Exodus 1:15

“And the king of Egypt spake to the Hebrew midwives, of which the name of the one was Shiphrah, and the name of the other Puah:”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And the King of Egypt spake to the Hebrew midwiues, (of which the name of one was Shiphrah, and the name of the other Puah.)
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Then the king of Egypt spoke to the Hebrew midwives, one of whom was named Shiphrah and the other was named Puah;
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And the king of Egypt spake to the Hebrew midwives, of whom the name of the one was Shiphrah, and the name of the other Puah:
- American Standard Version (1901)

And the king of Egypt said to the Hebrew women who gave help at the time of childbirth (the name of the one was Shiphrah and the name of the other Puah),
- Basic English Bible

And the king of Egypt spoke to the Hebrew midwives -- of whom the name of the one was Shiphrah, and the name of the other was Puah --
- Darby Bible

And the king of Egypt spoke to the Hebrew midwives (of which the name of one was Shiphrah, and the name of the other Puah:)
- Webster's Bible

The king of Egypt spoke to the Hebrew midwives, of whom the name of the one was Shiphrah, and the name of the other Puah,
- World English Bible

And the king of Egypt speaketh to the midwives, the Hebrewesses, (of whom the name of the one [is] Shiphrah, and the name of the second Puah),
- Youngs Literal Bible

And the king of Egypt spoke to the Hebrew midwives, of whom the name of the one was Shiphrah, and the name of the other Puah;
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Exodus 1:15


1:15 And the king spake to the Hebrew midwives - The two chief of them. They are called Hebrew midwives, probably not because they were themselves Hebrews; for sure Pharaoh could never expect they should be so barbarous to those of their own nation, but because they were generally made use of by the Hebrews, and being Egyptians he hoped to prevail with them.


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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