Exodus 1:17

“But the midwives feared God, and did not as the king of Egypt commanded them, but saved the men children alive.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations for Exodus 1:17

But the midwiues feared God, and did not as the King of Egypt commanded them, but saued the men children aliue.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

But the midwives feared God, and did not do as the king of Egypt had commanded them, but let the boys live.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

But the midwives feared God, and did not as the king of Egypt commanded them, but saved the men-children alive.
- American Standard Version (1901)

But the women had the fear of God, and did not do as the king of Egypt said, but let the male children go on living.
- Basic English Bible

But the midwives feared God, and did not as the king of Egypt had said to them, but saved the male children alive.
- Darby Bible

But the midwives feared God, and did not as the king of Egypt commanded them, but saved the male-children alive.
- Webster's Bible

But the midwives feared God, and didn't do what the king of Egypt commanded them, but saved the baby boys alive.
- World English Bible

And the midwives fear God, and have not done as the king of Egypt hath spoken unto them, and keep the lads alive;
- Youngs Literal Bible

But the midwives feared God, and did not as the king of Egypt commanded them, but saved the men-children alive.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible Commentary for Exodus 1:17

Wesley's Notes for Exodus 1:17


1:17 But the midwives feared God - Dreaded his wrath more than Pharaoh's, and therefore saved the men - children alive.


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