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1 Now these are
the names of the children of Israel, which came into Egypt; every man and
his household came with Jacob.
2 Reuben, Simeon, Levi, and Judah,
3 Issachar, Zebulun, and Benjamin,
4 Dan, and Naphtali, Gad, and Asher.
5 And all the souls that came out of
the loins of Jacob were seventy souls: for Joseph was in Egypt already.
6 And Joseph died, and all his
brethren, and all that generation.
7 And the children of Israel were
fruitful, and increased abundantly, and multiplied, and waxed exceeding
mighty; and the land was filled with them.
8 Now there arose up a
new king over Egypt, which knew not Joseph.
9 And he said unto his people,
Behold, the people of the children of Israel are more and mightier
10 Come on, let us deal wisely with
them; lest they multiply, and it come to pass, that, when there falleth
out any war, they join also unto our enemies, and fight against us, and so
get them up out of the land.
11 Therefore they did set over them
taskmasters to afflict them with their burdens. And they built for Pharaoh
treasure cities, Pithom and Raamses.
12 But the more they afflicted them,
the more they multiplied and grew. And they were grieved because of the
children of Israel.
13 And the Egyptians made the
children of Israel to serve with rigour:
14 And they made their lives bitter
with hard bondage, in morter, and in brick, and in all manner of service
in the field: all their service, wherein they made them serve, was
15 And the king of
Egypt spake to the Hebrew midwives, of which the name of the one was
Shiphrah, and the name of the other Puah:
16 And he said, When ye do the
office of a midwife to the Hebrew women, and see them upon the
stools; if it be a son, then ye shall kill him: but if it be
a daughter, then she shall live.
17 But the midwives feared God, and
did not as the king of Egypt commanded them, but saved the men children
18 And the king of Egypt called for
the midwives, and said unto them, Why have ye done this thing, and have
saved the men children alive?
19 And the midwives said unto
Pharaoh, Because the Hebrew women are not as the Egyptian women;
for they are lively, and are delivered ere the midwives come in
20 Therefore God dealt well with the
midwives: and the people multiplied, and waxed very mighty.
21 And it came to pass, because the
midwives feared God, that he made them houses.
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.
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