all J E); so probably Judges 5:8 a (fighting) band; perhaps also Judges 5:14 (read singular ? see GFM Bu).
3. = common people Jeremiah 21:7; Jeremiah 22:4; Leviticus 4:27 (opposed to ruler Leviticus 4:22), Nehemiah 5:1 (opposed to יְהוּדִים), Nehemiah 7:5 (opposed to rulers).
4. people in general, persons Genesis 50:20 (E), so apparently כָּלהָֿעָם אֲשֶׁר וגו׳ Exodus 33:16 (J), Numbers 11:34 (J), Joshua 5:5 (twice in verse) (D), Judges 9:36 (as singular), Judges 9:37 (as plural), Jeremiah 36:9; persons labouring 1 Kings 9:23; superior persons Job 12:2 (iron.); עַם עוֺלָם Ezekiel 26:20 people of long ago (now in Sh‘eôl).
5. phrases are:
a. (עַמָּהּ, עַמִּי, עַמְּךָ) בְּנֵי עַמּוֺ members of one's people, compatriots, fellow-countrymen, etc. Numbers 22:5 (E), Genesis 23:11 (P) Leviticus 19:18 (H), Judges 14:16, Judges 14:17; Ezekiel 33:2, Ezekiel 33:12 +.
b. בְּנֵי הָעָם = common people (see 3.) 2 Kings 23:6; Jeremiah 26:23 +; people in general שַׁעַר בְּנֵי הָעָם Jeremiah 17:19 i.e. public gate 2 Chronicles 35:5, 2 Chronicles 35:12.
c. עַם הָאָרֶץ the people at large, as a body 2 Kings 11:14, 2 Kings 11:18, 2 Kings 11:19, 2 Kings 11:20; 2 Kings 15:5; 2 Kings 16:15; 2 Kings 21:24 (twice in verse) +, Jeremiah 37:2; Jeremiah 44:21; Leviticus 20:2 (H), Genesis 23:7, Genesis 23:12, Genesis 23:13 (P); common people Jeremiah 34:19, compare הא׳ דַּלַּת ע׳ 2 Kings 24:14; distinguished from prince Ezekiel 45:22; Ezekiel 46:3, Ezekiel 46:9, from priests Haggai 2:4; Zechariah 7:5; = Canaanites Numbers 14:9 (JE), compare עַמֵּי הָאָרֶץ 1 Chronicles 5:25; mixed post-exile population Ezra 4:4.
d. עַמֵּי הָאָרֶץ usually peoples of the earth Joshua 4:24 (D), 2 Chronicles 32:19 +; of heathen peoples about and in Palestine after exile Ezra 10:2, Ezra 10:11; traders Nehemiah 10:31; עַמֵּי הָאֲרָצוֺת Nehemiah 9:30; Nehemiah 10:29 [Nehemiah 10:28]; 2 Chronicles 32:13.
e. עַמִּים מִשְׁפְּחוֹת Psalm 96:7 = 1 Chronicles 16:28 (compare Psalm 22:28 [Psalm 22:27]).
f. בַּתעַֿמִּי = people personified Isaiah 22:4; Jeremiah 4:11 + 7 times Jeremiah + Jeremiah 6:14 (van d. H.; omit בַּת Baer Gi), Lamentations 2:11; Lamentations 3:48; Lamentations 4:3, Lamentations 4:6, Lamentations 4:10; בְּתוּלַת בַּתעַֿמִּי Jeremiah 14:17.
g. designations of Israel are: עַם־קָדוֹשׁ Deuteronomy 7:6 + 3 times, קְדוֺשִׁים ע׳ Daniel 8:24, (ה)קֹדֶשׁ ע׳ Isaiah 62:12; Isaiah 63:18; Daniel 12:7; סְגֻלָּה ע׳ Deuteronomy 7:6; Deuteronomy 14:2; Deuteronomy 26:18.
h. of foreign (non-Israel) peoples: ע׳ נָכְרִי Exodus 21:8 (E), אַחֵר ע׳ Deuteronomy 28:32, and especially from language, עִמְקֵי שָׂפָה ע׳ Ezekiel 3:5 compare Ezekiel 3:6, כִּלְשׁוֺן עַם וָעָם Nehemiah 13:24 compare Esther 1:22 (twice in verse); Esther 3:12, לֹעֵג ע׳ Psalm 114:1.
i. עַם עֶבְרָתִי Isaiah 10:6, חֶרְמִי ע׳ Isaiah 34:11, מִֿבְחָרָיוע׳ Daniel 11:15, עַמֵּי תּוֺעֵבוֺת הָאֵלֶּה Ezra 9:14; לֹא עַם בִּינוֺת Isaiah 27:11. — For עַםעֿוֺלָם Isaiah 44:7 read (אֹתִיּת) מֵעוֹלָם עַ(עַהִשְׁמִי מִי) Oort Du Kit CheHpt compare PerlesAnal. 40, 64.

