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11 Therefore they set taskmasters over them (A)to afflict them with their (B)burdens. And they built for Pharaoh (C)supply cities, Pithom (D)and Raamses.

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And the Lord said: (A)“I have surely seen the oppression of My people who are in Egypt, and have heard their cry (B)because of their taskmasters, (C)for I know their [a]sorrows.

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Footnotes

  1. Exodus 3:7 pain

10 And the taskmasters of the people and their officers went out and spoke to the people, saying, “Thus says Pharaoh: ‘I will not give you straw.

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13 And the taskmasters forced them to hurry, saying, “Fulfill your work, your daily quota, as when there was straw.”

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14 Also the (A)officers of the children of Israel, whom Pharaoh’s taskmasters had set over them, were (B)beaten and were asked, “Why have you not fulfilled your task in making brick both yesterday and today, as before?”

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