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The Israelis’ Appeal Rejected by Pharaoh

15 The Israeli supervisors came and cried out to Pharaoh, “Why are you doing this to us?[a] 16 No straw is being given to us, yet they’re saying to us, ‘Make bricks!’ Look, we are being beaten. It’s wrong how you are treating your people!”

17 Then Pharaoh[b] said, “You are lazy, lazy! That’s why[c] you’re saying, ‘Let’s go offer sacrifices to the Lord.’

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  1. Exodus 5:15 Lit. your servants; and so throughout the book
  2. Exodus 5:17 Lit. he
  3. Exodus 5:17 Lit. therefore

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