Then the Lord said, “I have observed the misery of My people in Egypt, and have heard them crying out(A) because of their oppressors, and I know about their sufferings.

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The Israelites’ cry for help has come to Me, and I have also seen the way the Egyptians are oppressing(A) them.

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So we called out to Yahweh, the God of our fathers, and the Lord heard our cry and saw our misery, hardship, and oppression.(A)

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Look! The pay that you withheld from the workers(A) who reaped your fields cries out, and the outcry of the harvesters has reached the ears of the Lord of Hosts.[a](B)

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Footnotes

  1. James 5:4 Gk Sabaoth; this word is a transliteration of the Hb word for Hosts, or Armies.

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