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

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

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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