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 Exodus 1:15 - 22
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   Book of Exodus
   Chapter 1
1:15 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
The king of Egypt said to the Hebrew midwives, whose names were Shiphrah and Puah,
 
1:16 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
"When you help the Hebrew women in childbirth and observe them on the delivery stool, if it is a boy, kill him; but if it is a girl, let her live."
 
1:17 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
The midwives, however, feared God and did not do what the king of Egypt had told them to do; they let the boys live.
 
1:18 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
Then the king of Egypt summoned the midwives and asked them, "Why have you done this? Why have you let the boys live?"
 
1:19 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
The midwives answered Pharaoh, "Hebrew women are not like Egyptian women; they are vigorous and give birth before the midwives arrive."
 
1:20 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
So God was kind to the midwives and the people increased and became even more numerous.
 
1:21 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
And because the midwives feared God, he gave them families of their own.
 
1:22 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
Then Pharaoh gave this order to all his people: "Every boy that is born F2 you must throw into the Nile, but let every girl live."
 

FOOTNOTES:
F2 Masoretic Text; Samaritan Pentateuch, Septuagint and Targums born to the Hebrews

 
 

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