Exodus 1:11

11 Therefore they set taskmasters over them 1to afflict them with heavy 2burdens. They built for Pharaoh 3store cities, Pithom and 4Raamses.

Exodus 1:11 In-Context

9 And he said to his people, "Behold, the people of Israel are too many and too mighty for us.
10 Come, let us deal shrewdly with them, lest they multiply, and, if war breaks out, they join our enemies and fight against us and escape from the land."
11 Therefore they set taskmasters over them to afflict them with heavy burdens. They built for Pharaoh store cities, Pithom and Raamses.
12 But the more they were oppressed, the more they multiplied and the more they spread abroad. And the Egyptians were in dread of the people of Israel.
13 So they ruthlessly made the people of Israel work as slaves

Cross References 4

  • 1. Exodus 3:7; Genesis 15:13; Deuteronomy 26:6
  • 2. Exodus 2:11; Exodus 5:4, 5; Exodus 6:6, 7; Psalms 81:6
  • 3. [2 Chronicles 16:4]
  • 4. [Exodus 12:37; Genesis 47:11]
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