Joseph’s brothers and father and all their families moved to Egypt. They lived there for many years. They had children and their children had children. They were called Israelites. Soon there were many Israelites in Egypt.
There was a new king in Egypt now. This Pharaoh didn’t know the good things that Joseph had done for his country. He was afraid of the Israelites because there were so many of them. He thought they might take over the country. The new Pharaoh made the Israelites his slaves. That means he made them work hard and didn’t pay them.
Even though the Egyptians treated the Israelite slaves very badly, God had a plan to help the Israelites.