See related Aramaic BDB entry H5972.

† II. [עַם] noun [masculine] kinsman **later development of I. עַם RSK 58; 2nd ed. 72, (on father's side) (Arabic bdb076901 paternal uncle, etc., see I. עמם; compare perhaps Tel Amarna ammu, kinsmen (?); on Nabataean עם ancestor compare Lzb151, 499; see also especially NesEg 187, ZAW xvi (1896), 322 f. Krenkelib. viii (1888), 280-84); — suffix עַמִּי in בֶּןעַֿמִּי (which see), and proper name following; elsewhere plural suffix עַמֶּיךָ Numbers 27:13; Numbers 31:2 (Leviticus 19:16 read עַמְּךָ Greek Version of the LXX Sam), + (possibly) עֲמָמֶיךָ Judges 5:14; עַמָּיו Genesis 25:8 + 15 times, עַמֶּיהָ Genesis 17:14 + 3 times; read עַמַּי (for MT עַמִּי, I. עַם; compare Krenkell.c. 281) Genesis 49:29 and perhaps Judges 14:3 (compare Leviticus 21:14); according to Buhl Kit also 2 Kings 4:13; — father's kinsmen: וַיֵּאָסֵף אֶלעַֿמָּיו Genesis 25:8 (of joining kinsmen in Sh‘eôl), so Genesis 25:17; Genesis 35:29; Genesis 49:33; Numbers 20:24; Deuteronomy 32:50, compare Genesis 49:29 (see above), Numbers 27:13; Numbers 31:2; Deuteronomy 32:50 (all P); וְנִכְרְתָה הַנֶּפֶשׁ מֵעַמֶּיהָ Genesis 17:4 (severed from living kinsmen), so Leviticus 7:20, Leviticus 7:21, Leviticus 7:25, Leviticus 7:27; Leviticus 19:8; Leviticus 23:29; Numbers 9:13, מִקֶּרֶב עַמֶּיהָ Exodus 31:14, compare Exodus 30:33, Exodus 30:38; Leviticus 17:9 (all PH); מֵעַמָּיו יִקַּח אִשָּׁה Leviticus 21:14 (H), and perhaps Judges 14:3 (simile I. עַם : [םָ֯, הָּ֯] מִקֶּרֶב עַמּוֺ Leviticus 17:4, Leviticus 17:10; Leviticus 18:29+); other combinations Judges 5:14 (si vera lectio read perhaps בְּעַמֶּ֑ךָ, see I. עַם 2 d), Leviticus 21:1, Leviticus 21:4, Leviticus 21:15 (H), Ezekiel 18:18 and (perhaps) 2 Kings 4:13. — בֶּןעַֿמִּי perhaps = son of my kinsman; on proper name with עַם see GrayProp. N. 41 ff.
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11:6; 11:6; 11:6; 14:16; 17:4; 17:14; 19:4; 23:7; 23:11; 23:12; 23:13; 25:8; 25:8; 25:17; 27:29; 28:3; 32:7; 33:15; 35:6; 35:29; 41:40; 48:4; 49:29; 49:29; 49:33; 50:20


1:9; 1:20; 1:20; 1:22; 3:7; 3:7; 5:1; 5:16; 19:5; 20:18; 21:8; 21:8; 22:28; 24:2; 30:33; 30:38; 31:14; 33:16


4:22; 4:27; 7:20; 7:21; 7:25; 7:27; 16:33; 17:4; 17:9; 17:10; 18:29; 19:8; 19:16; 19:18; 20:2; 21:1; 21:4; 21:14; 21:14; 21:15; 23:29


9:13; 11:1; 11:12; 11:13; 11:29; 11:34; 14:9; 20:20; 20:24; 21:29; 21:29; 22:5; 27:13; 27:13; 31:2; 31:2; 31:32


2:25; 4:6; 7:6; 7:6; 14:2; 26:18; 28:32; 32:50; 32:50; 33:3


4:24; 5:5; 8:1; 8:3; 8:11; 8:11; 10:7; 11:7; 17:14; 17:15; 17:17


1:16; 3:18; 5:8; 5:8; 5:14; 5:14; 5:14; 5:14; 8:5; 9:36; 9:36; 9:37; 14:3; 14:3; 14:16; 14:17; 18:7; 20:2


1:10; 1:15; 1:16

1 Samuel

2:24; 9:12; 9:13; 11:11

2 Samuel

13:24; 15:17; 17:29

1 Kings

8:43; 9:23; 20:10

2 Kings

4:13; 4:13; 11:14; 11:18; 11:19; 11:20; 15:5; 16:15; 21:24; 23:6; 24:14

1 Chronicles

5:25; 16:28

2 Chronicles

31:4; 32:13; 32:19; 35:5; 35:12


4:4; 9:14; 10:2; 10:11


5:1; 7:5; 9:10; 9:22; 9:24; 9:30; 10:28; 10:31; 13:24; 13:24


1:22; 3:12




22:27; 45:10; 74:14; 96:7; 107:32; 114:1


30:25; 30:26


2:3; 10:6; 22:4; 27:11; 34:11; 44:7; 62:12; 63:18


4:11; 5:31; 6:14; 8:5; 8:5; 14:17; 17:19; 21:7; 22:4; 26:23; 29:16; 29:25; 34:19; 36:9; 37:2; 37:12; 41:13; 41:14; 44:21; 46:16; 48:46


2:11; 3:48; 4:3; 4:6; 4:10


3:5; 3:6; 18:18; 23:24; 26:20; 32:3; 33:2; 33:12; 45:22; 46:3; 46:9


8:24; 11:15; 12:7











Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H5971 matches the Hebrew עַם (ʿam),
which occurs 1,870 times in 1,655 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Page 1 / 34 (Gen 11:6–Exo 5:10)

