Growth of Israel
1:1 And these [are] the names of the children of Israel, which came into
Egypt ; every man and his household came with Jacob.
Simeon, Levi, and Judah,
1:3 Issachar, Zebulun, and Benjamin,
1:4 Dan, and Naphtali, Gad, and Asher.
souls that came out of the loins of
Jacob were seventy souls for Joseph was in Egypt [already].
1:6 And Joseph died, and all his brethren, and all that
the children of Israel were fruitful, and increased abundantly,
and multiplied, and waxed exceeding mighty ; and the land was
filled with them.
Opressed by a new king
1:8 And new king arose up a over Egypt, who had not known Joseph.
1:9 And he said unto his people, Behold, the people of the children
of Israel [are] more and mightier than we
1:10 Come on, let us deal wisely with them; unless they
multiply, and it come to pass, that, when there falls out any
war, they join also unto our enemies, and fight against us, and [so]
get them up out of the land.
1:11 Therefore they did set over them slavemasters to
afflict them with their burdens. And they built for Pharaoh store
- cities, Pithom and Raamses.
1:12 But the more they afflicted them, the more they
multiplied and grew. And they were grieved because of the
children of Israel.
1:13 And the Egyptians made the children of Israel to serve
1:14 And they made their lives bitter with hard bondage, in
mortar, and in brick, and in all manner of service in the field
all their service, wherein they made them serve, [was]
1:15 And the king of Egypt spoke to the Hebrew midwives, of
which the name of the one [was] Shiphrah, and the name
of the other Puah
1:16 And he said, When you do the office of a midwife to the
Hebrew women, and see [them] upon the stools ; if it
[be] a son, then you shall kill him but if it [be] a
daughter, then she shall live.
1:17 But the midwives feared God, and did not as the king of
Egypt commanded them, but saved the men children alive.
1:18 And the king of Egypt called for the midwives, and said
unto them, Why have you done this thing, and have saved the men
children alive ?
1:19 And the midwives said unto Pharaoh, Because the Hebrew
women [are] not as the Egyptian women ; for they [are]
lively, and are delivered ere the midwives come in unto them.
1:20 Therefore God dealt well with the midwives and the
people multiplied, and waxed very mighty.
1:21 And it came to pass, because the midwives feared God,
that he made them houses.
Pharaoh's cruel order
1:22 And Pharaoh charged all his people, saying, Every son
that is born you shall cast into the river, and every daughter
you shall keep alive.
Exodus Index || Main Index
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4 || Chapter 5 || Chapter
6 || Chapter 7 || Chapter 8 || Chapter
9 || Chapter 10
11 || |Chapter 12 || Chapter 13 || Chapter
14 || Chapter 15 || Chapter
16 || Chapter 17 || Chapter 18 || Chapter
19 || Chapter 20
21 || Chapter 22 || Chapter 23 || Chapter
24 || Chapter 25 || Chapter
26 || Chapter 27 || Chapter 28 || Chapter
29 || Chapter 30
31 || Chapter 32 || Chapter 33 || Chapter
34 || Chapter 35 || Chapter
36 || Chapter 37 || Chapter 38 || Chapter
39 || Chapter 40