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Exodus 1:20

    Exodus 1:20 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Therefore God dealt well with the midwives: and the people multiplied, and waxed very mighty.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Therefore God dealt well with the midwives: and the people multiplied, and waxed very mighty.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    And God dealt well with the midwives: and the people multiplied, and waxed very mighty.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    And the blessing of God was on these women: and the people were increased in number and became very strong.

    Webster's Revision

    And God dealt well with the midwives: and the people multiplied, and waxed very mighty.

    World English Bible

    God dealt well with the midwives, and the people multiplied, and grew very mighty.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    And God dealt well with the midwives: and the people multiplied, and waxed very mighty.

    Clarke's Commentary on Exodus 1:20

    Therefore God dealt well with the midwives: and the people multiplied, and waxed very mighty - This shows an especial providence and blessing of God; for though in all cases where females are kept to hard labor they have comparatively easy and safe travail, yet in a state of slavery the increase is generally very small, as the children die for want of proper nursing, the women, through their labor, being obliged to neglect their offspring; so that in the slave countries the stock is obliged to be recruited by foreign imports: yet in the case above it was not so; there was not one barren among their tribes, and even their women, though constantly obliged to perform their daily tasks, were neither rendered unfruitful by it, nor taken off by premature death through the violence and continuance of their labor, when even in the delicate situation mentioned above.

    Wesley's Notes on Exodus 1:20

    1:20 Therefore God dealt well with them - That is, built them up in families, and blessed their children.