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Theasaurus: Midwife

5 Bible Verses about Midwife

Most Relevant Verses

Genesis 35:17

During her difficult labor, the midwife said to her, “Don’t be afraid, for you have another son.”

Genesis 38:28

As she was giving birth, one of them put out his hand, and the midwife took it and tied a scarlet thread around it, announcing, “This one came out first.”

Exodus 1:15-21

Then the king of Egypt said to the Hebrew midwives, one of whom was named Shiphrah and the other Puah, “When you help the Hebrew women give birth, observe them as they deliver. If the child is a son, kill him, but if it’s a daughter, she may live.” The Hebrew midwives, however, feared God and did not do as the king of Egypt had told them; they let the boys live. read more.
So the king of Egypt summoned the midwives and asked them, “Why have you done this and let the boys live?” The midwives said to Pharaoh, “The Hebrew women are not like the Egyptian women, for they are vigorous and give birth before a midwife can get to them.” So God was good to the midwives, and the people multiplied and became very numerous. Since the midwives feared God, He gave them families.

Ezekiel 16:4

As for your birth, your umbilical cord wasn’t cut on the day you were born, and you weren’t washed clean with water. You were not rubbed with salt or wrapped in cloths.

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Puah » Hebrew » Midwife

Exodus 1:15

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

Shiphrah » Hebrew » Midwife

Exodus 1:15

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

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