Bible: Ex 1:7-12

1:7 The Israelites, 1  however, 2  were fruitful, increased greatly, multiplied, and became extremely strong, 3  so that the land was filled with them.

1:8 Then a new king, 4  who did not know about 5  Joseph, came to power 6  over Egypt. 1:9 He said 7  to his people, “Look at 8  the Israelite people, more numerous and stronger than we are! 1:10 Come, let’s deal wisely 9  with them. Otherwise 10  they will continue to multiply, 11  and if 12  a war breaks out, they will ally themselves with 13  our enemies and fight against us and leave 14  the country.”

1:11 So they put foremen 15  over the Israelites 16  to oppress 17  them with hard labor. As a result 18  they built Pithom and Rameses 19  as store cities for Pharaoh. 1:12 But the more the Egyptians 20  oppressed them, the more they multiplied and spread. 21  As a result the Egyptians loathed 22  the Israelites,

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