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.


Discussion for Exodus 1

  • Allan
    I think it talks about god
  • Cameron gordon
    im in history doing this its so fun
  • Allan Thornton
    I Disagree because where does it say that
  • 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.

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