Exodus 1:1-10

1 These are the names of the sons of Israel who came to Egypt with Jacob; each came with his family: a

2 Reuben, Simeon, Levi, and Judah;
3 Issachar, Zebulun, and Benjamin;
4 Dan and Naphtali; Gad and Asher.

5The total number of Jacob’s descendants
Lit of people issuing from Jacob’s loins
was 70;
LXX, DSS read 75; Gn 46:27; Ac 7:14
d Joseph was already in Egypt.

6Then Joseph and all his brothers and all that generation died. e 7But the Israelites were fruitful, increased rapidly, multiplied, and became extremely numerous f so that the land was filled with them.

8A new king, who had not known Joseph, came to power in Egypt. 9He said to his people, “Look, the Israelite people are more numerous and powerful than we are. g 10Let us deal shrewdly with them; otherwise they will multiply further, and if war breaks out, they may join our enemies, fight against us, and leave the country.” h
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