Parallel Verses

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.

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.

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

God
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

References

American

Easton

Fausets

Hastings

Morish

Smith

Context Readings

Israel And Oppression In Egypt

16 and he said, When ye help the Hebrew women in bearing, and see them on the stool, if it be a son, then ye shall kill him, but if a daughter, then she shall live. 17 But the midwives feared God, and did not as the king of Egypt had said to them, but saved the male children alive. 18 And the king of Egypt called the midwives and said to them, Why have ye done this, and saved the male children alive?



Cross References

Acts 5:29

But Peter answering, and the apostles, said, God must be obeyed rather than men.

Proverbs 16:6

By loving-kindness and truth iniquity is atoned for; and by the fear of Jehovah men depart from evil.

Daniel 3:16-18

Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-nego answered and said to the king, O Nebuchadnezzar, we have no need to answer thee in this matter.

Daniel 6:13

Then they answered and said before the king, That Daniel, who is of the children of the captivity of Judah, regardeth not thee, O king, nor the decree that thou hast signed, but maketh his petition three times a day.

Genesis 20:11

And Abraham said, Because I said, Surely the fear of God is not in this place, and they will kill me for my wife's sake.

Genesis 42:18

And Joseph said to them the third day, This do, that ye may live: I fear God.

Exodus 1:21

And it came to pass, because the midwives feared God, that he made them houses.

Nehemiah 5:15

But the former governors that were before me had been chargeable to the people, and had taken of them bread and wine, besides forty shekels of silver: even their servants bore rule over the people. But I did not so, because of the fear of God.

Psalm 31:19

Oh how great is thy goodness, which thou hast laid up for them that fear thee, which thou hast wrought for them that trust in thee, before the sons of men!

Proverbs 8:13

The fear of Jehovah is to hate evil; pride, and arrogancy, and the evil way, and the froward mouth do I hate.

Proverbs 24:11-12

Deliver them that are taken forth unto death, and withdraw not from them that stagger to slaughter.

Ecclesiastes 8:12

Though a sinner do evil a hundred times, and prolong his days, yet I know that it shall be well with them that fear God, because they fear before him;

Ecclesiastes 12:13

Let us hear the end of the whole matter: Fear God, and keep his commandments; for this is the whole of man.

Hosea 5:11

Ephraim is oppressed, crushed in judgment, because in selfwill he walked after the commandment of man.

Micah 6:16

For the statutes of Omri are kept, and all the works of the house of Ahab; and ye walk in their counsels: that I should make thee a desolation, and the inhabitants thereof a hissing; and ye shall bear the reproach of my people.

Matthew 10:28

And be not afraid of those who kill the body, but cannot kill the soul; but fear rather him who is able to destroy both soul and body in hell.

Luke 12:5

But I will shew you whom ye shall fear: Fear him who after he has killed has authority to cast into hell; yea, I say to you, Fear him.

Acts 4:18-20

And having called them, they charged them not to speak at all nor teach in the name of Jesus.

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