“How our fathers went down to Egypt, and we lived in Egypt a long time. And the Egyptians dealt harshly with us and our fathers.”
How our fathers went down H3381: to descend to a lower region (of enemy); fall.
To Egypt H4714: upper and lower of Egypt. Dual of H4693: besieged placed; fortified. From H4692: something hemming in that is a mound of besiegers; strong tower. From H6696: to confine in hostile; bind up.
“Remember those who are in prison, as though in prison with them, and those who are mistreated, since you also are in the body.”
“Beloved, I urge you as sojourners and exiles to abstain from the passions of the flesh, which wage war against your soul.”
1 Peter 2:11
“I am counted among those who go down to the pit; I am a man who has no strength, like one set loose among the dead, like the slain that lie in the grave, like those whom you remember no more, for they are cut off from your hand. You have put me in the depths of the pit, in the regions dark and deep. Your wrath lies heavy upon me, and you overwhelm me with all your waves. Selah”
And we lived in Egypt H3427: to sit down; to dwell; to remain; to marry; to abide.
“Yet she increased her whoring, remembering the days of her youth, when she played the whore in the land of Egypt”
A long time H7227+H3117
H3117: to be hot; a day; a space of time
“Then I looked, and I heard an eagle crying with a loud voice as it flew directly overhead, ‘Woe, woe, woe to those who dwell on the earth, at the blasts of the other trumpets that the three angels are about to blow!’”
And the Egyptians dealt harshly with us and our fathers.
“They wrong the barren, childless woman, and do no good to the widow. Yet God prolongs the life of the mighty by his power; they rise up when they despair of life. He gives them security, and they are supported, and his eyes are upon their ways. They are exalted a little while, and then are gone; they are brought low and gathered up like all others; they are cut off like the heads of grain. If it is not so, who will prove me a liar and show that there is nothing in what I say?”
“Let not sin therefore reign in your mortal body, to make you obey its passions.”
“And I will put it into the hand of your tormentors, who have said to you, ‘Bow down, that we may pass over’; and you have made your back like the ground and like the street for them to pass over.”