The Israelites Oppressed

1 These are the names of the sons of Israel who went to Egypt with Jacob, each with his family:
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2 Reuben, Simeon, Levi and Judah;
3 Issachar, Zebulun and Benjamin;
4 Dan and Naphtali; Gad and Asher.
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5 The descendants of Jacob numbered seventya in all; Joseph was already in Egypt.
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    • a 1:5 - Masoretic Text (see also Gen. 46:27); Dead Sea Scrolls and Septuagint (see also Acts 7:14 and note at Gen. 46:27) "seventy-five"
      6 Now Joseph and all his brothers and all that generation died,
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      7 but the Israelites were exceedingly fruitful; they multiplied greatly, increased in numbers and became so numerous that the land was filled with them.
      8 Then a new king, to whom Joseph meant nothing, came to power in Egypt.
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      9 “Look,” he said to his people, “the Israelites have become far too numerous for us.
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      10 Come, we must deal shrewdly with them or they will become even more numerous and, if war breaks out, will join our enemies, fight against us and leave the country.”