6 Now Joseph and all his brothers and all that generation died,

Matthew Henry's Commentary on Exodus 1:6

Commentary on Exodus 1:1-7

(Read Exodus 1:1-7)

During more than 200 years, while Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob lived at liberty, the Hebrews increased slowly; only about seventy persons went down into Egypt. There, in about the same number of years, though under cruel bondage, they became a large nation. This wonderful increase was according to the promise long before made unto the fathers. Though the performance of God's promises is sometimes slow, it is always sure.