Exodus 1:8

“Now there arose up a new king over Egypt, which knew not Joseph.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Now there arose vp a new King ouer Egypt, which knew not Ioseph.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Now a new king arose over Egypt, who did not know Joseph.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Now there arose a new king over Egypt, who knew not Joseph.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Now a new king came to power in Egypt, who had no knowledge of Joseph.
- Basic English Bible

And there arose a new king over Egypt, who did not know Joseph.
- Darby Bible

Now there arose a new king over Egypt, who knew not Joseph.
- Webster's Bible

Now there arose a new king over Egypt, who didn't know Joseph.
- World English Bible

And there riseth a new king over Egypt, who hath not known Joseph,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Now there arose a new king over Egypt, who knew not Joseph.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Exodus 1:8


1:8 There arose a new king (after several successions in Joseph's time) which knew not Joseph - All that knew him loved him, and were kind to his relations for his sake; but when he was dead he was soon forgotten, and the remembrance of the good offices he had done was either not retained or not regarded. If we work for men only, our works at farthest will die with us; if for God, they will follow us, #Rev 14:13|.


Discussion for Exodus 1

  • A disciple
    Hello Maggie; On saying that God puts us in situations; we should be careful! Jesus said that we will have tribulation and toil and sorrow in this life, but we should be of good courage because He has overcome the world. God tempts no one; but we are all tempted when we are drawn away by our own lusts and enticed. If we cave in to those temptations, it is sin! We are also in a world out of course!
  • Maggie K Parker
    I think this was a test of the younger generation of Israel, to test their faith and to only rely on God for their deliverance and freedom. Trust him at his word and obey him and give him all the praise and worship and honor belong to him, and know that he can do just what he said he would do, I am in a situation now, I called out to get help, lost my job my grandchildren just wait on him
  • Maggie Parker
    I think it is a real test of the faith: of the new generation of Israel , sometimes God puts us in uncomfortable positions to test is to see if we trust totally in him, his word says the fear of man bringeth a snare: but whoso putteth his trust in the Lord shall be safe. God is are only help in any situation, have faith in God as Abraham did was willing to slay his son for God in we trust.
  • Nicholas
    The God of ISRAEL Is an awesome God,he built houses to midwifes,why?,they feared Him .Amen
  • Greg
    Exodus the book is awesome. Its a very exciting and gripping book. The power of God man oh man.
  • Allan
    I think it talks about god

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