Exodus 1:9–10; Psalm 105:25

And he said to his people, Behold, fthe people of Israel are too many and too mighty for us. 10 gCome, hlet us deal shrewdly with them, lest they multiply, and, if war breaks out, they join our enemies and fight against us and escape from the land.

25  He eturned their hearts to hate his people,

to fdeal craftily with his servants.