"You shall no longer givegive the people strawstraw to make brick, as before. Let them gogo and gather strawstraw for themselves.
The number of the bricks, which they made before, you require from them. You shall not diminish anything of it, for they are idle; therefore they cry, saying, 'Let ususgogo and sacrifice to our GodGod.'
Let heavier work be laid on the men, that they may labor therein; and don't let them pay any attention to lying wordswords."
The taskmasterstaskmasters of the people went out, and their officers, and they spokespoke to the people, saying, "This is what PharaohPharaohsayssays: 'I will not givegive you strawstraw.
11GoGo yourselves, get strawstraw where you can findfind it, for nothing of your work shall be diminished.'"
The officers of the childrenchildren of IsraelIsrael, whom Pharaoh'sPharaoh'staskmasterstaskmasters had set over them, were beaten, and demanded, "Why havenhaven't you fulfilled your quota both yesterday and todaytoday, in making brick as before?"