“Since, I, the Lord, do not go back on my promises, 1 you, sons of Jacob, have not perished.
Lord, I know you look for faithfulness. 1 But even when you punish these people, they feel no remorse. 2 Even when you nearly destroy them, they refuse to be corrected. They have become as hardheaded as a rock. 3 They refuse to change their ways. 4
The Israelite foremen whom Pharaoh’s slave masters had set over them were beaten and were asked, 1 “Why did you not complete your requirement for brickmaking as in the past – both yesterday and today?” 2