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.

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