5:1And afterwards have Moses and Aaron entered, and they say unto Pharaoh, `Thus said Jehovah, God of Israel, Send My people away, and they keep a feast to Me in the wilderness;'
5:2and Pharaoh saith, `Who is Jehovah, that I hearken to His voice, to send Israel away? I have not known Jehovah, and Israel also I do not send away.'
5:3And they say, `The God of the Hebrews hath met with us, let us go, we pray thee, a journey of three days into the wilderness, and we sacrifice to Jehovah our God, lest He meet us with pestilence or with sword.'
5:4And the king of Egypt saith unto them, `Why, Moses and Aaron, do ye free the people from its works? go to your burdens.'
5:5Pharaoh also saith, `Lo, numerous now is the people of the land, and ye have caused them to cease from their burdens!'
5:6And Pharaoh commandeth, on that day, the exactors among the people and its authorities, saying,
5:7`Ye do not add to give straw to the people for the making of the bricks, as heretofore -- they go and have gathered straw for themselves;
5:8and the proper quantity of the bricks which they are making heretofore ye do put on them, ye do not diminish from it, for they are remiss, therefore they are crying, saying, Let us go, let us sacrifice to our God;
5:9let the service be heavy on the men, and let them work at it, and not be dazzled by lying words.'
5:10And the exactors of the people, and its authorities, go out, and speak unto the people, saying, `Thus said Pharaoh, I do not give you straw,
5:11ye -- go ye, take for yourselves straw where ye find it, for there is nothing of your service diminished.'
5:12And the people is scattered over all the land of Egypt, to gather stubble for straw,
5:13and the exactors are making haste, saying, `Complete your works, the matter of a day in its day, as when there is straw.'
5:14And the authorities of the sons of Israel, whom the exactors of Pharaoh have placed over them, are beaten, saying, `Wherefore have ye not completed your portion in making brick as heretofore, both yesterday and to-day?'
5:15And the authorities of the sons of Israel come in and cry unto Pharaoh, saying, `Why dost thou thus to thy servants?
5:16Straw is not given to thy servants, and they are saying to us, Make bricks, and lo, thy servants are smitten -- and thy people hath sinned.'
5:17And he saith, `Remiss -- ye are remiss, therefore ye are saying, Let us go, let us sacrifice to Jehovah;
5:18and now, go, serve; and straw is not given to you, and the measure of bricks ye do give.'
5:19And the authorities of the sons of Israel see them in affliction, saying, `Ye do not diminish from your bricks; the matter of a day in its day.'
5:20And they meet Moses and Aaron standing to meet them, in their coming out from Pharaoh,
5:21and say unto them, `Jehovah look upon you, and judge, because ye have caused our fragrance to stink in the eyes of Pharaoh, and in the eyes of his servants -- to give a sword into their hand to slay us.'
5:22And Moses turneth back unto Jehovah, and saith, `Lord, why hast Thou done evil to this people? why is this? -- Thou hast sent me!
5:23and since I have come unto Pharaoh, to speak in Thy name, he hath done evil to this people, and Thou hast not at all delivered Thy people.'
6:1And Jehovah saith unto Moses, `Now dost thou see that which I do to Pharaoh, for with a strong hand he doth send them away, yea, with a strong hand he doth cast them out of his land.'
6:2And God speaketh unto Moses, and saith unto him, `I am Jehovah,
6:3and I appear unto Abraham, unto Isaac, and unto Jacob, as God Almighty; as to My name Jehovah, I have not been known to them;
6:4and also I have established My covenant with them, to give to them the land of Canaan, the land of their sojournings, wherein they have sojourned;
6:5and also I have heard the groaning of the sons of Israel, whom the Egyptians are causing to serve, and I remember My covenant.
6:6`Therefore say to the sons of Israel, I am Jehovah, and I have brought you out from under the burdens of the Egyptians, and have delivered you from their service, and have redeemed you by a stretched-out arm, and by great judgments,
6:7and have taken you to Me for a people, and I have been to you for God, and ye have known that I am Jehovah your God, who is bringing you out from under the burdens of the Egyptians;
6:8and I have brought you in unto the land which I have lifted up My hand to give it to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob, and have given it to you -- a possession; I am Jehovah.'
6:9And Moses speaketh so unto the sons of Israel, and they hearkened not unto Moses, for anguish of spirit, and for harsh service.
6:10And Jehovah speaketh unto Moses, saying,
6:11`Go in, speak unto Pharaoh king of Egypt, and he doth send the sons of Israel out of his land;
6:12and Moses speaketh before Jehovah, saying, `Lo, the sons of Israel have not hearkened unto me, and how doth Pharaoh hear me, and I of uncircumcised lips?'
6:13And Jehovah speaketh unto Moses, and unto Aaron, and chargeth them for the sons of Israel, and for Pharaoh king of Egypt, to bring out the sons of Israel from the land of Egypt.
6:14These are heads of the house of their fathers: Sons of Reuben first-born of Israel are Hanoch, and Phallu, Hezron, and Carmi: these are families of Reuben.
6:15And sons of Simeon are Jemuel, and Jamin, and Ohad, and Jachin, and Zohar, and Shaul, son of the Canaanitess: these are families of Simeon.
6:16And these are the names of the sons of Levi, as to their births: Gershon, and Kohath, and Merari: and the years of the life of Levi are a hundred and thirty and seven years.
