Exodus Chapter 5

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Exodus 5

1 And afterward Moses and Aaron went in, and told Pharaoh, Thus saith the Lord God of Israel, Let my people go, that they may hold a feast unto me in the wilderness.

2 And Pharaoh said, Who is the Lord, that I should obey his voice to let Israel go? I know not the Lord, neither will I let Israel go.

3 And they said, The God of the Hebrews hath met with us: let us go, we pray thee, three days’ journey into the desert, and sacrifice unto the Lord our God; lest he fall upon us with pestilence, or with the sword.

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.

9 Let there more work be laid upon the men, that they may labour therein; and let them not regard vain words.

10 And the taskmasters of the people went out, and their officers, and they spake to the people, saying, Thus saith Pharaoh, I will not give you straw.

11 Go ye, get you straw where ye can find it: yet not ought of your work shall be diminished.

12 So the people were scattered abroad throughout all the land of Egypt to gather stubble instead of straw.

13 And the taskmasters hasted them, saying, Fulfil your works, your daily tasks, as when there was straw.

14 And the officers of the children of Israel, which Pharaoh’s taskmasters had set over them, were beaten, and demanded, Wherefore have ye not fulfilled your task in making brick both yesterday and to day, as heretofore?

15 Then the officers of the children of Israel came and cried unto Pharaoh, saying, Wherefore dealest thou thus with thy servants?

16 There is no straw given unto thy servants, and they say to us, Make brick: and, behold, thy servants are beaten; but the fault is in thine own people.

17 But he said, Ye are idle, ye are idle: therefore ye say, Let us go and do sacrifice to the Lord.

18 Go therefore now, and work; for there shall no straw be given you, yet shall ye deliver the tale of bricks.

19 And the officers of the children of Israel did see that they were in evil case, after it was said, Ye shall not minish ought from your bricks of your daily task.

20 And they met Moses and Aaron, who stood in the way, as they came forth from Pharaoh:

21 And they said unto them, The Lord look upon you, and judge; because ye have made our savour to be abhorred in the eyes of Pharaoh, and in the eyes of his servants, to put a sword in their hand to slay us.

22 And Moses returned unto the Lord, and said, Lord, wherefore hast thou so evil entreated this people? why is it that thou hast sent me?

23 For since I came to Pharaoh to speak in thy name, he hath done evil to this people; neither hast thou delivered thy people at all.

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27 thoughts on “Exodus Chapter 5

  1. Verse 2 MSG “Pharaoh said, “And who is God that I should listen to him and send Israel off? I know nothing of this so-called ‘God’ and I’m certainly not going to send Israel off.” Same verse NLT ” “Is that so?” retorted Pharaoh. “And who is the Lord? Why should I listen to him and let Israel go? I don’t know the Lord, and I will not let Israel go.” This made me think of how people tend to question or criticize things they really just don’t understand. We must look to the Lord for understanding and revelation.

  2. Exodus 5:2
    “And Pharaoh said, Who is the Lord, that I should obey his voice to let Israel go? I know not the Lord, neither will I let Israel go.”

    Pharaoh is an example of people in the world today. They don’t know the Lord or who He is. Their understanding is darkened, and they are ignorant to who God is because of the blindness of their hearts. Eph. 4:18 says, ” Having the understanding darkened, being alienated from the life of God through the ignorance that is in them, because of the blindness of their hearts.”

    We need to pray that people’s understanding and hearts would be open and see who Jesus is.
    It’s time to show and tell the world about Jesus.
    NOW is the Time.

  3. 2 “Is that so?” retorted Pharaoh. “And who is the Lord? Why should I listen to him and let Israel go? I don’t know the Lord, and I will not let Israel go.” (NLT)

    I think it’s fair to say Moses wasn’t expecting this answer from Pharaoh, nor the cruel response he had by making Isreal work even harder. More often than not things will not go how we intend or think they should. We need to remember though, we are not the author, but God; if we just trust Him, He will deliver as He said.

  4. WHEN GODS WILL DOES NOT MAKE SENSE

    22 And Moses returned unto the Lord, and said, Lord, wherefore hast thou so evil entreated this people? why is it that thou hast sent me?

    GODS ways are not our ways and frequently we perform out of obedience rather than understanding. Moses is sure that heard from the LORD and now that he has obeyed, the situation has declined for the people. Moses is clearly confused and disappointed, however he does not run away, quit or even become lax.

    Moses returned to the LORD! When GOD doesn’t make sense, we are tempted to run to every book, leader, friend or family member for their opinion on the matter. We should RETURN to the LORD. Enquire of the LORD for MORE UNDERSTANDING.

    iRepent
    iPraise
    iPray
    iWork
    iGive
    iReap

  5. No one goes through life without difficulties. In order to get our attention; the Lord may allow adversity to bring out the best or the worst in our attitudes – depending on our perspective. The Lord is far more interested in developing our character than in seeing us succeed in our jobs. It has been said that you can teach some people by what you say; you can teach a little more by what you do; but you teach most effectively through who you are.

