After a long time, the king of Egypt died. The Israelites groaned because of their difficult labor, and they cried out; and their cry for help ascended to God because of the difficult labor.
So God heard their groaning, and He remembered His covenant with Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob.
God saw the Israelites, and He took notice.
If you do mistreat them, they will no doubt cry to Me, and I will certainly hear their cry.
Leah conceived, gave birth to a son, and named him Reuben, for she said, "The LORD has seen my affliction; surely my husband will love me now."
"At this time tomorrow I will send you a man from the land of Benjamin. Anoint him ruler over My people Israel. He will save them from the hand of the Philistines because I have seen [the affliction of] My people, for their cry has come to Me."
For He has not despised or detested the torment of the afflicted. He did not hide His face from him, but listened when he cried to Him for help.
I sought the LORD, and He answered me and delivered me from all my fears.
This poor man cried, and the LORD heard [him] and saved him from all his troubles.
When He heard their cry, He took note of their distress,
He fulfills the desires of those who fear Him; He hears their cry for help and saves them.
In all their suffering, He suffered, and the Angel of His Presence saved them. He redeemed them because of His love and compassion; He lifted them up and carried them all the days of the past.
For we do not have a high priest who is unable to sympathize with our weaknesses, but One who has been tested in every way as we are, yet without sin.
So the Egyptians assigned taskmasters over the Israelites to oppress them with forced labor. They built Pithom and Rameses as supply cities for Pharaoh.
I will go down to see if what they have done justifies the cry that has come up to Me. If not, I will find out."
Although my spirit is weak within me, You know my way. Along this path I travel they have hidden a trap for me.