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 5:19
 5:20
 5:21
5:19 The Israelite foremen realized that they were in serious trouble. They had been clearly told that they could not reduce their daily brick quota.
Vayir'u shotrey veney-Yisra'el otam bera lemor lo-tigre'u milivneychem dvar-yom beyomo.
5:20 When they were leaving Pharaoh, [the foremen] encountered Moses and Aaron waiting to meet them.
Vayifge'u et-Moshe ve'et-Aharon nitsavim likratam betsetam me'et Par'oh.
5:21 'Let God look at you and be your Judge,' they said. 'You have destroyed our reputation with Pharaoh and his advisors. You have placed a sword to kill us in their hands.'
Vayomru alehem yere Adonay aleychem veyishpot asher hiv'ashtem et-reychenu be'eyney Far'oh uve'eyney avadav latet-cherev beyadam lehorgenu.



Commentary:

destroyed our reputation
  Literally, 'making our aroma stink in the eyes of Pharaoh.' See Genesis 34:30.





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