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exodus 5:6 So the same day Pharaoh commanded the taskmasters over the people and their foremen, saying,

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      6. Pharaoh commanded--It was a natural consequence of the high displeasure created by this interview that he should put additional burdens on the oppressed Israelites.
      taskmasters--Egyptian overseers, appointed to exact labor of the Israelites.
      officers--Hebrews placed over their brethren, under the taskmasters, precisely analogous to the Arab officers set over the Arab Fellahs, the poor laborers in modern Egypt.


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