Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

But the midwives feared God, and did not do as the king of Egypt had commanded them, but let the boys live.

King James Version

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

Holman Bible

The Hebrew midwives, however, feared God and did not do as the king of Egypt had told them; they let the boys live.

International Standard Version

But the midwives feared God and didn't do what the king of Egypt told them. Instead, they let the boys live.

A Conservative Version

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

American Standard Version

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

Amplified

But the midwives feared God and did not do as the king of Egypt commanded, but let the male babies live.

Bible in Basic English

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.

Darby Translation

But the midwives feared God, and did not as the king of Egypt had said to them, but saved the male children alive.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

But the midwives feared God and did not do as the king of Egypt commanded them but gave the men children their lives.

Julia Smith Translation

And the midwives will fear God, and they did not according to what the king of Egypt said to them, and they will preserve alive the boys.

King James 2000

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

Lexham Expanded Bible

But the midwives feared God, and they did not do as the king of Egypt had said to them. They let the boys live.

Modern King James verseion

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

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

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

NET Bible

But the midwives feared God and did not do what the king of Egypt had told them; they let the boys live.

New Heart English Bible

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

The Emphasized Bible

But the midwives feared God, and did not as the king of Egypt spake unto them, - but suffered the male children to live.

Webster

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

Youngs Literal Translation

And the midwives fear God, and have not done as the king of Egypt hath spoken unto them, and keep the lads alive;

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
ילד 
Yalad 
Usage: 497

אלהים 
'elohiym 
Usage: 2600

not as the king
מלך 
melek 
Usage: 2521

of Egypt
מצרים 
Mitsrayim 
Usage: 681

דּבר 
Dabar 
Usage: 1142

them, but saved
חיה 
Chayah 
Usage: 264

ילד 
Yeled 
Usage: 89

Context Readings

Israel And Oppression In Egypt

16 and he said, "When you are helping the Hebrew women to give birth and see them upon the birthstool, if it is a son, then you shall put him to death; but if it is a daughter, then she shall live." 17 But the midwives feared God, and did not do as the king of Egypt had commanded them, but let the boys live. 18 So the king of Egypt called for the midwives and said to them, "Why have you done this thing, and let the boys live?"



Cross References

Acts 5:29

But Peter and the apostles answered, "We must obey God rather than men.

Proverbs 16:6

By lovingkindness and truth iniquity is atoned for, And by the fear of the LORD one keeps away from evil.

Daniel 3:16-18

Shadrach, Meshach and Abed-nego replied to the king, "O Nebuchadnezzar, we do not need to give you an answer concerning this matter.

Daniel 6:13

Then they answered and spoke before the king, "Daniel, who is one of the exiles from Judah, pays no attention to you, O king, or to the injunction which you signed, but keeps making his petition three times a day."

Genesis 20:11

Abraham said, "Because I thought, surely there is no fear of God in this place, and they will kill me because of my wife.

Genesis 42:18

Now Joseph said to them on the third day, "Do this and live, for I fear God:

Exodus 1:21

Because the midwives feared God, He established households for them.

Nehemiah 5:15

But the former governors who were before me laid burdens on the people and took from them bread and wine besides forty shekels of silver; even their servants domineered the people. But I did not do so because of the fear of God.

Psalm 31:19

How great is Your goodness, Which You have stored up for those who fear You, Which You have wrought for those who take refuge in You, Before the sons of men!

Proverbs 8:13

"The fear of the LORD is to hate evil; Pride and arrogance and the evil way And the perverted mouth, I hate.

Proverbs 24:11-12

Deliver those who are being taken away to death, And those who are staggering to slaughter, Oh hold them back.

Ecclesiastes 8:12

Although a sinner does evil a hundred times and may lengthen his life, still I know that it will be well for those who fear God, who fear Him openly.

Ecclesiastes 12:13

The conclusion, when all has been heard, is: fear God and keep His commandments, because this applies to every person.

Hosea 5:11

Ephraim is oppressed, crushed in judgment, Because he was determined to follow man's command.

Micah 6:16

"The statutes of Omri And all the works of the house of Ahab are observed; And in their devices you walk Therefore I will give you up for destruction And your inhabitants for derision, And you will bear the reproach of My people."

Matthew 10:28

"Do not fear those who kill the body but are unable to kill the soul; but rather fear Him who is able to destroy both soul and body in hell.

Luke 12:5

"But I will warn you whom to fear: fear the One who, after He has killed, has authority to cast into hell; yes, I tell you, fear Him!

Acts 4:18-20

And when they had summoned them, they commanded them not to speak or teach at all in the name of Jesus.

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