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Exodus 5:12

    Exodus 5:12 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    So the people were scattered abroad throughout all the land of Egypt to gather stubble instead of straw.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    So the people were scattered abroad throughout all the land of Egypt to gather stubble instead of straw.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    So the people were scattered abroad throughout all the land of Egypt to gather stubble for straw.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    So the people were sent in all directions through the land of Egypt to get dry grass for stems.

    Webster's Revision

    So the people were scattered abroad throughout all the land of Egypt to gather stubble for straw.

    World English Bible

    So the people were scattered abroad throughout all the land of Egypt to gather stubble for straw.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    So the people were scattered abroad throughout all the land of Egypt to gather stubble for straw.

    Barnes' Notes on Exodus 5:12

    Stubble instead of straw - Rather, for the straw: i. e. to be prepared as straw. This marks the season of the year, namely, early spring, after the barley or wheat harvest, toward the end of April. Their suffering must have been severe: at that season the pestilential sand-wind blows over Egypt some 50 days, hence, its name - Chamsin. (compare Genesis 41:6 note).