1:14 They made their lives bitter by hard service with mortar and bricks and by all kinds of service in the fields. Every kind of service the Israelites were required to give was rigorous.
The Call of the Deliverer
2:23 During that long period of time the king of Egypt died, and the Israelites groaned because of the slave labor. They cried out, and their desperate cry because of their slave labor went up to God.
5:9 Make the work harder for the men so they will keep at it and pay no attention to lying words!”
5:11 You go get straw for yourselves wherever you can find it, because there will be no reduction at all in your workload.’”
6:9 Moses told this to the Israelites, but they did not listen to him because of their discouragement and hard labor.