Exodus 5, 15 – 21 „Then the Israelite foremen came and cried out to Pharaoh: Why do you treat your servants in this manner? 16No straw is supplied to your servants, and still we are told, ‘Make bricks!’ Look how your servants are beaten! It is you who are at fault. 17He answered, Lazy! You are lazy! That is why you keep saying, ‘Let us go and offer sacrifice to the LORD.’18Now off to work! No straw will be supplied to you, but you must supply your quota of bricks. 19The Israelite foremen realized they were in trouble, having been told, Do not reduce your daily amount of bricks! 20So when they left Pharaoh they assailed Moses and Aaron, who were waiting to meet them, 21and said to them, The LORD look upon you and judge! You have made us offensive to Pharaoh and his servants, putting a sword into their hands to kill us”.