Reading this passage today and pondering: What is the opposite of strength and power in numbers?

Eventually, Joseph, all his brothers, and that entire generation died. But the descendants of Israel were fruitful and multiplied greatly and became exceedingly numerous, so that the land was filled with them.

Then a new king, who did not know about Joseph, came to power in Egypt. He said to his people, “there are too many Israelites, and they are stronger than we are. We have to outsmart them, or they’ll increase in number….

But the more the Israelites were oppressed, the more they multiplied and spread; so the Egyptians came to dread the Israelites.

~ Exodus 1:6-10a,12, God’s Word translation and New International Version

[Painting: Moses’ Abschied von Jethro, by Jan Victors, c 1635; click to enlarge]

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