“And the taske-masters hasted them, saying; Fulfill your workes, your dayly taskes, as when there was straw.”
King James Version (KJV)
10. ¶ And the taske-masters of the people went out, and their officers, and they spake to the people, saying, Thus saith Pharaoh, I will not giue you straw. 11. Goe ye, get you straw where you can find it: yet not ought of your worke shall be diminished. 12. So the people were scattered abroad throughout al the land of Egypt, to gather stubble in stead of straw. 13. And the taske-masters hasted them, saying; Fulfill your workes, your dayly taskes, as when there was straw. 14. And the officers of the children of Israel, which Pharaohs task-masters had set ouer them, were beaten, and demanded, Wherefore haue ye not fulfilled your taske, in making bricke, both yesterday and to day, as heretofore? 15. ¶ Then the officers of the children of Israel came and cryed vnto Pharaoh, saying, Wherefore dealest thou thus with thy seruants? 16. There is no straw giuen vnto thy seruants, and they say to vs, Make bricke: and beholde, thy seruants are beaten; but the fault is in thine owne people.