1:10Come on, let us deal wisely with them; lest they multiply, and it come to pass, that, when there falleth out any war, they join also unto our enemies, and fight against us, and so get them up out of the land.
1:11Therefore they did set over them taskmasters to afflict them with their burdens. And they built for Pharaoh treasure cities, Pithom and Raamses.
1:12But the more they afflicted them, the more they multiplied and grew. And they were grieved because of the children of Israel.
1:13And the Egyptians made the children of Israel to serve with rigour:
1:14And they made their lives bitter with hard bondage, in morter, and in brick, and in all manner of service in the field: all their service, wherein they made them serve, was with rigour.
1:15And the king of Egypt spake to the Hebrew midwives, of which the name of the one was Shiphrah, and the name of the other Puah:
1:16And he said, When ye do the office of a midwife to the Hebrew women, and see them upon the stools; if it be a son, then ye shall kill him: but if it be a daughter, then she shall live.
1:17But the midwives feared God, and did not as the king of Egypt commanded them, but saved the men children alive.
1:18And the king of Egypt called for the midwives, and said unto them, Why have ye done this thing, and have saved the men children alive?
1:19And the midwives said unto Pharaoh, Because the Hebrew women are not as the Egyptian women; for they are lively, and are delivered ere the midwives come in unto them.
1:20Therefore God dealt well with the midwives: and the people multiplied, and waxed very mighty.
1:21And it came to pass, because the midwives feared God, that he made them houses.
1:22And Pharaoh charged all his people, saying, Every son that is born ye shall cast into the river, and every daughter ye shall save alive.
5:7Ye shall no more give the people straw to make brick, as heretofore: let them go and gather straw for themselves.
5:8And the tale of the bricks, which they did make heretofore, ye shall lay upon them; ye shall not diminish ought thereof: for they be idle; therefore they cry, saying, Let us go and sacrifice to our God.
5:9Let there more work be laid upon the men, that they may labour therein; and let them not regard vain words.
5:10And the taskmasters of the people went out, and their officers, and they spake to the people, saying, Thus saith Pharaoh, I will not give you straw.
5:11Go ye, get you straw where ye can find it: yet not ought of your work shall be diminished.
5:12So the people were scattered abroad throughout all the land of Egypt to gather stubble instead of straw.
5:13And the taskmasters hasted them, saying, Fulfil your works, your daily tasks, as when there was straw.
5:14And the officers of the children of Israel, which Pharaoh's taskmasters had set over them, were beaten, and demanded, Wherefore have ye not fulfilled your task in making brick both yesterday and to day, as heretofore?
6:12Then beware lest thou forget the LORD, which brought thee forth out of the land of Egypt, from the house of bondage.
6:21Then thou shalt say unto thy son, We were Pharaoh's bondmen in Egypt; and the LORD brought us out of Egypt with a mighty hand: