Exodus 1:12

“But the more they afflicted them, the more they multiplied and grew. And they were grieved because of the children of Israel.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations for Exodus 1:12

But the more they afflicted them, the more they multiplied and grew: and they were grieued because of the children of Israel.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

But the more they afflicted them, the more they multiplied and the more they spread out, so that they were in dread of the sons of Israel.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

But the more they afflicted them, the more they multiplied and the more they spread abroad. And they were grieved because of the children of Israel.
- American Standard Version (1901)

But the more cruel they were to them, the more their number increased, till all the land was full of them. And the children of Israel were hated by the Egyptians.
- Basic English Bible

But the more they afflicted them, the more they multiplied and spread; and they were distressed because of the children of Israel.
- Darby Bible

But the more they afflicted them, the more they multiplied and grew. And they were grieved because of the children of Israel.
- Webster's Bible

But the more they afflicted them, the more they multiplied and the more they spread out. They were grieved because of the children of Israel.
- World English Bible

and as they afflict it, so it multiplieth, and so it breaketh forth, and they are vexed because of the sons of Israel;
- Youngs Literal Bible

But the more they afflicted them, the more they multiplied and the more they spread abroad. And they were adread because of the children of Israel.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible Commentary for Exodus 1:12

Wesley's Notes for Exodus 1:12


1:12 But the more they afflicted them, the more they multiplied - To the grief and vexation of the Egyptians. Times of affliction, have oft been the church's growing times: Christianity spread most when it was persecuted.


Discussion for Exodus 1:12

  • Steven Sensing on Exodus 1:12
    Are there any curses in the bible that last longer than the third and fourth generations? I am particularly interested in a curse against someone who has transgressed against people who have less than them. Thank you for any help you can give me.
  • Mishael On Blessing and Curses - in Reply on Exodus 1:12
    You need to get into Matthew 5. You life will be much more pleasant. Read this link.

    Ye have heard that it hath been said, Thou shalt love thy neighbour, and hate thine enemy.

    But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you;

    That ye may be the children of your Father which is in heaven: for he maketh his sun to rise on the evil and on the good, and sendeth rain on the just and on the unjust.

    Comment:

    If someone curses you; the way you turn that curse into dust is to bless the one who cursed you. It turns the curse away from you. Christians don't get mad and get even. It just gets you into trouble.

    If you forgive....it releases God to get involved in the other persons life. That's how it works.


 

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