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So the taskmasters and the foremen of the people went out and said to the people, “Thus says Pharaoh, ‘I will not give you straw. 11
Go and get your straw yourselves wherever you can find it, but your work will not be reduced in the least.’” 12
So the people were scattered throughout all the land of Egypt to gather stubble for straw.