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10 (A)In case of war they might join our enemies in order to fight against us, and might escape from[a] the country. We must find some way to keep them from becoming even more numerous.” 11 So the Egyptians put slave drivers over them to crush their spirits with hard labor. The Israelites built the cities of Pithom and Rameses to serve as supply centers for the king.

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  1. Exodus 1:10 escape from; or take control of.

19 (A)He tricked our ancestors and was cruel to them, forcing them to put their babies out of their homes, so that they would die.

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22 (A)Finally the king issued a command to all his people: “Take every newborn Hebrew boy and throw him into the Nile, but let all the girls live.”

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