But the midwives feared God, and didn't do what the king of Mitzrayim commanded them, but saved the baby boys alive.
The king of Mitzrayim called for the midwives, and said to them, "Why have you done this thing, and have saved the men-children alive?"
The midwives said to Par`oh, "Because the Hebrew women aren't like the Mitzrian women; for they are vigorous, and give birth before the midwife comes to them."
God dealt well with the midwives, and the people multiplied, and grew very mighty.
It happened, because the midwives feared God, that he gave them families.
Par`oh charged all his people, saying, "You shall cast every son who is born into the river, and every daughter you shall save alive."