EXODUS 5:6

KING JAMES VERSION (KJV)

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“And Pharaoh commanded the same day the taskmasters of the people, and their officers, saying,”

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Exodus 5:6 Translation & Meaning

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And Pharaoh פַּרְעֹ֖ה Paroh, a general title of Egyptian kings Pharaoh
commanded וַיְצַ֥ו (intensively) to constitute, enjoin commanded
the same הַה֑וּא He (she or it); only expressed when emphatic or without a verb; also (intensively) self, or (especially with the article) the same; sometimes (as demonstrative) this or that; occasionally (instead of copula) as or are same
day בַּיּ֣וֹם A day (as the warm hours), whether literal (from sunrise to sunset, or from one sunset to the next), or figurative (a space of time defined by an associated term), (often used adverb) day
the taskmasters הַנֹּֽגְשִׂ֣ים To drive (an animal, a workman, a debtor, an army); by implication, to tax, harass, tyrannize taskmasters
of the people, בָּעָ֔ם A people (as a congregated unit); specifically, a tribe (as those of Israel); hence (collectively) troops or attendants; figuratively, a flock people
and their officers, שֹֽׁטְרָ֖יו Properly, a scribe, i.e., (by analogy or implication) an official superintendent or magistrate officers
saying, לֵאמֹֽר׃ To say (used with great latitude) saying

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  • 4  And the king of Egypt said unto them, Wherefore do ye, Moses and Aaron, let the people from their works? get you unto your burdens.

  • 5  And Pharaoh said, Behold, the people of the land now are many, and ye make them rest from their burdens.

  • 6  And Pharaoh commanded the same day the taskmasters of the people, and their officers, saying,

  • 7  Ye shall no more give the people straw to make brick, as heretofore: let them go and gather straw for themselves.

  • 8  And the tale of the bricks, which they did make heretofore, ye shall lay upon them; ye shall not diminish ought thereof: for they be idle; therefore they cry, saying, Let us go and sacrifice to our God.




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