17-18But Pharaoh said, "Lazy! That's what you are! Lazy! That's why you whine, 'Let us go so we can worship God.' Well then, go—go back to work. Nobody's going to give you straw, and at the end of the day you better bring in your full quota of bricks."
19The Israelite foremen saw that they were in a bad way, having to go back and tell their workers, "Not one brick short in your daily quota."