Exodus 1:21

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

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations for Exodus 1:21

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 for Exodus 1:21

Wesley's Notes for Exodus 1:21


1:19 I see no reason we have to doubt the truth of this; it is plain they were now under an extraordinary blessing of increase, which may well be supposed to have this effect, that the women had quick and easy labour, and the mothers and children being both lively, they seldon needed the help of midwives; this these midwives took notice of, and concluding it to be the finger of God, were thereby emboldened to disobey the king, and with this justify themselves before Pharaoh, when he called them to an account for it.

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


Discussion for Exodus 1:21

  • Gwen on 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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