THE ISRAELITES IN EGYPT
Now Joseph and all his brothers
And that whole generation died.
But Israel was fruitful and prolific.
They became strong as a tide
and so numerous the land was filled with them.
Then a new king who know nothing
of Joseph, came to power in Egypt.
And to his subjects spoke the king:
“Look how numerous and powerful
the Israelite people are growing, more
so than we ourselves! Come, let us deal
with them to stop this increase before
in time of war they may join our enemies
to fight against us and leave our country.”
Taskmasters were set over the Israelites
to oppress them with forced labor, accordingly.
Thus, they had to build for Pharaoh
the supply cities Phithom and Rameses.