And the children of Israel were fruitful , and increased abundantly , and multiplied , and waxed exceedingmighty ; and the land was filled with them.
Now there arose up a newking over Egypt, which knew not Joseph.9
And he said unto his people, Behold, the people of the children of Israel are more and mightier than we:
Come on , let us deal wisely with them; lest they multiply , and it come to pass, that, when there falleth out any war,theyjoin also unto our enemies , and fight against us, and so get them up out of the land.11
Therefore they did set over them taskmasterstoafflict them with their burdens. And they built for Pharaohtreasurecities,Pithom and Raamses.12
But the more they afflicted them, the more they multiplied and grew . And they were grievedbecause of the children of Israel.