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

  • David Wise
    Exodus is Amazing like the Lord our God a most high and mighty God
  • A disciple
    Hello Maggie; On saying that God puts us in situations; we should be careful! Jesus said that we will have tribulation and toil and sorrow in this life, but we should be of good courage because He has overcome the world. God tempts no one; but we are all tempted when we are drawn away by our own lusts and enticed. If we cave in to those temptations, it is sin! We are also in a world out of course!
  • Maggie K Parker
    I think this was a test of the younger generation of Israel, to test their faith and to only rely on God for their deliverance and freedom. Trust him at his word and obey him and give him all the praise and worship and honor belong to him, and know that he can do just what he said he would do, I am in a situation now, I called out to get help, lost my job my grandchildren just wait on him
  • Maggie Parker
    I think it is a real test of the faith: of the new generation of Israel , sometimes God puts us in uncomfortable positions to test is to see if we trust totally in him, his word says the fear of man bringeth a snare: but whoso putteth his trust in the Lord shall be safe. God is are only help in any situation, have faith in God as Abraham did was willing to slay his son for God in we trust.
  • Nicholas
    The God of ISRAEL Is an awesome God,he built houses to midwifes,why?,they feared Him .Amen
  • Greg
    Exodus the book is awesome. Its a very exciting and gripping book. The power of God man oh man.

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