Parallel Verses

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.

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 [with profound reverence] and did not do as the king of Egypt commanded, but they let the boy 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.

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.

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 you perform the duty of a midwife to the Hebrew women, and see them on the birth stool; if it is a son, then you shall kill him; but if it is a daughter, then she shall live." 17 But the midwives feared God, and didn't do what the king of Egypt commanded them, but saved the baby boys alive. 18 The king of Egypt called for the midwives, and said to them, "Why have you done this thing, and have saved the boys alive?"



Cross References

Acts 5:29

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

Proverbs 16:6

By mercy and truth iniquity is atoned for. By the fear of Yahweh men depart from evil.

Daniel 3:16-18

Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego answered the king, Nebuchadnezzar, we have no need to answer you in this matter.

Daniel 6:13

Then answered they and said before the king, That Daniel, who is of the children of the captivity of Judah, doesn't respect you, O king, nor the decree that you have signed, but makes his petition three times a day.

Genesis 20:11

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

Genesis 42:18

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

Exodus 1:21

It happened, because the midwives feared God, that he gave them families.

Nehemiah 5:15

But the former governors who were before me were supported by the people, and took bread and wine from them, besides forty shekels of silver; yes, even their servants ruled over the people: but I didn't do so, because of the fear of God.

Psalm 31:19

Oh how great is your goodness, which you have laid up for those who fear you, which you have worked for those who take refuge in you, before the sons of men!

Proverbs 8:13

The fear of Yahweh is to hate evil. I hate pride, arrogance, the evil way, and the perverse mouth.

Proverbs 24:11-12

Rescue those who are being led away to death! Indeed, hold back those who are staggering to the slaughter!

Ecclesiastes 8:12

Though a sinner commits crimes a hundred times, and lives long, yet surely I know that it will be better with those who fear God, who are reverent before him.

Ecclesiastes 12:13

This is the end of the matter. All has been heard. Fear God, and keep his commandments; for this is the whole duty of man.

Hosea 5:11

Ephraim is oppressed, he is crushed in judgment; Because he is intent in his pursuit of idols.

Micah 6:16

For the statutes of Omri are kept, and all the works of the house of Ahab. You walk in their counsels, that I may make you a ruin, and her inhabitants a hissing; And you will bear the reproach of my people."

Matthew 10:28

Don't be afraid of those who kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul. Rather, fear him who is able to destroy both soul and body in Gehenna.

Luke 12:5

But I will warn you whom you should fear. Fear him, who after he has killed, has power to cast into Gehenna. Yes, I tell you, fear him.

Acts 4:18-20

They called them, and commanded them not to speak at all nor teach in the name of Jesus.

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