Exodus 1:7-12 (Lexham English Bible)

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7 And the {Israelites}a were fruitful and multiplied and were many and were very, very numerous, and the land was filled with them. 8 And a new king rose over Egypt who did not know Joseph. 9 And he said to his people, "Look, the people of the {Israelites}b [are] greater and more numerous than us. 10 Come, we must deal shrewdly with them, lest they become many, and when war happens, they also will join our enemies and will fight against us and go up from the land." 11 And they appointed commanders of forced labor over them in order to oppress them with their {forced labor},c and they built storage cities for Pharaoh--Pithom and Rameses. 12 And as he oppressed them, so they became many, and so they spread out, and [the Egyptians] were afraid because of the presence of the {Israelites}.d
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