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Exodus 1:2–10

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Reuben, Simeon, Levi and Judah; Issachar, Zebulun and Benjamin; Dan and Naphtali; Gad and Asher.b The descendants of Jacob numbered seventya in all;c Joseph was already in Egypt.

Now Joseph and all his brothers and all that generation died,d but the Israelites were exceedingly fruitful; they multiplied greatly, increased in numberse and became so numerous that the land was filled with them.

Then a new king, to whom Joseph meant nothing, came to power in Egypt.f “Look,” he said to his people, “the Israelites have become far too numerousg for us.h 10 Come, we must deal shrewdlyi 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.”j

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