Exodus 1:5-14 NIV

5 The descendants of Jacob numbered seventya in all;1 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,2

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      7 but the Israelites were fruitful and multiplied greatly and became exceedingly numerous,3 so that the land was filled with them.

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      8 Then a new king, who did not know about Joseph, came to power in Egypt.4

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      9 "Look," he said to his people, "the Israelites have become much too numerous5 for us.6

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      10 Come, we must deal shrewdly7 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."8

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      11 So they put slave masters9 over them to oppress them with forced labor,10 and they built Pithom and Rameses11 as store cities12 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
      13 and worked them ruthlessly.13

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      14 They made their lives bitter with hard labor14 in brick15 and mortar and with all kinds of work in the fields; in all their hard labor the Egyptians used them ruthlessly.16

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