Bible: Exodus 1:17-21

1:17 But 1  the midwives feared God and did not do what the king of Egypt had told them; they let the boys live. 2 

1:18 Then the king of Egypt summoned 3  the midwives and said to them, “Why have you done this and let the boys live? 4  1:19 The midwives said to Pharaoh, “Because the Hebrew 5  women are not like the Egyptian women – for the Hebrew women 6  are vigorous; they give birth before the midwife gets to them! 7  1:20 So God treated the midwives well, 8  and the people multiplied and became very strong. 1:21 And because the midwives feared God, he made 9  households 10  for them.

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