Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

So the king of Egypt called for the midwives and said to them, "Why have you done this thing, and let the boys live?"

King James Version

And the king of Egypt called for the midwives, and said unto them, Why have ye done this thing, and have saved the men children alive?

Holman Bible

So the king of Egypt summoned the midwives and asked them, "Why have you done this and let the boys live?"

International Standard Version

When the king of Egypt called for the midwives, he asked them, "Why have you done this and allowed the boys to live?"

A Conservative Version

And the king of Egypt called for the midwives, and said to them, Why have ye done this thing, and have saved the male children alive?

American Standard Version

And the king of Egypt called for the midwives, and said unto them, Why have ye done this thing, and have saved the men-children alive?

Amplified

So the king of Egypt called for the midwives and said to them, Why have you done this thing and allowed the male children to live?

Bible in Basic English

And the king of Egypt sent for the women, and said to them, Why have you done this, and let the male children go on living?

Darby Translation

And the king of Egypt called the midwives and said to them, Why have ye done this, and saved the male children alive?

Jubilee 2000 Bible

And the king of Egypt called for the midwives and said unto them, Why have ye done this thing and have given the men children their lives?

Julia Smith Translation

And the king of Egypt will call to the midwives, and will say to them, Wherefore did ye this word, and ye will preserve alive the boys?

King James 2000

And the king of Egypt called for the midwives, and said unto them, Why have you done this thing, and have saved the male children alive?

Lexham Expanded Bible

And the king of Egypt summoned the midwives, and he said to them, "Why have you done this thing and let the boys live?"

Modern King James verseion

And the king of Egypt called for the midwives and said to them, Why have you done this thing, and have saved the male children alive?

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Then the king of Egypt called for the midwives and said unto them, "Why have ye dealt on this manner and have saved the men children?"

NET Bible

Then the king of Egypt summoned the midwives and said to them, "Why have you done this and let the boys live?"

New Heart English Bible

The king of Egypt called for the midwives, and said to them, "Why have you done this thing, and have saved the boys alive?"

The Emphasized Bible

Then called the king of Egypt for the midwives, and said to them - Wherefore have ye done this thing, that ye should let the male children live?

Webster

And the king of Egypt called for the midwives, and said to them, Why have ye done this thing, and have saved the male-children alive?

World English Bible

The king of Egypt called for the midwives, and said to them, "Why have you done this thing, and have saved the boys alive?"

Youngs Literal Translation

and the king of Egypt calleth for the midwives, and saith to them, 'Wherefore have ye done this thing, and keep the lads alive?'

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
And the king
מלך 
melek 
Usage: 2521

of Egypt
מצרים 
Mitsrayim 
Usage: 681

קרא 
Qara' 
Usage: 736

ילד 
Yalad 
Usage: 497

and said

Usage: 0

מדּע מדּוּע 
Madduwa` 
Usage: 72

דּבר 
Dabar 
Usage: 1438

and have saved
חיה 
Chayah 
Usage: 264

ילד 
Yeled 
Usage: 89

Context Readings

Israel And Oppression In Egypt

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?" 19 The midwives said to Pharaoh, "Because the Hebrew women are not as the Egyptian women; for they are vigorous and give birth before the midwife can get to them."



Cross References

2 Samuel 13:28

Absalom commanded his servants, saying, "See now, when Amnon's heart is merry with wine, and when I say to you, 'Strike Amnon,' then put him to death. Do not fear; have not I myself commanded you? Be courageous and be valiant."

Ecclesiastes 8:4

Since the word of the king is authoritative, who will say to him, "What are you doing?"

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