Exodus 1:8
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Then a new king, to whom Joseph meant nothing, came to power in Egypt.

King James Bible
Now there arose up a new king over Egypt, which knew not Joseph.

Darby Bible Translation
And there arose a new king over Egypt, who did not know Joseph.

World English Bible
Now there arose a new king over Egypt, who didn't know Joseph.

Young's Literal Translation
And there riseth a new king over Egypt, who hath not known Joseph,

Exodus 1:8 Parallel
Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

There arose up a new king - Who this was it is difficult to say. It was probably Ramesses Miamun, or his son Amenophis, who succeeded him in the government of Egypt about A. M. 2400, before Christ 1604.

Which knew not Joseph - The verb ידע yada, which we translate to know, often signifies to acknowledge or approve. See Judges 2:10; Psalm 1:6; Psalm 31:7; Hosea 2:8; Amos 3:2. The Greek verbs ειδω and γινωσκω are used precisely in the same sense in the New Testament. See Matthew 25:12, and 1 John 3:1. We may therefore understand by the new king's not knowing Joseph, his disapproving of that system of government which Joseph had established, as well as his haughtily refusing to acknowledge the obligations under which the whole land of Egypt was laid to this eminent prime minister of one of his predecessors.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

a new king. Probably Rameses Miamum, or his son Amenophis, who succeeded him about this period; and by his not knowing Joseph is meant his not acknowledging his obligation to him.

Ecclesiastes 2:18,19 Yes, I hated all my labor which I had taken under the sun: because I should leave it to the man that shall be after me...

Ecclesiastes 9:15 Now there was found in it a poor wise man, and he by his wisdom delivered the city; yet no man remembered that same poor man.

Acts 7:18 Till another king arose, which knew not Joseph.

Four Shaping Centuries
'Now these are the names of the children of Israel, which came into Egypt: every man and his household came with Jacob. 2. Reuben, Simeon, Levi, and Judah, 3. Issachar, Zebulun, and Benjamin, 4. Dan and Naphtali, Gad and Asher. 5. And all the souls that came out of the loins of Jacob were seventy souls: for Joseph was in Egypt already. 6. And Joseph died, and all his brethren, and all that generation. 7, And the children of Israel were fruitful, and increased abundantly, and multiplied, and waxed
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture

But, as for that which is Written, that God did Good to the Hebrew...
32. But, as for that which is written, that God did good to the Hebrew midwives, and to Rahab the harlot of Jericho, [2444] this was not because they lied, but because they were merciful to God's people. That therefore which was rewarded in them was, not their deceit, but their benevolence; benignity of mind, not iniquity of lying. [2445] For, as it would not be marvellous and absurd if God on account of good works after done by them should be willing to forgive some evil works at another time before
St. Augustine—Against Lying

Cross References
Acts 7:18
Then 'a new king, to whom Joseph meant nothing, came to power in Egypt.'

Acts 7:19
He dealt treacherously with our people and oppressed our ancestors by forcing them to throw out their newborn babies so that they would die.

Deuteronomy 26:6
But the Egyptians mistreated us and made us suffer, subjecting us to harsh labor.

Psalm 105:25
whose hearts he turned to hate his people, to conspire against his servants.

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