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 11:6 - The LORD said, “Behold, they are one people, H5971 and they all have [fn]the same language. And this is what they began to do, and now nothing which they purpose to do will be [fn]impossible for them.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 14:16 - He brought back all the goods, and also brought back his [fn]relative Lot with his possessions, and also the women, and the people. H5971
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 17:14 - “But an uncircumcised male who is not circumcised in the flesh of his foreskin, that person shall be cut off from his people; H5971 he has broken My covenant.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 17:16 - “I will bless her, and indeed I will give you a son by her. Then I will bless her, and she shall be a mother of nations; kings of peoples H5971 will [fn]come from her.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 19:4 - Before they lay down, the men of the city, the men of Sodom, surrounded the house, both young and old, all the people H5971 [fn]from every quarter;
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 23:7 - So Abraham rose and bowed to the people H5971 of the land, the sons of Heth.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 23:11 - “No, my lord, hear me; I give you the field, and I give you the cave that is in it. In the presence of the sons of my people H5971 I give it to you; bury your dead.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 23:12 - And Abraham bowed before the people H5971 of the land.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 23:13 - He spoke to Ephron in the hearing of the people H5971 of the land, saying, “If you will only please listen to me; I will give the price of the field, accept it from me that I may bury my dead there.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 25:8 - Abraham breathed his last and died in a [fn]ripe old age, an old man and satisfied with life; and he was gathered to his people. H5971
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 25:17 - These are the years of the life of Ishmael, one hundred and thirty-seven years; and he breathed his last and died, and was gathered to his people. H5971
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 26:10 - Abimelech said, “What is this you have done to us? One of the people H5971 might easily have lain with your wife, and you would have brought guilt upon us.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 26:11 - So Abimelech charged all the people, H5971 saying, “He who touches this man or his wife shall surely be put to death.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 27:29 - May peoples H5971 serve you,
And nations bow down to you;
Be master of your brothers,
And may your mother’s sons bow down to you.
Cursed be those who curse you,
And blessed be those who bless you.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 28:3 - “May [fn]God Almighty bless you and make you fruitful and multiply you, that you may become a company of peoples. H5971
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 32:7 - Then Jacob was greatly afraid and distressed; and he divided the people H5971 who were with him, and the flocks and the herds and the camels, into two companies;
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 33:15 - Esau said, “Please let me leave with you some of the people H5971 who are with me.” But he said,[fn]What need is there? Let me find favor in the sight of my lord.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 34:16 - then we will give our daughters to you, and we will take your daughters for ourselves, and we will [fn]live with you and become one people. H5971
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 34:22 - “Only on this condition will the men consent to us to [fn]live with us, to become one people: H5971 that every male among us be circumcised as they are circumcised.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 35:6 - So Jacob came to Luz (that is, Bethel), which is in the land of Canaan, he and all the people H5971 who were with him.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 35:29 - Isaac breathed his last and died and was gathered to his people, H5971 an old man [fn]of ripe age; and his sons Esau and Jacob buried him.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 41:40 - “You shall be over my house, and according to your [fn]command all my people H5971 shall [fn]do homage; only in the throne I will be greater than you.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 41:55 - So when all the land of Egypt was famished, the people H5971 cried out to Pharaoh for bread; and Pharaoh said to all the Egyptians, “Go to Joseph; whatever he says to you, you shall do.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 42:6 - Now Joseph was the ruler over the land; he was the one who sold to all the people H5971 of the land. And Joseph’s brothers came and bowed down to him with their faces to the ground.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 47:21 - As for the people, H5971 he removed them to the cities from one end of Egypt’s border to the other.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 47:23 - Then Joseph said to the people, H5971 “Behold, I have today bought you and your land for Pharaoh; now, here is seed for you, and you may sow the land.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 48:4 - and He said to me, ‘Behold, I will make you fruitful and numerous, and I will make you a company of peoples, H5971 and will give this land to your [fn]descendants after you for an everlasting possession.’
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 48:19 - But his father refused and said, “I know, my son, I know; he also will become a people H5971 and he also will be great. However, his younger brother shall be greater than he, and his [fn]descendants shall become a [fn]multitude of nations.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 49:10 - “The scepter shall not depart from Judah,
Nor the ruler’s staff from between his feet,
[fn]Until Shiloh comes,
And to him shall be the obedience of the peoples. H5971
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 49:16 - “Dan shall judge his people, H5971
As one of the tribes of Israel.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 49:29 - Then he charged them and said to them, “I am about to be gathered to my people; H5971 bury me with my fathers in the cave that is in the field of Ephron the Hittite,
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 49:33 - When Jacob finished charging his sons, he drew his feet into the bed and breathed his last, and was gathered to his people. H5971
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 50:20 - “As for you, you meant evil against me, but God meant it for good in order to bring about [fn]this present result, to preserve many people H5971 alive.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 1:9 - He said to his people, H5971 “Behold, the people H5971 of the sons of Israel are [fn]more and mightier than we.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 1:20 - So God was good to the midwives, and the people H5971 multiplied, and became very [fn]mighty.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 1:22 - Then Pharaoh commanded all his people, H5971 saying, “Every son who is born [fn]you are to cast into the Nile, and every daughter you are to keep alive.”
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 3:7 - The LORD said, “I have surely seen the affliction of My people H5971 who are in Egypt, and have given heed to their cry because of their taskmasters, for I am aware of their sufferings.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 3:10 - “Therefore, come now, and I will send you to Pharaoh, so that you may bring My people, H5971 the sons of Israel, out of Egypt.”
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 3:12 - And He said, “Certainly I will be with you, and this shall be the sign to you that it is I who have sent you: when you have brought the people H5971 out of Egypt, you shall [fn]worship God at this mountain.”
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 3:21 - “I will grant this people H5971 favor in the sight of the Egyptians; and it shall be that when you go, you will not go empty-handed.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 4:16 - “Moreover, he shall speak for you to the people; H5971 and he will be as a mouth for you and you will be as God to him.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 4:21 - The LORD said to Moses, “When you go [fn]back to Egypt see that you perform before Pharaoh all the wonders which I have put in your [fn]power; but I will harden his heart so that he will not let the people H5971 go.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 4:30 - and Aaron spoke all the words which the LORD had spoken to Moses. He then performed the signs in the sight of the people. H5971
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 4:31 - So the people H5971 believed; and when they heard that the LORD [fn]was concerned about the sons of Israel and that He had seen their affliction, then they bowed low and worshiped.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 5:1 - And afterward Moses and Aaron came and said to Pharaoh, “Thus says the LORD, the God of Israel, ‘Let My people H5971 go that they may celebrate a feast to Me in the wilderness.’”
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 5:4 - But the king of Egypt said to them, “Moses and Aaron, why do you [fn]draw the people H5971 away from their [fn]work? Get back to your [fn]labors!”
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 5:5 - Again Pharaoh said, “Look, the people H5971 of the land are now many, and you would have them cease from their labors!”
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 5:6 - So the same day Pharaoh commanded the taskmasters over the people H5971 and their foremen, saying,
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 5:7 - “You are no longer to give the people H5971 straw to make brick as previously; let them go and gather straw for themselves.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 5:10 - So the taskmasters of the people H5971 and their foremen went out and spoke to the people, H5971 saying, “Thus says Pharaoh, ‘I am not going to give you any straw.

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