Make the work harder 1 for the men so they will keep at it 2 and pay no attention to lying words!” 3
When your children ask you, ‘What does this ceremony mean to you?’ 1 –
and at the age of fifty years they must retire from performing the work and may no longer work.
1 During 2 that long period of time 3 the king of Egypt died, and the Israelites 4 groaned because of the slave labor. They cried out, and their desperate cry 5 because of their slave labor went up to God.
When you enter the land that the Lord will give to you, just as he said, you must observe 1 this ceremony.
and told Moses, “The people are bringing much more than 1 is needed for the completion 2 of the work which the Lord commanded us to do!” 3
The Israelites did all the work according to all that the Lord had commanded Moses.
When the Lord gives you relief from your suffering and anxiety, 1 and from the hard labor which you were made to perform,
When 1 the Lord brings you to the land of the Canaanites, Hittites, Amorites, Hivites, and Jebusites, which he swore to your fathers to give you, a land flowing with milk and honey, 2 then you will keep 3 this ceremony 4 in this month.
Everyone making an offering of silver or bronze brought it as 1 an offering to the Lord, and everyone who had acacia wood 2 for any work of the service brought it. 3
“Son of man, King Nebuchadrezzar 1 of Babylon made his army labor hard against Tyre. 2 Every head was rubbed bald and every shoulder rubbed bare; yet he and his army received no wages from Tyre for the work he carried out against it.
Every day one ox, six select sheep, and some birds were prepared for me, and every ten days all kinds of wine in abundance. Despite all this I did not require the food allotted to the governor, for the work was demanding on this people.