Forced Labour

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Deuteronomy 20:11

And if that city makes an answer of peace to you and opens to you, then all the people found in it shall be tributary to you and they shall serve you.

Genesis 49:15

And he saw that rest was good and that the land was pleasant; and he bowed his shoulder to bear [his burdens] and became a servant to tribute [subjected to forced labor].

Exodus 1:11

So they set over [the Israelites] taskmasters to afflict and oppress them with [increased] burdens. And [the Israelites] built Pithom and Rameses as store cities for Pharaoh.

Exodus 2:11

One day, after Moses was grown, it happened that he went out to his brethren and looked at their burdens; and he saw an Egyptian beating a Hebrew, one of [Moses'] brethren.

Joshua 16:10

But they did not drive out the Canaanites who dwelt in Gezer; but the Canaanites dwell among the Ephraimites to this day, and they became slaves required to do forced labor.

Joshua 17:13

When the Israelites became strong, they put the Canaanites to forced labor but did not utterly drive them out.

Judges 1:28

When Israel became strong, they put the Canaanites to forced labor but did not utterly drive them out.

Judges 1:30

Neither did Zebulun drive out the inhabitants of Kitron or of Nahalol, but the Canaanites dwelt among them and were put to forced labor.

Judges 1:33

Neither did Naphtali drive out the inhabitants of Beth-shemesh or of Beth-anath, but dwelt among the Canaanites, the inhabitants of the land; but the inhabitants of Beth-shemesh and of Beth-anath became subject to forced labor for them.

Judges 1:35

The Amorites remained fixed in Mount Heres [mountain of the sun], in Aijalon, and in Shaalbim; yet the hand of the house of Joseph prevailed, so that they became subject to forced labor.

2 Samuel 12:31

And he brought forth the people who were there, and put them to [work with] saws and iron threshing sledges and axes, and made them labor at the brickkiln. And he did this to all the Ammonite cities. Then [he] and all the men returned to Jerusalem.

1 Kings 5:13

King Solomon raised a levy [of forced labor] out of all Israel; and the levy was 30,000 men.

1 Kings 9:15

This is the account of the levy [of forced labor] which King Solomon raised to build the house of the Lord, his own house, the Millo, the wall of Jerusalem, Hazor, Megiddo, and Gezer.

1 Kings 9:21

Their children who were left after them in the land, whom the Israelites were not able utterly to destroy, of them Solomon made a forced levy of slaves to this day.

2 Samuel 20:24

Adoram was over the tribute; Jehoshaphat son of Ahilud was recorder;

1 Kings 4:6

Ahishar was in charge of the palace; and Adoniram son of Abda was in charge of the forced labor.

1 Kings 5:14

He sent them to Lebanon, 10,000 a month by divisions; one month they were in Lebanon and two months at home. Adoniram was over the levy.

1 Kings 12:18

Then King Rehoboam sent Adoram, who was over the tribute [taskmaster over the forced labor], and all Israel stoned him to death with stones. So King Rehoboam hastened to get into his chariot to flee to Jerusalem.

1 Kings 11:28

The man Jeroboam was a mighty man of courage. Solomon, seeing that the young man was industrious, put him in charge over all the [forced] labor of the house of Joseph.

Isaiah 31:8

Then the Assyrian shall fall by a sword not of man; and a sword, not of men [but of God], shall devour him. And he shall flee from the sword, and his young men shall be subjected to forced labor.

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