These are the names of the sons of Israel who went to Egypt with Jacob, each with his family:
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Reuben, Simeon, Levi and Judah;
Issachar, Zebulun and Benjamin;
Dan and Naphtali; Gad and Asher.
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The descendants of Jacob numbered seventy in all; Joseph was already in Egypt.
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Now Joseph and all his brothers and all that generation died,
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but the Israelites were exceedingly fruitful; they multiplied greatly, increased in numbers and became so numerous that the land was filled with them.
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Then a new king, to whom Joseph meant nothing, came to power in Egypt.
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“Look,” he said to his people, “the Israelites have become far too numerous for us.
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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.”
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So they put slave masters over them to oppress them with forced labor, and they built Pithom and Rameses as store cities for Pharaoh.
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