Exodus 1:20

“Therefore God dealt well with the midwives: and the people multiplied, and waxed very mighty.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Therefore God dealt well with the midwiues: and the people multiplied and waxed very mighty.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

So God was good to the midwives, and the people multiplied, and became very mighty.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And God dealt well with the midwives: and the people multiplied, and waxed very mighty.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And the blessing of God was on these women: and the people were increased in number and became very strong.
- Basic English Bible

And God dealt well with the midwives; and the people multiplied and became very strong.
- Darby Bible

Therefore God dealt well with the midwives: and the people multiplied, and became very mighty.
- Webster's Bible

God dealt well with the midwives, and the people multiplied, and grew very mighty.
- World English Bible

And God doth good to the midwives, and the people multiply, and are very mighty;
- Youngs Literal Bible

And God dealt well with the midwives; and the people multiplied, and waxed very mighty.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Exodus 1:20


1:20 Therefore God dealt well with them - That is, built them up in families, and blessed their children.


Discussion for Exodus 1

  • A disciple
    Hello Maggie; On saying that God puts us in situations; we should be careful! Jesus said that we will have tribulation and toil and sorrow in this life, but we should be of good courage because He has overcome the world. God tempts no one; but we are all tempted when we are drawn away by our own lusts and enticed. If we cave in to those temptations, it is sin! We are also in a world out of course!
  • Maggie K Parker
    I think this was a test of the younger generation of Israel, to test their faith and to only rely on God for their deliverance and freedom. Trust him at his word and obey him and give him all the praise and worship and honor belong to him, and know that he can do just what he said he would do, I am in a situation now, I called out to get help, lost my job my grandchildren just wait on him
  • Maggie Parker
    I think it is a real test of the faith: of the new generation of Israel , sometimes God puts us in uncomfortable positions to test is to see if we trust totally in him, his word says the fear of man bringeth a snare: but whoso putteth his trust in the Lord shall be safe. God is are only help in any situation, have faith in God as Abraham did was willing to slay his son for God in we trust.
  • Nicholas
    The God of ISRAEL Is an awesome God,he built houses to midwifes,why?,they feared Him .Amen
  • Greg
    Exodus the book is awesome. Its a very exciting and gripping book. The power of God man oh man.
  • Allan
    I think it talks about god

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