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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10 So the overseers and foremen of the people went out and said to them, “This is what Pharaoh says:(A) ‘I am not giving you straw.

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13 The overseers insisted, “Finish your assigned work each day, just as you did when straw was provided.” 14 Then the Israelite foremen, whom Pharaoh’s slave drivers had set over the people, were beaten(A) and asked, “Why haven’t you finished making your prescribed number of bricks yesterday or today, as you did before?”

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It scoffs at the noise of the village
and never hears the shouts of a driver.(A)

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