daily, and when some of the children of Israel come to build,
do ye give them their wages daily, and after they shall have
built with you for their daily wages, draw yourselves away
from them day by day, and one by one, in secret. Then you
shall rise up and become their taskmasters and their officers,
and you shall have them afterward to build without wages.
And should they refuse, then force them with all your might
to build. If you do this, it will go well with us, for we shall
cause our land to be fortified after this manner, and with
the children of Israel it will go ill, for they will decrease in
number on account of the work, because you will prevent
them from being with their wives."
The elders, the counsellors, and the whole of Egypt did
according to the word of the king. For a month the servants