14 And the officers of the children of Israel, whom Pharaoh’s taskmasters had set over them, were beaten and told, Why have you not finished, both yesterday and today, the amount of bricks required of you previously?
15 Then the officers of the children of Israel came and cried out to Pharaoh, saying, Why do you treat your servants this way?
16 No straw is given to your servants, and they say to us, Make bricks. And now your servants are being beaten, but it is the fault of your own people.
17 But he said, Idle is what you are, idle; therefore you say, Let us go and sacrifice to Jehovah.
18 So go now and work; and no straw shall be given you, but you shall deliver the quota of bricks.
19 And the officers of the children of Israel saw that they were in trouble, when it was said, You shall not diminish any of the daily assignment of your bricks.
20 And they came upon Moses and Aaron who were standing there to meet them when they came forth from Pharaoh.
21 And they said to them, Jehovah look upon you and judge, because you have made us odious in the sight of Pharaoh and in the sight of his servants so as to put a sword in their hand to kill us.
22 Then Moses went back to Jehovah and said, Lord, why have You mistreated this people? Why is it that You sent me?
23 Ever since I came to Pharaoh to speak in Your name, he has mistreated this people, and You have not delivered Your people at all.
1 And Jehovah said to Moses, Now you will see what I will do to Pharaoh; for because of a mighty hand he will let them go, and because of a mighty hand he will drive them out of his land.
2 And God spoke to Moses and said to him, I am Jehovah.
3 And I appeared to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob as the All-sufficient God; but by My name Jehovah I did not make Myself known to them.
4 And I also established My covenant with them, to give them the land of Canaan, the land of their sojournings, in which they sojourned.
5 And I have also heard the groaning of the children of Israel, whom the Egyptians have enslaved; and I have remembered My covenant.
6 Therefore say to the children of Israel, I am Jehovah, and I will bring you out from under the burdens of the Egyptians, and I will deliver you from their bondage, and I will redeem you with an outstretched arm and with great acts of judgment.
7 And I will take you to Myself as My people, and I will be your God; and you shall know that I am Jehovah your God, the One who brought you out from under the burdens of the Egyptians.
8 And I will bring you to the land which I swore to give to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob; and I will give it to you as a possession. I am Jehovah.
9 And Moses spoke this to the children of Israel, but they did not listen to Moses on account of exasperation of spirit and harsh bondage.
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