New International Version
"Look," he said to his people, "the Israelites have become far too numerous for us.
King James Bible
And he said unto his people, Behold, the people of the children of Israel are more and mightier than we:
Darby Bible Translation
And he said to his people, Behold, the people of the children of Israel are more numerous and stronger than we.
World English Bible
He said to his people, "Behold, the people of the children of Israel are more and mightier than we.
Young's Literal Translation
and he saith unto his people, 'Lo, the people of the sons of Israel is more numerous and mighty than we;
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
He said unto his people - He probably summoned a council of his nobles and elders to consider the subject; and the result was to persecute and destroy them, as is afterwards stated.
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'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...
Then Abimelek said to Isaac, "Move away from us; you have become too powerful for us."
"I am God, the God of your father," he said. "Do not be afraid to go down to Egypt, for I will make you into a great nation there.
Then Pharaoh said, "Look, the people of the land are now numerous, and you are stopping them from working."
The LORD made his people very fruitful; he made them too numerous for their foes,
whose hearts he turned to hate his people, to conspire against his servants.
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