Exodus 1:9
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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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Clarke'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.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

the people.

Numbers 22:4,5 And Moab said to the elders of Midian, Now shall this company lick up all that are round about us...

Job 5:2 For wrath kills the foolish man, and envy slays the silly one.

Psalm 105:24,25 And he increased his people greatly; and made them stronger than their enemies...

Proverbs 14:28 In the multitude of people is the king's honor: but in the want of people is the destruction of the prince.

Proverbs 27:4 Wrath is cruel, and anger is outrageous; but who is able to stand before envy?

Ecclesiastes 4:4 Again, I considered all travail, and every right work, that for this a man is envied of his neighbor...

Titus 3:3 For we ourselves also were sometimes foolish, disobedient, deceived, serving divers lusts and pleasures, living in malice and envy...

James 3:14-16 But if you have bitter envying and strife in your hearts, glory not, and lie not against the truth...

James 4:5 Do you think that the scripture said in vain, The spirit that dwells in us lusts to envy?

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
Genesis 26:16
Then Abimelek said to Isaac, "Move away from us; you have become too powerful for us."

Genesis 46:3
"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.

Exodus 5:5
Then Pharaoh said, "Look, the people of the land are now numerous, and you are stopping them from working."

Psalm 105:24
The LORD made his people very fruitful; he made them too numerous for their foes,

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

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