6:17The sons of Gershon are Libni, and Shimi, as to their families.
6:18And the sons of Kohath are Amram, and Izhar, and Hebron, and Uzziel: and the years of the life of Kohath are a hundred and thirty and three years.
6:19And the sons of Merari are Mahli and Mushi: these are families of Levi, as to their births.
6:20And Amram taketh Jochebed his aunt to himself for a wife, and she beareth to him Aaron and Moses: and the years of the life of Amram are a hundred and thirty and seven years.
6:21And sons of Izhar are Korah, and Nepheg, and Zichri.
6:22And sons of Uzziel are Mishael, and Elzaphan, and Sithri.
6:23And Aaron taketh Elisheba daughter of Amminadab, sister of Naashon, to himself for a wife, and she beareth to him Nadab, and Abihu, Eleazar, and Ithamar.
6:24And sons of Korah are Assir, and Elkanah, and Abiasaph: these are families of the Korhite.
6:25And Eleazar, Aaron's son, hath taken to him one of the daughters of Putiel for a wife to himself, and she beareth to him Phinehas: these are heads of the fathers of the Levites, as to their families.
6:26This is Aaron -- and Moses -- to whom Jehovah said, `Bring ye out the sons of Israel from the land of Egypt, by their hosts;'
6:27these are they who are speaking unto Pharaoh king of Egypt, to bring out the sons of Israel from Egypt, this is Moses -- and Aaron.
6:28And it cometh to pass in the day of Jehovah's speaking unto Moses in the land of Egypt,
6:29that Jehovah speaketh unto Moses, saying, `I am Jehovah, speak unto Pharaoh king of Egypt all that I am speaking unto thee.'
6:30And Moses saith before Jehovah, `Lo, I am of uncircumcised lips, and how doth Pharaoh hearken unto me?'
7:1And Jehovah saith unto Moses, `See, I have given thee a god to Pharaoh, and Aaron thy brother is thy prophet;
7:2thou -- thou dost speak all that I command thee, and Aaron thy brother doth speak unto Pharaoh, and he hath sent the sons of Israel out of his land.
7:3`And I harden the heart of Pharaoh, and have multiplied My signs and My wonders in the land of Egypt,
7:4and Pharaoh doth not hearken, and I have put My hand on Egypt, and have brought out My hosts, My people, the sons of Israel, from the land of Egypt by great judgments;
7:5and the Egyptians have known that I am Jehovah, in My stretching out My hand against Egypt; and I have brought out the sons of Israel from their midst.'
7:6And Moses doth -- Aaron also -- as Jehovah commanded them; so have they done;
7:7and Moses is a son of eighty years, and Aaron is a son of eighty and three years, in their speaking unto Pharaoh.
7:8And Jehovah speaketh unto Moses and unto Aaron, saying,
7:9`When Pharaoh speaketh unto you, saying, Give for yourselves a wonder; then thou hast said unto Aaron, Take thy rod, and cast before Pharaoh -- it becometh a monster.'
7:10And Moses goeth in -- Aaron also -- unto Pharaoh, and they do so as Jehovah hath commanded; and Aaron casteth his rod before Pharaoh, and before his servants, and it becometh a monster.
7:11And Pharaoh also calleth for wise men, and for sorcerers; and the scribes of Egypt, they also, with their flashings, do so,
7:12and they cast down each his rod, and they become monsters, and the rod of Aaron swalloweth their rods;
7:13and the heart of Pharaoh is strong, and he hath not hearkened unto them, as Jehovah hath spoken.
7:14And Jehovah saith unto Moses, `The heart of Pharaoh hath been hard, he hath refused to send the people away;
7:15go unto Pharaoh in the morning, lo, he is going out to the water, and thou hast stood to meet him by the edge of the River, and the rod which was turned to a serpent thou dost take in thy hand,
7:16and thou hast said unto him: Jehovah, God of the Hebrews, hath sent me unto thee, saying, Send My people away, and they serve Me in the wilderness; and lo, thou hast not hearkened hitherto.
7:17`Thus said Jehovah: By this thou knowest that I am Jehovah; lo, I am smiting with the rod which is in my hand, on the waters which are in the River, and they have been turned to blood,
7:18and the fish that are in the River die, and the River hath stank, and the Egyptians have been wearied of drinking waters from the River.'
7:19And Jehovah saith unto Moses, `Say unto Aaron, Take thy rod, and stretch out thy hand against the waters of Egypt, against their streams, against their rivers, and against their ponds, and against all their collections of waters; and they are blood -- and there hath been blood in all the land of Egypt, both in vessels of wood, and in those of stone.'
7:20And Moses and Aaron do so, as Jehovah hath commanded, and he lifteth up his hand with the rod, and smiteth the waters which are in the River, before the eyes of Pharaoh, and before the eyes of his servants, and all the waters which are in the River are turned to blood,
7:21and the fish which is in the River hath died, and the River stinketh, and the Egyptians have not been able to drink water from the River; and the blood is in all the land of Egypt.
7:22And the scribes of Egypt do so with their flashings, and the heart of Pharaoh is strong, and he hath not hearkened unto them, as Jehovah hath spoken,
7:23and Pharaoh turneth and goeth in unto his house, and hath not set his heart even to this;
7:24and all the Egyptians seek water round about the river to drink, for they have not been able to drink of the waters of the River.
7:25And seven days are completed after Jehovah's smiting the River,