Exodus 1:7-12 NIV

7 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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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.”

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11 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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12 But the more they were oppressed, the more they multiplied and spread; so the Egyptians came to dread the Israelites