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

  • David Wise
    Exodus is Amazing like the Lord our God a most high and mighty God
  • 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.

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