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Exodus 5:16

    Exodus 5:16 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    There is no straw given unto thy servants, and they say to us, Make brick: and, behold, thy servants are beaten; but the fault is in thine own people.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    There is no straw given to your servants, and they say to us, Make brick: and, behold, your servants are beaten; but the fault is in your own people.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    There is no straw given unto thy servants, and they say to us, Make brick: and, behold, thy servants are beaten; but the fault it in thine own people.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    They give us no dry stems and they say to us, Make bricks: and they give your servants blows; but it is your people who are in the wrong.

    Webster's Revision

    There is no straw given unto thy servants, and they say to us, Make brick: and, behold, thy servants are beaten; but the fault it in thine own people.

    World English Bible

    No straw is given to your servants, and they tell us, 'Make brick!' and behold, your servants are beaten; but the fault is in your own people."

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    There is no straw given unto thy servants, and they say to us, Make brick: and, behold, thy servants are beaten; but the fault is in thine own people.

    Clarke's Commentary on Exodus 5:16

    The fault is in thine own people - חטאת chatath, the sin, is in thy own people. 1st. Because they require impossibilities; and 2dly, because they punish us for not doing what cannot be performed.