Exodus 1:9
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English Standard Version
And he said to his people, “Behold, the people of Israel are too many and too mighty 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:

American Standard Version
And he said unto his people, Behold, the people of the children of Israel are more and mightier than we:

Douay-Rheims Bible
And he said to his people: Behold the people of the children of Israel are numerous and stronger than we.

English Revised Version
And he said unto his people, Behold, the people of the children of Israel are more and mightier than we:

Webster's Bible Translation
And he said to his people, Behold, the people of the children of Israel are more and mightier than we.

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

To place the multiplication of the children of Israel into a strong nation in its true light, as the commencement of the realization of the promises of God, the number of the souls that went down with Jacob to Egypt is repeated from Genesis 46:27 (on the number 70, in which Jacob is included, see the notes on this passage); and the repetition of the names of the twelve sons of Jacob serves to give to the history which follows a character of completeness within itself. "With Jacob they came, every one and his house," i.e., his sons, together with their families, their wives, and their children. The sons are arranged according to their mothers, as in Genesis 35:23-26, and the sons of the two maid-servants stand last. Joseph, indeed, is not placed in the list, but brought into special prominence by the words, "for Joseph was in Egypt" (Exodus 1:5), since he did not go down to Egypt along with the house of Jacob, and occupied an exalted position in relation to them there.

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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?

Cross References
Genesis 26:16
And Abimelech said to Isaac, "Go away from us, for you are much mightier than we."

Genesis 46:3
Then he said, "I am God, the God of your father. Do not be afraid to go down to Egypt, for there I will make you into a great nation.

Exodus 5:5
And Pharaoh said, "Behold, the people of the land are now many, and you make them rest from their burdens!"

Psalm 105:24
And the LORD made his people very fruitful and made them stronger than their foes.

Psalm 105:25
He turned their hearts to hate his people, to deal craftily with his servants.

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