  6. The Jew’s were angry and hostile toward Moses.
    VS. 22-23
    Instead of rescue obeying God’s command seem to make the situation worse. Don’t be surprised if obeying God seems to make the situation worse. Sometimes obedience dose not bring fast relief or instant change to a difficult situation. God has his own purposes in what happens and often things seem to get worse before they get better. Just keep on obeying God.

  7. 1 And afterward Moses and Aaron went in, and told Pharaoh, Thus saith the Lord God of Israel, Let my people go, that they may hold a feast unto me in the wilderness.

    2 And Pharaoh said, Who is the Lord, that I should obey his voice to let Israel go? I know not the Lord, neither will I let Israel go.

    3 And they said, The God of the Hebrews hath met with us: let us go, we pray thee, three days’ journey into the desert, and sacrifice unto the Lord our God; lest he fall upon us with pestilence, or with the sword.

    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.

    In Pharaoh’s eyes he was a god, how could there be a God above him. The people feared Pharaoh, Moses was sent to free the Hebrews. Even Moses had some disbelief in that God could deliver his people from Pharaoh. That can be said of today’s leaders. There are those that feel like gods because of the power that is given to them by the people. There is no other God, and there shall never be one before our God Almighty. My favorite verse John 14:6 I am the truth, the way and the life. Nobody comes to the Father, except through me. We need to be watchful of our hearts and souls. God is awesome, but we still are flesh and have to die of it daily…. be blessed all of us.

  8. 9 Load them down with more work. Make them sweat! That will teach them to listen to lies!”

    Seems to be true today. Society continues to bombard us daily with articles, commercials, internet and entertainment to try and tell us, there is no God. The bible is just a fictional book. The liberals want us to sweat it out and try to put us on the spot, and ridicule us for believing in the bible. As Christians, we should not sweat it, and dont worry about it, cause we are standing for what we believe! One day we all shall bow to the Lord.

  9. 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.

    The first thought that came to mind were the words of the evabgelist to our church, David Smith as he is about to do the altar call. “The miniute you take one step towards God the enemy will rush at you like a flood…but our God is greater” yes the devil wants to keep people in egypt in bondage to sin and distruction but God is sending us with the message of salvation to bring hope to people in this world. We should continue to seek God and ask Him to reveal ways in which we can share this freedom with every one and be there to encourage people when trouble comes. We should be encouraged for our Lord Jesus has overcome the world.

  10. Exodus 5:19 The Israelite overseers realized they were in trouble when they were told you are not to reduce the number of bricks required of you for each day. When they left Pharaoh they found Moses and Aaron waiting to meet them and they said, May the Lord look on you and judge you! You have made us obnoxious to Pharaoh and his officials and have put a sword in their hand to kill us.

  11. iLove to eat More Word

    “The foremen said to them, “May the LORD judge and punish you for making us stink before Pharaoh and his officials. You have put a sword into their hands, an excuse to kill us!””
    ‭‭Exodus‬ ‭5:21‬ ‭NLT‬‬

    Looking at this situation in the flesh causes these foremen to basically curse these men of God and cast false accusation against them. We must be careful not to judge things according to our perception of realility.

  12. Exodus 5:17-18 (KJV Strong’s)

    But he said, Ye are idle, ye are idle: therefore ye say, Let us go and do sacrifice to the Lord.

    Go therefore now, and work; for there shall no straw be given you, yet shall ye deliver the tale of bricks.

    What a temptation! The first thing the devil used to dissuade the people from doing what the Lord wanted was threaten to end government welfare. The Egyptians worked in their fields and gathered the straw for the people so that they could make the bricks.

    Pharaoh essentially was saying if you choose to serve God over me then you will miss out on the things that I give you. Little did they know that the land flowing with milk and honey, and greater than Pharaoh could ever provide was on the way.

  13. Exodus 5:2
    “And Pharaoh said, Who is the Lord, that I should obey his voice to let Israel go? I know not the Lord, neither will I let Israel go.”
    the King’s heart was hardened to God so much so that he would disobeyed direct order from God. It’s clear that he did not respect Moses as God’s to man but it would not be long as we continue to read through these chapters before they found out who was really in charge.

  14. Exodus 5:1-14. Pharaoh’s response to Moses and Aaron is very illuminating and sets the tone for the whole Exodus account. He said, Who is the Lord,that I should obey his voice to let Israel go? I know not the Lord, neither will I let Israel go.

  15. v1 And afterward Moses and Aaron went in, and told Pharaoh, This saith the LORD GOD of Israel, Let my poeple go, that they may hold a feast unto me in the wilderness.
    v23 For since I came to Pharaoh to speak in thy name, he hath done evil to this people; neither hast thou delivered thy people at all.

    When GOD promises us something HE never forgets no matters how hard things may seem to get.

  16. 21 And they said unto them, The Lord look upon you, and judge; because ye have made our savour to be abhorred in the eyes of Pharaoh, and in the eyes of his servants, to put a sword in their hand to slay us.

