Parallel Verses

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 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.

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 "When you assist the Hebrew women in childbirth, observe at the delivery: If it is a son, kill him, but if it is a daughter, she may live." 17 But the midwives feared God and did not do what the king of Egypt had told them; they let the boys live. 18 Then the king of Egypt summoned the midwives and said to them, "Why have you done this and let the boys live?"



Cross References

Acts 5:29

But Peter and the apostles replied, "We must obey God rather than people.

Proverbs 16:6

Through loyal love and truth iniquity is appeased; through fearing the Lord one avoids evil.

Daniel 3:16-18

Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego replied to King Nebuchadnezzar, "We do not need to give you a reply concerning this.

Daniel 6:13

Then they said to the king, "Daniel, who is one of the captives from Judah, pays no attention to you, O king, or to the edict that you issued. Three times daily he offers his prayer."

Genesis 20:11

Abraham replied, "Because I thought, 'Surely no one fears God in this place. They will kill me because of my wife.'

Genesis 42:18

On the third day Joseph said to them, "Do as I say and you will live, for I fear God.

Exodus 1:21

And because the midwives feared God, he made households for them.

Nehemiah 5:15

But the former governors who preceded me had burdened the people and had taken food and wine from them, in addition to forty shekels of silver. Their associates were also domineering over the people. But I did not behave in this way, due to my fear of God.

Psalm 31:19

How great is your favor, which you store up for your loyal followers! In plain sight of everyone you bestow it on those who take shelter in you.

Proverbs 8:13

The fear of the Lord is to hate evil; I hate arrogant pride and the evil way and perverse utterances.

Proverbs 24:11-12

Deliver those being taken away to death, and hold back those slipping to the slaughter.

Ecclesiastes 8:12

Even though a sinner might commit a hundred crimes and still live a long time, yet I know that it will go well with God-fearing people -- for they stand in fear before him.

Ecclesiastes 12:13

Having heard everything, I have reached this conclusion: Fear God and keep his commandments, because this is the whole duty of man.

Hosea 5:11

Ephraim will be oppressed, crushed under judgment, because he was determined to pursue worthless idols.

Micah 6:16

You implement the regulations of Omri, and all the practices of Ahab's dynasty; you follow their policies. Therefore I will make you an appalling sight, the city's inhabitants will be taunted derisively, and nations will mock all of you."

Matthew 10:28

Do not be afraid of those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul. Instead, fear the one who is able to destroy both soul and body in hell.

Luke 12:5

But I will warn you whom you should fear: Fear the one who, after the killing, has authority to throw you into hell. Yes, I tell you, fear him!

Acts 4:18-20

And they called them in and ordered them not to speak or teach at all in the name of Jesus.

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