5:1 And afterward Moses and Aaron went in, and told a Pharaoh, Thus saith the LORD God of Israel, Let my people go, that they may b hold a feast unto me in the wilderness.
(a) Faith overcomes fear, and makes men bold in
their calling. b And offer sacrifice.
And Pharaoh said, Behold, the people of the land now [are] many, and ye c
make them rest from their burdens.
(c) As though you would rebel.
5:6 And Pharaoh commanded the same day the
taskmasters of the people, and their d
(d) Who were of the Israelites, and had charge to
see them do their work.
Let there more work be laid upon the men, that they may labour therein; and let
them not regard f vain words.
(e) The more cruelly the tyranny rages, the
nearer is God's help.
(f) Of Moses and Aaron.
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 g put a sword in their hand
to slay us.
(g) It is a grievous things for the servants of
God to be accused of evil, especially by their brethren, when they do what
their duty requires.