“¶ Then the officers of the children of Israel came and cryed vnto Pharaoh, saying, Wherefore dealest thou thus with thy seruants?”
King James Version (KJV)
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. 17. But he said, Ye are idle, ye are idle: therefore ye say, Let vs goe and doe sacrifice to the Lord. 18. Goe therefore now and worke: for there shall no straw bee giuen you, yet shall ye deliuer the tale of brickes.