Exodus 1:21

“And it came to pass, because the midwives feared God, that he made them houses.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And it came to passe, because the midwiues feared God, that hee made them houses.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Because the midwives feared God, He established households for them.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And it came to pass, because the midwives feared God, that he made them households.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And because the women who took care of the Hebrew mothers had the fear of God, he gave them families.
- Basic English Bible

And it came to pass, because the midwives feared God, that he made them houses.
- Darby Bible

And it came to pass, because the midwives feared God, that he made them houses.
- Webster's Bible

It happened, because the midwives feared God, that he gave them families.
- World English Bible

and it cometh to pass, because the midwives have feared God, that He maketh for them households;
- Youngs Literal Bible

And it came to pass, because the midwives feared God, that He made them houses.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Discussion for Exodus 1:21

  • I believe Shiphrah and Puah wanted children and a family and were barren from having husbands however because they obeyed God the Lord blessed them with their own families.

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