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Theasaurus: Midwife

5 Bible Verses about Midwife

Most Relevant Verses

Genesis 35:17

When she was in hard labor, the midwife said to her, Do not be afraid; you shall have this son also.

Genesis 38:28

And when she was in labor, one baby put out his hand; and the midwife took his hand and bound upon it a scarlet thread, saying, This baby was born first.

Exodus 1:15-21

Then the king of Egypt said to the Hebrew midwives, of whom one was named Shiprah and the other Puah, When you act as midwives to the Hebrew women and see them on the birthstool, if it is a son, you shall kill him; but if it is a daughter, she shall live. But the midwives feared God and did not do as the king of Egypt commanded, but let the male babies live.read more.
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? The midwives answered Pharaoh, Because the Hebrew women are not like the Egyptian women; they are vigorous and quickly delivered; their babies are born before the midwife comes to them. So God dealt well with the midwives and the people multiplied and became very strong. And because the midwives revered and feared God, He made them households [of their own].

Ezekiel 16:4

And as for your birth, on the day you were born your navel cord was not cut, nor were you washed with water to cleanse you, nor rubbed with salt or swaddled with bands at all.

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Puah » Hebrew » Midwife

Exodus 1:15

Then the king of Egypt said to the Hebrew midwives, of whom one was named Shiprah and the other Puah,

Shiphrah » Hebrew » Midwife

Exodus 1:15

Then the king of Egypt said to the Hebrew midwives, of whom one was named Shiprah and the other Puah,