    22 And Moses returned unto the Lord, and said, Lord, wherefore hast thou so evil entreated this people? why is it that thou hast sent me?
    God is setting the stage for his glory! Mmhmm yeah!!!

  17. 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.

  18. I know him

    2 And Pharaoh said, Who is the Lord, that I should obey his voice to let Israel go? I know not the Lord, neither will I let Israel go.

    This is the reason that people struggle with commitment to the work of the Lord. They don’t really know him. It is easier to take orders or direction from someone that you know rather than someone that you dont.

  19. “Moses returned to the Lord. He said to him, “Lord, why have you brought trouble on these people? Is this why you sent me? I went to Pharaoh to speak to him in your name. Ever since then, he has brought nothing but trouble on these people. And you haven’t saved your people at all.””
    ‭‭Exodus‬ ‭5:22-23‬ ‭NIRV‬‬

    It doesn’t matter what the situation looks like God always has the last move. 

  20. “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.” They were punished because it appeared that they only wanted time off and time to worship God (Jesus). One should be first and foremost thankful to God, if one was born in a free land, and then too those that sacrificed all; so that one could have time to worship God (freedom is not free). Dear God, thank you for allowing me to be free born, and bless those and their families that gave their lives, for my freedom; “Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done”. “In GOD we trust”. “One Nation under GOD, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all”. What a mighty GOD we serve! Thank GOD for his word. GOD bless America, Jerusalem, and you all in JESUS name, Amen!

  21. “As they left Pharaoh, they found Moses and Aaron waiting to meet them. The foremen said to them, “May GOD see what you’ve done and judge you—you’ve made us stink before Pharaoh and his servants! You’ve put a weapon in his hand that’s going to kill us!””
    ‭‭Exodus‬ ‭5:20-21‬ ‭MSG‬‬
    http://bible.com/97/exo.5.20-21.msg

    Sometimes things get a little worse before they get better. Deliverance was coming but it appeared to all parties that matters were only getting worse. God knows what he is doing. Look towards the end.

  22. “Moses went back to GOD and said, “My Master, why are you treating this people so badly? And why did you ever send me? From the moment I came to Pharaoh to speak in your name, things have only gotten worse for this people. And rescue? Does this look like rescue to you?””
    ‭‭Exodus‬ ‭5:22-23‬ ‭MSG‬‬
    http://bible.com/97/exo.5.22-23.msg

    It may seem like everything gets worse before the miracle arrives. These people were beaten but soon they will be restored and given their freedom. God will keep his word.

  23. “And they met Moses and Aaron, who stood in the way, as they came forth from Pharaoh: And they said unto them, The Lord look upon you, and judge; because ye have made our savour to be abhorred in the eyes of Pharaoh, and in the eyes of his servants, to put a sword in their hand to slay us.”
    ‭‭Exodus‬ ‭5:20-21‬ ‭KJV‬‬

    The people became upset because what they were doing for Pharoh was not being looked on with favor. Thrhing is that when you are moving towers hip God your focus changes. You no longer seek after th old. Other people sometimes become upset because they don’t know why you changed. Focusing on God causes him to give you favor, but sometimes it upsets others toget you out of where you are.

  24. What I learned was that pharaoh vanquished the Hebrew people and Pharaoh used them as slaves for his massive building projects. Because God blessed the Hebrew people with rapid numeric growth, the Egyptians began to fear the increasing number of Jews living in their land. So Paraoh ordered the death of all male children born to Hebrew women!! In Jesus Name!!!

  25. 2 And Pharaoh said, Who is the Lord, that I should obey his voice to let Israel go? I know not the Lord, neither will I let Israel go.

    Pharaoh did not the Lord therefore he made the lives of the Israelites harder in retaliation for them wanting to be freed to find their promise land. Many times people that don’t understand our relationship with the Lord make tags harder for us . We can’t allow what others do to us define us, but we must keep our face set like a flint and not be detoured and lose sight of our goals and purpose,

  26. 21 And they said unto them, The Lord look upon you, and judge; because ye have made our savour to be abhorred in the eyes of Pharaoh, and in the eyes of his servants, to put a sword in their hand to slay us.

    22 And Moses returned unto the Lord, and said, Lord, wherefore hast thou so evil entreated this people? why is it that thou hast sent me?

    23 For since I came to Pharaoh to speak in thy name, he hath done evil to this people; neither hast thou delivered thy people at all.

    When God is ready to deliver you, that’s when the devil will come at you like a flood, ready to try and distract you and keep you occupied in your life so you can’t see what is happening in the supernatural. But when the trouble comes, just know and remember, the devil is giving everything he has so you don’t get your miracle: which means it’s already on it’s way

  27. 23 For since I came to Pharaoh to speak in thy name, he hath done evil to this people; neither hast thou delivered thy people at all.

    Moses is speaking to the Lord here, he’s been send to request freedom of the slaves and it has caused Pharoah to retaliate. Pharoah is demanding the slaved to make brick but not give them the supplies they need to make it with. He is giving them what seems to be an impossible task looking for them to fail. But the reoccuring message in this entire book is God makes a way out of no way if we trust him to.

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