9 H559 And he said H5971 unto his people, H5971 Behold, the people H1121 of the sons H3478 of Israel H7227 are more H6099 and mightier than we:
10 H3051 Come on, H2449 let us deal wisely H7235 with them; lest they multiply, H7122 and it come to pass, that, when there falls out H4421 any war, H1931 they H3254 join H8130 also unto our enemies, H3898 and fight H5927 against us, and so get them up H776 out of the land.
11 H7760 Therefore they did set H4522 over them taskmasters H6031 to afflict H5450 them with their burdens. H1129 And they built H6547 for Pharaoh H4543 treasure H5892 cities, H6619 Pithom H7486 and Raamses.
12 H6031 But the more they afflicted H3651 them, the more H7235 they multiplied H6555 and grew. H6973 And they were grieved H6440 because H1121 of the sons H3478 of Israel.
13 H4714 And the Egyptians H5647 made H1121 the sons H3478 of Israel H5647 to serve H6531 with rigor:
14 H4843 And they made H2416 their lives H4843 bitter H7186 with hard H5656 bondage, H2563 in mortar, H3843 and in brick, H5656 and in all manner of service H7704 in the field: H5656 all their service, H5647 where they made them serve, H6531 was with rigor.
15 H4428 And the king H4714 of Egypt H559 spoke H5680 to the Hebrew H3205 midwives, H8034 of which the name H259 of the one H8236 was Shiphrah, H8034 and the name H8145 of the other H6326 Puah:
16 H559 And he said, H3205 When you do the office of a midwife H5680 to the Hebrew women, H7200 and see H70 them upon the stools; H1121 if it be a son, H4191 then you shall kill H1323 him: but if it be a daughter, H2425 then she shall live.
17 H3205 But the midwives H3372 feared H430 God, H6213 and did H4428 not as the king H4714 of Egypt H1696 commanded H2421 them, but saved H3206 the men sons H2421 alive.
18 H4428 And the king H4714 of Egypt H7121 called H3205 for the midwives, H559 and said H4069 unto them, Why H6213 have you done H1697 this thing, H2421 and have saved H3206 the men sons H2421 alive?
19 H3205 And the midwives H559 said H6547 unto Pharaoh, H5680 Because the Hebrew H802 women H4713 are not as the Egyptian women; H2422 for they are lively, H3205 and are delivered H2962 before H3205 the midwives H935 come in unto them.
20 H430 Therefore God H3190 dealt well H3205 with the midwives: H5971 and the people H7235 multiplied, H3966 and grew very H6105 mighty.
21 H3205 And it came to pass, because the midwives H3372 feared H430 God, H6213 that he made H1004 them houses.