But the midwivesfearedGod, and did not as the king of Egyptcommanded them, but saved the men childrenalive .
And the king of Egyptcalled for the midwives , and said unto them, Why have ye done this thing, and have saved the men childrenalive ?
And the midwivessaid unto Pharaoh, Because the Hebrewwomen are not as the Egyptian women; for they are lively, and are deliveredere the midwives come in unto them.
Therefore God dealt well with the midwives : and the peoplemultiplied , and waxed verymighty .
And it came to pass, because the midwivesfearedGod, that he made them houses.22
And Pharaohcharged all his people,saying , Every son that is born ye shall cast into the river, and every daughter ye shall save alive .