Exodus 1:18

“And the king of Egypt called for the midwives, and said unto them, Why have ye done this thing, and have saved the men children alive?”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And the King of Egypt called for the midwiues, & said vnto them, Why haue ye done this thing, and haue saued the men children aliue?
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

So the king of Egypt called for the midwives and said to them, "Why have you done this thing, and let the boys live?"
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And the king of Egypt called for the midwives, and said unto them, Why have ye done this thing, and have saved the men-children alive?
- American Standard Version (1901)

And the king of Egypt sent for the women, and said to them, Why have you done this, and let the male children go on living?
- Basic English Bible

And the king of Egypt called the midwives and said to them, Why have ye done this, and saved the male children alive?
- Darby Bible

And the king of Egypt called for the midwives, and said to them, Why have ye done this thing, and have saved the male-children alive?
- Webster's Bible

The king of Egypt called for the midwives, and said to them, "Why have you done this thing, and have saved the boys alive?"
- World English Bible

and the king of Egypt calleth for the midwives, and saith to them, `Wherefore have ye done this thing, and keep the lads alive?'
- Youngs Literal Bible

And the king of Egypt called for the midwives, and said unto them: 'Why have ye done this thing, and have saved the men-children alive?'
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

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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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