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Exodus 1 CJB/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 These are the names of the sons of Isra'el who came into Egypt with Ya'akov; each man came with his household: 1 These are the names of the sons of Israel who went to Egypt with Jacob, each with his family:
2 Re'uven, Shim'on, Levi, Y'hudah, 2 Reuben, Simeon, Levi and Judah;
3 Yissakhar, Z'vulun, Binyamin, 3 Issachar, Zebulun and Benjamin;
4 Dan, Naftali, Gad and Asher. 4 Dan and Naphtali; Gad and Asher.
5 All told, there were seventy descendants of Ya'akov; Yosef was already in Egypt. 5 The descendants of Jacob numbered seventy in all; Joseph was already in Egypt.
6 Yosef died, as did all his brothers and all that generation. 6 Now Joseph and all his brothers and all that generation died,
7 The descendants of Isra'el were fruitful, increased abundantly, multiplied and grew very powerful; the land became filled with them. 7 but the Israelites were fruitful and multiplied greatly and became exceedingly numerous, so that the land was filled with them.
8 Now there arose a new king over Egypt. He knew nothing about Yosef 8 Then a new king, who did not know about Joseph, came to power in Egypt.
9 but said to his people, "Look, the descendants of Isra'el have become a people too numerous and powerful for us. 9 "Look," he said to his people, "the Israelites have become much too numerous for us.
10 Come, let's use wisdom in dealing with them. Otherwise, they'll continue to multiply; and in the event of war they might ally themselves with our enemies, fight against us and leave the land altogether." 10 Come, we must deal shrewdly with them or they will become even more numerous and, if war breaks out, will join our enemies, fight against us and leave the country."
11 So they put slavemasters over them to oppress them with forced labor, and they built for Pharaoh the storage cities of Pitom and Ra'amses. 11 So they put slave masters over them to oppress them with forced labor, and they built Pithom and Rameses as store cities for Pharaoh.
12 But the more the Egyptians oppressed them, the more they multiplied and expanded, until the Egyptians came to dread the people of Isra'el 12 But the more they were oppressed, the more they multiplied and spread; so the Egyptians came to dread the Israelites
13 and worked them relentlessly, 13 and worked them ruthlessly.
14 making their lives bitter with hard labor -digging clay, making bricks, all kinds of field work; and in all this toil they were shown no mercy. 14 They made their lives bitter with hard labor in brick and mortar and with all kinds of work in the fields; in all their hard labor the Egyptians used them ruthlessly.
15 Moreover, the king of Egypt spoke to the Hebrew midwives, one of whom was called Shifrah and the other Pu'ah. 15 The king of Egypt said to the Hebrew midwives, whose names were Shiphrah and Puah,
16 "When you attend the Hebrew women and see them giving birth," he said, "if it's a boy, kill him; but if it's a girl, let her live." 16 "When you help the Hebrew women in childbirth and observe them on the delivery stool, if it is a boy, kill him; but if it is a girl, let her live."
17 However, the midwives were God-fearing women, so they didn't do as the king of Egypt ordered but let the boys live. 17 The midwives, however, feared God and did not do what the king of Egypt had told them to do; they let the boys live.
18 The king of Egypt summoned the midwives and demanded of them, "Why have you done this and let the boys live?" 18 Then the king of Egypt summoned the midwives and asked them, "Why have you done this? Why have you let the boys live?"
19 The midwives answered Pharaoh, "It's because the Hebrew women aren't like the Egyptian women -they go into labor and give birth before the midwife arrives." 19 The midwives answered Pharaoh, "Hebrew women are not like Egyptian women; they are vigorous and give birth before the midwives arrive."
20 Therefore God prospered the midwives, and the people continued to multiply and grow very powerful. 20 So God was kind to the midwives and the people increased and became even more numerous.
21 Indeed, because the midwives feared God, he made them founders of families. 21 And because the midwives feared God, he gave them families of their own.
22 Then Pharaoh gave this order to all his people: "Every boy that is born, throw in the river; but let all the girls live." 22 Then Pharaoh gave this order to all his people: "Every boy that is born you must throw into the Nile, but let every girl live."