Thomson(i) 9 And he said to his nation, Behold the race of the children of Israel is become a great multitude, and is mightier than we. 10 Come therefore, let us deal subtilly with them. Perhaps when they are multiplied, if a war should happen to us, they will join our enemies and fight against us and depart out of the land. 11 So he set task masters over them to afflict them with labours and they built for Pharao fortified cities, namely, Peitho and Ramesses and On, which is Heliopolis. 12 But the more they afflicted them, the more they multiplied and grew stronger and stronger. So the Egyptians were abhorred by the children of Israel; 13 and the Egyptians ruled over the Israelites with rigour 14 and made their lives bitter with hard labour in working clay and making bricks and with all the toils of the field, according to the several kinds of service to which they forcibly subjected them. 15 Moreover the king of the Egyptians spoke to the Hebrew midwives, of whom the name of the first in rank was Sepphora and the name of the second Phua, 16 and said, When you do the office of midwives to the Hebrew women and they are delivered, if it be a male child, kill it; but if it be a female preserve it alive. 17 But the midwives feared God and did not do as the king of Egypt commanded them, but saved the males. 18 Whereupon the king of Egypt sent for the midwives and said to them, why have you done this and saved the male children? 19 And the midwives said to Pharao, The Hebrew women are not like the Egyptian; for they bring forth instantly. Before the midwives can come to them, they are delivered. 20 And God dealt well with the midwives, and the people multiplied and grew mighty. 21 And because the midwives feared God they established families for themselves. 22 Then Pharao gave orders to all his people saying, Every male child which is born to the Hebrews you shall throw into the river, but preserve every female alive.