Bible: Exodus 1:15-21
1:15 The king of Egypt said 1 to the Hebrew midwives, 2 one of whom was named Shiphrah and the other Puah, 3 1:16 4 “When you assist 5 the Hebrew women in childbirth, observe at the delivery: 6 If it is a son, kill him, 7 but if it is a daughter, she may live.” 8 1:17 But 9 the midwives feared God and did not do what the king of Egypt had told them; they let the boys live. 10
1:18 Then the king of Egypt summoned 11 the midwives and said to them, “Why have you done this and let the boys live?” 12 1:19 The midwives said to Pharaoh, “Because the Hebrew 13 women are not like the Egyptian women – for the Hebrew women 14 are vigorous; they give birth before the midwife gets to them!” 15 1:20 So God treated the midwives well, 16 and the people multiplied and became very strong. 1:21 And because the midwives feared God, he made 17 households 18 for them.