and the sons of Israel have been fruitful, and they teem, and multiply, and are very very mighty, and the land is filled with them.
And there riseth a new king over Egypt, who hath not known Joseph,
and he saith unto his people, `Lo, the people of the sons of Israel [is] more numerous and mighty than we;
give help! let us act wisely concerning it, lest it multiply, and it hath come to pass, when war happeneth, that it hath been joined, even it, unto those hating us, and hath fought against us, and hath gone out up of the land.'
And they set over it princes of tribute, so as to afflict it with their burdens, and it buildeth store-cities for Pharaoh, Pithom and Raamses;
and as they afflict it, so it multiplieth, and so it breaketh forth, and they are vexed because of the sons of Israel;