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Exodus 1:17

    Exodus 1:17 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    But the midwives feared God, and did not as the king of Egypt commanded them, but saved the men children alive.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    But the midwives feared God, and did not as the king of Egypt commanded them, but saved the men children alive.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    But the midwives feared God, and did not as the king of Egypt commanded them, but saved the men-children alive.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    But the women had the fear of God, and did not do as the king of Egypt said, but let the male children go on living.

    Webster's Revision

    But the midwives feared God, and did not as the king of Egypt commanded them, but saved the men-children alive.

    World English Bible

    But the midwives feared God, and didn't do what the king of Egypt commanded them, but saved the baby boys alive.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    But the midwives feared God, and did not as the king of Egypt commanded them, but saved the men children alive.

    Clarke's Commentary on Exodus 1:17

    The midwives feared God - Because they knew that God had forbidden murder of every kind; for though the law was not yet given, Exodus 20:13, being Hebrews they must have known that God had from the beginning declared, Whosoever sheddeth man's blood, by man shall his blood be shed, Genesis 9:6. Therefore they saved the male children of all to whose assistance they were called. See Clarke's note on Exodus 1:19.