1890 Darby's Translation of the Holy Scriptures (DBY)
5:3 And they said, The God of the Hebrews has met with us: let us go, we pray thee, three days' journey into the wilderness, and sacrifice to Jehovah our God; lest he fall upon us with pestilence or with sword.
5:4 And the king of Egypt said to them, Why do ye, Moses and Aaron, wish to have the people go off from their works? Away, to your burdens!
5:5 And Pharaoh said, Behold the people of the land are now many, and ye wish to make them rest from their burdens.
5:6 And Pharaoh commanded the same day the taskmasters of the people, and their officers, saying,
5:7 Ye shall no more give the people straw to make brick, as heretofore: let them go and gather straw for themselves.
5:8 And the number of the bricks they have made heretofore shall ye lay upon them: ye shall not diminish any of it, for they are idle; therefore they cry, saying, Let us go [and] sacrifice to our God.
5:9 Let them put heavier labour on the men, that they may be taken up with it, and not regard vain words.
5:10 ¶ And the taskmasters of the people and their officers went out and spoke to the people, saying, Thus says Pharaoh: I will not give you straw:
5:11 go ye, get yourselves straw where ye may find it; but none of your work shall be diminished.
5:12 And the people were scattered abroad throughout the land of Egypt to gather stubble for straw.
5:13 And the taskmasters urged [them], saying, Fulfil your labours, the daily work, as when there was straw.
5:14 And the officers of the children of Israel, whom Pharaoh's taskmasters had set over them, were beaten, [and] it was said, Why have ye not fulfilled your task in making brick, both yesterday and to-day, as heretofore?
5:15 ¶ Then the officers of the children of Israel came and cried to Pharaoh, saying, Why dost thou deal thus with thy bondmen?
5:16 There is no straw given to thy bondmen, and they say to us, Make brick; and behold, thy bondmen are beaten, but it is the fault of thy people.
5:18 And now gowork! and straw shall not be given you, and ye shall deliver the measure of bricks.
5:19 And the officers of the children of Israel saw [that] it stood ill with them, because it was said, Ye shall not diminish anything from your bricks, the daily work.
5:20 ¶ And they met Moses and Aaron, who stood there to meet them, as they came out from Pharaoh.
5:23 For ever since I came to Pharaoh to speak in thy name, he hath done evil to this people; neither hast thou delivered thy people at all!
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