1 H8034 Now these are the names H1121 of the children H3478 of Israel, H935 [H8802] who came H4714 into Egypt; H376 every man H1004 and his household H935 [H8804] came H3290 with Jacob.
5 H5315 And all the breaths H3318 [H8802] that descended H3409 from H3290 Jacob H7657 were seventy H5315 breaths: H3130 for Joseph H4714 was in Egypt already.
7 H1121 And the children H3478 of Israel H6509 [H8804] were fruitful, H8317 [H8799] and increased abundantly, H7235 [H8799] and multiplied, H3966 and became exceeding H6105 [H8799] mighty; H776 and the land H4390 [H8735] was filled with them.
8 H6965 [H8799] Now there arose H2319 a new H4428 king H4714 over Egypt, H3045 [H8804] who knew H3130 not Joseph.
9 H559 [H8799] And he said H5971 to his people, H5971 Behold, the people H1121 of the children H3478 of Israel H7227 are more H6099 and mightier than we:
10 H3051 [H8798] Come, H2449 [H8691] let us deal wisely H7235 [H8799] with them; lest they multiply, H4421 and it shall come to pass, that, when war H7122 [H8799] happeneth, H1931 they H3254 [H8738] will join H8130 [H8802] with our enemies, H3898 [H8738] and fight H5927 [H8804] against us, and depart H776 from the land.
11 H7760 [H8799] Therefore they set H4522 H8269 over them taskmasters H6031 [H8763] to afflict H5450 them with their burdens. H1129 [H8799] And they built H6547 for Pharaoh H4543 treasure H5892 cities, H6619 Pithom H7486 and Raamses.
12 H6031 [H8762] But the more they afflicted H3651 them, the more H7235 [H8799] they multiplied H6555 [H8799] and grew. H6973 [H8799] And they were grieved H6440 because H1121 of the children H3478 of Israel.
13 H4714 And the Egyptians H5647 0 made H1121 the children H3478 of Israel H5647 [H8686] to serve H6531 with rigour:
14 H4843 0 And they made H2416 their lives H4843 [H8762] 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 [H8804] in which they made them serve, H6531 was with rigour.
15 H4428 And the king H4714 of Egypt H559 [H8799] spoke H5680 to the Hebrew H3205 [H8764] midwives, H8034 of which the name H259 of one H8236 was Shiphrah, H8034 and the name H8145 of the other H6326 Puah:
16 H559 [H8799] And he said, H3205 [H8763] When ye do the office of a midwife H5680 to the Hebrew women, H7200 [H8804] and see H70 them upon the stools; H1121 if it shall be a son, H4191 [H8689] then ye shall kill H1323 him: but if it shall be a daughter, H2425 [H8804] then she shall live.
17 H3205 [H8764] But the midwives H3372 [H8799] feared H430 God, H6213 [H8804] and did H4428 not as the king H4714 of Egypt H1696 [H8765] commanded H2421 0 them, but saved H3206 the males H2421 [H8762] alive.
18 H4428 And the king H4714 of Egypt H7121 [H8799] called H3205 [H8764] for the midwives, H559 [H8799] and said H4069 to them, Why H6213 [H8804] have ye done H1697 this thing, H2421 0 and have saved H3206 the males H2421 [H8762] alive?
19 H3205 [H8764] And the midwives H559 [H8799] said H6547 to Pharaoh, H5680 Because the Hebrew H802 women H4713 are not as the Egyptian women; H2422 for they are lively, H3205 [H8804] and are delivered H2962 ere H3205 [H8764] the midwives H935 [H8799] come in to them.
20 H430 Therefore God H3190 [H8686] dealt well H3205 [H8764] with the midwives: H5971 and the people H7235 [H8799] multiplied, H3966 and became very H6105 [H8799] mighty.
21 H3205 [H8764] And it came to pass, because the midwives H3372 [H8804] feared H430 God, H6213 [H8799] that he gave H1004 them families.