Gen 11:3

(NIV)
They said to each other, ‘Come, let’s make bricks and bake them thoroughly.’ They used brick instead of stone, and bitumen for mortar.
(ESV)
And they said to one another, “Come, let us make bricks, and burn them thoroughly.” And they had brick for stone, and bitumen for mortar.

Exod 1:14

(NIV)
They made their lives bitter with harsh labour in brick and mortar and with all kinds of work in the fields; in all their harsh labour, the Egyptians worked them ruthlessly.

(ESV)
and made their lives bitter with hard service, in mortar and brick, and in all kinds of work in the field. In all their work they ruthlessly made them work as slaves.

Exod 5:7

(NIV)
‘You are no longer to supply the people with straw for making bricks; let them go and gather their own straw.
(ESV)
“You shall no longer give the people straw to make bricks, as in the past; let them go and gather straw for themselves.

Exod 5:8

(NIV)
But require them to make the same number of bricks as before; don’t reduce the quota. They are lazy; that is why they are crying out, “Let us go and sacrifice to our God.”
(ESV)
But the number of bricks that they made in the past you shall impose on them, you shall by no means reduce it, for they are idle. Therefore they cry, ‘Let us go and offer sacrifice to our God.’

Exod 5:14

(NIV)
And Pharaoh’s slave drivers beat the Israelite overseers they had appointed, demanding, ‘Why haven’t you met your quota of bricks yesterday or today, as before?’

(ESV)
And the foremen of the people of Israel, whom Pharaoh’s taskmasters had set over them, were beaten and were asked, “Why have you not done all your task of making bricks today and yesterday, as in the past?”

Exod 5:16

(NIV)
Your servants are given no straw, yet we are told, “Make bricks!” Your servants are being beaten, but the fault is with your own people.’

(ESV)
No straw is given to your servants, yet they say to us, ‘Make bricks!’ And behold, your servants are beaten; but the fault is in your own people.”

Exod 5:18

(NIV)
Now get to work. You will not be given any straw, yet you must produce your full quota of bricks.’

(ESV)
Go now and work. No straw will be given you, but you must still deliver the same number of bricks.”

Exod 5:19

(NIV)
The Israelite overseers realised they were in trouble when they were told, ‘You are not to reduce the number of bricks required of you for each day.’
(ESV)
The foremen of the people of Israel saw that they were in trouble when they said, “You shall by no means reduce your number of bricks, your daily task each day.”

2Sam 12:31

(NIV)
and brought out the people who were there, consigning them to labour with saws and with iron picks and axes, and he made them work at brickmaking. David did this to all the Ammonite towns. Then he and his entire army returned to Jerusalem.

(ESV)
And he brought out the people who were in it and set them to labor with saws and iron picks and iron axes and made them toil at the brick kilns. And thus he did to all the cities of the Ammonites. Then David and all the people returned to Jerusalem.

Isa 9:10

(NIV)
‘The bricks have fallen down,
but we will rebuild with dressed stone;
the fig trees have been felled,
but we will replace them with cedars.’
(ESV)
“The bricks have fallen,
but we will build with dressed stones;
the sycamores have been cut down,
but we will put cedars in their place.”

Isa 65:3

(NIV)
a people who continually provoke me
to my very face,
offering sacrifices in gardens
and burning incense on altars of brick;
(ESV)
a people who provoke me
to my face continually,
sacrificing in gardens
and making offerings on bricks;

Jer 43:9

(NIV)
‘While the Jews are watching, take some large stones with you and bury them in clay in the brick pavement at the entrance to Pharaoh’s palace in Tahpanhes.
(ESV)
Take in your hands large stones and hide them in the mortar in the pavement that is at the entrance to Pharaoh’s palace in Tahpanhes, in the sight of the men of Judah,

Ezek 4:1

(NIV)
‘Now, son of man, take a block of clay, put it in front of you and draw the city of Jerusalem on it.
(ESV)
“And you son of man take a brick and lay it before you, and engrave on it a city, even Jerusalem.

Nah 3:14

(NIV)
Draw water for the siege,
strengthen your defences!
Work the clay,
tread the mortar,
repair the brickwork!
(ESV)
Draw water for the siege;
strengthen your forts;
go into the clay;
tread the mortar;
take hold of the brick mold!
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