Understanding the Scriptures
|Hold a feast unto me (v. 1)||Worship me|
|Pestilence (v. 3)||Epidemic, plague|
|Burdens (vv. 4–5)||Forced work or labor|
|Ye make them rest from their burdens (v. 5)||You are causing them to stop working|
|Heretofore (vv. 7–8, 14)||In the past|
|Lay upon (v. 8)||Assign|
|Diminish/minish ought thereof (vv. 8, 11, 19)||Make any smaller|
|Idle (vv. 8, 17)||Lazy|
|Regard (v. 9)||Pay attention to|
|Vain words (v. 9)||Things that are not true or that will not happen|
|Stubble (v. 12)||The short, small stalks left after cutting a field of wheat, barley, and so on|
|Fulfil your works/task (vv. 13–14)||Do what was required|
|Wherefore dealest thou thus (v. 15)||Why are you doing this|
|Made our savour to be abhorred (v. 21)||Made Pharaoh hate us|
Studying the Scriptures
Do activity A, then do either activity B or C.
Summarize the Chapter
Summarize Exodus 5 by following the example below. Finish each sentence in your own words.
Moses and Aaron asked Pharaoh …
Pharaoh responded by …
The Israelites said to Pharaoh …
Pharaoh said …
The Israelites said to Moses and Aaron …
Write an Imaginary Journal Entry
Record what you would have written at the end of Exodus 5 if you had experienced what Moses and Aaron did.
Explain an Important Idea
Write to the Israelites, telling why the Lord sometimes allows circumstances to get harder for us rather than making them easier when we do what is right. You may use any scripture, ancient or modern, in your answer, or you may use General Authority statements you might have access to.