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

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

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

  • Anita Fore
    Let US MAKE MAN in our image after OUR LIKENESS . They were ALL there creating everything together at the creation, God the father, God the Son,and God the Holy Spirit.
  • Bruce
    Irene:--- And now, O Father,glorify thou me with thine own self with the glory which I had with the before the world was John 17:5
  • A disciple
    "For the Lord GOD of hosts shall make a consumption, even determined, in the midst of all the land. Therefore thus saith the Lord GOD of hosts, O my people that dwell in Zion, be not afraid of the Assyrian: he shall smite thee with a rod, and shall lift up his staff against thee, after the manner of Egypt." Isaiah 10:23-24 The whole world will be like it was for Israel in Egypt, when Jesus comes.
  • Marilynn Brewington
    I think it shows how in the beginning Jehovah God had mercy on Adam and Eve,and how to not take people or God for granted in any way cause you will need both of them.
  • Evie
    To Irene - In the beginning was the
    Word and the Word was with God and the Word was God. The Word became flesh and dwelt among us.
  • Eric
    Irene123 - Read John 1:1

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