Exodus 1:22

“And Pharaoh charged all his people, saying, Every son that is born ye shall cast into the river, and every daughter ye shall save alive.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And Pharaoh charged all his people, saying, Euery sonne that is borne, yee shall cast into the riuer, and euery daughter ye shall saue aliue.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Then Pharaoh commanded all his people, saying, "Every son who is born you are to cast into the Nile, and every daughter you are to keep alive."
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And Pharaoh charged all his people, saying, Every son that is born ye shall cast into the river, and every daughter ye shall save alive.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And Pharaoh gave orders to all his people, saying, Every son who comes to birth is to be put into the river, but every daughter may go on living.
- Basic English Bible

Then Pharaoh charged all his people, saying, Every son that is born ye shall cast into the river, but every daughter ye shall save alive.
- Darby Bible

And Pharaoh charged all his people, saying, Every son that is born ye shall cast into the river, and every daughter ye shall save alive.
- Webster's Bible

Pharaoh commanded all his people, saying, "You shall cast every son who is born into the river, and every daughter you shall save alive."
- World English Bible

and Pharaoh layeth a charge on all his people, saying, `Every son who is born -- into the River ye do cast him, and every daughter ye do keep alive.'
- Youngs Literal Bible

And Pharaoh charged all his people, saying: 'Every son that is born ye shall cast into the river, and every daughter ye shall save alive.'
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

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Discussion for Exodus 1:22

  • Thuso Dihoro for verse 22
    let 's understand this,there is a big difference between the earthly leader and the kingdom of god. the fear to be ousted by people in leadership makes us vulnerable and make wrong decisions.When there is suspicion that someone great is to be born, lets give him chance for we do not know the contents of his package with God.
  • Charles for verse 22
    guestion: did pharaoh order the Egyption women to kill their newborn sons?

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